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  • The Millstone at Barnack

    The Millstone has recently undergone a significant renovation and, with a new owner at the helm is sure to delight both locals and diners from further afield…

  • The Chequered Skipper

    The Chequered Skipper is a beautiful pub surrounded by pretty, thatched cottages and located on Ashton’s village green…

  • Cocoa Amore Grantham

    Cocoa Amore has been a chocolate-lovers paradise in Leicester since it opened in 2013. And now, Grantham has its own shop…

  • Uramaki Handmade Sushi

    Sushi is a delicious treat and Uramaki delivers handmade cases of sushi to your door. Perfect for wowing those dinner guests…

  • Six Hills Café, Bakery & Pizzeria

    From the outside, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Six Hills is a traditional roadside diner. Not so! Step inside and find a slice of Sicily…

  • Ruddington Butchers

    Elms Farm in Costock is renowned for its sustainable approach to farming and at its Ruddington Butchers, you’ll find meat unlike any other…

  • Anoki Nottingham

    There are three Anoki restaurants in the area and all of them serve authentic Indian cuisine in a glamorous setting…

  • Dennetts Ice Cream Parlour

    The Dennett family have been making ice cream since the 1920s and the parlour is the place to go to sample it…

  • Anoki Derby

    Enjoy fine Indian cuisine in the unique surroundings of London Road’s Old Picture Hall with its gilded vaulted ceiling…

  • The Cod’s Scallops

    Want to try some award-winning fish and chips? Chances are there’s a branch of The Cod’s Scallops near you. And if there’s not, there will be soon…

  • Campfire Trailer Taproom & Street Food

    If you like quirky and unique venues, Campfire Trailer Taproom & Street Food is just the place. Delicious street food, great cocktails and music are always on the menu…

  • The Bronze Pig

    If you are looking for an unforgettable dining experience, The Bronze Pig, with its delicious, seasonal dishes and perfectly paired wines is the place to go…

  • More Coffee Co

    More Coffee Co is a delightful community-owned cafe serving the finest, freshly ground coffee, homemade cake and more…

  • Hamilton’s Butchers & The Cheeky Pig

    Matt and partner Marsha took over the butcher’s shop in September 2020 and have also added a takeaway. The bacon rolls are a must…

  • Melton Mowbray Farmers’ Market

    Taking place twice a week, this is a lively farmers’ market hosting both traditional and more unusual local food producers…

  • Matthew’s Preserved

    Matthew Slaughter set up Matthew’s Preserved after reaching a low point in his life. Today both he and the business are thriving…

  • The Chequers Inn

    Located directly under the imposing Froggatt Edge ridge in the Peak District, The Chequers Inn is a wonderful stop off for walkers and foodies, alike…

  • Derby Pyclets

    Pyclets have quite the history, first appearing in Derby in the 1860s. Current owner Katie Gibson is taking this savoury snack into the future…

  • The Hay Barn Cafe

    The Hay Barn is a charming cafe housed in a 250-year-old converted barn. It’s a beautiful setting for a bite to eat and the cake comes highly recommended…

  • Digfield Ales

    Digfield Ales first started brewing in 2005 and now has a steady range to please the most discerning real ale fans…

  • Parker’s Tavern

    Parker’s Tavern is one of Cambridge’s most stylish dining venues and the menu is truly exceptional…

  • The Miners Arms, Carsington

    Sunday lunch is a big deal at The Miners Arms with sharing platters of meat and all the trimmings…

  • Arthur’s

    Leo Hill and Amelia Hawkins opened Arthur’s in 2018 and have created a fine dining experience, with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere…

  • Mulberry Tree Cafe

    Strelley Hall can trace its routes back to 1200AD and this cafe, in its old stables, is full of charm and character…

  • Peacock Farm

    Delicious rapeseed oil, fruit-infused vinegar, and glorious honey all show what’s possible if you work in harmony with nature…

  • Farmer Lou

    A new farm shop is the latest venture for Farmer Lou who has been raising animals and supplying high-quality, high-welfare meat since 2012…

  • Everards Beer Hall & Shop

    Everards’ latest venture is a destination in itself and you could easily spend the whole day here – eating, drinking, and enjoying 70 acres of green space…

  • Linfords Fish & Chips

    Award-winning Linfords is a Market Deeping institution that has won fans not only locally but across the UK…

  • The Victoria Hotel, Beeston

    Named in honour of Queen Victoria back in 1840, this is an authentic free house with plenty of charm…

  • Bassingthorpe Milk

    Remember when milk came in glass bottles with cream on the top? Those days are back!