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  • Hill Top Farm Shop

    Head to this farm shop for a tasty full breakfast or to pick up produce from fantastic local businesses…

  • The Cambridge Chop House

    Meat-lovers rejoice – The Cambridge Chop House is a steak house that fuses the traditional and contemporary…

  • MillWorks

    If you’re looking to eat out somewhere a bit different, how about MillWorks in Cambridge?It’s got a working water wheel…

  • Whyte Wytch Cheese

    Whyte Wytch is a delicious, artisan cheese made at Sacrewell Farm by cheese maker Alison Williamson…

  • The Three Horseshoes

    The Three Horseshoes is a fantastic gastropub located in the Cambridgeshire village of Madingley. It’s another top offering from the Cambs Cuisine group…

  • The Castle Inn

    The Castle Inn is at the centre of life in Castle Bytham and it’s not just a pub – it’s also a pantry, takeaway and now a taverna…

  • Leeson’s Family Butchers

    Family-run butchers in Oakham selling award-winning pork pies, and fresh and cooked meats sourced from trusted free-range suppliers…

  • The Crown & Punchbowl

    This beautiful pub is a Grade II-listed former coaching inn located in the pretty village of Horningsea, three miles from Cambridge…

  • Cocoa Amore at The Engine Yard

    At Cocoa Amore’s shop at The Engine Yard near Belvoir Castle you can buy a tempting array of hand-made delights…

  • Loxley’s Larder

    For delicious, homemade charcuterie made using traditional curing methods, Loxley’s Larder is the place to go…

  • Mediterranean Deli at Wistow

    You can’t mention this deli without talking about the baklava – it’s a special offering available in six delicious varieties. We’re sold…

  • The Marquis of Granby

    The Marquis of Granby in Granby, Nottinghamshire, is a cosy and welcoming pub. Named Great Food Club Classic Pub of the Year 2020/21…

  • The Windmill Inn at Wymeswold

    The Windmill Inn at Wymeswold is part of the Little Britain Pub Company and is the perfect place for casual dining and drinking with friends…

  • Real Ale Classroom Lutterworth

    The Real Ale Classroom in Lutterworth is the second excellent micropub from former school teachers Ian Martin and Steve Tabbernor…

  • The Hall Croft Tap

    The Hall Croft Tap in Shepshed, Leicestershire, is the latest micropub from the excellent Charnwood Brewery of Loughborough…

  • Fiona Cairns Luxury Cakes

    Luxury cake designer and baker Fiona Cairns was given the Royal seal of approval in 2011 – but you don’t have to be royalty to enjoy these cakes…

  • Grasmere Farm Peterborough

    One of Peterborough’s finest butchers, Grasmere Farm is the place to go for quality sausages rolls and meat for the ultimate Sunday roast…

  • Grasmere Farm Bourne

    Grasmere Farm’s Bourne shop offers not only delicious meat but baked goods from Hambleton Bakery, too…

  • The Market Gate Deli

    Grasmere Farm is a Lincolnshire institution with four butcher’s shops and there’s now a deli selling their own produce and locally sourced goodies…

  • Swithland Spring Water

    After rainfall hits the ground, it takes up to 50 years to reach the well that Swithland Spring Water taps, all the time being filtered…

  • Smiths Farm Shop

    This farm shop in Chapel Brampton, Northants, began life with punnets of strawberries and an honesty box…

  • Snobby Burger Co

    Top-quality burgers from butcher Johnny Pusztai and chef Laurence Henry. Made with locally-reared meat and bags of passion…

  • Rose & May Deli

    For fresh local produce and continental specialities, we’d recommend a visit to this family-run cafe and deli in the pretty market town of Bingham…

  • The Devonshire Arms

    The Devonshire Arms in Beeley is a stylish 18th-century inn on the Chatsworth Estate offering award-winning food and drink…

  • The Bluebell at Helpston

    This delightful pub with rooms really sums up what a good rural pub is all about! It’s also next door to John Clare Cottage & Garden…

  • Derwentwater Arms

    The Derwentwater Arms is a traditional country pub. It exudes community spirit, dates back to 1708, and serves fantastic food and drink…

  • Old Black Horse Inn

    The Old Black Horse in Houghton on the Hill is a popular village local with a twist – it’s now home to a thriving village shop and deli…

  • The Factory Kitchen

    Ilkeston’s Factory Kitchen is a contemporary cafe and restaurant serving dishes cooked up by a Michelin-trained chef…

  • Bowler’s Brewery

    An independent craft brewery set up by two friends and based in The Deepings on the Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border…

  • Secret Supper Club Quorn

    Looking for restaurant-quality meals that can be delivered to your door? We’d like to let you in on a little secret…