Breakfast at Notsa, Aston on Trent

Notsa is the latest venue of the Derby Brewing Co, a family run craft brewery who operate a number of other pubs in Derbyshire including The Greyhound on Friar Gate. Situated in a former maltings and garage, Notsa is located in the pretty South Derbyshire village of Aston on Trent, not far from the city […]

Drink Food

Bottomless Lunch at Ice and Slice Swadlincote  

[AD – PR invite – Our food and bottomless prosecco were gifted in exchange for a review. Views expressed are my own and I haven’t been swayed by their kind hospitality] I recently wrote a round up post of the best places for bottomless brunch in Derbyshire. As part of that research, I’d seen the […]

Days out Family friendly

Behind the Scenes in Melbourne Derbyshire

[AD] I was recently involved in a day of filming in and around Melbourne in South Derbyshire. I grew up nearby and have always had a soft spot for Melbourne. This picturesque market town in the heart of the National Forest has so much going for it, but like many places, has suffered from a […]

Food Stay

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 […]