South and South East England
Have a meal in Brighton, 'the vegetarian capital' of England, full of vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly cafés and restaurants.
See the White Cliffs of Dover and visit Dover Castle, Dymchurch with its four mile-long Roman sea wall, and many other castles and fortifications along the coast. Enjoy looking round the mediaeval port of Rye, Canterbury Cathedral, Knole and Sissinghurst with their association with Vita Sackville-West, Portsmouth's Naval Dockyards and Battle Abbey, near where the Battle of Hastings was fought.
Laze on the beaches and have a look at the attractions on the Victorian piers. Pop over to the Isle of Wight and visit Carisbrooke Castle, were King Charles I was imprisoned before his execution.
The glorious rolling landscapes of the Downs and the Weald are an invitation to any walker, while stately homes, ancient abbeys and churches, and signs of Iron Age and Roman occupation can be found everywhere.
Isle of Wight
The Woodland Retreat
tel: 07584 438009
The Plantation, Ashlake Copse Road, Fishbourne PO33 4EY
The Woodland Retreat is a nurturing environment promoting health and wellbeing. It is a place where you can reconnect with yourself, other people and the natural environment. You can stay here in our cosy Woodland Cabin during the winter months or in our bell tents during the spring and summer months.
Whilst you are here you might like to request a 1:1 Yoga class at an additional cost.
You might also like to hire the whole venue for your specific retreat.
We are located in 3 acres of natural woodland near to the beach, Quarr Abbey, the coastal path, and woodland walks. We are on the main bus route stop linking you to the whole of the Isle of Wight, so we are a perfect base for exploring this wonderful island. We are also a 5 minute walk from the main Isle of Wight Wightlink Ferry linking you to London and afar, so it is really easy to get here too.
We hope that your experiences here will bring you happiness, health, joy and wellbeing.
We are passionate about health and wellbeing and therefore we are a smoke and meat free environment.
We run courses in yoga, arts and crafts, bushcraft and vegan/veggie cooking.
Brockhill Country Park Café
tel: 07798 752555
Sandling Road, Saltwood, near Hythe CT21 4HL
Junction 11 off M20. Children's play area, a beautiful lake, walks and savoury food at savery prices. We are open 10.30-5pm April to October, 10.30-4 November to March, closed 21 December to 12 January.
tel: 01342 832150
Dormans Road, Dormansland, Lingfield RH7 6QH
Claridge House is a newly refurbished charming Victorian property offering individual retreats and short courses as well as bed and breakfast. Set in two acres of beautiful garden. Inside the house we have two spacious lounges, a dining room and a library/quiet room.
We have 2 single bedrooms in our ground floor annexe sharing an accessible shower room. In the main house on the ground floor we have 1 en-suite twin room and 1 single room with an en-suite accessible bathroom/wet room.
Upstairs on the first floor are 8 bedrooms - 1 double, 4 twin rooms and 2 single rooms, all en-suite, and a double room with a charming Victorian bathroom across the corridor.
In keeping with the peaceful environment, there are no televisions and we do not serve alcohol on the premises. We regret that we do not accept children under 18 or pets.
Wi-fi is available in bedrooms for guests' use throughout the House.
Our delicious Vegetarian cuisine is based on organic seasonal produce. Full board includes breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, an evening meal and room refreshments.
Vegan, food allergies and certain medical diets may be catered for by prior arrangement.
The house is an ideal place for rest and renewal for people under stress and to find relaxation.
We run a wide range of wellness focused courses and are also available for exclusive house hire.
We run courses and retreats in massage, yoga, mindfulness, meditation, Alexander technique and Tai Chi, among others. Please see our website for the full programme.
tel: 01323 870447
Alfriston, East Sussex BN26 5TP
Pretty country cottage in beautiful gardens in picturesque village. Sleeps 2/3. Organic vegetarian/vegan breakfasts. En-suite bathroom. Colour TV. Tea/coffee making facilities. Near to South Downs Way, Glyndebourne, Seven Sisters, Charleston Farmhouse, village pubs, restaurants. Wonderful walking country. To find out more about Alfriston, check out www.alfriston-village.co.uk and you will find us listed under www.alfriston-village.co.uk/stay. Please send me an email or give me a ring!
tel: 01323 649222
8-9 Marine Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 3DX
Four star vegetarian guesthouse in historic seafront property overlooking Eastbourne beach. One minute's walk to Victorian Pier, two minutes to town centre. AA rated, Green Tourism Gold Award, free WiFi, spectacular sea views from most rooms. Very pet-friendly - dogs stay for free.
Substantial continental breakfasts with freshly squeezed juices, fresh fruit salad, homemade breads, preserves, yoghurts and muesli. Croissants, muffins, cereals, cheeses. Soya milk, yoghurt and spread always available.
Stay 3 nights for 2, or 7 nights for 6 (maximum one free night in each stay). Valid for stays from now until March 15, 2019. Pay in advance and payments are non-refundable. Must be booked direct through The Royal's own website. Dogs stay free of charge.
Terre à Terre
tel: 01273 729051
71 East Street, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1HQ
Terre à Terre, Brighton's iconic acclaimed restaurant where vegetarianism is more about indulgence than abstinence, has been feeding its loyal customers and international visitors for over 25 years. www.terreaterre.co.uk
The Cock Inn
tel: 01273 812040
Old Uckfield Road (A26), Ringmer, near Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5RX
Beautiful family-run 16th-century inn. Huge menu available daily, which includes 5 vegetarian dishes (2 to vegan standards). www.ridleyinns.co.uk