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Articles by Matt Wright

Mr & Mrs Fine Wine

Mr & Mrs Fine Wine – also known as The Wine Bank – in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, was named Independent Wine Retailer of the Year in the IWSC Awards…

The Crown Inn at Broughton

The Crown is a charming Grade II-listed pub in the attractive Cambridgeshire village of Broughton near Huntingdon…

Woburn Wine Cellar

Woburn Wine Cellar is a family-run wine retailer with bags of knowledge and experience.​ It focuses on artisan wines produced by family-owned wineries…

Hope & Anchor at South Ferriby

The Hope & Anchor at South Ferriby was recommended to us by two-time GFC Producer of the Year, Jane Tomlinson of Redhill Farm…

Melton Charcuterie

Melton Charcuterie is an artisan farm-to-fork producer in Melton Mowbray producing Coppa, Guanciale, Salami, Pastrami and Pancetta…

Bake Off & Pie Wholesale Bakery

Bake Off & Pie of Nottingham is a small wholesale craft bakery. It supplies around 30 businesses around Nottingham with freshly baked goods each day…

The King’s Head of Stamford

The King’s Head of Stamford is a small, charming, friendly pub. It’s neat and well-cared-for, offering simple but good pub food…

Northern Soul Grilled Cheese

Northern Soul Grilled Cheese provides Manchester’s ultimate comfort food. At the heart of every sandwich is its signature three-cheese blend, ‘The Soul’…

Rose Cottage Café in Castleton

Rose Cottage Cafe in Castleton is a charming tea room in a building dating back to at least the 15th century. To the rear is a beautiful hidden garden…

Petite Chouette

Petite Chouette in Hinckley brings a little bit of France to west Leicestershire, offering simple French classics prepared well…

Pea Porridge

Pea Porridge in Bury St Edmunds is a restaurant where sustainability and nose-to-tail cooking play a big role. So does the “Bertha” indoor charcoal oven…

Hay Hampers

Hay Hampers of Lincolnshire curates high-quality gourmet foods and drinks from smaller producers and packs them into beautiful, unique hampers…

Knife, Fork and Spooner

Knife, Fork and Spooner is a relaxed and stylish supper club (and caterer) in Ketton, Rutland. Expect innovative, creative food…

Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Uppingham’s Market Place, punctuated by a five-mile country walk

Try this circular Rutland pub walk, with the option to eat at three recommended Uppingham venues in Market Place… Uppingham in Rutland is as pretty as a picture, especially its Market Place. Overlooking the handsome square are no less than three food-and-drink businesses that we recommend. Buzzing Don Paddy’s is perfect for breakfast or brunch. […]

Edensor Tea Cottage

Edensor Tea Cottage is a charming café serving delicious breakfasts, lunches and cakes. It has a sublime setting on the Chatsworth Estate…

Clam & Cork

Clam & Cork is a wonderful fish stall at Doncaster Market. Arrive early and fight for a stool so you can see the chefs lovingly preparing your meal…

The Red Lion at Thurgarton

The Red Lion at Thurgarton in Nottinghamshire, three miles from Southwell, had been closed for two years until the community clubbed together to buy it…

The Copper Room

The Copper Room in Stamford is a small, cosy, sociable, high-class drinking den that serves a carefully chosen array of distinguished drinks and snacks…

Larder Lichfield

Larder Lichfield describes itself as a relaxed, honest, ingredient-led restaurant serving quality produce with bold flavours. Every word is bang on…

Great Food Club teams up with Wasabi Creations to launch 3D Virtual Tours

We’ve teamed up with Rutland-based Wasabi Creations to bring stunning 3D Virtual Tours to our online listings. For a taste of what we mean, watch the video below. Wasabi Creations provide next-generation immersive media for web and mobile, and offer print-ready 4k photography. Basically, their videos walk you around a pub, restaurant or shop in 3D to […]

Kine

Kine in Lincoln is a delightfully designed independent burger restaurant. The short, refined menu also features a good selection of small dishes…

The Cheese Society

The Cheese Society in Lincoln is a superb purveyor of cheese and a top-notch café. The team’s joie de fromage shines through…

Vines Bakery of Lincoln

Vines Bakery on Lincoln’s Steep Hill sells delicious, slowly fermented sourdough loaves, delicious sweet treats and good coffee…

Colston Bassett Dairy

Colston Bassett Dairy makes traditional Stilton and Shropshire Blue cheeses. It is a farming co-operative, established in 1913…

Feast and the Furious

Feast and the Furious of Melton Mowbray is a family-run smoked-food business and food truck established in 2017…

The Architect

The Architect in the north of Cambridge serves up a homage to two of the most iconic pub foods: pie & mash and fish & chips…

The battle of Waterloo Cottage Farm!

Building your own pesticide-free Garden of Eden near Market Harborough is a constant scrap. But the results taste magnificent… It started with two pigs: Fleur and Ruth. They were happy pigs, and they were lucky pigs because in the piggy game of life, they’d hit pay dirt. In 2007 they arrived at a tiny new five-acre farm […]

The George at Alstonefield

The George at Alstonefield in the Peak District is the quintessential country pub. And it offers excellent cooking featuring local ingredients…

“This will be my 36th Fathers’ Day at The Bull’s Head”

In 1983, Paul Hodges – then 14 years old – moved into The Bull’s Head in Cosby with his family. His Dad, Brian, had become the new landlord of the popular Leicestershire community pub. In June that year – more than three-and-a-half decades ago – Paul and his Dad celebrated Fathers’ Day together while living […]

Hitchen’s Barn

Hitchen’s Barn in Oakham is an independent restaurant offering local ingredients, skilful cooking and a lovely setting…