I always enjoy the first dining out of the New Year, when the decorations have all been put away for another year and the menu is nice and fresh, away from a world of turkey and all the trimmings.
For over 250 years The Bull and Swan, no. 25 High Street, St Martins, has been a well known Stamford landmark. While the old stone walls and mullion windows may well remain familiar for another 250 years or more, inside is a different story.
Caroline Bingham headed to South Holland, where local ownership has established The Chequers of Weston as not only a destination fine dining venue but also a hub for community events.
Carla Watt visited The Stag at Barkston to enjoy the fine food and hospitality offered by the Loveridge family.
Caroline Bingham visited the Fairways Restaurant and Keepers Conservatory at Kenwick Park Hotel.