European dining from Rhubarb in Newmarket


Have you tried Rhubarb in Newmarket yet?

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The menu offers classic bistro dishes with a “European” twist. We took over a table for 6 on a busy Saturday evening and received fantastic service and enjoyed tasty food.

The added touches, such as the chefs tasters served in between courses make the dining experience unlike any other found on or near to Newmarket high street.

You will be surprised by the fair prices and impressed with the quality of food.

Rhubarb in Newmarket is certainly worth a try!

Sunday Evening Stone Baked Pizzas


We often find ourselves calling around Newmarket pubs on a Sunday looking for somewhere that we can get a late afternoon booking… often to no avail.

Kicking off on the most recent Bank holiday weekend, The Red Lion Kirtling now offer fresh stone baked pizzas every Sunday evening.

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From 6pm onwards you can order a 9-inch delicious stone baked pizza for as little as just £5.50. They also offer discount for orders of 4 or more. It’s the perfect Sunday treat / quick feast and comes highly recommended.

British Pie Week in Newmarket


It’s British Pie Week which means we have just five more days to show our pie appreciation.

Kirtling Red Lion is running a Special Pie Week Offer! Try any homemade pie with vegetables and the choice of mash or chips PLUS a pint for just £10.00!

Squires restaurant at Bedford Lodge is offering a selection of tasty sounding pies, a choice of potato dishes and green vegetables for £20.50.

Fancy eating at home? Rumour has it that Powters has a selection of homemade, ready to bake pies.

Newmarket Offers – The Horses Mouth’s favourite deals!


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The Three Blackbirds are serving up a treat this St Patrick’s Day. This Tuesday (17/03), they will be serving Irish Stew alongside their main menu to celebrate.

Bren Pauls are offering a a great gift voucher deal for Mother’s day over on their Facebook page!
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The Mother’s Day offers at HairKandi are valid until April 2nd.
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Don’t delay – make the most of an incredible Bren Paul back, neck and shoulder massage for just £20.00 during the week!
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Click on their URL above or give Michelle and Sasha a call on 01638 664441.

Have you heard Rhubarb’s latest announcement?
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“Our spring special is now go!
2 steaks, 2 starters or 2 desserts, 2 side orders and a bottle of wine £50!
You can swap the steak for any fish special too if you fancy! Tuesday – Thursday throughout March!
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This Newmarket restaurant is seriously one to watch!

Ostrich fillet – In for a penny in for a £1.30


Twitter is buzzing with mixed reactions regarding Iceland’s new “speciality meat and game from around the globe” range. Last night we looked into the hype and tried the Iceland Ostrich fillet.IMG_1345-0

The 125g of Kezie Ostrich costs just £1.30 per fillet. If you are a fan of beef, you will love this healthy alternative. With a slight game taste, the rich meat could soon adopt a leather texture unless cooked carefully. That aside, we simply seared each side on a high heat and then cooked the pre-cooked fillet in nothing but Coconut Oil for 3 minutes on each side.

Not only did the Ostrich fillet taste delicious, it is incredibly healthy. With a high iron and protein content and low fat, cholesterol and collagen any clean eater should be keen to add this to their diet.

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Served with balsamic braised red cabbage, the Ostrich fillet went down really well and for the sake of £2.60 for 2, I would highly recommend heading to Iceland to try some for yourself.

Newmarket Mother’s Day Restaurant Guide


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If you want to treat your Mum to the perfect Mother’s Day you must make a Newmarket booking pronto! Sunday March 15th is fast approaching and if your Mum is even half the incredible woman that my Mum is, I’m sure you are keen to spoil her rotten this Mother’s Day.

Newmarket offers a huge range of restaurants and cafes to choose from and I have pulled together some of my favourite menus on offer this Mother’s Day.

Whether you are choosing your Mother’s Day treat based on budget, location or reputation, the Newmarket restaurant list below should help!

