Blockhouse at the Sheet Anchor

I like to think that I have my ear to the ground when it comes to new places to dine out or enjoy a nice glass of wine or two in and around the area. Staffordshire isn’t like Manchester or London (surprise surprise).  There aren’t new restaurants popping up every other weekend with a cool “new” concept, fusion foodie combinations and trendy folk lining up to Instagram their kooky dishes… so when there is, I make sure I’m there, knife and fork in hand and ready to see what all the hoo-hah is about. After banging on about making Blockhouse at…

Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth | Sweet Hanley

For those of us who have a sweet tooth, the best part of eating out is skipping the starter,  racing through the main and greedily perusing the dessert menu full of sticky, syrupy, chocolately goodness. What’s better than something served with a side of gelato or a bottomless jug of custard after all? Dessert bars seem to be all the rage and are perfect if you want to eat out but skip straight to the sweet.  There’s been an influx of dessert lounges opening in Stoke on Trent recently with the latest, aptly named Sweet on Stafford Street serving up dishes of…

The Three Rivers Gin Experience | Manchester

Manchester is a city where things happen. Before it revolutionised a 90’s club scene or delivered a smorgasbord of kitsch independent eateries and bars, Manchester gave rise to a steam revolution, the birth of a great great great ancestor of the computer I’m writing on today or the splitting of the atom. Long and short of it, Manchester is the place where people do. A cosmopolitan city of culture filled with the hustle and bustle of the dreamers, the doers, the make shit happeners. People pour into the city on a daily basis to work, shop, eat or drink and…

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