THE BARLEY TWIST READIES FOR NOTTINGHAM RELAUNCH

Castle Rock Brewery's first micro-pub and wine cellar on Carrington Street, Nottingham will retain the name of the sweet shop that graced its location and will open before Christmas as the Barley Twist. For generations, the much-loved shop offered travellers and locals a multitude of choices of sweets in jars. On opening as Castle Rock's 25th in ...

ASIAN RESTAURANT AWARDS LAUNCH 2018 IN MANCHESTER FOR GLITTERING CEREMONY

Asian foodies can nominate their favourite restaurants and takeaways in the first Asian Restaurant Awards, which will be held at the Manchester Hilton, on Monday 12th February 2018. The awards are open to Bangladeshi, Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Middle Eastern, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese restaurants and takeaways. The shortlisted will ...

LEICESTER CELEBRATES GELATO IN THE SQUARE

The UK's first celebration of artisan Italian gelato saw ten of the world's finest Maestri Gelatieri descend on Gelato Village in Leicester. As well as bringing incredible new tastes to the people of the city - including Chocolate & Tuscan Cigar - the event provided an opportunity for visitors to learn more about the craft behind traditional gelato ...

PACKING FOR A BUSINESS TRIP – DO’S AND DON’TS

I've done a fair bit of travelling this year, and I'm always looking at ways into streamlining my packing. I love packing as much as tardiness, rude folk and cold butter on bread (these just so happen to be my pet peeves). How can you make packing less a chore and more fun? Whether you work in an industry ...

HART’S LAUNCHES ANNIVERSARY TASTING MENU FOR LIMITED TIME

Mouths are watering across the Midlands as Hart's, the Nottingham restaurant renowned for its fine dining experience, announces the launch of an exclusive new six-course tasting menu. Unveiled as part of the establishment's 20-year anniversary celebrations, the limited-edition menu showcases some of the most popular dishes to come out of the restaurant's kitchen over the past ...

INDIA ON FILM SEASON: DERBY QUAD

India is celebrating its 70-year independence. To mark this momentous occasion, Derby QUAD is showcasing a number of classic films as part of its India On Film season. Pyaasa (1957) was one of the films included in the programme, which I watched yesterday and the review will follow shortly. Other films that have been lovingly restored ...

HOFMEISTER HELLES LAGER Q&A: RICHARD LONGHURST & SPENCER CHAMBERS

As party season gets underway and we get into the spirit (sorry I couldn't help myself), we start to think of delicious drinks to imbibe. After reviewing Hofmeister earlier this year, it is one of the beers that has made my "To Drink" list when I'm out and about. (See my original review here.) I think it's important ...

GARDEN CENTRE LEAPS INTO FESTIVE SEASON WITH NEW CHRISTMAS OPEN HOURS

Did you know it's seven Friday's till Christmas? A local garden centre is leaping into the festive season by opening late. It is the go-to place for people looking for unique, hand-made gifts with a twist. Where is the magic place I hear you ask? It's a quaint place in Bolton - Heaton Fold Garden Centre, ...

BEAR SET TO TRANSFORM DERBY’S CAFÉ-BAR SCENE

BEAR have announced that their long-awaited Derby store is moving full-steam-ahead in preparation to open its doors on Friday 1st December 2017. Confidently branding itself as #notanothercoffeeshop, the store promises to redefine the café-bar experience in Derby. Until recently, coffee shops and bars have been strangers attracting different clientele. However, a developing trend to combine the ...