Hell in a Cell – Saw meets Crystal Maze

The face in the photo is genuinely petrified (whilst my fellow escapees look remarkably casual and happy!?!?). I had willingly signed myself up to trying out the escape room with a difference – Hell in a Cell. Described as a combination of Crystal Maze mixed with a bit of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this is obviously…

Thatchers Cider: Food and Cider matching at Pasture

I have a confession to make…even though I am a born and bred Bristolian, I am much more likely to be found with a glass of wine or gin in my hand than a cider.  I was all ready to start thinking differently about this apple based beverage though when invited to a food and…

Foodies Festival: Eating and drink our way round the Downs

Foodies Festival has become a bit of annual tradition for me and the mother goose! A tradition that is based on drinking a lot of bubbles, eating a lot of food, watching food and drink based demos and buying as many treats as we can physically carry. In mum’s case, this often includes some random…

Every Good Thing: I completed Kimchi College

I have become a little bit obsessed with all things fermented recently. Admittedly it started with the legendary Tuk Tuck kimchi fries (if you haven’t tried these, you need to, NOW!) Combined with a little research into the power of the gut (recommended reading: Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ) and…

Arnolfini – extended cafe hours

THE SUN HAS GOT HIS HAT ON! HIP HIP HIP HOORAY…..Which means the majority of Bristol will be congregating outside Arnolfini, legs a dangling over the water, grabbing the last of those rays with a cider in hand. To add to this joy, Arnolfini are now extending their kitchen hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday…

Escape Hunt Bristol: We came out as warriors!

Now, how do you talk about an experience where most of it needs to be kept a secret? Tricky, but I shall try my best to tell you as much as I can about one of Bristol’s newest escape room experiences – maybe with a few hints and tips along the way (got out with…

Corner 77: Street food market launches on Friday

The food geniuses behind the scrumptious Bravas, Bakers & Co and CARGO Cantina, Kieran & Imogen Waite, are launching one of their most creative ventures yet – Corner 77! Launching this Friday, the new venue on the corner of Cheltenham Road and Jamaica Street will bring together a collective of Bristol’s best food vendors and…

Happy Bird: launch of new seasonal specials

I absolutely adore the Bristol food scene. Not just for the passionate and inventive people serving such scrummy and exciting food around our gorgeous city, but also for the masses of food lovers who make time to shout about that fab food we have and support the local independents. This was the joyful combo at Happy…

Strawberry Thief: More than just a Belgian Beer Bar

Tucked away in the heart of Bristol’s Old City is the particularly cosy Strawberry Thief bar. The gorgeous William Morris wallpaper (the inspiration for its name), plants and tiled floors, provide a creative and quirky space that celebrates the Independents that surround it. The Strawberry Thief are renowned for their craft beer. With over 75…

The Cauldron Restaurant: A roast to rave about

I have regular realisations that I may be a little too obsessed with food. A recent example? When speaking to a friend about her upcoming wedding plans, my life update was “I went for a really good roast at The Cauldron Restaurant last Sunday!” Let’s not think too much about my life choices… Anyway, I…

Ceres Coffee: now open for dinner!

The place that serves up one of Bristol’s most loved brunches (the sweetcorn fritters and pancake stack dishes are a must try!) is now open for dinner, and it’s lush! Ceres Coffee, the gorgeous Melbourne style cafe in Stokes Croft, offers a three-course menu based on seasonal, local produce. The menu is small: three starters,…

Hobbies: Exploring creativity around Bristol

I have come to the conclusion that I may have acquired too many hobbies. Alongside work, my productivity nemesis – box-sets and social media – and the amount of time that food takes up my thoughts and life, I have developed a love for lots of creative activities that I need to work out a…