As a heads up to those of us eating outside of London, I thought I'd post about two recent meals. No blow by blow reviews, as I have neither the skill in description nor the pinpoint memory of some forumites. The first, last month, was Moor Hall, situated just outside Ormskirk. Holds a star and has a bistro in the grounds where we had lunch. Excellent and very friendly service throughout, complimentary coffee and afternoon cakes too. An excellent meal in a modern annexe to the old manor house. Shows the Rogan influence in cooking and presentation but all dishes lovely and enthusiastically delivered. What elevated it for me to truly remarkable was the superb sommelier and fabulous wine list. He was very keen to discuss choices and made a couple of excellent recommendations which worked beautifully with the courses he suggested. Threw in a complimentary glass of Vin Jaune about 2/3 of the way through, to contrast the white Musar I was drinking at the time. Service was faultless, excellent rooms, and a definite re-visit for us. The second, Ynyshir in deepest, darkest Mid-Wales. Again a manor-type house. Only 20 covers. 2 menus each of around 20 courses, furnished by a brigade of only 6 including the head chef and attended by 3 front of house. Courses obviously small, varying from the good to the simply divine, and delivered by the chefs themselves. A turntable in the dining room, with the staff's vinyl collection underneath, leading to eclectic music being played. Brilliantly relaxed, and a bonus, everything on the list available by the glass. Again, I'd return very very happily.