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Food

The Bottle Kiln West Hallam REVIEW

The Bottle Kiln in West Hallam is one of the loveliest places to have a relaxing al fresco lunch or coffee and catch up. Their expansive gift/lifestyle shops will have you lusting after all sorts of lovely things you really want (and probably don’t need). It’s the perfect place for gifts or to treat yourself. […]

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Drink Local businesses

So Good Kombucha – Hand Crafted in Derby

I’m a sucker for a small, local business with a heart. I fell head over heels for So Good Kombucha before even tasting it. Could it live up to the hype? Let me start this off by saying that prior to writing this article on UK kombucha I’d never tasted it. It was loosely on […]

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Food

The Coolstone, Eyam REVIEW

[AD – PR invite – but views entirely my own] The Coolstone, Eyam is a wonderful day to night time restaurant, bar and coffee shop nestled around an attractive, historic courtyard next to Eyam Hall. Proudly independent, The Coolstone, Eyam prides itself on expert knowledge whether that’s the professional mixologist whipping up cocktails at the […]

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Food

Aqua Garden Kitchen REVIEW – Derbyshire’s newest pop-up restaurant

[AD – PR invite] I was gifted this experience in exchange for a review. However, all opinions are entirely my own. I was kindly invited to Aqua Garden’s very first pop-up dining event which was held at S17 Coffee Shop and Bistro in the Bradway area of Sheffield. I really wasn’t sure what to expect. […]

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Days out Stays

Peak District Weekend Breaks

The Peak District is an excellent short break destination for all sorts of reasons. Whether you’re looking for a foodie break, a romantic weekend away, a trip with family or a weekend away with the girls or your dog, there are Peak District weekend breaks to suit all tastes and interests. The first National Park […]

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Local businesses

22 Father’s Day Ideas from Derbyshire Small Businesses

Is your Dad as difficult to buy for as the men in my life? I find it so hard buying for both my own Dad and now my husband and father of my daughter. Hopefully this will help! I’ve sourced the very best gifts from a range of Derbyshire small businesses. I know lots of […]

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Food

60+ Dog Friendly Places to Eat in Derbyshire

Here’s the ultimate edit of dog friendly places to eat in Derbyshire according to people in the know. No faceless chains; just lovely, local, independents.

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Days out Family friendly

Things to do in Derby

Derby is a much underrated city. It might not be an obvious choice for a short break but here’s why I think it’s a great weekend destination. Whether you’re looking for family friendly activities, culture and history or just places to eat and drink, there are so many great things to do in Derby. Situated […]

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Lifestyle Local businesses

9 Top Tips for Reducing Your Food Packaging Waste and Why It’s Important

Why is it important to reduce our food packaging waste? According to the Unwrapped report, the average person throws away more than 30kg of plastic packaging per person per year. Lots of food packaging (like that used to package pasta or rice) is not readily recyclable which means it ends up in landfill or polluting […]

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Food

25 Lovely Places with Outdoor Seating in Chesterfield

The loveliest cafés, restaurants, pubs with and bars with outdoor seating in Chesterfield and nearby Since my outdoor seating in Derbyshire blog post has been so popular, I thought I’d write a version closer to home. Chesterfield has some real gems of independent bars, cafés and restaurants with some lovely outdoor seating. No faceless chains […]