Birmingham Cocktail Weekend 2018


Bars & Pubs, Events, Hotels, Ramblings

Football might not have come home this year (I still love you Gareth) but Birmingham Cocktail Weekend did, bringing with it some excellent drinks and both new and old venues across our glorious city involved. Taking place over the (very sunny weekend of) 13-15th July, 40 bars and restaurants took part, including venues around The […]

July 17, 2018

Colmore Food Festival @ Victoria Square, City Centre


Events

I loved Colmore Food Festival last year. That may partly be down to being champagne drunk at lunchtime, but mainly it’s because this annual food festival brings something unique to Birmingham. The food fest returned to its home at Victoria Square for the 8th time on Friday, bringing the sunshine and good times with it […]

July 8, 2018

River Fest 2018, Stratford-Upon-Avon


Events

Quick post for you today on a recent festival I went to in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Yes, occasionally I leave Birmingham and spend my money in other places. Who knew?! After what can politely be described as a turbulent week, The Husband and I decided to spend last weekend doing nothing and being T-Total. This lasted approximately […]

July 4, 2018

Pizza and Prosecco Festival @ Boxxed, Floodgate Street


Events, Pop ups

If there are two things I associate with my good pal and former bridesmaid Nic, it’s booze and pizza. Having known her since freshers week, approximately 2749 years ago, we bonded over our love for rubbish boys, getting legless and eating far too much. A lot has changed since our first encounter in 2003 (we […]

June 25, 2018

Where to watch the England games during the World Cup


Events

It’s that time again, when we all rediscover our patriotism for a few weeks and start singing Three Lions with more enthusiasm than Russia’s department of poisoning. Yes, the World Cup 2018 is upon us, with the first England match kicking off tomorrow. I don’t claim to be any kind of a football expert, but […]

June 17, 2018

Competition: Win tickets to BBC Good Food Show 2018


Events

Fancy winning tickets to BBC Good Food Show 2018 in June? I’ve got 3 pairs of general admission tickets to giveaway for the popular BBC Good Food Show at the NEC next month – and to win them couldn’t be easier. Simply head to my Twitter and/or Facebook page then LIKE & SHARE my post about […]

May 16, 2018

Spring Market Cheese Festival @ The Bond, Digbeth


Events, Pop ups

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before but I like cheese. I like cheese in all its glorious forms: melted, baked, sliced, diced. Whatever, if it involves fromage I want a slice. With that in mind, it was a given I’d end up at the Spring Market Cheese Festival at The Bond this weekend, […]

April 24, 2018

Digbeth Dining Club hits Brindleyplace


Events, Pop ups

If you can’t wait to get your Digbeth Dining Club fix come the weekend, this next little news nugget may make you rather happy. Starting from May, Digbeth Dining Club will be at brindleyplace at lunchtimes on the second Friday of every month – all the way up until September. The intro pop up is […]

April 12, 2018

Birmingham Wine Weekend 2018


Bars & Pubs, Events, Hotels, restaurants

I don’t generally wear bracelets, but I made an exception for the Birmingham Wine Weekend band. Following from the success of the cocktail weekend, the same folk launched Birmingham Wine Weekend for 2018. For £10 a magical maroon wristband is provided which grants you access to 21 of the finest bars, hotels and restaurant in […]

March 30, 2018

Independent Birmingham Festival @ The Bond, Digbeth


Events, Pop ups, Review

You know your fella knows you well when, instead of flowers, he surprises you with tickets to the Independent Birmingham Festival for a day of eating. Set up within The Bond in Digbeth, the Independent Birmingham Festival celebrated all that is brilliant when it comes to Brum’s indi scene. I bang on relentlessly about my […]

March 26, 2018