Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a staycation. Yes it’s great to go abroad in search of sun or culture, but on occasion, it’s just incredible to skip the faff of an airport and travel closer to home. The UK and Ireland are of course no strangers to fantastic hotels, with wonderful unique (and affordable) properties to be found in all corners  – from city pads to countryside piles – but for the foodies among us, a hotel’s restaurant offering is the most important part of the trip. Thankfully, we’ve rounded up the best foodie breaks to book this summer. Bon Appetite.

Padstow Townhouse, Cornwall

The Lowdown: The idyllic town of Padstow in Cornwall is home to Chef Paul Ainsworth’s 18th century Padstow Townhouse, situated right in the heart of the old town. After a day spent enjoying the Cornish sun, relax and unwind in one of their six uniquely styled suites, two of which are dog friendly. Make the most of the kitchen pantry and honesty bar, well stocked with locally sourced treats and tipples, and feel free to borrow a Duchess bicycle for the day. Dine at one of Ainsworth’s three restaurants located nearby including Michelin-starred No6, Caffè Rojano, and The Mariners Public House across the estuary in Rock.

Where: 16-18 High St, Padstow PL28 8BB

The Abbey Inn, Yorkshire 

The Lowdown: Last year, The Tommy Banks Group launched three luxury bedrooms at The Abbey Inn, Byland. The relaxed pub, located down the road from their Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms The Black Swan, exhibits the hyper-local, sustainably focused ethos for which the Group is renowned, with produce grown and reared on the family’s farm in Oldstead taking centre stage. The Grade II listed, 19th century inn was sensitively refurbished by the Banks family, taking care to preserve and highlight the building’s original features. The beautiful view of the abbey ruins, combined with the fresh country air, makes The Abbey Inn a perfect getaway this summer, without leaving the country.

Where: The Abbey Inn, Byland, York YO61 4BD

Virginia Park Lodge, Ireland 

The Lowdown: Originally owned by The Marquis, Lord Headfort, and where Irish Chef Richard Corrigan married his wife Maria 35 years ago, Corrigan bought Virginia Park Lodge in 2014 and has been restoring it back to its former glory ever since. While the lodge and its luxury suites remain closed for weddings and private functions, guests are welcome in the quirky Shepherd Huts (open all-year-round) scattered across the property. Guests can partake in a host of activities on their doorstep including Virginia’s nine-hole golf course bordering the estate and overlooking the lough, walking trails in Deerpark Forest, bike hire, clay pigeon shooting, pike fishing on the Estate’s lake. Located 60 minutes from Dublin and less than 2 hours from Belfast by car, this country escape is really one experience you don’t want to miss!

Where: Deerpark, Virginia, Co. Cavan, A82 T2N6, Ireland

The Suffolk, Aldeburgh 

The Lowdown: Located a stone’s throw away from the beach, George Pell’s The Suffolk is home to a seafood restaurant, wine bar and rooftop terrace complete with sea views. Suffolk-born Head Chef, Tom Payne, cooks a menu celebrating produce from the surrounding unspoilt East Coast while shining a spotlight on its world class producers. Oysters are from Pinneys’ of Orford who have been cultivating oysters up the road in Butley Creek since the 50s, while whole brill and lobsters, cooked over coals, are a true celebration of Suffolk’s waters. Guests staying in one of the six elegantly appointed bedrooms, each named in homage to local spots, have access to a pantry stocked with cocktails, locally cured meats, wheels of Baron Bigod cheese and more.

Where: 152 High St, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, IP15 5AQ

Restaurant Sat Bains, Nottingham 

The Lowdown: A Michelin-starred stalwart, having earned its first and second stars in 2003 and 2011 respectively, Restaurant Sat Bains celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year. The restaurant with rooms, situated under a flyover just outside of Nottingham, is a rite of passage for anyone looking to educate themselves on high gastronomy in the UK. After soaking up the aromas of their urban herb garden for an aperitif outside, step inside for dishes like the Veal Sweetbread with Truffled Cabbage and Perigord Sauce; and Crab with White Balsamic and Peanut Brittle.

Where: Lenton Ln., Nottingham NG7 2SA