I reckon hotel reviews are pretty important (I mean, you sleep in their beds, right?), so up for April is the Stanwick Hotel in, er, Stanwick. Whether it’s a cheeky night away or a sit down wedding for 120, here’s the low down.Read more
Category: Eat Out
The Kitchen Secret, brainchild of the scrumptious Tash Perkins, who comes to your kitchen, chops, dices, steams, stirs, whisks, frys and roasts you up a storm with only the freshest ingredients. Oh and did I mention she does all the food shopping too (calm down Mudsters, I can hear the excited screams from here)!Read more
It’s good for a beer festival AND for a meal, read our review of the pub set in Northamptonshire’s gorgeous countryside (and there’s a pond)!Read more
The Welsh may have their leeks, the Scots their Haggis, and the Irish, er potatoes, but what do English Northamptonshire types have to celebrate on our patron saint’s day? Dragon burgers? Nope – sausages.
I’d like to claim that the common sausage was English, and specifically – from Northants but it’s not, so bear with me dear reader. The manufacture of sausages began over two thousand years ago… The modern word “sausage” comes from Old French “saussiche”, which is derived from the Latin word “salsus” meaning “salted”.Read more
Grand Muddy, Mini Muddy and I decided to leave our chores behind and take advantage of the current Muddy reader promotion on offer at Highgate House – a free glass of sparkly for each diner (it would be rude not to, no?).Read more
This year Muddy Stilettos Northants is teaming up with Althorp Food and Drink Festival, May 6 & 7 to find out who is the people’s favourite exhibitor at the weekend event. From sausages to sauces, wine to water buffalo, if you’re at the event, pick out your winner – with over 40 to choose from.Read more
So spring is in full swing, although the weather’s not so clever, humph. But just in the nick of time for the two week Easter break here’s a bumper Muddy Guide with kids activities, some seriously good art and culture, retail therapy, and in true Muddy Northants style – Cider, Canoes and Rock N Roll – well, what else did you expect?
We’re Stuck, The Cube at Corby, from Wednesday 5 – 8 April
This is an Easter holiday treat for kids aged 8 – 11.Read more
Those of you Mudsters who were here at the genesis of Muddy in February last year will recall that Adam Church, Head Chef and part owner of the Bread and Pullet, was one of the first of the Northants establishment to open its doors to Muddy Stilettos and we gave the food and the ambience a glowing review. Well, we’re both a year older, we’re still seeing each other but are we still in love?Read more
Ahhhhhhhh, how I perceive myself having a cocktail may not necessarily translate to how I actually look having one; but nevertheless, I like cocktails, and so I shall endeavour to carry on drinking them, whether I can emulate Betty Draper or not.
There are some great cocktail bars in Northants (here’s a blog post we did last year with some Muddy faves), but they’re often a destination venue on a night out, rather than just a quick drink after work, or somewhere you can enjoy a cocktail while the kids have their tea.Read more
Staycation. Staycation Staycation. It’s an opportunity to take some time out and explore your own county, even if you only have a spare evening. And it still surprises me that after a twenty minute car journey from Northampton (a mere skip across the M1 to the west of the county), you can have yourself a proper local adventure. Door to door and back in 24 hours, we’ve met some inspiringly talented people and bone fide entrepreneurs.Read more