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Food

Chakra Lounge, Bakewell REVIEW

Last week I fell in love with the Chakra Lounge. Situated in a gorgeous old building on Rutland Square, the Chakra Lounge brings some seriously boujee vibes to Bakewell. We adored the fresh, contemporary Indo-Western, vegetarian menu. Described as a lounge café, there’s a relaxed, laid back vibe. Grab one of the books from the […]

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Drink Food

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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Spa

Botanicals Bakewell REVIEW

[AD] Nestled away in a hidden lane in Bakewell town centre is the sublime Botanicals Bakewell. The organic brand, made in rural Leicestershire, have been supplying spas and beauty professionals for years. They have recently opened a flagship store and wellbeing studio in beautiful Bakewell. I was invited to review a treatment and couldn’t accept […]

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Food

The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley REVIEW

Described as one of the most charming Peak District pubs, The Devonshire Arms at Pilsley near Bakewell is nestled in the heart of the Chatsworth Estate. A fine example of a traditional country inn and upmarket pub, the food is locally sourced, much of it from the Estate. We went last night for an impromptu […]

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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 Days out

The Most Festive Christmas Markets in Derbyshire 2022

One of my all-time favourite festive activities is to attend a Christmas market. Derbyshire has some fabulously festive markets, with the jewel in the crown probably being the Chatsworth Christmas market. I’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the best Christmas markets in Derbyshire, in date order, fully updated for 2022. Chatsworth Christmas […]

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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

Riverside Kitchen Bakewell REVIEW

The Bakewell café is now CLOSED. However the same team operate at David Mellor in Hathersage. I look forward to visiting them soon! 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 […]

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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! Thornbridge […]