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Get festive at the Queens in Warwick-on-Eden

Jenni Collins and Neet McFarlane recently packed up their life in Hertfordshire to take over The Queens in Warwick-on-Eden.  The pair met working in the aged care industry down south but a change of direction brought them to the cosy community country pub on the outskirts of Carlisle.  It’s an area Neet has always felt […]

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Said the Actress to the Bishop brings some 1920’s chic to Carlisle

Said the Actress to the Bishop brings some 1920’s chic to Carlisle. The green and gold Doulton tiles out in front of the Howard Arms ooze history and the effect is amplified by the wood-panelled interior as soon as you step through the door.  Owner Dianne Irving is keen to continue with the historic feel […]

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Classic Cocktail Combinations

Winter warmers, Festive Favourites and Classic Cocktails but no cocktail page is complete without something bright blue! Let’s get festive. Frosty Flurry Cocktail Gorgeous icy blue cocktails with rum, white cranberry and curacao rimmed with sparkling snowflake sugar to bring on the snow for a blue blue Christmas. Get in the holiday spirit with a […]

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Spanish Chicken & Chorizo

Bring your store cupboard essentials to life with Embellish with Relish Cook Book.   From hearty hotpots to aromatic curries, these are simple but satisfying meals packed full of flavour to make the most of the jars and bottles that are tucked away in the cupboard. Spanish Chicken & Chorizo This is a great family dish […]

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The Hills Have Pies… And a New Store

Hills Spar Hills have plenty of experience keeping Cumbria moving with over 12 stores spread throughout the county and locations closer to home like Longmile, Stainburn, Dearham Wigton and the Pelican in Whitehaven.  They have certainly utilised all their knowledge with their brand new Spar store on Harrington Road, close to Workington town centre, which […]

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The Autumn/Winter Food & Drink Guide

We’re privileged to have a lot of wonder on our doorstep. From the brooding fells to the lakes and coastline and our countless towns and villages that pepper the sprawling mass of countryside. This is why for thousands of years locals, travellers and settlers have come to know and love this area for something special […]

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Chilli Rocky Road leads to warm winter delights

Chilli Rocky Road leads to warm winter delights Bring your store cupboard essentials to life with The Hawkshead Relish Cook Book.  From hearty hotpots to aromatic curries, these are simple but satisfying meals packed full of flavour to make the most of the jars and bottles that are tucked away in the cupboard. Chilli Rocky […]

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Ennerdale – Our Wild Escape

The Shepherds Arms Why do tens of thousands of walkers attempt Wainwright’s coast to coast?  The answer is quite simple… because it’s one of the worlds great walks.  People flock from places like Australia and America for the famous walk and the Shepherds Arms, in the centre of Ennerdale Bridge, is where many weary walkers […]

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Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of rum… and gifts too

The Rum Story’s Jefferson’s Gift Shop is a luxury cavern of local and artisan goods that specialises in quality food and drink along with unique gifts. Set in the original Jefferson’s building on Lowther Street in Whitehaven, the shop is the home of the world-famous rum but with the exhibition to explore, you can delve […]

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From the Land of a Thousand Smiles

Star of Siam All too often the worst part of going on holiday is the jolt as your plane touches down under the grey skies of Blighty. If you came back from Thailand, you probably had a perfect holiday.  Whether you swam in the azure waters, bustled your way through the roadside street stalls or […]

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