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Latest Posts from Vicky Jones

REVIEW | Locksley Distillery Gin School – If you love gin you MUST to do this!

“THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!” my friend Kat yelled to me over the sound of a gently bubbling still with a massive gin grin on her face. For me, it probably doesn’t quite trump my wedding day or the birth of my babies, but it’s not far off! We became master mixologists, creating our own gin recipes before distilling 'Madam Geneva' in our own miniature stills.

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REVIEW | Fine Dining at The Cavendish Hotel – The Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire

It’s not every day you get to eat in a restaurant where the head chef made it to the 2019 Roux Scholarship Final, so when I was invited to have lunch at The Cavendish Hotel on The Chatsworth Estate in The Peak District, there was no way I would miss the opportunity. Dad was my date for this lunchtime delight. He appreciates good food and wine, and it’s a long time since we have spent time one on one, so felt like the perfect plus one for the occasion.

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REVIEW | The Devonshire Arms Inn at Beeley – Hotels in The Peak District

My mantra has always been that a hotel room is a means to an end. It’s a bed that you need after visiting somewhere far more interesting than the four walls where you sleep. How can a hotel room really be much different from another? Oh, how wrong I was. The Devonshire Arms at Beeley, hands down, the nicest hotel room I have ever had the pleasure to stay in. Period.

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REVIEW | York’s Chocolate Story

As a born and bred York lass, with a couple of summers spent hand packing Dairy Milk chocolates into little plastic trays, you’d think I would know a thing or two about the city’s heritage in chocolate. Weirdly not. The only thing I can tell you is to never eat a shed load of orange creams in a sweaty hot factory when the air con has failed. It doesn’t do you any good.

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