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  • Billy Bob’s Parlour

    Billy Bob’s Parlour is a magical piece of 1950’s Americana in the Yorkshire Dales. It’s not what you expect to find between Skipton and Bolton Abbey…

  • Stoppard’s Butchers of Southwell

    Stoppard’s Butchers of Southwell is a delightful family butcher’s. All produce is sourced locally via good relationships forged with local farmers…

  • Market Bistro King’s Lynn

    King’s Lynn’s Market Bistro is a stylish, bijou restaurant that serves very good food. Sourcing locally, sustainably and seasonally is important here…

  • The Petersfield

    The Petersfield is a lovely neighbourhood pub in the backwaters of Cambridge. It has a constantly evolving menu…

  • The Malt & Anchor

    The Malt & Anchor in Cirencester focuses on fish & chips, sausages and pies, and does a superb job of all three. This restaurant is cool, cosy and classy…

  • The Plough Inn at Hathersage

    The Plough Inn at Hathersage is warm and welcoming, steeped in history, and serves traditional pub classics as well as more modern, sophisticated dishes…

  • Hare & Hog Café and Charcuterie

    The founders of award-winning Rutland Charcuterie run the Hare & Hog Café on Oakham Enterprise Park. It serves their charcuterie and much more…

  • Noble Rot Wine Bar & Restaurant

    Expect superb Franglaise-style cooking and an exceptional wine list at Noble Rot in Bloomsbury. Recommended by our London correspondent…

  • Pumpkins Deli

    Pumpkins Deli in Brinklow near Rugby serves up breakfasts, killer sandwiches, great coffee and some epic cakes…

  • BaRnby’s

    On Saturday nights, BaRnby’s in north Nottinghamshire runs themed bistro nights in Blyth Memorial Hall. These could be Middle Eastern, French, Italian, Spanish or Greek…

  • SOI Restaurant

    The food at this Indian restaurant is an excellent example of authentic Gujarati regional cuisine, genuinely reflecting the food eaten in Indian homes…

  • Mercia

    Mercia is a stylish little venue in the middle of Wirksworth in Derbyshire. A family-run cafe-restaurant, the food and service are great…

  • The Urchin

    The Urchin in Hove is a superb shellfish and craft beer pub located a few yards from the sea. It serves some magnificent seafood…

  • The Atrium Bar & Kitchen

    The Atrium Bar & Kitchen serves breakfasts, brunches, lunches, evening meals and tapas in an old village bank. You can even dine in the old vault…

  • Prashad

    Walk into Prashad and you’ll be hugged by the warming smells of the herbs and spices in their own special Garam Masala mix. But that’s just the start…

  • The Falcon Tavern

    The Falcon in Huntingdon keeps 18 real ales. Expect historic surroundings, excellent ales, and hearty pub grub such as pies and sausages…

  • 100&Six

    This relaxed but stylish neighbourhood bar and restaurant is one of most interesting openings in Leicester for some years…

  • 1921 Angel Hill

    1921 Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds is housed in an attractive, ancient timber-framed building. On our visit, the food was outstanding…

  • The Royal Oak

    The Royal Oak in Great Dalby, Leicestershire, is an enticing thatched village pub that uses high-quality local suppliers and seasonal ingredients…

  • Beardsley’s Tea Room

    Beardsley’s in Rearsby is the very definition of “quaint”. Entering is like walking into favourite gran’s house after she’s been on a baking masterclass…

  • La Pergola at The Wheatsheaf

    At La Pergola near Cambridge they focus on their Italian roots. Most dishes are homemade, including bread, sausages, antipasti pickles and pasta sauces…

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    The Station House

    Around the corner, literally, from Acton Central Station, The Station House is a freshly-renovated pub/restaurant. It’s not your average local…

  • Johnsons of Old Hurst

    A diverse family farm enterprise near Huntingdon, established in 1899. It’s a steakhouse, butchery, tearoom, delicatessen – and much more besides…

  • Farmacy Kitchen

    As well as serving up delicious food, Farmacy Kitchen – a vegan hub in the heart of Notting Hill – pays close attention to minimising wastage…

  • The Quirky Cook

    Derbyshire-based artisan producer Kay Hawkins – aka The Quirky Cook – makes sublime black garlic relishes. Winner of Ambient Product of the Year in the Great Taste Awards 2018…

  • Gourmet Goat

    Gourmet Goat in Borough Market offers dishes such as kid-goat kofta and slow-roast rosé veal wrapped in fresh flatbreads or added to bowls of bulgur wheat…

  • The Tollemache Arms

    The Tolly is a beautiful thatched pub in Harrington, Northamptonshire. It’s won a strong reputation over the past few years under head chef Joe Buckley…

  • The Bookcafe

    The Bookcafe in Derby is a stylish yet quirky city-centre retreat, where the ambience is calming and inspiring. Expect wholesome, delicious food…

  • The Crown Inn at Elton

    The Crown at Elton is a village pub with rooms serving excellent food and seasonal dishes in a welcoming atmosphere…

  • The Plough

    The Plough at Sleapshyde is owned by the team who run Dylans at The King’s Arms in St Albans. The food is modern and exciting…