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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!

Royal Harbour Hotel


Emmetts of Peasenhall