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  • 14 pretty perfect picnic spots in Northants…

    It's time to dig out the wicker basket and fill it with al fresco goodies. Northamptonshire has some fantastic picnic gems which are mostly kid friendly (but big enough to not be near them, should you prefer ; )

  • Walk the Bluebells of Northants

    Who doesn't love a bed of bluebells? Here are a few of our faves; where are yours?

  • Swanning around in Lamport

    The Swan at Lamport - gorgeous countryside, family friendly and super tasty; a true Northamptonshire favourite and it's perfect location for a gentle, post Sunday lunch amble at nearby Brixworth or Pitsford.

  • 10 Muddy pubs with gorgeous beer gardens

    The heatwave is on its way back, so grab the girls (or even the Mudlets) and get thee to a pub garden, pronto. It's something cold and fizzy for me, merci beaucoup!

  • The glorious vineyards of Northants…

    You read this right. We have a couple of corkers right here in the Shire just waiting for you to visit.

  • It’s a gin thing!

    “First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you,” said F. Scott Fitzgerald (author of The Great Gatsby and a lil’ hero of mine). The writer’s liquor of choice was gin, which he reportedly believed could not be detected on the breath. “Mother’s ruin”, as it is often known, has […]

  • Nine fab local places for a decent cocktail

    We've done some scouting round, and picked our 9 favourite places at the moment you can enjoy a drink, whether that be a cocktail, glass of wine or our favourite, GIN! Go, go go.

  • 10 cool things your Mum might like

    We've put together a list of restaurants, spas and quirky ideas in Northants that we're sure your Mum will love!

  • Muddy eats – The Red Lion, Cranford

    This is one quaint village pub that really packs a punch...flavour wise. Super food, fab drinks and a wonderful vibe all together. It's a proper country local with a beating heart!

  • Super stylish Kettering Hotel

    Any visit will have you feeling special at Barton Hall, and the extensive gin menu is an added bonus...

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