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  • John Dory’s Quorn

    It goes without saying that fish and chips are on the menu at this modern chippy but the battered cookie dough is a must-try, too…

  • Colemans Deli

    Colemans is the perfect spot for thirsty and hungry walkers who are off exploring the Peak District and if there’s no time to stop, order a picnic box in advance…

  • The Sun Inn, Great Easton

    The Sun Inn is a fantastic pub with a real field-to-fork approach. Recently renovated, it’s a warm and welcoming space…

  • The Gate Inn Tansley

    The Gate Inn sits on the edge of the Peak District and serves some of the tastiest roast dinners you’ll have ever eaten…

  • Losehill House Hotel & Spa

    Relax in the heart of the Peak District at Losehill Hotel & Spa and enjoy fine dining in the Grafene Restaurant…

  • Vanderlyle

    Vanderlyle is a beautiful, intimate restaurant in Cambridge serving an innovative tasting menu of plant-led dishes…

  • Long Clawson Dairy

    Long Clawson’s Stilton is exported all around the world and it’s produced using milk from 37 farms across the area…

  • Starkey’s Fruit Farm

    The Nottinghamshire town of Southwell has quite the claim to fame and produces some very tasty goodies…

  • The Boot and Shoe Inn

    This charming village pub in the picture-perfect village of Flintham has recently been renovated and offers a great menu, stylish interiors and an excellent terrace…

  • Essen General Store

    Beeston recently welcomed a new addition to the High Road and it’s packed with delicious treats including all the cheese…

  • Welbourne’s Bakery

    Welbourne’s Bakery is a traditional bakery established in 1896. Its best known for its delicious Plum Bread which is made to an old family recipe…

  • The Side House Coffee Shop

    We were delighted to discover this little gem in the charming village of Claypole and thoroughly recommend you visit…

  • Amélie Flamkuche

    Not familiar with flamkuche? Let father and son, Alex and Regis introduce you to this delicious pizza-style flatbread…

  • Fin Boys

    See fish and seafood in a new light when you visit Fin Boys – choose something to take home for dinner or let them cook for you in the restaurant…

  • King’s Cliffe Bakery, Stamford

    King’s Cliffe Bakery can trace its roots back some 200 years and the Stamford cafe is tucked away from the crowds…

  • Rustic Kitchen & Deli

    Rustic Kitchen & Deli is a recent addition to Mountsorrel’s growing foodie offering and it’s a real delight…

  • De Gustibus Cakes

    Lisa West has been creating show stopping cakes for weddings and celebrations for more than seventeen years…

  • Callow Hall Hotel – Wildhive

    Visit the newly-refurbished Callow Hall Hotel to enjoy fine dining in a relaxed setting with glorious Peak District views…

  • Fred Hallam

    Fred Hallam is a fantastic greengrocer and fishmonger that’s been serving the Beeston community for more than 100 years…

  • Wilfred Pinsent & Grandson

    The beautiful vintage-style signage of Wilfred Pinsent & Grandson sets the tone for this beautiful off-licence before you even step inside…

  • Firetree Chocolate

    Firetree makes sophisticated, complex chocolate sourced from remote volcanic islands in the South Seas and Oceania. This is special…

  • Martin Bros Micropizzeria

    The Martin Brothers have established quite the reputation for their fantastic Neapolitan pizza and now they have their own venue…

  • The Eccentric Englishman

    Step into a world where The Mad Hatter and Phileas Fogg would be truly at home and enjoy delicious food and drink…

  • The Deli at 58

    The Deli at 58 is a buzzing little spot that is extremely popular with those looking for delicious, homemade goodies and local produce…

  • Bowthorpe Park Farm

    This family-run farm provides high-welfare meat and is situated in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside and has a rather unique claim to fame…

  • Taj Tandoori

    This Indian restaurant has been a popular spot in Cambridge since it first opened in the 1980s and continues to welcome diners with a dazzling array of dishes…

  • Graham Fidling Butchers

    Not sure what meat to serve this Sunday or just fancy getting shaking up your weekday meals? Pay a visit to Graham Fidling and find something new…

  • Secret Burger Club

    For proper burgers, expertly-crafted, you have to try one from the Secret Burger Club. Combinations are innovative, mouthwatering and not easily forgotten…

  • S Bailey Fish

    If you fancy a simple fish supper or looking to entertain, head to S Bailey Fish for the freshest fish and seafood and plenty of friendly advice…

  • Woodhall Spa Delicatessen & Bakery

    The picturesque village of Woodhall Spa is home to this beautiful deli and bakery whose windows only hint at the tempting treats within…