Tweed Queen Recommends
- Eat & Stay - The Lathkil Pub
Great pub, fab food & beer, although I am a wine & gin girl. Views absolutely stunning over Lathkil Dale and the Peak District
- Eat - The Packhorse Inn
one of our favorite pubs. quiz night is Thursday - get there early!
- Shop - Bathing Beauty
handmade, luxury bath and beauty products using the highest quality fair-trade, eco-friendly natural ingredients.
- Shop - Esberger Fabrics Chesterfield
Whilst I cannot reveal all my fabric suppliers to you, Gary and the boys at Esbergers are my favourite haunt when looking for dress fabrics (they even buy fabrics in with Tweed Queen in mind) and all my Esberger creations are very much admired. There's a really varied choice of quality fabrics at excellent prices and, excitingly, a full range of pattern books, including Vogue.
- Shop - Fred's Haberdashery Chesterfield
My go to haberdashery supplier. Allan, Lorraine and their team are just gorgeous. Knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, you are sure to find what you need in this amazingly stocked and exceedingly well-priced shop.
- Shop - Pure Purl Knitting, Crochet & Yarn Supplies
My yarn supplier of choice - lovely lady & excellent prices
- Stay - La Cour de Remi Great Hotel!
our favourite hotel ever - fabulous food and owners. Between La Touquet and Arras, tell Sebastien we sent you!
- Visit - Chatsworth House
Only 5 minutes down the road from Tweed Queen HQ.
One of the world's great treasure houses and home to the Dukes of Devonshire, with connections to the Mitford Sisters, the Kennedy Family, Bess of Hardwick, Capability Brown, Joseph Paxton & The Crystal Palace, Sothebys, The Jockey Club, Pierre Balmain, The House of Chanel, Stella Tennant, Gucci and bananas, yes bananas, to name but a few! Chatsworth is also home to one of the country's best Farm Shops, established by Debo Devonshire herself.
- Visit - Hardwick Hall
Hardwick Hall More Glass Than Wall.
One of the most stunning houses you could every visit. Given over to The National Trust by the Dukes of Devonshire in lieu of some of the massive death duties they incurred in 1950.
Built by Bess of Hardwick - one of my heroines, although I could never be as hard as she was - Hardwick Hall tore up the traditional architectural rule book, its roofline topped with giant ESs, proclaiming her fantastical rise to power.
Sharp eyed visitors will recognise Hardwick as the home of Malfoy in the Harry Potter films and as one of the locations in the new Mary Queen of Scots film. Ironic indeed, as Bess and her 4th husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury were 'hosts' to Mary during her 16 years captivity, and you can see tapestries stitched by Mary and Bess in the entrance hall to Hardwick, which I think is really exciting and more than a little mind-blowing!