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Christmas Meat From Percy Dawes Butcher Christmas Meat From Percy Dawes Butcher I hope you all had a marvellous Christmas dear readers and that this post sees you all in fine fettle. Chez Beak it was the usual blend of love, humour, chaos and gluttony; Read Our Review

Festive Cream Tea At Alfreton House Tea Rooms Festive Cream Tea At Alfreton House Tea Rooms Lady luck was shining down on me last week when I won Alfreton House's competition for a Festive Afternoon Tea for Two. I decided to share my good fortune with my Mummy Bird Read Our Review

Dinner At Lumb Farm in Marehay, Ripley Dinner At Lumb Farm in Marehay, Ripley To paraphrase a well known saying "when the chick's away, the parents will play". One of our Chickadees friends was having a birthday meal in Derby and so we were (yet again) ditched Read Our Review

Milkshakes at Shakin It, INTU, Derby Milkshakes at Shakin It, INTU, Derby You may remember a while back that we visited Ice creams and Dreams in Bakewell and partook of really nice milkshakes, so it was with much delight that we flew off, along with my Mummy Bird Read Our Review

Dinner At The Newly Opened Brasserie @ Horsley Dinner At The Newly Opened Brasserie @ Horsley Well, dear readers, to say it's the run-up to Christmas, things are still as busy for this greedy bird. Friday night saw The Man Bird and me at the Brasserie at Horsley Lodge, the first time Read Our Review

Christmas Menu At Fahrenheit, Genting Riverlights, Derby Christmas Menu At Fahrenheit, Genting Riverlights, Derby I love Christmas, and I especially love Christmas food, so when Josh invited us to the Fahrenheit grill to try their Festive menu we hopped at the chance. The Genting team have Read Our Review

Dinner At Thaikhun, INTU Victoria, Nottingham Dinner At Thaikhun, INTU Victoria, Nottingham It's always exciting to hear of new eateries opening, and I love nothing more than being invited along to have a nosy around. Thaikhun is already open in Manchester and is opening its Read Our Review

Dinner At YO! Sushi, Derby INTU Dinner At YO! Sushi, Derby INTU We all have pre-conceptions about various things and situations don't we? The Man Bird automatically equates the word Sushi with raw fish and I automatically think of YO! Sushi as being somewhere Read Our Review

Dinner At La Dourada @ The Golden Fleece Dinner At La Dourada @ The Golden Fleece With food blogging you never know where you'll end up which is why I love it so much. Last night the Boy Wonder and I were the guests of the La Dourada team, so off we flew to Chesterfield. We Read Our Review

Dinner At Yardleys Wine Bar, Belper Dinner At Yardleys Wine Bar, Belper Well we finally got around to visiting somewhere we had wanted to go for ages; Yardleys in Belper. Off we flew, the three of us, and we soon got settled at our table to peruse all the temptations on the menu. Read Our Review

Dinner At The Three Horseshoes, Long Lane Village, Ashbourne Dinner At The Three Horseshoes, Long Lane Village, Ashbourne Right now I'm wishing I wasn't Sticky Beak. I would give anything to be Marty McFly and have a time traveling DeLorean that could take me back to the glorious setting of Read Our Review

Dinner At Cocina Restaurant @ Casa, Chesterfield Dinner At Cocina Restaurant @ Casa, Chesterfield Last night saw the Boy Wonder and I at the very swanky Cocina restaurant located inside Casa, Chesterfields only four star hotel.The hotel itself is very striking from the roadside and the Read Our Review

#DareToDine At Showcase Cinema @IntuDerby #DareToDine At Showcase Cinema @IntuDerby I love my job so much sometimes dear reader. It has led me to some amazing experiences that I otherwise wouldn't have gone to and Dare2Dine is one such event. Read Our Review

Dinner At Rinaldis Italian, Wakefield Dinner At Rinaldis Italian, Wakefield When we were up in Wakefield we decided to have our dinner out on the Saturday night, rather than eat again in the hotel restaurant (lovely though it was), and so we rocked up at Rinaldis. Read Our Review

Dinner At The Cedar Court Hotel Dinner At The Cedar Court Hotel Well, the Boy Wonder has been using his bargain hunting skills again and snagged us an incredible deal on Groupon for a weekend away in Wakefield. So off we tootled on Friday evening Read Our Review

