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The Fat Boar, Wrexham – A Lunchtime Review

The Fat Boar, Wrexham – A Lunchtime Review

It’s Monday afternoon & a friend suggests lunch.  Instead of going to one of the old faithfuls we decide to go for somewhere we’ve not tried before, The Fat Boar, Wrexham. I say we’ve not tried it before, it feels like we have as we’ve […]

Cafe R –  Ruthin Craft Centre

Cafe R – Ruthin Craft Centre

Driving to Denbigh one Sunday for work hubs & I were in dire need of sustenance so we dropped into Cafe R.  Cafe R is a cafe & restaurant situated within the Craft Centre at Ruthin.   OK, this isn’t hubs driving – but had […]

The Chef’s Table – Chester – New Menu Review

The Chef’s Table – Chester – New Menu Review

The Chef’s Table in Chester is my favourite local restaurant & has been for some time.  The best way I can describe it is it delivers fine dining in a comfortable & relaxed environment.   The Chef’s Table is co owned by Chef Liam Mackay […]

Bank Street Coffee Wrexham – Small But Perfectly Formed

Bank Street Coffee Wrexham – Small But Perfectly Formed

Bank Street Coffee Wrexham is the latest new venture to open up in town.  Wrexham gets a hard time & not just from those outside of Wrexham but also from people within.  The reality is that there is a hard core group of people working […]

Afternoon Tea Venue Near Mold, North Wales

Afternoon Tea Venue Near Mold, North Wales

Looking for an afternoon tea venue near Mold in North Wales, then let me introduce a wonderful option.  Soughton Hall Hotel. Who doesn’t love afternoon tea?  Especially if enjoyed in stunning Downton Abbey type surroundings.  A couple of fellow self-employed ladies & I try to […]

Eat Out In Chorlton, Manchester at The Elk

Eat Out In Chorlton, Manchester at The Elk

We were recently looking for somewhere to eat out in Charlton Manchester & were recommended The Elk – I mean come on – what a great name – right? Chorlton like other suburbs of Manchester City, has a nice little vibe going on with its […]

The Old Fire Station Cafe Bar, Malpas, Cheshire

The Old Fire Station Cafe Bar, Malpas, Cheshire

The Old Fire Station Cafe Bar, is, as it sounds, an old fire station with a cafe bar in it! The Village of Malpas I love this place, for a number of reasons.  For one thing, it is situated in the pretty little South Cheshire […]

Pimp Up Your Picnic

Pimp Up Your Picnic

National picnic week was 16 – 25th June this year not that you need an excuse to have a picnic right?  We used to love jumping in the car with the kids & the dog, driving out into the countryside &  finding somewhere to pull […]