Food & Drink

Mon, 12:52

Rothamsted is the reason that Harpenden exists in many ways, with the estate dating back to 1212. Walking through the grounds over the past year, I have noticed that they are doing various events to open it out to the public, including afternoon teas in the beautiful old manor house and film nights with dinner in the main building, and I was intrigued. I'm always interested to find somewhere new to eat for our readers, so I went along to find out more.

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Autumn with its shorter days and glorious leaf colours is here and with it we turn to more robust-flavoured food which in turn demand more robust wines.

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Award-winning St Albans ristorante and pizzeria L'Italiana is opening a sister restaurant in Shenley this week.

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From Italy with love

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Tucked away in Chiswell Green is a delicious little taste of Italy. Have you discovered Valentina's café yet? Head over there for amazing home-made pasta and gelato, or a coffee and pastry, and meet Valentina and Alberto, who offer a friendly welcome to their own little corner of Italy, here in Hertfordshire!

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Sherry anyone?

Monday, October 28, 2019

For many years I gave my grandma a bottle of dark brown, cloyingly-sweet liquid that my mother assured me was her favourite drink: a famous brand of sweet sherry.

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St Albans Literary Festival

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Herts Ad columnist Rupert Evershed brought 'Nature: in all its glory' to a recent workshop at Marlborough Science Academy.

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St Albans Film Festival

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A unprecedented assembly from across the St Albans community has come together to work towards a spectacular Christmas in the district.

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The curtain will soon be raised on this year's St Albans Film Festival.

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A new Roman Festival is being launched in St Albans to celebrate the city's ample history.

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Keen snappers have a chance to show off their photography skills in a speedy 24-hour competition based around St Albans.

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Eleven days of open-air cinema will take place in the shadow of St Albans Cathedral this summer with The Greatest Showman and Bohemian Rhapsody among the films to be screened.

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Harpenden Highland Gathering

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Harpenden donned its tartan and warmed up its bagpipes for the 24th annual Highland Gathering.

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Residents and visitors have a chance to don their kilts for the 24th annual Highland Gathering in Harpenden.

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A Harpenden teenager is auctioning off historic pictures of St Albans to raise cash for an expedition of a lifetime.

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