Tag: Leicestershire

Queen Victoria Arts Club, Leicester
Sitting proudly in the shadow of The Curve Theatre in the city centre of Leicester is the Queen Victoria Arts Club. A classy venue for a pre-theatre meal or, as the case was on my visit, a night of comedy in the basement.
around the world in 80 gins
Gin is taking off in the UK in a big way. Never before has this product been so popular with so many different varieties now available. One company, based in Leicestershire, is taking its customers on a tour around the planet through the wonders of gin -...
The Tap and Run, Upper Broughton
Stuart Broad and his team are at it again. Two years after revamping and reopening The Three Crowns pub in the village of Wymeswold, a new venture with a cricket-themed title has recently opened its doors in nearby Upper Broughton - The Tap and Run.   Formerly The Golden Fleece, The...
Fruit Picking at Cattows Farm
After the success of our first time strawberry picking at Cattows Farm, we went back for more. Only this time, we were on the hunt for the newly ripened raspberries and blackcurrants. The strawberry fields had literally been obliterated. Many locals had come down to grab theirs and turn...
The Three Crowns, Wymeswold
This review is a little too close to home. Well, I did used to live the distance of a Stuart Broad bowling action over the road from The Three Crowns pub. Speaking of Mr Broad, it’s largely down to him that the pub got a much needed renovation. Gone...
Strawberry Picking, Heather
Summer is here and so are the strawberries! Tennis last week at The Nature Valley Nottingham Open had put me in the mood for some fresh strawberries. Luckily, just down the road from me in the small village of Heather there’s the perfect place to grab some. Cattows Farm...
Sketchley Grange Hinckley Leicestershire
We took a slightly unusual step in our travelling life by heading a mere 30 minutes down the road to a local hotel and spa. Sketchley Grange is a hotel based in Burbage, an area of Hinckley that we wouldn’t expect to find a four-star hotel and spa experience....
Bradgate Park, Leicestershire
Spring is here and the weather is going from freezing cold to warm and sunny. Perfect for a stroll around a local favourite - Bradgate Park. It’s easy to get lost in the idea of visiting far away attractions in foreign lands but right here on my doorstep sits...

John’s House

John's House, Mountsorrel
139-141 Loughborough Rd, Mountsorrel We live in Leicestershire and love fine dining. The disadvantage of this is that if you want the full on Michelin treatment in the county you have to search hard to find it. Normally we end up heading down to London for the countries pick...