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! 👋), means that The Bean, aka the tiny human I’m currently growing, is officially due NEXT MONTH. (😱😬😅) 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 façade dates back to. Open daily from 9am (11am on Sunday’s) with closing times varying – but generally at least…

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…

Eats: The Vegetable Diva, Bristol

I was recently invited to visit a new venue on the Bristol food scene, The Vegetable Diva, which this month (March) has opened on the harbour side. Coming from south of the city I hopped on the cross harbour ferry just by the SS Great Britain and was deposited only a minutes walk away, which…

Eats & Explores: 3 Nights in Athens, Greece

Bestie @jen.on.tour and I recently enjoyed a mini break to the Greek Capital, Athens. We had a brilliant trip and it was super convenient (and cheap) to visit from Bristol, so here are some of my (our!) recommendations… Transport Flights from Bristol are very reasonable, depending on the time of year. We booked in October…

Eats & Explores: A Night in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

Accomodation: The Cawdor Hotel Where: Rhosmaen St, Llandeilo SA19 6EN The Cawdor came onto my radar a few years ago when my mum stayed there – she raved about a free upgrade to a four poster bed and the exceptional food. So when I spotted a special offer on their Facebook page just before Christmas,…

Eats: Lido Spa & Restaurant, Bristol

I’d wanted to visit the restaurant at the Lido in Bristol for some time, and at the beginning of the month finally went along with my husband Chris, father-in-law Al and step-mother-in-law, Jan. We had a voucher (shock!) that we had purchased during their Advent event in December, which for £30 per couple entitled us…