Cocktails and mead @ The Vanguard at 1000 Trades


Bars & Pubs, Events, Review

Calling all booze fans: The Vanguard at 1000 Trades is open… and it’s bloody brilliant. The Vanguard at 1000 Trades is new to the Brum drink scene is spearheaded by cocktail consultant Sam Boulton, who’s (thankfully) bringing something new to the party. Like many bars in Brum, The Vanguard’s menu boasts a plethora of artisan spirits and cocktails, […]

February 20, 2018

Alternative date nights in Birmingham


Bars & Pubs, Pop ups, Ramblings

Today I’m chuntering about alternative date nights in Birmingham. Whether you’ve been together since school or you’re swiping your way through the dating gene pool to find ‘the one,’ date nights are something most of us enjoy. I love a date night, mainly because they inevitably involve food, but I think there’s more to them […]

January 25, 2018

A new winter menu @ Aluna


Bars & Pubs, Events

I recently visited Aluna in The Mailbox to try the cocktails, but last week I ventured back to sample the food. Having recently launched a new winter menu, I was excited to revisit the canal side bar and restaurant to try some of the Thai style dishes I’d heard about. The venue The restaurant side […]

November 29, 2017

Potter and pizza @ Spotlight


Bars & Pubs, Pop ups, Ramblings

Did you ever hear about the girl that was bullied into dressing as Dobby – full makeup, the works – for her hen do? Of course you did, because it was me, and I’m not exactly known for keeping quiet. Despite still having the occasional nightmare about being paraded around Brighton in a potato sack […]

November 25, 2017

Chilled tapas and great wine @ Pinchos


Bars & Pubs, Cafes, Review

Pinchos tapas bar opens in Birmingham, and it’s a love letter to Spain. The winding streets of Barcelona are a joy for food lovers, with rustic cafes and bars offering Spanish snacks nestled in every nook and cranny. I truly love that city, having been many times both as a solo traveller and with friends. […]

November 14, 2017

Aluna cocktail class 


Bars & Pubs, Events

Recently I was invited to an event called Girls Night In at Aluna. Promising a glimpse of the popular cocktail menu as well as access to the latest jewellery collection from Stella & Dot, I braved the autumnal monsoon and headed to the Mailbox with some fellow bloggers. I like Aluna (owned by the same […]

November 14, 2017

Sunday dinner @ The Dark Horse, Moseley 


Bars & Pubs, Review

New just in: The Dark Horse in Moseley does a ruddy good roast dinner Okay, so it’s fair to say over the years I have been quite the creature of habit when it comes to roast dinners. I’ll tell anyone that will listen about the massive Sunday dinners available for under £9 at The Sun […]

November 12, 2017

OCD Cider and Pizza @ The Stable


Bars & Pubs, Events

Earlier this week I was invited to attend the launch of a new cider taking place at The Stable. Promising a tasty night of pizza and fruity ciders to try I made my way to the popular John Bright Street venue with some of my favourite foodies. Celebrating the launch of Birmingham-based ODC, this new […]

November 5, 2017