I come from a family of entrepreneurs. My father, Ian Thomas, owned and ran Culpeper the Herbalists for over thirty years. My elder brother Jamie owns The Royal Harbour Hotel in Ramsgate, Kent – “ a delightfully quirky 19 bedroom townhouse hotel that stands on a Georgian crescent with magnificent views of the harbour and sea. Simplicity, elegance and eccentricity go hand in hand!”
Voted by The Hotel Inspector as “quite possibly the best B&B in Britain” it is a fabulous and fun place to stay. Take advantage of my brother’s wonderful hospitality and treat yourself to a night at this hotel in one of Britain’s up and coming traditional seaside towns!
My younger brother Mark owns and runs Emmetts of Peasenhall, a wonderful delicatessen based in Peasenhall, Suffolk which specialises in hams cured and smoked on the premises, Spanish wine, cheese and chocolates. A Rick Stein “Food Hero”, Emmetts was voted as the Best independently owned shop of 2012 by Gourmet Britain. Mark has recently opened a wonderful cafe on the premises, so when you are next on your way up to Suffolk, stop and enjoy his gourmet creations. You won’t be disappointed!