Press Release - 3rd December 2002


The second edition of Vegetarian Britain, the best-selling guide to everything vegetarian for Britain and Ireland’s 5 million veggies, has just been published. There are over 100 vegetarian guest houses in Britain - Cornwall, Cumbria, Scotland and Wales all have 9 or more - but you’ll never find most of them without this guide.

Vegetarian Britain features over 400 scrumptious vegetarian restaurants, cafes and takeaways and a further 100 ethnic eateries with big veggie menus. There are also 200 vegetarian and veggie friendly hotels, as well as wholefood and cruelty-free shops, mail order, juice bars and local veggie groups.

New in this edition:
  • Hugely expanded guest house listings, with real prices and what to do in the area so you won’t need to send for brochures.
  • Features on Top Ten Veggie Destinations
  • Munchie maps of Brighton, Edinburgh, Liverpool, central London
  • New London accommodation map
  • Veggie and veggie-friendly hostels for budget travellers
  • Dozens of fabulous new restaurants and guest houses
  • New chapters for Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands
About Veggie Guides

We don’t do the usual naff reviews by a person who’s tasted one dish at 1,000 restaurants in 3 months. Instead we list all the nice looking vegan dishes with prices, and get as much info as we can from local veggies who eat there all the time. We don’t judge. If a place isn’t up to standard we leave it out. We figure if it’s still open someone likes it, so we give enough info for the students to pick the cheapie places, the couples to spot the ones with candles, and the business types to know where to go to impress. Of course if a place delights everyone we might rave about it.

“This guide to Vegetarian Britain is one of the brightest ideas we’ve come across in a long time. It’s a little cracker of a book which tells you where to find really good vegetarian food – from a snack to a slap up gourmet meal.” –
Paul and Linda McCartney (on the first edition of Vegetarian Britain)

Vegetarian Britain by Alex Bourke and Katrina Holland is published by Vegetarian Guides, price £7.95, ISBN 1902259041, and is available from all good bookshops throughout Britain and Ireland.

Alex Bourke is available for interviews

For a review copy or an interview with Alex Bourke, please call Vegetarian Guides direct on 020 3239 8433
Mobile 07726 51 81 02 (press only)