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Christmas Local businesses

Be a Star and Support Independents this Christmas

If you’ve been in Chesterfield recently you might have spotted beautiful star lanterns popping up across the town. A range of local, independent businesses in Chesterfield have teamed up to spread the message about the importance of shopping local and supporting independent. The Be a Star and Support Independents campaign has been organised by Independent […]

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Food Stay

Spire View at The Galleon Steakhouse

[AD – PR invite] Spire View is the accommodation at The Galleon Steakhouse in Chesterfield town centre. We were invited by the Chef Owner, Matt to stay overnight in exchange for this review. Spire View consists of just four rooms, all spacious with super king beds and private bathrooms. Despite being quite regular takeaway customers […]

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Food

Koo, Chesterfield REVIEW

Koo is a friendly, neighbourhood café at the top end of Chatsworth Road, Brampton. It’s beautifully decorated, they serve great coffee and have a really nice breakfast and lunch menu. I used to come to Koo all the time when my daughter was little. The food and coffee was fabulous, they were always really friendly […]

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Drink

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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Food

Best Restaurants in Chesterfield – Insider Guide

Here’s everything I know about restaurants in Chesterfield in north Derbyshire. We moved here about eight years ago and have really enjoyed exploring the different places to eat in the Chesterfield area. There’s a thriving independent food scene here. It’s one of the things I like most about the area which borders the Peak District […]

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Food

Sunday lunch at the Peak Edge Hotel Red Lion restaurant

[AD] I have been to the Red Lion at the Peak Edge Hotel quite a few times over the years: a relaxed family lunch on the terrace; a day date with my husband and a night drinking and eating with a friend and for daytime coffees. It is one of my favourite places locally although […]

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Drink Food

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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Days out Family friendly

Hardwick Hall

One of our favourite places to go locally is Hardwick Hall, a National Trust property near Chesterfield in the north of Derbyshire. It’s fabulous for a family day out. Here’s why we love it. If you’re not already in the National Trust, I whole heartedly recommend joining. There are some really lovely National Trust places […]

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Days out Family friendly

11 Flower Fields in Derbyshire to Visit

Regular readers of the blog will by now know that I am an absolute sucker for an Instagram picture. Over the last five years or so, each summer I get green with envy seeing people down south frolic about in lavender fields and the like. To my delight, Derbyshire now has several fields of flowers […]

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Food

Thai Pavilion Chesterfield REVIEW

[AD] I love Thai food. I spent a month backpacking around Thailand after finishing university and ever since I’ve had regular cravings for it. I’d been to the Thai Pavilion once when I first moved to Chesterfield and then, what with having a baby, the lockdowns etc, it turned into something we’d just have as […]