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Five under £50, 11 May

Five of our favourite deals for £50 or less

It’s not often the words "Michelin" and "star" appear on the Five under £50 page; it’s almost unheard of to find them accompanied by the word "Sheffield". Until now, that is -- Sheffield’s only Michelin-starred restaurant, The Old Vicarage, has put together a 5-course tasting-menu dinner for Travelzoo subscribers for £45. If the price alone isn’t enough to persuade you, might we just point out that this place received a 5-star review from notoriously harsh restaurant critic, AA Gill. "Faultless" was how he described it.

Aside from the fact that it’s played on horseback, it’s probably safe to say most of us know absolutely nothing about polo. But when it comes to the "sport of kings", that’s hardly the point. Attending a polo match is just another extension of that most British skill -- finding any excuse to come together and have a few drinks (probably in the rain) while something else happens in the background. And what better location to do so than London’s Hurlingham Park? With this 2-for-1 offer for tickets to MINT Polo in the Park, Travelzoo subscribers can attend for £20 per couple on Friday, 8 June, and £25 for Finals Day on Sunday, 10 June. We can taste the champers already….

Speaking of booze, if you’re struggling to think of a decent Father’s Day present (Sunday, 17 June, people!) this offer for a cut-price ticket to Manchester’s Three Wine Men event could be just the thing. Hosted by celebrity wine critics Oz Clarke, Olly Smith and Tim Atkin, this 2-day celebration of the mighty grape features exhibitions from winemakers from around the world, along with tasting sessions and masterclasses. Travelzoo subscribers can pick up a ticket to the event, with unlimited wine samples and a Riedel glass, for £12.50 -- less than half the usual price of £30.

Carrying on the boozy theme, trips to the home of Guinness rarely come cheaper than this. For the equivalent of £32 per person, per night, you can check into a 4-star central Dublin property until the end of May, with this deal from the Croke Park Hotel. The price alone (based on a 2-night minimum stay for two people) is pretty tempting, but consider the extras: an upgrade to a Deluxe Room, full Irish breakfast each morning, 3-course set dinner for two on the first evening and free internet access. Just think how much more you’ll have to spend on the black stuff.

Here’s a curve ball to finish – how do you fancy bagging a Barbados hotel room for £34 per night? Actually, it’s not really a curve ball is it? More of a slam-dunk or home run, if you’ll indulge the ball-based metaphor. The point is, Barbados stays are almost never this cheap. But if you fancy something a little more intimate than the traditional luxury resorts, this deal for overnight stays at Angler Apartments in St James should be firmly in your ballpark. 

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Deal Expert, London
Monday, 14 May 2012
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