Cocktails to See the ’20s Back In.

New Year’s Eve is always a time for parties, and this year is especially noteworthy as we will be seeing the 20’s in, and might crave the escapist decadence of the 1920’s. So, dust off your best clothes – as these cocktails demand the suave elegance of a 20’s soiree – pour yourself a drink and enjoy. In this party spirit, these drinks follow the course of the night. Continue reading Cocktails to See the ’20s Back In.

Classic Mince Pies Recipe

Mince pies might seem too much of a faff to bother making at home, but once you can make shortcrust pastry they are actually rather simple. They will also be far better than even the fancier shop-bought ones, which tend to have overly sweet crumbly pastry more akin to shortbread than pastry. Plus, the dried fruit in mincemeat clearly counts as one of your five a day, right? Continue reading Classic Mince Pies Recipe

The Bar Review: Pig & Pickle

Pig & Pickle is an odd pub to be reviewing. Although I loved my visit there, it is too far from normal student areas to be worth mentioning to all but the most dedicated drinkers, but to humour those and anyone who happens to live out that way, let me say it ranks in my top 3 Exeter pubs. I ended up there because one night I was in another pub and got chatting to people including a very kind Swedish academic, who was buying beers for us all to share, and the owner of Pig & Pickle, Steve. And so, plans were made to meet again at that pub in the centre of town and get a taxi out to Pig & Pickle to see just how good it was. Continue reading The Bar Review: Pig & Pickle

The Perfect Gift This Christmas: InExeter Independent Gift Card

The perfect gift this Christmas

Explore, discover and support Exeter, city of independents.

The InExeter Independent Gift Card is the perfect gift for Christmas.  With a choice of over 70 independent businesses to spend the card in, it is a great way to explore Exeter’s best loved indie cafes, restaurants, artisan producers, hairdressers, jewellers, homeware and fashion shops, makers and crafters.  With so much choice it really is the *gift of all gifts* for someone special this festive season. Continue reading The Perfect Gift This Christmas: InExeter Independent Gift Card

Review: Exeter’s Comptoir Libanais 2.0

Fozz: You’re so lucky Katrina. You got to have another dinner date with me. Are you sick of them yet? Like how sick are people of reading our conversation review pieces?

Katrina: I mean obviously Comptoir aren’t sick of them since we got invited back again! And as much as I may be sick of spending sooo much time with you, I’m definitely not tired of the food.

Fozz: For sure – I started with the Halloumi and Za’atar Man’ousha Flat Bread which is like a cheesy garlic bread but with mint. Obvs I love garlic bread, but the mint provided a refreshing difference I’d never had before. It was overpowering like I’d spilt Colgate on my starter (other toothpastes are available), but just a flavoursome surprise. Although there was far too much for a starter, you had a much better sized proportion.  Continue reading Review: Exeter’s Comptoir Libanais 2.0

Win £50 to spend at Strictly Students, Princesshay!

Mark Tuesday 1st October in your diaries because Strictly Students is back, and we are giving one of you the chance to win a £50 Princesshay gift card to spend on the night!

From 6:30pm to 9:30pm, over 35 stores in Princesshay will be exclusively offering students up to 30% off their products. There will be live music from local musician Adam Moran as well as free glitter face painting, a live DJ, beauty lounge and a photobooth to make it a fun night for everyone. Continue reading Win £50 to spend at Strictly Students, Princesshay!

‘The English Pear’ Pizzas

We’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like pizza – it’s so comforting, versatile and fun to make that we can’t ever imagine getting bored of it. Here we’ve used a BBC Good Food recipe for the pizza base dough (we’re not bread masters, sorry) and then came up with a couple of yummy toppings for you. A pizza and prosecco night would be the perfect … Continue reading ‘The English Pear’ Pizzas