Emma Hughes gets to know the dogs, cats and ducks bringing animal magic to some of Britain’s best hotels.
The results are finally in. We reveal Country Life's Gentleman of the Year-and the names of the others you gave the thumbs-up to
Saved from being swallowed up by a high-street chain, Simpson’s is back. Emma Hughes inspects the menu.
Ghosts and country houses go together like strawberries and cream. We name some of the country's best known haunted houses that you can actually visit.
If you're off to stay with friends for the weekend, these delicious truffles make a perfect present for your host or hostess.
Cooking with clotted cream turns any summer meal into a special occasion.
Britain’s historic outdoor swimming pools, long neglected, are back in business.
Proper Cornish pasties were in danger of dying out, but, thanks to a dedicated band of bakers, all that’s changed. Emma Hughes finds out how the West won.
Pocket-money sweet treats have never looked more tempting, no matter how old you are.
Emma Hughes talks to the actor about Withnail & I, singing for his supper – and sniffing trees.
Marmalade should always have a special place in our hearts. And stomachs, of course.
The crossbreed is no longer considered an accident and dog owners are going crazy for these new versions. Emma Hughes sorts the schnoodle from the whoodle.
With sleigh bells ringing in her ears, Emma Hughes heads north to Scotland, where she discovers that reindeer aren’t just for Christmas.
A bespoke gin will take your G&Ts to a whole new level this summer. Emma Hughes spends an evening blending her own
From Sticky toffee to Eton mess, Country Life tracks down the most glorious puddings that Britain gave the world
What is it about buttons that makes us love them so?
You and your four-legged friend are guaranteed a great day out at one of these dog-friendly National Trust properties.
We delve into Britain’s rich biscuit history to find out why we are so bonkers about these sweet treats.
Read our top crumble recipes, from rhubarb and ginger to toffee apple crumble
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