• The New Inn at Scarcroft entrance

    Hetchell Woods & The New Inn | A Day Out in Scarcroft

    One of the reasons I love living in Leeds is that you’re only a few minutes away from the countryside. At the start of the bank holiday weekend, I discovered a new area: Scarcroft. It’s a village north east of Leeds, on the way to Wetherby. Prior to being sent an invitation to The New Inn, I had no idea this place existed. In fact, I confused it with Seacroft. Can you blame me? Googling what to do in Scarcroft, the first result recommended to visit Hetchell Woods so that’s what we did, before stuffing our faces at The New Inn at Scarcroft. Hetchell Woods Hetchell Woods is well hidden…

  • The Deer Park Food

    Dining in Style at The Deer Park in Leeds

    The Deer Park in Leeds has had a refurbish. I’ve not been before so I can’t say how it looked previously but who cares when the new interior is this fabulous?! The Deer Park reopened a couple of weeks ago and prior to that, I was invited to check out how they had done up the place, over tasty food and refreshing cocktails* (of course). The Deer Park Interior Already from the outside you can tell that The Deer Park isn’t your regular local pub. Leading up to the entrance of the grand white building you’re met with an outdoor seating and glassed in patio. Both looking very cosy, especially…

  • Eating at Red's True Barbecue

    Meat Feast at Red’s True Barbecue in Leeds

    Let there be meat! I am a meat eater. I love meat and I’m not ashamed of saying it. Meat doesn’t have to feature in every meal I eat but I could never give it up. It’s too tasty! Funnily enough, being a meat eater n’ all, I can’t believe that I’ve never set foot in a Red’s True Barbecue restaurant until this year. Spoiler alert! – I’ll definitely be back. Red’s True Barbecue* kindly invited me and a plus one along to sample some of their new dishes as well as some classics. I was overwhelmed with the massive menu so really happy that someone had already decided what…

  • The Lost and Found Leeds Club

    Drinking and Dining at The Lost and Found

    Wow! Such an impressive venue! Leeds’ second The Lost and Found Restaurant has recently opened up on Albion Place and it’s stunning! I’ve never been to this venue before so I can’t say how it used to look but it doesn’t matter, only how it’s presented now. The Lost and Found have done an amazing job decorating. It’s an eclectic interior style where tropical meets apothecary. You can imagine my fascination over it being obsessed with skulls and flamingos, although the tropical theme is only portrayed through massive plants furniture with a forest feel. The Lost and Found Cocktails Benedict Pike’s The Lost and Found is set across two floors.…

  • Hyde Park Book Club

    Breakfast at Hyde Park Book Club

    I used to live in the LS6 area and on my weekend morning walks, I’d always pass the old petrol station turned in to a fancy dress shop. I always had the intention of coming back during opening hours to have a mooch around, but I never did. Since moving away, the fancy dress shop has gotten smaller and smaller and in conjunction, the Hyde Park Book Club has opened up. A cafe and events space all in one. Think Brudenell Social Club but more a day time venue. A couple of weekends ago, I was invited to come down and try their breakfast menu. If you don’t mind me…