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Derbyshire Day 2021

Did you know there’s an annual Derbyshire Day? Each year, 22nd September is designated Derbyshire Day. A day when we can shout from the roof tops how great Derbyshire is. Clearly I’m preaching to the converted here, but Derbyshire is great and we should be celebrating it. We all know how much local businesses have […]

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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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Drink

Winter Warmers from Independent Coffee Shops in Derbyshire

Excited for pumpkin spiced latte season? Swerve the big chains and support local by getting your seasonal coffee fix from a fabulous independent. Independent Coffee Shops in Derby Popular vegan café, Plant will be offering plant based pumpkin spiced lattes in the autumn. They also offer Biscoff hot chocolates with whipped cream, Biscoff crumbs and […]

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Days out Family friendly

Pumpkin Picking Derby and Derbyshire

Pumpkin picking has seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years. Local farms have responded to this demand and there are now a decent range of pumpkin farms and pumpkin patches across Derbyshire. Unsurprising really since it’s good, seasonal, wholesome family fun. What could be better than wrapping up warm and spending some time […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Autumn in Derbyshire

I have always loved autumn. It is simply the best season! Crisp mornings, bright sunny skies, leaves turning every hue of copper and gold, wrapping up warm, sweaters, scarves and thick woolly tights. Dark nights, cosying up at home with candles and pumpkin spice everything… It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold. There’s the […]

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Drink

15 Cosy Pubs in Derbyshire

Is there anything better than relaxing in a cosy pub on a cold or drizzly day? Open fires and warm hospitality make the perfect backdrop to enjoy a real ale or a glass of red. Derbyshire is blessed with dozens, probably hundreds of excellent pubs, but here are my favourites and then those which were […]

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5 Free Days Out in Derbyshire

If the summer holidays are dragging and you need some days out inspiration that’s easy on the purse, here are five FREE days out in Derbyshire. Walk, paddling and a picnic at Dovedale FREE entry, National Trust members park for free or £3.50 for up to four hours or £5 for all day (correct change […]

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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 […]