Nancy’s Tea room 

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Mother’s Day afternoon tea from 12.00 – 17.00  £17.50

Kings Restaurant, Newmarket 

Three Course Menu including Coffee 12.00 – 16.00 £32.50

Rhubarb, Newmarket 

A dedicated “European experience” menu is available all Sunday. 2 courses £20.00 or 3 courses £25.00

Squires restaurant at Bedford Lodge Hotel, Newmarket 

A ‘delicious’ lunch in the Bedford Loge, award-winning Squires Restaurant. 3 courses £45.00

La Hogue 

With half of tables already reserved, La Hogue are offering 2 courses £17.95 or 3 courses £22.95

Packhorse Inn

This gorgeous country pub is not offering a set Sunday menu but starters cost between £7.00 and £9.00 whilst mains cost between £16.00 and £18.00

Paddock’s House – The House Collection

IMG_1304Mother’s Day Lunch is served at both Poets House and Newmarket’s Paddocks House. The package includes a glass of ‘Fizz’ for all mums and the pleasure of a live Jazz band (The Gravy train) from 12 – 2pm! 3 courses £35.00 (What’s more, kids under 12 are half price!)

Updates:

Pantry, Newmarket

The lovely Pantry is offering a Mothers Day Champagne Brunch and a Mothers Day Lunch Set lunch.

Kirtling Red Lion

Hazel and Steve are offering their popular Sunday lunch for £12.95 and their home-made starters and puddings at the usual price of £5.95.

Aladdin – Panto season continues


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I’m currently mid way through my first show run in 7 years! Is there a better way to get back into the swing of “AM DRAM” than playing the part of a princess in a Panto!

Aladdin is on at Kings Theatre, Newmarket until Saturday 17th January and is a must see.

It’s not too late to pick up a last minute ticket so book now! http://www.nomadskingstheatre.com

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How to put the Gingle back into Christmas with a house full of adults


I recently read a (sarcastic) article on Buzzfeed called “23 Ways To Make Christmas Magic When You’re A Grown-Up”

The light hearted post definitely put a smile on my face (once the GIF’s had finally loaded) but the subject was one I had often thought of during the run up to Christmas. The festive season definitely changes as the children turn into young, or not so young, adults! Beautiful babies are entering into a few of our friends families now but the youngest member of the Horncastle family is 15 and to be honest sometimes she is the most mature one!

This year there will be nine of us sitting up at my Mum and Dad’s dining table on Christmas day and I’m not sure which one of us is most excited about it. I have siblings that I often mistake as my best friends, the perfect other half, an in-law I adore, parents that are incredible and the most wonderful grandparents… but none of them are likely to squeal with delight at the thought of Santa coming down the chimney nor will they receive endless games and toys that we can spend all day building and playing with.

So why am I not worried about a possible lack of festive giddiness? Putting the gingle back into Christmas

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Not only will my Mum prepare the tastiest Christmas lunch with every trimming possible but each couple will bring a Gin with its relevant condiment.

Spoiler alert: The boy and I plan to bring our favourite gin, Caorunn which is best enjoyed with red apple.

I’m quite confident that this liquid delight will make this a Christmas not to forget but perhaps also one we will struggle to remember!

Another sure-fire way to get into the Christmas spirit this year is to have a PANTO to look forward to and guess what?! I will be playing Princess Jasmine in NOMADS 2015 pantomime, Aladdin. The Saturday matinee is already sold out so be quick to buy your tickets here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/nomads/events

The Horses Mouth | Clean Japanese Chicken Curry


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We tried out another Rebelfit recipe. Below is the recipe for a clean Japanese chicken curry.

This is a hot but tasty dish!

• Skinless chicken thighs (500g)

• Coconut Oil

• Lazy Garlic (1tsp)

• Ginger (1tsp)

• Miso paste (1tbsp)

• Curry powder (1tbsp)

• Chicken stock (400ml)

Heat the coconut oil and brown the chicken until golden.

Set the chicken aside.

Add the onion, garlic and ginger to the pan and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the miso paste, curry powder, chicken stock and browned chicken.

Bring to the boil and then turn down to simmer for 20 minutes.

The Horses Mouth | Clean Vindaloo Curry with Sweet Potato


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I found this clean Vindaloo curry on Rebelfit and decided to change it slightly by using my own homemade Vindaloo paste.

Be sure to check out Rebelfit’s Facebook page to find more clean recipe’s like this clean Vindaloo curry.

• Coconut Oil

• Beef strips

• Onions (2, diced)

• Chopped tomato (1 tin)

• Chicken stock (100ml)

• Sweet Potatoes (200g)

• Vindaloo paste (1/2 jar)

Fry the beef strips in the coconut oil.

Set the beef strips aside and cook the onions until golden.

Stir in the Vindaloo paste (or ingredients) along with the chopped tomatoes and chicken stock.

Add the sweet potatoes and cook until soft.

Either eat immediately or add to a slow cooker.