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Articles by Robin Stewart

How Rutland’s Vivia Crump feeds London every weekend

Rutland’s Vivia Crump is well known for her delicious chutneys, which she sells from her stall on London’s South Bank (more about that here). We recently talked to Vivia about the other side of her business, because the two complement each other very well. From her small kitchen on Rutland Enterprise Park near Oakham, she also bakes […]

Review: The William Cecil, Stamford, Lincs

The William Cecil offers relaxed and comfortable dining in charming surroundings. The gardens lead into Burghley Park – the pub is part of the estate – and a walk in the beautiful parkland is a great way to round off Sunday lunch. A first course of pea pannacotta with prosciutto crisp, pea purée and ham […]

The small south Lincs chicken producer making a big impact

“The ultimate easy-carve chicken” is not wrong. This tagline tells you all you need to know about Crowland-based (near Peterborough) Floppy Chicken. Following a day spent photographing (and tasting), we can vouch for all claims! The Floppy Chicken concept – basically a fresh chicken minus the bones – has been developed by husband and wife team Barbara […]

Elderflower harvest time at Belvoir Fruit Farms

If a gentle ramble in the Vale of Belvoir on a warm, sunny, early summer afternoon appeals, remember to take scissors and a few black bin liners…

Review: No. 3 The Yard, Stamford

Slip away from the hubbub and enjoy great food at No. 3 The Yard, says Robin Stewart…