Overnight Stay At The Cedar Court Hotel Overnight Stay At The Cedar Court Hotel Well, the Boy Wonder has been using his bargain hunting skills again and snagged us an incredible deal on Groupon for a weekend away in Wakefield. So off we tootled on Friday evening Read Our Review

Dinner & Wine Tasting At Maison Mes Amis Dinner & Wine Tasting At Maison Mes Amis I love it when The Boy Wonder makes himself useful and discovers another relatively unknown Gem. This time he happened across an article for a monthly 3 course meal and wine tasting evening Read Our Review

Dinner At Pizza Express in INTU Derby Dinner At Pizza Express in INTU Derby It's no secret that my little flock love Pizza (who doesn't), so when the team at Pizza Express, INTU, Derby invited us to see their new refurbished premises and have a bite to eat we all jumped at the chance. Read Our Review

Dinner At The Lockkeeper, Chesterfield Dinner At The Lockkeeper, Chesterfield Everybody knows the Brewers Fayre brand, so it needs no introduction per se, but as you know dear reader I am a bit of a sticky beak (nosey bird) so when my flock got invited to see the Read Our Review

Overnight Stay At The Farmhouse, Mackworth Overnight Stay At The Farmhouse, Mackworth I am a very lucky little Birdie dear reader, very lucky indeed. For our wedding anniversary the Boy Wonder had decided to treat us to dinner, bed and breakfast at the Farmhouse in Mackworth Read Our Review

Revisit To The Farmhouse, Mackworth Revisit To The Farmhouse, Mackworth I am a very lucky little Birdie dear reader, very lucky indeed. For our wedding anniversary the Boy Wonder had decided to treat us to dinner, bed and breakfast at the Farmhouse in Mackworth Read Our Review

Tapas & Cocktails at Revolucion de Cuba, Derby Tapas & Cocktails at Revolucion de Cuba, Derby The Boy and I have always had a great time at Revolucion de Cuba but we've only ever been there in the daytime, so when it was a friend's 21st birthday we decided to go and let our Read Our Review

Sticky Beak Flies In For A Tour Of Northumberland #StickyBeakOnTour Sticky Beak Flies In For A Tour Of Northumberland #StickyBeakOnTour Blimey O'Reilly that has been what you can call a hectic few days! Great fun though, I have to say. Northumberland is an absolute gem of a county Read Our Review

Sunday Lunch At The Riverside Lodge, Morpeth Sunday Lunch At The Riverside Lodge, Morpeth Whenever the flock ventures "oop north" to see The Geordie Bird (his nibs' mummy) we always like to go out for Sunday lunch, not only is it something to dress up for but its also our way of Read Our Review

Dinner At Masala Tandoori In Ashington Dinner At Masala Tandoori In Ashington One of the strange quirks of British living is that even the smallest of towns have a curry house and Ashington in Northumberland has a little gem called Masala. From the front it is fairly Read Our Review

Dinner At The Jemond Dene House, Newcastle Dinner At The Jemond Dene House, Newcastle Well dear reader this is the first blog from the Northumberland stage of Sticky Beaks tour, and last night we were the very lucky guests of the Jesmond Dene House team. Read Our Review

New Menu At Fahrenheit, Genting Riverlights, Derby New Menu At Fahrenheit, Genting Riverlights, Derby The Boy Wonder and myself haven't been back to Fahrenheit Bar and Grill since April of this year, not because we haven't wanted to but because of work, family and other commitments. Read Our Review

Dinner At Shalimar Indian Restaurant In Darley Dale Dinner At Shalimar Indian Restaurant In Darley Dale As a flock we love going out to celebrate occasions together, and so this week saw us congregate at Shalimar Restaurant for my Mummy Birds birthday. There is plenty Read Our Review

Day Out At Twycross Zoo Day Out At Twycross Zoo Summer Holidays are always a struggle to keep the kids amused, especially a few weeks into them, so we asked our Chick what she fancied doing. To our surprise she suggested a trip to Twycross Zoo. Read Our Review

Dinner at the Opulence Restaurant in Derby Dinner at the Opulence Restaurant in Derby It's a good job I like eating; I mean really, really like eating. These last few months have been very busy with invites to sample some great food in a diverse range of places, and the pace Read Our Review

Bakewell Brownies at The Bakewell Show Bakewell Brownies at The Bakewell Show Sometimes you taste a food that just somehow connects with you on a visceral level, and every time you think of where you where when you had it the flavours just explode again on your Read Our Review

