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Going Loco For Los Locos

Foodies are going loco for Los Locos, a brand new restaurant bringing the great tastes of Mexico back to Carlisle.     Carlisle’s foodie offering has been lacking somewhat in Mexican cuisine since Panchos closed down in 2016, but the latest eatery to open in the city, Los Locos, is starting to spice things up again.     Opening its […]

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Koppers Cockermouth

Koppers of Cockermouth: Something New For The Cumbrian Dining Scene

Since opening last year, Koppers has fast gained a reputation as one of Cumbria’s finest eateries – and the history of the building in which it is situated is almost as rich and varied as the food on offer. Constructed in 1721, the premises was built on the commands and plans of Whitechapel. It was […]

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Merlot Richardsons

You Had Me at Merlot…

With the kids off school, it’s time to reach for the Merlot, says Gerard Richardson, of Richardson’s in Whitehaven. “If reassurances could dull pain, nobody would ever go to the trouble of pressing grapes.” Scott Lynch Ah, the age old question of how to relax when the rugrats are off school is with us again. […]

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Local Cocktail Recipes To Enjoy

Whatever the weather, you can make an evening of it with these locally-sourced cocktail recipes. Wheter it’s a cosy night in or an evening spent entertaining friends, everybody will love these choices. Toffee Flat White Martini Slate Bar & Café, Kendal This indulgent cocktail is perfect for coffee-lovers, but the sweetness that comes through from […]

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The Crown Inn, Stanwix Named National Finalist In 2018 Great British Pub Awards

The newly-refurbished Crown Inn at Stanwix has been named as one of just six national finalists in not one but two categories in this year’s Great British Pub Awards. The establishment has pick up nomination for Best Beer Garden in Britain and Best Turnaround Pub in Britain respectively. The Great British Pub Awards is the […]

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Beer Garden

Beer Gardens: Five Of The Best

At the first sight of sunshine, put on the sun cream and escape to the country to enjoy a beer in the great outdoors. We found some of the best beer gardens in and around Carlisle to enjoy a cold one this summer. The Crown Inn Stanwix Probably the most unique spot in the city […]

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Jennings Brewery

Bring The Beer Garden To Your Home With Jennings Brewery

This summer, bring the beer garden to your own home with your favourite Jennings Brewery ales on tap. There’s nothing better when the sun is shining, than sitting in a beer garden, sipping a cool pint with your nearest and dearest. Apart from perhaps, bringing the beer garden to your own backyard. Jennings Brewery, are […]

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Mini Pavlovas

Mini Pavlovas: The Ideal Summer Dessert

With raspberries and strawberries at their best, Nigella Lawson’s mini pavlovas make the perfect summer dessert. Ingredients: Makes 18 mini pavlovas • 8 large egg whites • 1 pinch of salt • 500 grams caster sugar • 4 teaspoons cornflour • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar • 750 millilitres whipping […]

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Sauvignon Blanc

All About The Sauvignon

This month Gerard Richardson, of Richardsons of Whitehaven, gets to grips with the pros of Sauvignon Blanc. “Sauvignon Blanc? There’s little to it except a reek of Cats Pee on a Gooseberry bush!” -Jancis Robinson I love this quote which, to be fair to Jancis was made in the early days of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc […]

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Summergrove Halls: A Must-Visit Destination For Great Food

Following a recent refurbishment, the restaurant at Summergrove Halls has become a destination in its own right. Over the past few years, Summergrove Halls has undergone a significant revamp. On 1 April they unveiled the latest of the renovations with the launch of a brand new restaurant and dining experience. The 131 bedroom hotel, located […]

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