Inside New Restaurant Omboo At St Albans’ Sopwell House

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Sopwell House in St Albans is all set to introduce Omboo, which is sure to spice up the dining scene in Hertfordshire For visitors enjoying afternoon tea at Sopwell House in St Albans recently, they would have been intrigued by an on-going evolution of the dining space. Here, at Absolutely Hertfordshire, we too have been […]

How St Albans’ Historic Pub Ye Olde Fighting Cocks Was Saved

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Martin Robinson was a part of the Ye Olde Fighting Cocks team when it was announced the historic St Albans pub was closing down – so decided to take matters into his own hands When news filtered through earlier this year that St Albans’ historic pub, Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, was to cease trading, us […]

Head To Carnaby For The Ultimate Food And Drink Experience

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Running from 20 June-3 July, Carnaby’s Street Eat promises to surprise and delight all lovers of good food and entertainment Head down to Carnaby from Monday 20th June to Sunday 3rd July and discover the ultimate foodie experience; Street Eat. From exclusive food and drink offers, live roaming music, alfresco dining seats and foodie masterclasses, […]


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PIZZA EXPRESS serves up refreshed restaurant in Atria Shopping Centre PizzaExpress Watford has undergone a full refurb and will welcome customers in the atria shopping centre back through its doors to grab their most loved pizzas with a brand-new look. The refresh brings the flavour and passion of Italian dining culture to the town, inspired […]

Hitchin, Kitchens And Warriors: The Story Of Rollagranola

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We speak to Robin Longden, the founder of Rollagranola, to find out why their granola is different, more about their Hitchin HQ and ambitions for the future What was the inspiration behind Rollagranola? We wanted to provide home-made style granola with stacks of nuts at a price that was affordable for people who wanted something […]

Visiting Award Winner Yvette’s Chocolates In Potten End

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Yvette Lynch has a real passion when it comes to chocolate – and thanks to her shop in Potten End, she is spreading the love When did you first become interested in the creation of chocolate? Chocolate has always been part of my life, often making chocolate desserts, truffles for friends, family and loved ones. […]

Luisa Zissman On LuAnna, The Apprentice And Bishop’s Stortford


Bethan Andrews sits down with entrepreneur and media personality Luisa Zissman to talk chasing business dreams, life in Hertfordshire and her upcoming UK podcast tour From leaving school at 17 and setting up her own business at the age of 20, to flying the flag for women in business, getting to the final of The […]

Meet The Winners From The St Albans Food & Drink Festival


It was a very different St Albans Food & Drink Festival this year, but there was still plenty to celebrate, with three locals receiving worthy recognition LIZ MARCY Community Engagement, Partnerships and Marketing Officer  St Albans City and District Council How long have the St Albans Food & Drink Festival Awards been running for? This […]

Why St Albans Is On The Up

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Like every other city across the UK, St Albans has faced its toughest crisis to date in one of history’s most notable pandemics. Yet, confidence in the historic market-town is skyrocketing. Absolutely Hertfordshire finds out why Following on from full re-opening in July, business leaders say St Albans is thriving. Just 20 miles from London, […]

Food, Drink And History At The Silver Cup In Harpenden


Exploring the latest chapter of The Silver Cup, the Harpenden pub whose doors opened back in 1838 The Silver Cup has probably seen quite a lot since opening in the 19th century, but a global pandemic must be up there with earth-shattering experiences. While the UK hospitality came to a grinding halt, two life-long friends […]

How Restaurant Chez Burton Wowed Baldock

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Open for just over a month, Chez Burton is taking Baldock by storm. Co-founder Neill Burton explains to Mark Kebble why small plates have had a huge impact We have all probably drunk more than we should during the various lockdowns, but for husband-and-wife team, Neill and Jacqui Burton, one too many proved to be […]

The Hunsdon Pub Transformed By Lockdown

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How the Fox & Hounds in Hunsdon was transformed from a well-respected pub into a community hub that has been a saviour during lockdown James and Bianca Rix, who’ve independently owned and run the Fox & Hounds in Hunsdon for 15 years, have now transformed the pub into a community hub as well as a pub and […]