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Articles by Lisa Hayter

Hops & Chops

As soon as you walk into Hops & Chops in Northampton you are faced with a fridge containing the most amazing large cuts of marbled meats…

Review: Hops & Chops, Northampton

Hops & Chops opened in March 2018 in the village of St Crispins on the outskirts of Northampton. It describes itself as a ‘modern chophouse’. Chophouses were popular in the 1600s, and brothers James and Matt Ingram have brought this one right into the 21st century. As soon as you walk in you are faced […]

Review: The Church Bar & Restaurant, Northampton

The Church is a staple of the Northampton restaurant scene. It has been open since 2005 and is a unique and beautiful venue. Previously St John’s Church, it’s now the oldest secular building in Northampton, dating back to the 12th century. The Church’s owners have done a brilliant job of using the Grade I-listed building’s […]

Wharf Distillery & Deli

Wharf Distillery & Deli makes spirits, liqueurs, aperitifs and traditional ciders in small batches from raw ingredients. This distillery is home to a fantastic shop and tasting table…

Karmana

Karmana in Northampton is a laid-back vegan and vegetarian restaurant and juice bar, where all food is made to order…

Veganuary scared me… but now I’m a convert

As a child, GFC Northamptonshire editor Lisa Hayter spent her pocket money on breaded ham, not sweets. Veganuary was always going to be tough… January 1st, 2018. The day I woke up and said to myself: “You know what? I think I might give this Veganuary a go this year.” And that was that. Now, […]

Brooklyn Pizza Bar

Brooklyn Pizza Bar in Northampton does exactly what it says on the tin: serves New York-style pizzas and Brooklyn Brewery beers…

Beer Guerrilla

Beer Guerrilla in Northampton is a cracking family-run shop selling beers, lagers and ciders from around the world…

The Pantry Door

The Pantry Door is a small, welcoming family-run delicatessen and cafe in the heart of the picturesque Northamptonshire village of Bugbrooke…

Delapré Abbey Orangery Café

The Conservatory Café, with its excellent lunches and Afternoon Teas, gives you another good reason to visit stunning Delapré Abbey…

Friars Farm

A delicious, bespoke range of jams and chutneys made in Northamptonshire using local ingredients…

The Pudding Parlour

A small, traditional pudding parlour in the picturesque village of Yardley Hastings, specialising in handmade desserts and cakes…

Saxby’s Cider

An award-winning family-owned Northamptonshire producer who use a blend of dessert and cider apples from their 3,500-tree orchard…

Belflair Chocolates

Only the finest natural ingredients are used in these delicious chocolates made by husband-and-wife team Stefaan and Mervi Moyaert at their Brackley (Northants) base…

ARTea Room

Located inside rural shopping village Wakefield County Courtyard in Potterspury, Northants, ARTea Room is a licenced teashop offering vintage style and a cosy atmosphere…

Hobby Cooks

A food school in the heart of Northamptonshire that offers a range of Indian cookery courses in a relaxed atmosphere…

Hartwell’s and Towbury Court Fine Foods

A traditional, family run butcher’s and deli in Northamptonshire. The butcher’s sells meat produced on Elliott’s own farm and the deli provides a large selection of handmade foods…

Nene View Dairy

A family-run dairy in Stanwick, Northants, which produces several varieties of award-winning hard goats’ cheeses…

Fantastic goats’ cheese at Nene View Dairy, Stanwick, Northants

When we heard that Nene View Dairy had been nominated for another award, we were there quicker than you can say “pass the crackers”…

Northampton Local Producers’ monthly market

The Local Producers’ Market at Northampton Market Square is a new regular fixture on the last Saturday of every month…