Making Gin At The 45 Gin School Making Gin At The 45 Gin School Regular readers of this blog know just how much I love food, but I also quite enjoy a cheeky tipple or two as well. Part of the fun of doing this blog is getting to try a huge variety of different foods in different Read Our Review

Dinner At Antibo Italian in Derby Dinner At Antibo Italian in Derby The Boy Wonder and I are always poking around on the internet as you know, and every so often a little gem comes up that piques our interest. On this particular occasion it was a voucher Read Our Review

Dinner At Giorgio's Italian, Chesterfield Dinner At Giorgio's Italian, Chesterfield As you know dear reader, our little flock tries to get out and about of our own accord at least once a month. We had been looking for somewhere to go that could accommodate a very Read Our Review

Dinner At The Samuel Fox Country Inn, Bradwell Dinner At The Samuel Fox Country Inn, Bradwell Here at Sticky Beak HQ we love social media, not only does it allow you to keep in touch with family and friends but it allows you to promote and support amazing local businesses too. Read Our Review

Dinner At Cosmo For Their 2nd Birthday Dinner At Cosmo For Their 2nd Birthday I love celebrations; they are by their very nature always happy events, so when Cosmo invited us to join them to mark their second birthday we jumped at the chance. My Chick has been there Read Our Review

The Belper Food Festival 2015 The Belper Food Festival 2015 One of my favourite days of the year arrived on Sunday - Belper Food Festival. There's always a good selection of food on offer from sweet to savoury and everything in between, so total heaven for a foodie Read Our Review

Dinner At Revolution, Derby Dinner At Revolution, Derby When I hear the name "Revolution" I automatically think of the flavoured vodka bars, I didn't realise they had branched out into doing food until they invited the Man and me to go along and try out their menu. Read Our Review

Lunch At The Greenway Cafe, Matlock Lunch At The Greenway Cafe, Matlock Vegetarian food has come a long way since the old perception of "Bunch of Hippies chomping Nut Cutlets" days, and nowhere is this more in evidence than at the Green Way Cafe. Read Our Review

Dinner At Tom Yum in Belper Dinner At Tom Yum in Belper It's been an absolute age since I last had Thai food, mainly because there isn't that many of them around. However a kindly blog reader came up with the suggestion after I had posted for somewhere to Read Our Review

Dinner At The Lotus Lounge, Alfreton Dinner At The Lotus Lounge, Alfreton I mentioned my naughty streak in my previous review, and as if the delicious, bounteous Breakfast from Made@No.18 wasn’t enough, my gluttony surpassed itself when The Man and I found ourselves abandoned Read Our Review

Breakfast At Made @ No 18, Alfreton Breakfast At Made @ No 18, Alfreton The weather may have been hit-and-miss on Saturday and Sunday, but there was definitely nothing miss at all about my weekend. Saturday morning began with nothing in particular planned Read Our Review

Dinner at Pizza Express, South Normanton Dinner at Pizza Express, South Normanton As you know dear reader, my little flock are rather fond of Pizza, and have been to several places around our glorious county to sample them. However, we haven't reviewed a chain yet so when Read Our Review

Dinner At Shapla Spice, Ripley Dinner At Shapla Spice, Ripley When one door closes another one opens as they say, and so it was last week when we found our original dining plans had changed. Never ones to sit on our perches we did a quick about-turn and headed Read Our Review

Moss Valley Fine Meats of Sheffield Moss Valley Fine Meats of Sheffield Well dear reader, there was a lovely surprise delivered to our nest last weekend, and the weather was such that a BBQ just had to be done. Read Our Review

Lunch At Hassop Station near Bakewell Lunch At Hassop Station near Bakewell My little flock likes nothing more than to roam around our glorious county admiring the views and eating yummy things at the same time if possible, as you know. We don't need an excuse to Read Our Review

Breakfast at the Original Bakewell Pudding Shop Breakfast at the Original Bakewell Pudding Shop I am a family orientated bird as you know dear reader, so when The Boys mummy was winging her way down to stay with us for the weekend from her Geordie nest we decided to take her out to Read Our Review

Dinner at Maazi, Matlock Dinner at Maazi, Matlock The Flock have been meaning to visit Maazi for quite a while now but life has somewhat overtaken us a little bit. However, we synchronised our diaries and got the table booked before anybody could Read Our Review

