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  • The Ashford Arms

    Beautifully refurbished coaching inn located in the Derbyshire countryside. All food and drinks locally sourced from sustainable and ethical suppliers….

  • Holly Bush Inn

    Classic British pub in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. A pub steeped in history, dating back to the 17th Century serving well-kept cask ales and hearty home-cooked meals…

  • Marsh Green Farm Shop and Café

    Relaxed cafe at Derbyshire farm shop. Open daily for breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas. Vegetables, eggs, meats, pies and pastries all available from the counter…

  • The Knockerdown

    Historic British pub overlooking Carsington Water and part of the Hopton Hall Estate. Open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks…

  • Adam’s Happy Hens Farm Shop

    Family-run farm shop in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside, selling plants, pies, pastries, fresh meat, cheeses, breads and, of course, boxes of very fresh eggs…

  • Iberico World Tapas

    Spanish-inspired refined dining experience with Asian influences. Spanish tapas and world dishes from a highly awarded team in historic surroundings…

  • Chambers Butchers

    Historic family-run butchers in Arnold, Nottinghamshire. Selling locally-sourced outdoor-reared grass-fed meats and homemade pies and pastries…

  • Kayal, Nottingham

    Authentic south Indian cuisine from Kerala. Wide ranging menu featuring healthy food, cooked with fresh ingredients. Specialists in Kerala seafood dishes…

  • The Bookcafe, Belper

    Quirky cafe in a beautiful old Derbyshire building. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea…

  • The Jam Queen

    Northamptonshire independent producer of small batch jams and preserves, using home-grown produce. Cakes, tray bakes and cookies sold in local pubs and shops…

  • The Greyhound Hotel, Bar and Restaurant

    Cromford is known to be the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and this fantastic hotel is steeped in history…

  • The Devonshire Arms

    A former coaching inn located in the quaint village of Baslow offering excellent service, fabulous food, great drinks, tasteful décor, open fires and quality accommodation…

  • Duncan Murray Wines

    Duncan Murray Wines has been part of Market Harborough’s community of independent shops for almost 20 years. It won an array of awards…

  • Buxton Pudding Emporium

    Buxton Pudding Emporium is a quaint and quirky café connected to a fabulous pudding shop and deli. Expect good food and friendly service…

  • Ebi Sushi

    Ebi Sushi is one of the best places for authentic Japanese cuisine in the East Midlands and run by master sushi maker Ebina-san…

  • Choccies by Sara

    Award winning Northampton chocolatier, creating bespoke chocolate creations for gifts, wedding favours or other events. Also offering demonstrations or group lessons…

  • Little Italy UK

    Family-run independent Italian deli and cafe in Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire. Produce either imported directly from Italy or prepared on-site…

  • The Carpenters Arms Italian Kitchen

    Genuine Italian restaurant experience in a converted pub in a North Nottinghamshire village. Serving seasonal, locally sourced produce with Italian flair…

  • The Apron Café and Bakery

    Cafe and bakery situated on ‘The Apron’ of Retford Gamston Airport. Locally sourced, seasonal meals, and homemade baked goods…

  • The Leys Bakery & Cafe

    Charming family-run artisan bakery and café in the heart of the North Nottinghamshire countryside…

  • Marseille Coffee & Champagne

    Family run French inspired cafe and restaurant in the heart of Northampton. Open for breakfasts, brunch, lunch and dinner…

  • E. Lee & Sons Family Butchers

    Traditional family butcher in Earls Barton, selling locally sourced meat using traditional methods…

  • Blackshale Bar & Kitchen

    Neighbourhood bar and kitchen in Beeston. Featuring craft beers to be paired with a regularly updating menu…

  • Feast and the Furious

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

  • Salerno’s Ristorante

    Family-run authentically Italian restaurant in Oundle. Serving Neapolitan antipasti, pasta, carne and pizza dishes, every day of the week…

  • The White Lion, Beeston

    Cask-ale focused pub in the heart of Beeston. Including local and national beers, plus the full range of Lincoln Green ales too…

  • Picks Barn Cafe

    Relaxed cafe only a couple of miles from the banks of Rutland Water. Open Tuesday-Sunday for homemade breakfasts and light lunches, using local ingredients…

  • The Deli @ Castle Ashby

    Family run deli and eatery in the rural shopping yard at Castle Ashby. Fabulous cheese selection, plus coffee, chocolates, brunches or lunches…

  • The Snooty Fox

    Fine dining including lobster, caviar and air dried beef all appear on the menu of this chic pub in a quaint Northamptonshire village…

  • The Martin’s Arms

    The Good Pub Guide’s Dining Pub of the Year 2012-20 for Nottinghamshire provides good food in classic village pub surroundings…