Just a 45-minute drive from the Ferryport at Rosslare, Aldridge Lodge is an ideal first night stop-off following an afternoon sailing from the UK, and it's tempting to return for the final night of a visit to Ireland given the warm welcome. It makes a great base for exploring the many attractions and activities of The Hook Peninsula. Hosts Joanne and Billy, who is also the chef, take a keen interest in their guests - it's no wonder so many of them return, making advance weekend reservations essential. While each of the three guest rooms is warm and cosy, what brings most visitors here is the food. Billy has a strong reputation for his use of local ingredients and seasonality is also very much to the fore. The breakfast experience is also a feature - quality ingredients cooked with skill and care in a relaxed environment.