Henry VIII stayed at Thornbury Castle with wife Ann Boleyn & it remains more than fit for a king today. The only Tudor castle in England currently run as a hotel, this luxurious country retreat crowned with crenellations certainly looks the part – although potential wassailers expecting unruly banqueting will be disappointed. Food, however, is an important pillar of the whole operation, with the menu heading down the modern British route. For your delectation, the kitchen might create a starter of John Dory teamed with roast tomato risotto, potato terrine, soused vegetables & truffle dressing, before offering roast fillet of beef served alongside a Wellington of the shin. After that, perhaps coffee & ginger cannelloni paired with carrot cake & roast fig.