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  • Burrough Court Coffee Shop

    Burrough Court has quite the racy royal past but it’s now the perfect place to enjoy a low-key coffee or cuppa…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The Platter Co

    The Platter Co’s concept is simple and beautifully executed: bite-sized food served on a large wooden board or in a platter box…

  • Samosa Wallah

    Fancy sampling some of the best samosas you’ve ever eaten? Handmade in Melton Mowbray, deliveries are made both locally and nationwide…

  • Harrison & Griffiths

    Harrison & Griffiths of Arnold, Nottingham, bakes stunning cakes inspired by the Caribbean and adapted from family recipes…

  • Brentingby Gin

    Brentingby Gin is a premium gin, handcrafted in a specially designed copper still in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside…

  • The Royal Oak

    The Royal Oak in beautiful Duddington is a large pub with six bedrooms. On our visit, the food and service were well worth travelling for…

  • Hawkens Grantham Gingerbread

    Hawkens Grantham Gingerbread – which comes in five different varieties – is utterly delicious and comes with a great backstory…

  • Viva Vino

    Viva Vino is a fun way to buy wine, without all the pomp. But this doesn’t stop the wines or service being interesting or professional…

  • 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…

  • Owen Taylor & Sons Butchers

    Owen Taylor & Sons was named Great Food Club Catering Butcher of the Year 2020/21 and also has a retail shop. A family business since 1922…

  • Poacher’s Brasserie

    Poacher’s Brasserie in Thurlaston is worth a detour, offering high-quality ingredients, accomplished cooking and impressive service…

  • Bank House

    Bank House in Hathersage opened in September 2018 after a stylish renovation that created a vibrant, attractive bar and restaurant…

  • The Dapper Spaniel

    The Dapper Spaniel in Rolleston, Nottinghamshire, is a pub with rooms that offers classic dishes – plus a few surprises – cooked with care and style…

  • Embe

    Embe in Peterborough serves Afro-Caribbean soul food, offering traditional family recipes from chef-patron Nick Rutta’s native Tanzania…

  • The Forge Inn at Glenfield

    The Forge Inn at Glenfield is a village pub that offers top service and a buzzing environment. The food is also consistently good…

  • Burleighs Gin Academy

    Escape to the country for an afternoon of gin-making at the Burleighs Gin Distillery, situated in the heart of Leicestershire’s beautiful Charnwood Forest…

  • The Tap & Run

    The Tap & Run in Upper Broughton, Nottinghamshire, is a stylish, modern and cosy pub that’s good for dining or a relaxing drink at the bar…

  • Leicester Coffee House Co.

    Leicester Coffee House Co. stylish independent coffee house that roasts in small batches from single estates. It offers a UK-wide delivery service…

  • The Red Lion at Thurgarton

    The Red Lion at Thurgarton in Nottinghamshire, three miles from Southwell, had been closed for two years until the community clubbed together to buy it…

  • Kine

    Kine in Lincoln is a delightfully designed independent burger restaurant. The short, refined menu also features a good selection of small dishes…

  • Beardsley’s Tea Room

    Beardsley’s in Rearsby is the very definition of “quaint”. Entering is like walking into favourite gran’s house after she’s been on a baking masterclass…

  • La Pergola at The Wheatsheaf

    At La Pergola near Cambridge they focus on their Italian roots. Most dishes are homemade, including bread, sausages, antipasti pickles and pasta sauces…

  • Rothley Wine

    Shortlisted in the Great Food Club Awards 2018/19, Leicestershire’s Rothley Wine produces elegant sparkling rosés and mineral-dry whites…

  • The Green Man at Ropsley

    The Green Man at Ropsley is a good news story. At a time when many village pubs are closing, it’s an award-winner that’s bucking the trend…

  • The Kedleston Country House

    Set in the historic Kedleston Estate in Derbyshire, this stunning Georgian restaurant and hotel has rolling countryside views…

  • Sarpech Wine Bar & Restaurant

    Sarpech in Oakham is a stylish Indian restaurant and wine bar. It’s a welcoming and comfortable space where you can enjoy fantastic drinks, excellent Indian food and top-class service…

  • The Three Hills

    The Three Hills in Bartlow, Cambridgeshire, is a restored 17th century pub with rooms. In 2021, it came 22nd in the UK’s Top 50 Gastropubs…