Dry January participants, we’ve got your back. In October we sampled lots of non-alcoholic beers to determine which ones didn’t taste like stagnated water.

Dry January participants, we’ve got your back. In October we sampled lots of non-alcoholic beers to determine which ones didn’t taste like stagnated water.

We’re now pleased to share our results with you — and hope it’s of some use for when you’re inevitably going to be staring at the bartender with no idea what to ease your alcoholic tendencies.

Big Easy, Thornbridge Brewery — 0.5%

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Light pale ale, but could be more flavoursome…


We round up some of our favourite places to visit in the cultural Scottish hotspot.

Glasgow: the city of strong Scottish ale, arctic temperatures, excellent local snack options and over-friendly strangers. We had a really lovely long weekend up there recently and ate and drank like kings and kweens, so have compiled a list of our best discoveries.

Eat

Ashton Lane

Head here first, if you’re not quite sure what you fancy and feel like you need a peruse. …


A north-to-south guide of some of our favourite pubs from across the land.

The English pub is an unparalleled phenomenon. Trust us, we’ve done the legwork. Nowhere else in the world have we been able to find anything quite as charming as Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, the Nottingham pub built in 1189, nestled beneath the cliff on which Nottingham Castle sits, or The Dirty Duck in Stratford-upon-Avon, which is regularly populated with world-famous actors staggering out of the Royal Shakespeare Company for a rejuvenating pint.

In the spirit of sourcing the best beers in England (a hard task, but…


We’re slowly ticking the UK’s independent picture houses off our list, so here are some of our favourites so far.

It’s become something of a tradition for us to hunt down the weirdest and wackiest local cinemas in whatever town or village we find ourselves in. We’re slowly ticking the UK’s independent picture houses off our list, so here are some of our favourites so far.

The Rex, Berkhamsted

No cinema will make you feel more like you’re stepping back in time to a more glamorous era than The Rex. Its upmarket 1938 art deco style is chic and fabulous, and their programme…


We’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to.

Pasta Ripiena, Bristol

In Bristol, Pasta Loco is legendary. With a four-month waiting list, it plays hard to get. Its newer younger sister, though. Well, she’s somewhat easier to pin down. Not for long though, as she’s already had Marina O’Loughlin, The Times’s formidable lead critic, singing her praises, while The Telgraph’s William Sitwell (of Waitrose Magazine ‘killing vegans’ infamy) was supposedly brought to tears with the mezzaluna of black truffle and porcini. Well, it was hardly going to be the meat-free, cheese-free, lettuce-wrapped falafel that did it for him, was it?

Pasta…


Berry Days: a fresh ’n’ fruity cocktail to see out the day with, created by Western Australia-based cocktail extraordinaire Max Giudice.

With the sun out and the evenings long, there is nothing better than a fresh ’n’ fruity cocktail to see out the day with. So, rather than tempt you with one of our slightly sketchy shitmixes, we’ve turned to Western Australia-based cocktail extraordinaire Max Giudice.

Max is a bartender at Tiny’s Bar in Perth, and this year won the Perfect Blend 2019 Western Australia Regional Final. …


Everyone knows about the flag-waving gimmickry of the Last Night of the Proms, but we’re here to argue the case that the 70+ Proms that precede this might be even more worth your time.

Everyone knows about the flag-waving gimmickry of the Last Night of the Proms, but we’re here to argue the case that the 70+ Proms that precede this might be even more worth your time. The programme is long and stressful, so here are some of our recommendations for any Proms newcomers.

Prom 4 (Sunday 21 July 2019)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s chief conductor Kirill Karabits

Holst’s The Planets. If you haven’t heard it…


We take a summer stroll down one of London’s quaintest high streets.

From Marylebone to Mayfair, the English capital is rife with bustling pockets of fun. Yet there’s one particular street that always leaves us feeling a little more wholesome than the rest.

Tucked away in the shadows of the Shard, Bermondsey Street offers a rare combination of great coffee, boutique shops, and, if you’re in the mood, excellent art.

To save you the hassle of researching yourself, we’ve put together a list of must-see places when you’re stomping the streets of Southwark.

White Cube Gallery

Whether you’re an avid art fan or…


It’s time to nestle in and finally stop shelling out tenners here and there for warm glasses of wine in the sun, and instead save your pennies and curl up in front of the TV for hours on end.

Aye, the nights are fair drawing in. It’s time to nestle in and finally stop shelling out tenners here and there for warm glasses of wine in the sun, and instead save your pennies and curl up in front of the TV for hours on end.

Easy on Netflix

This ingenious show needs more attention. Couples and individuals living in Chicago are at the…


We provide some tips to help eradicate that sense of dread those faded curtains, vomit-coloured carpets and bare wall space give you.

Make your rental great again with these tips from us at The Noiseletter…

  • Swap the curtains

Surely we’ve all been there: the moment you realise the curtains in your newly inhabited flat look like a faded Van Gogh knock-off.

Changing an unsightly pair of curtains will instantly remove any excessive dreariness left by previous tenants from decades gone by and, more importantly, change the character of your room immediately.

If you have blinds as well as curtains, get rid of the latter completely for a cleaner, more minimalist look.

2. Add rugs to brighten up your existing carpet

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