The riverside towns in the River Thames Valley began their own lives in the summer, as locals hang out on flags for the season of the regatta.
The Henry sailing race reached its climax today.
One of the best places to enjoy playing on the river is Compleat Angler.
Named after Izaak Walton's 17 th
Century book about the pursuit of another water, fishing, this charming hotel, its country-
The feeling of the house, set on the banks of Marlow, also facilitates guests to enjoy the location of the beautiful town itself.
Many self-operated shops and boutiques spread across the street, offering a very different shopping experience from the national chain stores --
Norm store, you can buy some local organic produce at the weekly farmers market held every Sunday in Dean Street parking lot.
Recently, 64 spacious rooms have been redecorated and upgraded, including air conditioning and free broadband.
My elegant "featured" room with lounge area, apartment-
TV and balcony overlooking the weir.
All I can do is drag myself down from the extremely comfortable king.
In the large bathroom with a double vanity unit, separate shower and under-floor heating, there is a queen bed suitable for Morton Brown.
Good food and drinks
Dining at the eggplant restaurant, with stained glass, bare brick and open fireplace, is the acclaimed original sister of Chelsea. The £55 three-
The la carte menu is filled with classic French dishes such as the perfect brill fillet cooked in apple wine and the rich and delicious clementine souffl with chocolate sauce.
More casual menu at Bowaters restaurant (available in-room, too)
Including grilled Scottish salad and stillton potatoes.
There is also a full English breakfast with river views.
If you really want to push the boat out, book a table at a highly rated restaurant in Marlow, such as vanilla pods or Michelin-
Right across the bridge, starring hands and flowers.
Additional river tour of one of the hotel's two car launches, or fishing the Thames under expert guidance from anglers Roger Wyndham --
Barnes in the hotel.
Stroll along the Thames trail or enjoy panoramic views of six cities
A mile walk from the nearby burnend to the Woods and Waters.
Guests are welcome to stay and connected rooms are provided.
The dog lives for £ 10 a night;
Baskets are provided. Six ground-
Floor rooms were modified for disabled guests.
Hearing circuit can be provided on request and Braille fire safety instructions can be provided.
B & B for double rooms costs £ 190.
The address MacDonald fisherman's book, SL7 1RG, Marlow County (0870 400 8100; compleatangler-hotel. co. uk).