Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Year's Eve in Brighton

If I'm being honest, Dan and I are not major party people; don't get me wrong, I love a good dance and a good get together but I've come to the realisation that clubbing isn't for me (I know, I'm 21 going on 61). We decided this New Year's Eve we wanted to go away somewhere, away from the pressure of having to have a good time on NYE; I have always really loved Brighton so we started planning. 

We stayed in a lovely B&B called Meadow Cottage which was just outside Brighton, as central Brighton was just too expensive. I loved the room and the bathroom was amazing, not to mention the yummy breakfast!

We headed for Brighton straight away, before going to the B&B and as it was lunch time we were pretty peckish. We started walking, battling against the rain and came across Bread and Milk, which I had been hoping to find; it's a really cute, quaint and rustic cafe. I went for the pumpkin spiced soup which was UHmazing and Dan went for a traditional baguette; we were both impressed with the food, not to mention the price which was extremely reasonable. 

We spent most of the day walking round the lanes, window shopping and generally taking in the atmosphere...even if it was a bit wet! 

We wanted to book dinner for later and we came across a restaurant called Coast which looked really good from the outside, so after a bit of googling we decided to book. We were slightly apprehensive because it hadn't been recommended to me but it ended up being a lovely restaurant and the food was really good; as you can see we went for whitebait to start, ribs and then yummy chocolate brownie. Again, it was really reasonable because we went for the set menu so it was £12.95 for three courses. 

We then headed for ice skating at the Royal Pavilion, which we had pre booked, and it was really fun and a lovely setting. We continued the evening with more roaming of Brighton and finished our night off settled back at the B&B.

Our day and evening might not have been to everyone's taste but I had a seriously lovely time and it beat sat at home watching TV, feeling guilty that I wasn't out "having fun". We decided to head to see Walter Mittey on our way home from Brighton and that was a good film to end my couple of days. Overall it's been a great way to end 2013, here's to 2014! 

What did you all get up to?


  1. Sounds like you had a lovely time, that food looks so yummy! Happy new year :) x

  2. Aw, what a lovely way to bring in the New Year! Looks like you had a great time. I had a quiet one with my boyfriend and his family this year. x


  3. Looks like you had a wonderful time Faye! I've always wanted to go to Brighton, as it always looks lovely! Happy New year! x

  4. It looks like you've had a great time. I'm not a party person too, so I was home watching tv. :)

    Happy new year!


  5. This sounds like my ideal NYE too! I'm not a big party person anymore (to be honest I never really have been!) but when I log onto FB or twitter and see all these NYE photos it kinda makes me feel like I'm missing out - Me and my bf just went to our favourite Indian restaurant last night, and made it back home in time to watch Big Ben at midnight.. nice and quiet but I enjoyed it - too much of an old lady now who moans about how high her heels are and how freeeezing it is without a coat! haha x

  6. Sounds like a perfect way to start the new year! :D

    Happy 2014!

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  8. Sounds like a perfect NYE. I used to live in Brighton and miss it so much, I actually thought about doing something similar myself this year, but my boyfriend had to work on NYE so we didn't manage to go. Your pictures have made me desperate for a little trip there though, it's just a lovely place.


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