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The Dragon Willington REVIEW

The Dragon Willington is a charming 150 year old pub situated in the village of Willington. Striking just the right balance between traditional country pub and contemporary décor and delicious food, The Dragon is one of the most popular pubs in South Derbyshire. Right before the start of the pandemic, we enjoyed a lovely night […]

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Top 20 Derbyshire Restaurants – The Ultimate Edit

I love eating out, and do it as often as I can. I’ve been eating out around Derbyshire for over two decades, and blogging about it for the last couple. Here are my all-time favourite Derbyshire restaurants. No faceless chains, just lovely, local, independents. All tried, tested and recommended by yours truly. The best Derbyshire […]

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Delightful Mother’s Day Menus in Derbyshire

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 27th March this year. Make your Mum’s Day by treating her to a gorgeous meal out (and absolutely no washing up!). Here are some of the most delicious sounding menus and dine in options I’ve seen so far this year. I’ll try to keep this updated as more places announce […]

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Best Places for Pancakes in Derbyshire

This year, Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day falls on Tuesday 1st March. Whilst it’s traditional to make pancakes at home (originally to use up eggs and fats to eliminate any temptations over Lent), personally I like any excuse to eat out! Here are some of the best places for pancakes in Derby and Derbyshire. Lots […]

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High Peak Bookstore and Café REVIEW

My parents introduced me to this place. We’ve been coming for years and it just gets better and better. Whilst it’s a really interesting independent book shop, I’m always drawn to the café anywhere I go, but this is a particularly good one. It’s definitely worth the drive out! We’ve been known to treat High […]

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Perfect Places for Pizza in Derby and Derbyshire

To celebrate National Pizza Day, which falls on the 9th February every year, I’ve rounded up some of the best places to eat pizza in Derby and Derbyshire. No faceless chains, just fabulous independents. Let me know if I’ve missed anywhere great in the comments below. Best Pizza in Derby True Pizza Previously known as […]

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Sunday lunch at The Palfrey, Milford REVIEW

Previously located at Old Blacksmiths Yard in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, The Palfrey relocated to Milford in autumn 2021. I’d seen and heard good things about this multi award winning restaurant and was looking forward to my visit. My friend Sarah and I have discovered a shared love of a Sunday roast and were looking forward […]

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Romantic Restaurants in Derbyshire and the Peak District

Looking for somewhere special for date night? Here’s my edit of the most romantic restaurants in Derbyshire. There are plenty of traditional, candle lit restaurants, but I’ve not restricted it to restaurants that meet that ‘conventional’ notion of romance so hopefully there are plenty of options to suit everyone. Everywhere I’ve recommended would be a […]

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The Best Valentine’s Menus & Dine In Options in Derbyshire in 2022

Here’s my edit of the best Valentine’s Day menus from the loveliest independent restaurants across Derbyshire. I’ve also included dine in options for those who struggle to get a babysitter or who just prefer to stay in the comfort of their own house. All of the details of these were found on the Instagram or […]

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The George Hathersage REVIEW

[AD – gifted meal] I’d heard such good things about this newly renovated country inn and gastro pub. It relaunched under new ownership not long ago. Everyone I know who has dined at The George has been very complimentary about it, so when I was recently invited for dinner I jumped at the opportunity. The […]