Afternoon tea at Forest Side 

Last year I was lucky enough to go to the Forest Side for lunch. was amazing and a few weeks after our visit, they were awarded their first Michelin star. I had seen pictures of their afternoon tea and it went on my never ending list of places to eat.  After having words aboutContinue reading “Afternoon tea at Forest Side “

Gilpin Spice and all things nice 

Gilpin lodge hotel has always been a favourite place of mine. The Cunliffe family who own it, are always innovative and have a real eye for detail. I love the interior and the food is always amazing. I was very excited to hear about their latest venture, Gilpin Spice. A restaurant almost like pan AsianContinue reading “Gilpin Spice and all things nice “

Raby Hunt 

I had never heard about the Raby Hunt restaurant until one of my customers Steve told me about it. Every time he went, he said to me “you must go” this continued for about 4 years. Him talking so passionately about the food imploring me to visit. When the Michelin guide announced the new stars,Continue reading “Raby Hunt “

A new star is born- Forestside

When the hotel opened it doors earlier this year I was interested to see what Andrew and his team had done to breath life into this neglected building.  Forest Side is an imposing slate-built mansion, built for a wealthy industrialist in 1853, on the outskirts of Grasmere. Across the road, Helm Crag looking down majestically on it.  InContinue reading “A new star is born- Forestside”

Escaping to Yorkshire for the night….

I visited the Black Swan in Helmsley about 4 years ago on a Sunday is the new Saturday deal. As I was on the mailing list a deal came through and thought why not. Helmsley is a chocolate box village situated 23 miles north of York. Last time I was at the hotel, it wasContinue reading “Escaping to Yorkshire for the night….”