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Another Sad Loss - AA Gill
Saturday 10 Dec 2016

Today has seen the passing of yet another legend in what is turning out to be the year of celebrity and legendary deaths; I shan’t be sad to see the end of 2016 in that respect. AA Gill was, to me anyway, an utterly brilliant restaurant critic for The Sunday Times newspaper and I would eagerly read his reviews waiting to see what pithy insights he had to deliver.

I loved th ...........  read more




Christmas At Chatsworth House @ChatsworthHouse
Thursday 8 Dec 2016

I did mention on my last Chatterbox that it had been a rather busy week, but didn’t enlighten you all on my Chatsworth House adventure. Every year, for the Festive season, The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and their wonderful staff, decorate the magnificent Chatsworth House in a particular theme; last year it was based around Toad of Toad Hall from Wind in The Willows and this year, 2016 ...........  read more





6300 Visits And A Hall Of Fame Reshuffle
Friday 2 Dec 2016

November 2016 has been the busiest month ever for The Sticky Beak Blog with over 6300 visits to the site for the first time ever. Thank you to all our readers for your support.

The Hall of Fame has seen a few changes too, the top 5 haven't changed with the hall still being led by York House, Catch 22 and The Craft Burger Company (although the Craft Burger Company have achived ...........  read more





Who Else Was At The Marketing Derby Food & Drink Awards @RestedCocktails @EngineShedDerby @The_Quirky_Cook @JohnCowings
Sunday 16 Oct 2016

As the name of the blog suggests, I am a rather nosey little birdie who loves asking questions and finding out about things. The Marketing Derby Food and Drink awards 2016 had some fantastic stalls to browse before the award ceremony itself, so I decided to go and investigate.

Now we all know what cocktails are, but I really had no clue as to what a rested cocktail was all about, ...........  read more





Sunday Lunch Re-Launch At The Old Hall Hotel
Tuesday 4 Oct 2016

The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton are re-launching their Sunday Lunch menu

Join them for a traditional Sunday lunch each week, served in the restaurant between 12 and 2pm. Enjoy a two-course lunch with coffee for £18.50 per person or a three-course lunch with coffee for £22.50 per person.

Children under 7 years dine for free when accompanied by an adult. Chi ...........  read more





Chesterfields @YorkHouse Rocket To #4 In The Hall Of Fame In Just 3 Days
Monday 5 Sep 2016

Well my latest review from the newly opened York House in Chesterfield has proved to be a massive hit with my followers.

The review was published on 6pm Friday and in just 72 hours has rocketed to number 4 in my Hall of Fame with over 900 reads.

York House are now hot on the heels of the current 3 most popular reviews from Catch 22, Bas ...........  read more





September Update For Sticky Beaks Hall of Fame
Friday 2 Sep 2016

August has seen a new entry to my Hall of Fame and a couple more venues have been awarded the 500+ badge

Catch 22 of Chesterfield still top the table with Basilia of Langley Mill holding on to second place, in fact all of the top 8 venues retain their place

The new entry at number 9 is the Black Boy Inn in Heage also gaining their 500+ badge on the way, the other r ...........  read more





New Chef New Menu At Blueys In Alfreton
Thursday 18 Aug 2016

Blueys in Alfreton was the location of my first ever Sticky Beak Review back in 2013, now they are relaunching their kitchen with a new Chef and a new Menu this Saturday

Thursday (tonight) and Friday they are running a Guess The Exotic Meat Challenge with give aways and plenty of fun to be had from 6pm

So if you are at a loose end and what to see whats new at Bluey ...........  read more





Sticky Beak Back On Tour In #Northumberland - Can You Help?
Wednesday 10 Aug 2016

It’s that time of year again, summer hols for the Chick and a foray into foreign lands, well back to Northumberland anyway with its stunning coastline and scenery.

As you know, last year we had a fantastic time and were kindly invited to some culinary hotspots to sample their dishes. I am beside myself with excitement to be revisiting St Marys Inn and am very much looking f ...........  read more





August Update For Sticky Beaks Hall of Fame
Wednesday 3 Aug 2016

July has seen a new entry to my Hall of Fame and a couple more venues have been awarded the 500+ badge

Catch 22 of Chesterfield still top the table with Basilia of Langley Mill holding on to second place, The Craft Burger Company has moved up one ...........  read more