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Dining at The Railway Inn

Trains have been running through Shottle on and off since 1867.  I say on and off because in 1947 the line was closed for passenger trains and used for goods trains only. However the recently opened Ecclesbourne Valley Railway now serves this delightful area of Derbyshire, which is rich in scenery and beautiful walks. The local […]

Kedleston Country House

From the beginning of the 18th century Derby has had a reputation for fine town houses. A slow walk along Friar Gate and on to Ashbourne Road will reveal many fine examples but if you continue that journey out of town along the Kedleston Road you will come across the grade II*-listed Kedleston Country House […]

Dining at Santo’s Higham Farm

Dining out with your partner, family or friends should be a memorable experience for all the right reasons; beautifully cooked food, pleasant surroundings and a relaxed atmosphere. What a delight when all these things come together as they did recently for my wife Susan and I on a chilly Autumn evening at Santo’s Higham Farm, […]

Dining at Blacksmith’s Loft

It was early on a sunny Saturday evening when my daughter and I strolled down from the Cathedral Quarter in Derby’s old city centre and turned right onto Sadler Gate, wandered past the old 16th century buildings until we reached the entrance to Blacksmith’s Yard.  There is an inviting looking bar that opens onto the […]

Dining at The Village Inn

Martin, Sarah and Phil have always had the knack of providing good food at the right price and our visit to the Village Inn this month showed that they still maintain that, with the addition last year of the wood burning pizza oven adding another dimension to their business. Situated on the outskirts of Ripley […]