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 […]

Christmas Days out

The Most Festive Christmas Markets in Derbyshire

After the last couple of years when many such events were cancelled, Christmas markets are set to be hugely popular this year! I’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the most fabulously festive Christmas markets in Derbyshire. Chatsworth Christmas Market Chatsworth House, near Bakewell 6 – 24 November, 10am – 5.30pm (6pm weekends) […]

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 […]


Riverside Kitchen Bakewell REVIEW

Riverside Kitchen Bakewell is a true hidden gem. It’s exactly the sort of place I love to discover or stumble across on my travels. Ran by husband and wife team Lauren and Ralph, their creativity and genuine love of food is evident from the second you step into their quirky little café. Situated just outside […]

Days out Family friendly

Thornbridge Hall Gardens REVIEW

Thornbridge Hall Gardens is currently a little known secret and Peak District hidden gem Thornbridge Hall is a grade two listed stately home nestled in 12 acres of quirky, quintessentially English gardens with stunning views of the surrounding Derbyshire countryside. Go for good, wholesome family fun. And don’t miss the hook a duck fountain! Note […]