The WLGT Guide to the best Martinis in town!

After helping to judge the Cocktail Shakedown hosted by Barlounge last week, it got me thinking about the super-talented bartenders we have here in Chester, and how much more we should celebrate them. So – I have decided to write…

Less Special Occasion, More Every Occasion!

  After attending the relaunch party at Duttons Chester a couple of weeks ago – and listening to a member of staff explain her favourite dishes on their fabulous new menus, I couldn’t wait to dine there with my better…

Duttons Reopens Following Major Refurbishment

Duttons, tucked away on Godstall Lane, Chester has reopened after a four-week closure and massive development. Owners and operators JW Lees have made a significant investment to bring a fresh and exciting new look and feel to the bar and…

New casual dining menu at Oddfellows is a winner!

It has been many years since I have dined at Oddfellows – only once in fact since I left, after opening it back in 2008. So it was good to hear from General Manager Lauren recently when she invited me…

Meet the new boys in town …

What an absolute treat! A massive thank you to the Rack & Ruin Alpaca team for giving us the most incredible Alpaca Experience over the weekend at The Chester Fields Country Pub & Restaurant. We’ve always fancied doing this as…

UK’s largest habitat for world’s rarest lions opens at Chester Zoo

  Pride of endangered Asiatic lions explores new home for first time Lionesses, Kumari & Kiburi, and male, Iblis, take first steps into state-of-the-art conservation facility Conservationists celebrate completion of important breeding habitat for world’s rarest lion species Major 5,000…

Deva Fest hailed a huge success!

Over 5,000 festival goers of all ages flocked to the first Deva Fest at Chester Lakes in the September sunshine this weekend for the party of the year. The family focused festival was a collaboration between local lifestyle platform We…

New Steakhouse launches in Chester

Marco Pierre White has launched a new menu in the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel and Spa in Chester, a hotel managed by Valor Hospitality Europe. Now available in 26 of his UK-based venues, the new menu includes a host of exciting…

Council backs Chester Zoo’s major Grasslands habitat

A huge African savannah is set to be recreated at Chester Zoo after council planners backed an ambitious new development. The project, named Grasslands, will bring together a range of different African habitats from bush land to wildlife rich plains….

JW Lees Opens The Goshawk Pub in Mouldsworth near Chester

The Goshawk, a 19th Century former coaching inn in the heart of Cheshire, has been reopened by JW Lees Brewery following the acquisition from Hydes Brewery The first official pint was pulled by JW Lees Chairman, Richard Lees-Jones. (28th March…

Chester named world’s first Sustainable Palm Oil City

Chester has become the first Sustainable Palm Oil City in the world, as a result of a long-running campaign led by conservationists at Chester Zoo. More than 50 organisations in the city have revolutionised their supply chains and committed to…