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Articles by Matt Wright

The Geese & Fountain

A traditional village inn with a rustic feel in Croxton Kerrial on the A607, serving honest, locally sourced pub food and a spectacular range of beers…

The best pubs radiate a great ‘feel’, as The White Horse at Banbury proves…

What makes you walk into one pub and totally ignore another? In almost every case it’s the feel of the place – that hard-to-define sense of comfort and belonging that washes over you when you’re in a really good boozer, hotel or restaurant. A pub could serve food prepared by Tom Kerridge alongside amazing beer […]

Das ist gut! Why the new menu at Leicester’s Rutland & Derby’s is turning heads

The winter menu at The Rutland & Derby in Leicester city centre is catching eyes all over town. It’s laid-back, unpretentious and Germanic, offering tasty small plates such as German salami, spiced whitebait and pretzels alongside wurst, pizzas (try the ‘flammkuchen’) and mains like chicken schnitzel with lemon aioli and salsa verde. The list of […]

The Kensington Arms

A great example of a laid-back dining pub in Bristol. Excellent cooking, local ingredients, interesting menus…

The Good Loaf

An ethically focused bakery and café located in an old shoe factory in the heart of Northampton’s Boot & Shoe Quarter…

The Peel Wood-Fired Kitchen

A family-run business based in Newark, serving delicious Neapolitan-style pizzas from a converted van that’s home to a wood-fired oven…

185 Watling Street

An eclectic venue in the middle of Towcester, offering exciting food and great drink in a wonderful art deco style interior…

Under Fine Wraps

Beautiful wicker and leather-strapped hampers made in Rutland, containing very carefully selected food and drink…

Rutland Cookery School

Launched in Oakham by acclaimed chef Robin Stewart, this cookery school offers a full range of courses from bread-making to sushi to knife skills…

Sharky & George Fishmongers

A mobile fishmonger that supplies fresh, sustainably caught fish sourced directly from the docks. Find them at Kimbolton and Cambridge markets…

Floppy Chicken

Crowland-based producers of ‘the ultimate easy-carve chicken’ – fresh free-range local chickens totally deboned and then stuffed with delicious fillings…

The Packhorse Inn

A fantastic village pub in Little Longstone, Derbyshire, untouched by the trappings of the modern world – no frills just great ales, lovely local food, open fires and a warm welcome…

Café au Chocolat

The taste of continental France – including amazing hot chocolates and sweet and savoury crêpes – in the centre of Stamford…

Great Food Club’s first Beer Dinner at The Olive Branch in Clipsham

Last night Great Food Club teamed up with The Beer Hub and held its very first beer dinner at The Olive Branch in Clipsham, Rutland. The Beer Hub is Mark Tetlow, a qualified beer sommelier and master brewer based in Leicestershire with more than 30 years’ experience in the pub and brewing industry. He’s known […]

Ganders Goat Gelato

A Northamptonshire farm producing low-fat, naturally flavoured and delicious goats’ milk gelato…

Pastures Poultry Farm

A free-range poultry producer – fantastic chicken, duck, guinea fowl and more available from the Yardley Hastings farm shop, farmers’ markets and online…

The Queen’s Head

A nicely revamped village pub near Loughborough serving classic dishes made with top quality ingredients and cooked to perfection…

The Greenman

A country pub, restaurant and hotel that has been at the heart of the picturesque village of Fownhope in Herefordshire for 500 years…

The Plough at Bolnhurst

A special pub near Kimbolton which dates dates back to Tudor times and is a magnet for food lovers…

Nidd Wick Farm

Superb quality Longhorn beef raised traditionally on the banks of the River Nidd in North Yorkshire – delivered straight to your door…

The Cod’s Scallops

A delightful Nottingham fish and chip shop offering all the favourites, plus rarer choices such as gurnard, hake, herring, lobster and oysters, and delicious chips, all fried in beef dripping…

The Peppered Pig

A charming and excellent restaurant in a rustic barn conversion with an on-site deli and resident VW camper van (which you can eat in!)…

Lotus Bakery

A classically trained pâtissier who creates modern, elegant pastries and desserts and sells them at Rutland and Northamptonshire farmers’ markets and food festivals…

Husk Wood Fired Bakery

The sort of thriving artisan bakery you’d expect to find in a romantic novel, tucked away in the tiny Norfolk village of Heydon…

Terrace on the Hill

Located in the centre of Great Malvern, this café also offers evening fine dining, created by Michelin-starred chef and owner Jason Lynas…

Redhill Farm Free Range Pork

Redhill Farm raises what could well be the United Kingdom’s best pork – winner of the Great Taste Awards Best Speciality Food Midlands & East Anglia 2014…

Cheggs Scotch Eggs

Cheggs scotch eggs are fresh, made with locally sourced ingredients and lovingly prepared to a special recipe by two Northamptonshire brothers…

Stone’s Dairy

A tiny but growing dairy that produces outstanding raw (unpasteurised) milk, along with butter and cream…

Helen Buff Handmade Chocolates

Bespoke chocolates handmade in Rutland using high-quality Belgian chocolate and an array of moulds, to produce unique designs…

The Little Taquero

Authentic homemade Mexican street food served from a 1978 vintage Renault van…

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