Nottingham Open Round One

The Nature Valley Nottingham Open 2018 – First Round

Today, the sun is out and so are the top players. Centre Court is open to the paying public and a stacked card features...
Nature Valley Nottingham Open

The Nature Valley Nottingham Open 2018 – Qualifying Rounds

With Wimbledon on the horizon, the focus lands on the pre-grand slam grass court tournaments. The tournament local to me is one that I...
The Red Cow, Leicester Forest East

The Red Cow, Leicester Forest East

Following a recent refurbishment at The Red Cow, we were kindly invited to come and try the new menu and take a look at...
Jacuzzi Spa Sketchley Grange Hinckley Leicestershire

Sketchley Grange Breakfast and Spa Day

Waking up in our Junior Suite we couldn't have been happier. The sun was shining and we had a day of spa action plus...
Eton mess Candy Floss Waffle and Scoop Leicester

Waffle and Scoop, Leicester

Where did all of these suddenly come from? Leicester city centre has become invaded by ice cream and gelato parlours, but is that really...
Lamb Restaurant Sketchley Grange Hinckley Leicestershire

The Garden Bar and Restaurant, Sketchley Grange: Second Night

Returning for round two of three course dinner in The Garden Bar and Restaurant brought us a good feeling. The staff on night one...
North Bar and Kitchen Leicester

North Bar and Kitchen, Leicester

Following a top weekend away at Sketchley Grange, Hinckley, we ventured back into Leicester in search of some Sunday lunch. For some time I...
The Garden Bar and Restaurant, Sketchley Grange

The Garden Bar and Restaurant: First Night at Sketchley Grange Hotel

All meals during our two-night stay at Sketchley Grange would be accompanied by dinner in the restaurant. The restaurant is located just behind the...
Sketchley Grange Hinckley Leicestershire

Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa

We took a slightly unusual step in our travelling life by heading a mere 30 minutes down the road to a local hotel and...
Cod with Wild Garlic

Roasted Cod with Wild Garlic, Asparagus and Mushrooms

After a successful forage around Bradgate Park for those elusive Wild Garlic leaves, I had to come to a decision about what to make....
Bradgate Park, Leicestershire

Bradgate Park, Leicestershire: Wild Garlic and Venison

Spring is here and the weather is going from freezing cold to warm and sunny. Perfect for a stroll around a local favourite -...
Home Cured Chorizo with Scallops

Home-Cured Chorizo with Scallops

The kind folks at Spicely Does It have sent me a real artisan’s treat. A sausage making machine complete with the basis to bang...