Salopian Brewery Taproom

Take the 511 from Shrewsbury and it will take you to Hadnall. Just off the main road you will find the Salopian Brewery Taproom. But check before you travel, for…

Dina Restaurant, Wellington

There’s a new Kurdish restaurant in the form of the Dina Restaurant Wellington. The new space has only been open for a couple of weeks. It’s a friendly place, with…

Mexicano, Shrewsbury

Sometimes it’s not the food that really blows your mind in a restaurant, but the quality of the people that run it. That was absolutely my experience of Mexicano in…

Fighting Cocks Inn, Stottesdon

Looking for a great, traditional style pub with a warm welcome? Look no further than the Fighting Cocks Inn Stottesdon. This little gem (not the lettuce) will be a delight…

Drive Yourself to Drink: Alcohol Free Beer Tasting

ALCOHOL FREE BEER TASTING: You don’t have to give up drinking for a month just because it’s January. And you don’t need to take up drinking if you want to…

Festive Imperial Stout Tasting

There is an event full of Christmas cheer coming up at The Boot in Wellington – a festive imperial stout tasting. If you weren’t sure, imperial stouts are strong dark…

Dry by Choice Shrewsbury

Dry by Choice Shrewsbury is now open. They have a phenomenal little bottle shop on Wyle Cop that stocks a fantastic range of alcohol free drinks. I’ve been meaning to…

Sunday Lunch at The Pheasant Admaston

Tasty treats for us at The Pheasant Admaston. We were looking for a comfortable pub with a hearty meal. The Pheasant did not disappoint. It’s not quite cold enough for…

Hencote Harvest

I have been volunteering during the English Wine harvest since 2015, and this week saw my first Hencote harvest. The mandatory selfie was taken as we started early to bring…

Poutine Alert!

I am a huge fan of poutine. I don’t know if it’s my north-west upbringing, but there is something magical about chips and gravy. And the Canadians proudly make it…