It seems that everywhere you turn just now there’s some-one promoting the Slow Life. Today its the turn of Alastair Sawday, who has published a new book called “Eat Slow Britain”. It’s the author’s personal selection of producers, pubs and restaurants which adhere to Slow Food principles. I picked up a copy at the Lunesdale Arms which is one of only a handful of places which the author has chosen in our neck of the woods. It has been one of the most reliable places to eat since it was opened by Emma Gillibrand in 2001. Back then, the Lunesdale Arms was one of the first pubs to smarten up and serve good food using local produce, without promoting themselves as a “gastro-pub”. Since then lots of similar places have opened up nearby but the Lunesdale Arms has always stayed ahead of the game. On some nights there you will be treated to Amy Worth of The Heroes of She, fronting her Jazz band, which makes the place very special indeed.