Eats & Explores: The Howard Arms, Ilmington

Last month (June), hubby and I visited the north Cotswolds for part one of our ‘Babymoon’, and on our second night there we stayed at The Howard Arms. Even with the weather being less than ideal upon our visit, we were immediately charmed driving up to this quaint village gastro pub and B&B. We stayed…

Eats & Explores: The Bower House, Shipston-on-Stour

We’re in June, which you may know (if you read the nonsense I write here or follow me on Instagram, hi if you do! ๐Ÿ‘‹), means that The Bean, aka the tiny human I’m currently growing, is officially due NEXT MONTH. (๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜…) How did that happen!? Anyway because I don’t like to do things in…

Eats: 1766 Bar & Kitchen, Bristol

Last year Bristol Old Vic revealed its massive refurbishment of it’s front of house, which now hosts an area known as 1766 Bar and Kitchen, a nod to the date it’s beautifully revealed original theatre faรงade dates back to. Open daily from 9am (11am on Sunday’s) with closing times varying – but generally at least…

Explores: Matilda the Musical, Bristol Hippodrome

If you read my last theatre review (Kinky Boots @ Bristol Hippodrome) then you’ll know I do love a bit of musical theatre. But when invited to a special event to celebrate the arrival of Matilda The Musical at the Bristol Hippodrome, I was especially excited! Seeing the film with my mum at the (original) Odeon…

Eats: Mrs. Potts Chocolate House, Bristol

So the day before we visited Mrs. Potts Chocolate House I read a review on Instagram that said Mrs Potts was ‘too chocolatey’. Needless to say as a firm believer pudding should only ever be chocolatey (unless it’s apple pie), I thought this person was clearly a bit bonkers visiting somewhere that calls itself a…

Explores: Portmeirion, Gwynedd

Last week my husband, the boys and the bump/I went to West and North Wales on a Sun holiday, staying in Haven sites at Pwllheli and Prestatyn. On the Saturday (13th) it was Mr Lizzie.Eats.Explores Birthday, and we spent the afternoon at Portmeirion Village, a beautiful way to celebrate I think you’ll soon agree… So…

Eats: The River Grille, Bristol

The River Grille at The Bristol Hotel recently relaunched their Sunday lunch menu, replacing its carvery offering with a plated service, allowing guests to sit on their bottoms and enjoy the view (and what views they are – but I’ll get to that). I was lucky enough to be invited along to review the new…