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  • Hambleton Bakery | St Ives

    Crowned Britain’s Best Bakery by ITV1, Hambleton Bakery produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries in its giant woodfired ovens…

  • Hambleton Bakery | Rothley

    Crowned Britain’s Best Bakery by ITV1, Hambleton Bakery produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries in its giant woodfired ovens…

  • Hambleton Bakery | Oundle

    Crowned Britain’s Best Bakery, Hambleton Bakery traditionally produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries in its giant woodfired oven…

  • Hambleton Bakery | West Bridgford

    Hambleton Bakery traditionally produces a mouthwatering array of bread and pastries in its giant woodfired oven. Its West Bridgford shop is its newest…

  • Hambleton Bakery | Market Harborough

    Crowned Britain’s Best Bakery by ITV1, Hambleton Bakery traditionally produces mouthwatering breads and pastries in its woodfired oven…

  • Hambleton Bakery | Oakham

    Crowned Britain’s Best Bakery by ITV1, Hambleton Bakery traditionally produces mouthwatering breads and pastries in its woodfired oven…

  • Hambleton Bakery | Stamford

    Crowned Britain’s Best Bakery by ITV1, Hambleton Bakery produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries in its giant woodfired oven…

  • Hambleton Bakery Cafe, Exton

    Hambleton Bakery produces a mouthwatering array of breads and pastries and offers an excellent cafe…

  • The Unicorn’s Head, Langar

    The Unicorn’s Head is a beautiful village pub and now it’s under new ownership, things are about to get even better…

  • Pick’s Organic Farm, Barkby Thorpe

    Leicestershire-based farm, producing sustainable, high quality organic products for their on-site shop and markets across the country.

  • The Castle, Leicester

    Small, but beautifully formed historic pub serving excellent ales in a charming setting near Leicester Castle.

  • Blackshale Bar & Kitchen

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

  • Mason’s Il Cappo Del Caffè

    Coffee van that’s actually a coffee shop! Converted Peugeot J9 van serving barista coffees and shakes to hikers, horse riders and dog walkers in Fosse Meadows Country Park…

  • The Falcon at Long Whatton

    A beautiful country pub with rooms, in the idyllic village of Long Whatton. Classic locally sourced dishes, Sunday roasts, cosy fires or long summer evenings in the garden…

  • The Admiral Rodney

    A traditional Nottinghamshire village pub, with a broad and eclectic food menu, great beers and a passion for music…

  • North’s Deli, Ashby

    A high quality deli and cafe in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, with well-chosen food, produce and wines. Plus an artisan patisserie also on site…

  • Prana Indian Restaurant

    Multi award-winning Indian restaurant in the heart of Cambridge. Blending traditional meat classics with vegetarian and seafood dishes…

  • The Reindeer

    Award winning Nottinghamshire village gastropub in Hoveringham. Perfect to enjoy a lovely meal, a refreshing pint or while away a few hours watching village cricket from the terrace…

  • The Old Vol

    Charming Nottinghamshire village gastro-pub with an exceptionally crafted menu, welcoming ambience and a fantastic garden space…

  • Choccies by Sara

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

  • 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…

  • Iberico World Tapas

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

  • Mee Blueberries

    Award-winning family farming business. Sustainably grown blueberries and homemade preserves and beverages…

  • The Broadway, Leicester

    Award-winning curry pub in Leicester. Neighbourhood pub with well-stocked bar and high quality Indian food…

  • The Rose & Crown

    A traditional country inn that serves bar snacks as well as bistro meals, The Rose & Crown team pride themselves on the quality of their food…

  • Mallories

    Family-run independent bar, restaurant and hotel in Leicester village. Close to Mallory Park racetrack and Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre…

  • The Sun Inn

    Beautiful thatched-roof country pub in Cottesmore, Rutland. Open daily for lunches and dinners featuring locally sourced seasonal produce. Everards cask ales on tap…

  • Lil Bo’s Deli

    High quality local deli, kitchen and shop in the heart of Ashby. Local cheeses, meats and drinks, plus brunches, lunches and sharing platters…

  • Staunton Deli

    Charming deli located at Ferrers Centre at Staunton Harold. Cheeses, meats, fresh fruit and vegetables available, as well as brunch, lunch and sharing platters…

  • The George, Great Oxendon

    Beautifully restored 13th century inn. Restaurant focuses on modern pub classics using local suppliers, British farmers and artisan producers…