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Showing 31 - 60 of 786 locations within 500mi from Stamford

  • King’s Cliffe Bakery

    A traditional Northamptonshire village bakery, making and baking no-frills, high quality bread, rolls and cakes, as it has done for around 300 years…

  • Barrowden & Wakerley Community Shop

    A friendly, not-for-profit, rural community shop and café offering a fine selection of locally sourced food and drink…

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    The Olive Branch

    A past Good Pub Guide choice for overall UK Pub of the Year, the relaxed yet polished Olive Branch in Clipsham, Rutland, is consistently excellent…

  • The White Horse

    A nicely restored ‘proper’ village local that serves good seasonal pub classics and well-kept cask ales…

  • June’s Farm

    June’s Farm in Whitwell is a micro-farm on six acres near Rutland Water. All of June’s meat boxes contain antibiotic-free, slow-grown pork, beef or lamb…

  • The Fox & Hounds

    This pub overlooking Exton village green is one of the most handsome in the region, and the service, food and drink live up to its looks…

  • The Willow & Brook

    The Willow & Brook in Apethorpe is a handsome village dining pub offering a deliberately short but well-chosen menu featuring many local ingredients…

  • Grasmere Farm Butchers Market Deeping

    A south Lincolnshire pork farm with three excellent butchers shops selling products made from meat raised, butchered and prepared at HQ, from sausage rolls to tenderloin steaks…

  • Mould’s Family Butchers

    Mould’s Family Butchers of Nassington was established in 1890 by current owner Simon Mould’s great uncle, George Mould…

  • Jackson Stops

    Classic country pub offering well-cooked, locally-sourced food and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in comfortable surroundings…

  • Barnsdale Lodge

    This Rutland hotel/restaurant is all about comfort, good customer service and local sourcing. It’s TV presenter Julia Bradbury’s favourite local eatery…

  • The Wheatsheaf

    From the outside it looks like your typical village pub – and you get a nice village pub vibe on the inside too – but it’s not till the food arrives that you realise you’re somewhere special…

  • Hambleton Hall

    Hambleton Hall on the banks of Rutland Water is one of the most special places to eat and stay in Britain, combining luxury with Michelin-starred cooking…

  • The Blue Bell

    A cosy 18th century dining pub in the Cambridgeshire village of Glinton, where locally sourced, seasonal food is cooked to a high standard…

  • The Chubby Castor

    The Chubby Castor in Castor, Cambridgeshire – housed in a beautiful thatched 17th century former pub – is where chef-patron Adebola Adeshina produces some truly special food…

  • King’s Arms

    This 17-century country pub and smokehouse is situated between Oakham and Uppingham in pretty Rutland. It’s a little bit special…

  • The Falcon at Fotheringhay

    A multi-award-winning dining pub in historic Fotheringhay that’s been named the best in Northamptonshire by the Good Food Guide many times…

  • 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…

  • Bulwick Village Shop & Cafe

    Maker of an exquisite range of quirky preserves, from eye-wateringly hot ‘Peps’ to the joyously tangy ‘Cuban Breakfast’…

  • The Queen’s Head at Bulwick

    The Queen’s Head in Bulwick is most definitely a pub, but serves food several notches above standard pub grub…

  • Hay Hampers

    Hay Hampers of Lincolnshire curates high-quality gourmet foods and drinks from smaller producers and packs them into beautiful, unique hampers…

  • Bisbrooke Artisans

    Bisbrooke Artisans of Rutland produce organic sourdough bread. The care that goes into the baking, and the quality of ingredients used shine through…

  • Moor Farm Shop

    Moor Farm Shop is a small Red Tractor producer selling its own lamb and beef, plus a range of other fantastic foods from local farmers and producers…

  • Hambleton Bakery Exton

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

  • Bat & Bottle

    Specialist importer of Italian wines with a passion for – and unrivalled knowledge of – its chosen subject…

  • Vivia Crump’s Chutney

    Small-batch chutneys made in Rutland, packed with inspiring flavours and textures – perfect partners to a whole host of dishes…

  • Rutland Cookery School

    Launched in Oakham by acclaimed chef Robin Stewart, this cookery school offers a full range of workshops from bread-making to sushi to knife skills…

  • Two Chimps Coffee

    This Oakham-based coffee roastery specialises in unusual and delicious coffee subscriptions that are tailored to your taste…

  • Otters Fine Foods

    Fish smoked traditionally over whole logs – plus a delicious selection of cheese – are specialities at this family-run Rutland deli…

  • Fika

    Fika in Oakham is independent and very good. Try the Swedish buns called Semla – they are so, so good…