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! 👋), 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…

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: 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: Bottomless Pizza and Prosecco @ Sup & Chow, Cheltenham

Last weekend, I went to Cheltenham for a belated birthday meal for bestie @jen.on.tour.  As a fellow pizza fiend, she’d been wanting to try the ‘Unlimited Pizza and Prosecco’ deal at self styled community pub Sup & Chow for quite some time – and what better excuse to go than a birthday?! The Deal It’s…