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Articles by Abby Brennan

Thaymar Ice Cream

Superb real dairy ice cream made on the family farm near Retford, Notts, available to eat in the tearoom or buy from the farm shop…

Will this derelict Nottingham building soon be the UK’s most exciting restaurant?

More exciting things are happening on the Nottingham restaurant scene. The city has a dynamic and varied food and drink offer, with chains and independents competing for increasingly discerning customers. Amongst all the noise and hustle and bustle, something very exciting indeed is emerging on Nottingham’s Derby Road. Alex Bond has worked in kitchens since he […]

We visit Eglantine Vineyard in Nottinghamshire

It is a lovely warm, sunny and slightly breezy autumn morning, and I am standing on the top of a hill overlooking rolling countryside surrounded by vines and ripening grapes. In fact, there are vines on this hillside as far as the eye can see. I know you are perhaps envying the life of a […]

Freshly Spiced

Freshly Spiced is a Nottingham business with a passion for producing creative and additive-free spice blends to perk up your cooking…

Nottingham start-up Freshly Spiced wants to transform your cooking

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the charming Tom Ali for coffee. Tom is the brains and creative force behind Freshly Spiced, which he launched in February 2016 and is currently based at Tom’s family home in Nottingham. Tom roasts, blends and mixes a range of fresh spices. Setting up a spice company is a bit […]

True artisan distilling: Redsmith of Nottinghamshire’s London Dry Gin

We visit Nottinghamshire’s first gin distillery since around 1860, hidden away in rural Ruddington…

Blog: Making the most of World Gin Day

Abby Brennan tastes craft gins at 11am on a Saturday morning. It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it…

Blog – Nottingham Castle Food & Drink Festival

“A great day out, a great setting and, for once, worth every penny,” says Notts editor Abby Brennan…

Travelling Gastronomers bring street-food vibe to Sneinton Market

The Travelling Gastronomers land in Nottingham as part of their project to export London’s street-food vibe across England…

The Artisan School cooks up nutritious Food For Thought

The School of Artisan Food’s annual ‘Food For Thought’ lectures inspire GFC’s Nottinghamshire editor Abby Brennan…

Review: Purecraft Bar & Kitchen, Nottingham

Nottingham’s latest craft beer venue gets the once over from Abby Brennan…