• Luxury Afternoon Tea at Home Courtesy of Ashdown Park Hotel

    March 27, 2021

    All credit to the hospitality industry this past year. They’ve had a tough run and it’s led to some creative thinking for ways to keep businesses ticking over while still offering loyal customers services they love during lockdown. The Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club, located in the heart of the Ashdown Forest comes as…

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  • Where to buy the best locally produced tipples – East Sussex based Vineyards, Breweries and Cider

    February 16, 2021

    In recent years locally grown and locally sourced food and drink has seen an ever growing increase in popularity. Here in East Sussex, vineyards, orchards and hop farms are all able to benefit from our natural resources including chalky soil, warm climate and south facing slopes. Our county now produces some incredible high–end wines, beers…

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  • Review: West Beach Bar & Kitchen – Laid back beach vibes & Brighton’s best views

    October 18, 2020

    As locations go the West Beach Bar & Kitchen have one of the best in Brighton. Sat at the foot of the British Airways i360 tower with direct access to the beach and views of the old West Pier you can’t help but soak up the laid back beach vibe while sipping a flat white…

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  • Alice’s Queen of Hearts Afternoon Tea at Kona Restaurant, London

    February 22, 2020

    Where? Kona Restaurant based in Taj Suites and Residences, Buckingham Gate, London When? Daily with sittings at 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm How much? £45 per person Themed teas are a big thing these days – across London you can take your pick from teas themed around Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…and…

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  • The Veganuary Experience at Bills Restaurant, Brighton

    January 15, 2020

    I’m not a vegan. I’m not even a vegetarian. As much as I love my greens I’m a pretty consistent meat and two veg kind of eater. I’m probably a bit behind the times in my perception of vegan food as being a blend of nuts and pulses. I certainly needed my eyes (and taste…

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  • Review: The Boodle Fight Experience at Rapsa in Shoreditch

    December 26, 2019

    Have you ever heard of a Boodle Fight? Neither had we – until we were invited to try it out for ourselves thanks to Rapsa at 100 Hoxton. A Boodle Fight is a traditional Filipino celebratory feast. Presented on banana leaves the fight is, in fact with your own appetite (and not each other as…

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  • The Botanist : Autumn Menu Review

    November 8, 2019

    As soon as you walk into The Botanist you know it’s a special place. I’ve never visited any of their restaurants before but on arriving at their York branch the vibe was stylish, cosy and inviting. The concept behind The Botanist is somewhat olde worlde. Taking guests back to a time of adventure and exploration.…

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  • Pub in the Park – Tunbridge Wells 2019

    July 23, 2019

    Pub in the Park offers a series of events bringing together a host of Michelin starred chefs with world class musicians to create the perfect blend of good food & drink with outstanding entertainment. Put together by Tom Kerridge this year’s event has seen stops in Bath, Knutsford, Leeds and Marlow with featured artists including…

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  • Art Therapy Brunch Party At Patterns, Brighton

    July 11, 2019

    Patterns in Brighton have added a unique twist to the Bottomless Brunch concept for a limited time over the Summer months. Thanks to ART + BELIEVE the sun drenched terrace area has undergone a colourful make over featuring a host of bright, geometric murals and artwork. Here lies the twist. In addition to enjoying a…

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  • An Afternoon Exploring London Bridge & Borough Market

    May 28, 2019

    One of my favourite ways to spend the weekend is pottering about London taking in the sights, tastes and flavours. It’s a past-time I rarely get to indulge in now I have a young family..but over the bank holiday weekend my husband and I were given some much needed time out thanks to the grandparents…

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  • The Dukes Head, Crawley Down: Bringing a new level of sophisticated dining to Sussex

    April 27, 2019

    The Dukes Head at Crawley Down near Turners Hill opened its door to the public last weekend after a huge refurbishment project. We were lucky enough to be invited to a preview night in the week leading up to the big reveal..and were blown away by the whole experience. Here’s what to expect from a…

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  • The Christmas ‘Festivo Menu’ at ASK Italian with bookatable.co.uk

    November 29, 2018

    With the festive season now in full swing the issue of balancing multiple nights out with a limited bank balance may seem very real. It’s important that we see all our social groups during the party season…but dining out at pricey restaurants several times in the same month might leave you looking for excuses to…

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  • Wickham Manor House on the Charles Palmer Vineyard

    August 26, 2018

    Sleeps: up to 4 people Price: £170 / night for bed & breakfast for a family of 4 in the William Penn Suite Location: Winchelsea, Sussex Charles Palmer planted the first vines on this stunning estate in Winchelsea near Rye back in 2006. Since then the vineyard has gone on to produce a selection of…

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  • The Old House Inn: A Country Retreat Perfect for Gatwick Stopovers

    August 19, 2018

    Sleeps: 2 people Price: from £110 / night for bed & breakfast Location: Copthorne, West Sussex The Old House Inn is a pretty, period pub with guest rooms on the outskirts of Copthorne in West Sussex. The historical pub looks as though it belongs in the heart of the countryside, but in actual fact it’s…

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  • Family Favourite Cherry Desserts ~ #LoveFreshCherries

    July 30, 2018

    Cherry season is currently in full swing here in the UK and we feel this delicious fruit needs celebrating! Whether you find your cherries at your local supermarket or farm shop one thing is certain….these plump little beauties will certainly taste juicy and sweet. Packed with vitamin C cherries can help improve sleep patterns and…

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