Articles by Lisa Hayter

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 […]

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, […]

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…