I don’t routinely go in for “best I’ve ever had” type declarations, but I will make an exception. I was lucky enough to get an invite to a first night gathering at Tavan when it opened in October, replacing Mai Thai which closed a couple of months earlier. We shared a few very enjoyable typically Turkish meze dishes and assorted charcoal grilled meats - including lamb chops. And I left absolutely smitten with the latter in particular.
“The icing on the cake” was how John McGinn summed up winning The Peterborough Telegraph Pub Of The Year award for 2017, after what he described as a “tough year”. It was the second title in three years for the pub-cum-restaurant-cum-bed-and-breakfast on the North Bank between Whittlesey and Peterborough, and it certainly put a smile on the face of John and wife Della, who have done wonders with the place since buying a derelict shell in 2010.
I’ve been tempted to try Sleeping through a couple of the recent Key Theatre pantos, but this year’s is a Beauty. It is fun, there are some great musical numbers, and there is a real chemistry between the cast that makes it compulsive viewing, no matter who is on stage. The setting, for large parts of the show, is against a curtain, and the smaller stage , for me, makes it a more intimate performance - and in the first half in particular, quite “music hall”.
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Selecting a term
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