Going out for coffee used to involve a cuppa, the newspaper and a biscuit in a traditional Dutch pub known as a ‘brown cafe’, where later in the day the bar serves a kopstootje (a glass of beer and a Dutch gin). That was once upon a time. Nowadays, the city is full of trendy, cosy coffee shops.
England? Romantic? Indeed it is. Particularly in Somerset in the southwest of England. Through this country’s green rolling landscapes, quiet country lanes lead to quaint villages where there is often just a pub and a post office to be found. A trip to the seaside is also on the cards. Here’s a selection of the best places in Somerset and Bath.