Review – We were invited to the Cookhouse and Pub to enjoy a complimentary three course meal with drinks

At the weekend we were invited back to our local Cookhouse and Pub, to have a look at their new menu. We last visited the pub in Northwich, Cheshire just over a year ago, after it had gone through a refurbishment programme and changed from a Brewers Fayre to a Cookhouse and Pub. We were looking forward to returning, and seeing what new dishes were on the menu.

Cookhouse and Pub - Northwich

We arrived just as the pub was opening for lunchtime, and it was … Continue reading

Dining at The Stretton Fox in Warrington – Review

Last Thursday we started off the glorious Bank Holiday weekend by dining at The Stretton Fox in Warrington. We had been invited by Vintage Inns to take a look at the newly refurbished pub, and to enjoy a complimentary meal.

The Stretton Fox - Vintage Inn

As The Stretton Fox is only 10 minutes from where we live, we tend to visit once every few months, and we were both looking forward to seeing the newly decorated pub. Having had a lovely country feel to it, I was hoping that this had still been retained after … Continue reading

Birthday meal at Las Iguanas Cheshire Oaks

Last week it was my birthday, and as the husband had booked the day off work, we decided to go out for lunch. As I can’t possibly go out to eat without using a restaurant voucher, I searched the internet for places offering ‘birthday deals’. These can range from a free pudding, free drink and occasionally a main meal.

Las Iguanas Voucher

Las Iguanas Voucher

I found Las Iguanas offered the best incentive with their Las Iguanas free birthday meal, and as we were heading to Cheshire Oaks to do some shopping, we decided to … Continue reading

Last Saturday night we were invited to try out the menu at a local pub in Warrington. The Ring O’Bells is a completely new pub to us, and is located on Church Street on the outskirts of Warrington town centre. Despite its close proximity to the centre of town, the pub is nestled next to a beautiful church on a cobbled side street, and the pub itself is a listed building.

Open Fire

After going through a refurbishment in 2017, the pub has retained many of it’s features such as an open fire and traditional beams, which gives the pub a warm … Continue reading

Galloway Burger House

During our recent trip to the beautiful area of Dumfries and Galloway, we visited the Galloway Burger House. Located in the village of Gatehouse of Fleet, the burger restaurant can be found inside the Galloway Lodge. During the day you can browse the fantastic selection of jams, chutney and mustard. Or wander around the beautiful gift shop, and stop for a coffee and cake in the café. But on Friday evenings (plus Saturdays in June/July/August) the café is transformed into the Galloway Lodge Gatehouse Burger Night.

Galloway Lodge

Galloway Lodge

Galloway Lodge Burger Night Menu

Now any restaurant … Continue reading

Nunsmere Hall Afternoon Tea

My mum celebrated a very special birthday back in 2016, and as a surprise I booked afternoon tea at Nunsmere Hall Hotel.  Nunsmere Hall Hotel is situated in the heart of Cheshire, and despite driving past many times we had never visited before.  As soon as you enter the grounds of Nunsmere, you know you are somewhere special.

Nunsmere Hall Hotel

Being surrounded by the Nunsmere lake on 3 sides, it really does feel that you have escaped to somewhere magical. You can’t help but gaze at the stunning building and gardens, and once inside I felt like … Continue reading

Cookhouse and Pub Northwich

At the weekend I was invited to try out the new Cookhouse and Pub, which has recently opened in Northwich. I like to think I am pretty clued up on the pub and restaurant brands of the UK, but Cookhouse and Pub is a new one to me. Part of the Whitbread chain there are currently 8 Cookhouse and Pubs around the UK, and the Northwich site has recently been re-branded from a popular Brewers Fayre pub. Having visited around 12 months ago, I was looking forward to seeing what changes had been made.

Cookhouse and Pub Northwich

The first … Continue reading

I can finally say that the exams are over, and as a celebration we were invited to Hickory’s in Chester to try out their new family feast. Hickory’s Smokehouse has one of the best locations in Chester, as it sits right on the banks of the River Dee. With it’s lively and welcoming atmosphere, it is perfect for a celebration.

Hickorys in Chester

You start off the Hickory’s experience with complimentary popcorn, freshly popped on site. We were here to try out their family feast, but of course I couldn’t resist a look through their vast menu. From wood fired chicken skewers to … Continue reading

Once a month the husband and I like to arrange a date night together, and I was especially looking forward to this month as it was during the Easter holidays. Of course I love spending time as a family, but ever since the kids were little, we have always made time for each other. After spending 2 nights in a Premier Inn all together over Easter, I was certainly looking forward to spending some quality time with just the husband at TGI Fridays.

TGI Fridays

It had been 2 years since we had last visited TGI Fridays, and I was looking … Continue reading

Last week my husband and I were invited to Bistrot Pierre to try out their ‘Soiree Gastronomique’ evening. We would be dining on a six course menu, which in itself is exciting. But since our last visit in October, their restaurant in Stockton Heath has had an exciting makeover, and we couldn’t wait to experience the newly refurbished Bistrot Pierre.

Dining and Activitiesat Q Lodges Slaley Hall (56)

On entering, I was pleased to see that the layout of the restaurant is very similar to how it was, and it still retains it’s welcoming feel. We both loved the fresh new look, the rustic wooden tables, the … Continue reading