Dinner At The Fox & Goose, Wigley Dinner At The Fox & Goose, Wigley Now you all know I love all types of food, but I am rather partial to Fish, especially as the Boy Wonder isn't that keen so we don't have it very often in the nest. Therefore when I heard Read Our Review

The Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair 2015 The Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair 2015 My little crop is full to brimming reader, I actually feel as if I could burst, and I think the rest of the flock is equally podged too! Read Our Review

Dinner At The Devonshire Arms, Pilsley Dinner At The Devonshire Arms, Pilsley Last week The Boy Wonder and myself were at the Devonshire Arms at Beeley , and this week was the turn of its sister pub in Pilsley to have us for dinner. As you would expect with Read Our Review

The Great British Food Festival 2015 The Great British Food Festival 2015 The Boy Wonder and I always enjoy visiting food fairs and markets as it gives us a chance to stock up on lots of different goodies to take back to the nest and share with the Tribal Elders Read Our Review

Dinner At The Devonshire Arms, Beeley Dinner At The Devonshire Arms, Beeley Well dear reader, my beak is all a-chatter and my wings are all a-waft with excitement. The Boy Wonder and I had been invited to partake of The Devonshire Arms at Beeley's fine fayre. Now I've been to Read Our Review

Dinner At Fahrenheit, Genting Riverlights, Derby Dinner At Fahrenheit, Genting Riverlights, Derby It's been a busy time for this little foodie and her flock dear reader, and this week saw me and The Boy Wonder out on Thursday evening and last night too. The team at The Fahrenheit Bar Read Our Review

The Bakewell Food Festival 2015 The Bakewell Food Festival 2015 It's not just fancy-pants restaurants we eat at dear reader (although we have been very fortunate to do a lot of that recently ), we also like to have a poke about at food fairs and farmers markets to see what local Read Our Review

Lunch at Revolucion de Cuba, Derby Lunch at Revolucion de Cuba, Derby Sometimes there's no denying that The Man Bird comes in useful and yesterday was a superb example of this. Twitter is one of his fave places to be and he chanced upon a tweet from the team at Read Our Review

A Birthday Dinner At Las Iguanas, Derby A Birthday Dinner At Las Iguanas, Derby Sometimes an eatery becomes like a pair of favourite shoes I think; you know comfy, familiar but just a bit taken for granted. I feel its the same with restaurants too, so its always nice to hear that Read Our Review

Dinner At Annie's Burger Shack, Nottingham Dinner At Annie's Burger Shack, Nottingham The Man Bird and I were playing taxi service for our Chick and one of her friends (they were going to see Nicki Minaj at the Capital FM Arena), so we decided to make our own fun and have a meal and Read Our Review

Gluten Free At Ripley's Fish & Chips, Ripley Gluten Free At Ripley's Fish & Chips, Ripley I am a curious birdie as you know dear reader, so when word reached me that Ripley's Chips do a "Gluten Free Friday and Saturday" at their restaurant and takeaway I wondered how the batter would Read Our Review

Dinner At The White Hart, Bargate Dinner At The White Hart, Bargate Well dear reader the Boy Wonder and I had an opportunity to have a night out sans Chick, so we took it. He had a scan round on Groupon and found a voucher for two at a venue we hadn't visited before Read Our Review

Dinner At The Farmhouse, Mackworth Dinner At The Farmhouse, Mackworth I'm a social little birdie as you know reader, as well as being a total foodie and inquisitive (ok, nosey!). So when an invite comes my way to check out a new venue, it's a pretty sure-fire deal Read Our Review

Dinner At Jeera Indian Restaurant, Codnor Dinner At Jeera Indian Restaurant, Codnor Hello again dear reader, I hope this blog finds you all Hale and Hearty? Its been a while since we dragged the Tribal Elders out (well a few weeks, anyway), so we told them to have a good preen and Read Our Review

Dinner At The Village Inn, Marehay Dinner At The Village Inn, Marehay Our little flock was at a loose end the other week and my culinary inspiration had deserted me dear reader. I think it was because the weather had been so dismal and I was generally feeling meh! Read Our Review

Breakfast At Made @ No 18, Alfreton Breakfast At Made @ No 18, Alfreton Crikey, this eating out malarkey is like waiting for a bus.... Nothing for ages, then BOOM! , a few occasions close together - not that I'm complaining dear reader. Good food, as you know, Read Our Review