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Fine dining Food

Lunch at Lovage, Bakewell REVIEW

I had wanted to try Lovage in Bakewell ever since it opened about seven months ago. I finally got to go for lunch last week. I took my Mum for a festive treat. Here’s what I thought… The background Lovage by Lee Smith is an exciting addition to the Peak District’s food scene. Chef Owner […]

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Christmas Food

Festive Menu at The Scotsman’s Pack, Hathersage REVIEW

[AD] I was invited to dine on a gifted basis in exchange for a review. As always, all opinions expressed here are completely my own.   The Scotsman’s Pack is a traditional country inn in the pretty Peak District town of Hathersage. It prides itself on serving up home cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients. […]

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Food

The Horseshoes Long Lane REVIEW

The Horseshoes Long Lane is an award winning gastro pub that has been on my foodie radar for a while. We recently dined there as part of my birthday mini break. We were staying at the boutique The Cow at Dalbury Lees who sadly weren’t offering evening dining as a result of staff shortages. The […]

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Food

Afternoon Tea at the Cavendish Hotel Baslow – is this the best afternoon tea in Derbyshire?

Here’s why I think the Cavendish Hotel Baslow offers the best traditional afternoon tea in Derbyshire. Nestled on the Chatsworth Estate, the Cavendish Hotel enjoys an enviable position in Baslow village not far from Bakewell. The Cavendish has built a reputation as one of the finest hotels in Derbyshire and the Peak District. I recently […]

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Drink Food

Best Bottomless Brunch Derby and Derbyshire

Bottomless brunch is the new night out! Swerve the big corporate chains and support a lovely, local, independent business. Here’s the pick of the most fabulous places for bottomless brunch in Derby and Derbyshire. Enjoy! Bottomless brunch Derby Bottomless Sundays and champagne breakfast at Seven Restaurant & Café Bar, Pride Park, Derby On Sundays, enjoy […]

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Food

The Hunloke Arms, Chesterfield REVIEW

I’ve been to The Hunloke Arms in Wingerworth on the outskirts of Chesterfield a few times over the years. It’s usually good but never quite been perfect in my eyes. I would only ever recommend somewhere that I truly love… so it hasn’t been featured much on my blog, despite it being a really popular […]

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Days out Food Local businesses

Why I Love Haddon Hall Artisan Market

The seasonal Haddon Hall artisan market is a regular feature at this stunning period property. For full transparency, a year ago I received gifted entry to Haddon’s late summer Mercatum. We enjoyed it so much that we have returned to every market since as paying customers – and I haven’t received any incentive for writing […]

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Food

The Best Places to Eat Derbyshire Oatcakes

What are Derbyshire oatcakes? A local delicacy, Derbyshire oatcakes date back to the 17th century. They are similar to a pancake (the thin crepe sort – not the fluffy American style) or a wheat tortilla in in both shape and texture. They are round (about the size of a side plate), soft and pliable. They […]

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Food

The Bluebell South Wingfield REVIEW

The Bluebell South Wingfield had been on my radar for a while. I knew it was owned and run by the same people who run the magnificent Stones in Matlock so was intrigued as to how that would translate to a pub setting. We finally got to visit for the first time at the weekend […]

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Food

Bustler Market Derby – is it worth the big queue?

Bustler is Derby’s much loved street food market, hosting a regularly changing selection of drool worthy street food vendors. Live DJ sets and a hipster, industrial vibe make for a great atmosphere. But does it warrant the huge queue? [AD – PR invite – our food and drinks were gifted but these views are my […]