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Independent Beer Shops of Derbyshire

With September brings Oktoberfest- the German festival of, well, beer. Now a mainstay of the British ale calendar, it makes a great month for Derbyshire’s independent tap rooms and beer shops to organise their events round. Live music, German bier and street food famously make up the magic of the Bavarian festival but if you […]

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Thornbridge Tap Room

It’s rare that a place ticks everybody’s box (well probably not my grandparents’!) but the Brewery Tap at Thornbridge Brewery in Bakewell does just that. If you’ve got someone in your group who likes the kind of craft beer that is so rightly becoming mainstream then Thornbridge is definitely worth a visit. Alongside the regulars […]

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Cocktails and Tapas at Barca Bar

[AD] Despite being literally down the road from where I live, I’ve never really considered going to the Casa Hotel in Chesterfield for a meal or drinks. Well, more fool me, because Barca Bar is the perfect place for cocktails and tapas, and I imagine will become a regular haunt for both date night with […]

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Great value date night at The Showroom Sheffield

[AD] The Showroom Sheffield is a wonderfully welcoming independent cinema right opposite the train station in Sheffield. They are currently running a ‘Take Two deal’ where you can enjoy two cinema tickets to a film of your choice, two main courses and a bottle of house wine for just £47.50 (or an incredible £42.50 for […]

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8 Stunning Beer Gardens in Derbyshire

Last year, by far and away the most popular blog post I wrote was a guide to the best places to eat and drink outdoors across Derbyshire. This summer I’ve noticed some incredible outdoor spaces opening up. Here’s my round up of the most stunning pub gardens imaginable. The term ‘beer garden’ probably doesn’t do […]

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Binary Mickleover REVIEW

Binary Bar and Restaurant is the newest addition to Bespoke Inns, a small local chain who also run The Boot at Repton, The Dragon at Willington and Harpurs in Melbourne. The other venues are more country pub type places – whereas Binary has a much more slick, contemporary feel. I loved the images on their […]

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Bottomless Lunch at Ice and Slice Swadlincote  

[AD – PR invite – Our food and bottomless prosecco were gifted in exchange for a review. Views expressed are my own and I haven’t been swayed by their kind hospitality] I recently wrote a round up post of the best places for bottomless brunch in Derbyshire. As part of that research, I’d seen the […]

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The Little Shed REVIEW

The Little Shed in is such a cute, quirky little café. There are venues at Allestree and Ashbourne, and although each has their own unique character, the vibe, food and service is very similar at each so I’ve covered both here. Both venues are fabulous for coffee and cake, breakfast or lunch. The Little Shed […]

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The Buji Bar Derby REVIEW

[AD] Last night I was invited to sample the offerings of one of Derby’s newest bars, The Buji Bar. Situated in the historic Royal Building on Victoria Street. If you are old like me, the best way to describe this is almost opposite the old Debenhams. Now this is a really up and coming area […]

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Chesterfield Coffee Co REVIEW

Sadly Chesterfield Coffee Co is now CLOSED. The H&F furniture shop is still up and running though so please do support them. Click here for an Insider Guide to the BEST RESTAURANTS in CHESTERFIELD other great places to brunch in Chesterfield or great coffee shops in Derbyshire. Chesterfield Coffee Co is based at the H&F furniture […]