Home > Food & Drink > What's new

 

  • The George and Dragon

    After a long career at Soho House, Chippy Day craved a better life in the country so bought the George and Dragon in Rowde in 2004. A 14th Century building, with many original features, it was the perfect place to create a relaxed pub with great service and understated touches. ‘Rowde is a lovely village - ever since we opened we’ve been welcomed and supported by the locals. Our leafy walled garden is a great venue for summer bbqs and bonfire nights and we often hold quiz nights or wine and cheese evenings.’ Seafood is their specialty with daily deliveries from Cornwall. Signature dishes include Cornish lobster with garlic butter and oysters, but there’s plenty on the a la carte menu - their cheese soufflé being particularly popular. The bar is well stocked with an ever changing selection of local craft beers, and their bespoke catering service and party room means they can hold parties or weddings at the pub or come to you. Their 3 bedrooms are especially welcoming – rustic luxury with higgledy piggledly floors, exposed oak beams and modern comforts, with breakfast served in the pub in front of the old fireplace. Dogs are welcome for a drink or to stay and Caen Hill Locks is in walking distance. Hot water bottles hang off a door for punters to take to keep warm outside, while B&B guests can choose from a selection of DVDs. This place is a gem. ...»

  • Sticks & Stones

    Sticks and Stones is a stylish, lifestyle shop wrapped around a cosy and relaxed café alongside the Woodborough Garden Centre, not far from Pewsey. The owners are husband and wife team Garp and Liis Flack. Liis explains the feel of the place, “ I have such a little kitchen at home, this is perfect for me to play house. The style is French farmhouse with Scandinavian touches and very welcoming, I like to see visitors settle by the Aga in the winter and at the outdoor tables in the summer”. The shop has handpicked original and interesting gifts that work just as well in a contemporary London flat or a farmhouse kitchen. There are always new items to discover plus a selection of crockery, cutlery, glassware, linen and Garp’s unique, range of hand-made wooden products for the kitchen, dining room and home. The shop and café spill comfortably into each other so you can still browse the shelves over coffee or a light lunch. Everything on the menu is fresh and seasonal, enjoy asparagus in the spring, Chanterelle mushrooms in the autumn and delicious home made cakes all year round. ...»

  • Love Food

    Lucinda Bevan is a nutritional therapist & chef with a keen interest in the brain. She provides one to one consultation, advises businesses & restaurants on nutrition and can come to your home to run lively and informative nutritional cookery demonstrations with your friends. Her latest venture is 'Love Food at home' making home cooked food for people local to Marlborough. Her popular Christmas hampers are a treat - beautiful seagrass hampers filled with delicious homemade goodies. As a nutritionist, the real difference with Lucinda’s approach is that she understands the link between eating well and feeling good. “At my cooking demonstrations some people come to learn recipes that will help them with depression or anxiety whilst others may have seen ingredients in the shops in the “healthy eating” aisle, such as spelt, quinoa or buckwheat but they don’t know what to do with them. Quinoa can end up as revolting mess or wonderfully delicious depending on how it’s cooked. I show how to do it well while explaining about the ingredients and the benefits for a healthy lifestyle.” Those who've attended Lucinda's nutrition workshops or cooking demonstrations comment on how friendly and sociable those events are. Those who've tried her food love it - it always disappears very quickly!...»

  • The Swan

    Head chef Pete and his wife Emma lived in Enford for 12 years before the run down, village-owned pub came up for tenancy. With a move closer to their jobs in Hampshire on the cards, they were stopped in their tracks. This was their dream come true. Following extensive refurbishment they opened in July 2014 as a proper community pub. “We’re not trying to be a gastro pub. We just want to be a pub that serves tasty homemade local food where people go if they don’t want to cook themselves, or just fancy an inexpensive meal out with family or friends.” From all accounts they’re doing something right. Regulars love their favourites board with Chilli, proper pie, The Swan’s Burger and cheesecake amongst others – their chips are legendary. Their menu is dictated by their customers and a specials board features dishes such as wild sea bass with parsley cream, poached samphire and new potatoes. They’re busy 7 days a week. It’s a cosy beamed pub with a roaring fire from autumn through to late spring. They do outside catering, there’s a shop facility where locals can order groceries and Hub in the Pub on Thursdays means villagers can get together over coffee and cake with all proceeds going to charity. Their dogs Digger & Pickle welcome other pooches and there are toy baskets for children of all ages. They’ve recently opened a beer garden, held their first beer festival and have plans for a B&B. ...»

  • Wiltshire Farmers Markets

    Wiltshire Farmers’ Markets Association run monthly markets across the county where local people can buy local food and drink direct from producers.  The Association has around 60 producer-members selling at the markets which vary in size and character.  Expect to find a good selection of seasonal vegetables, meats, cheeses, preserves, cakes and bread and, increasingly, cider and beers.  Also look out for: rapeseed oil and natural skin care with new products appearing all the time such as fish and locally produced charcuterie e.g. salamis, air dried ham and chorizo.  The aim is to give farmers, growers, foragers and makers a reliable outlet for their goods and, importantly, more control over the price in relation to the cost of production.  There are lots of benefits for the consumer too.  The markets have a great atmosphere and the producers are always ready to talk about what they do, to explain about production methods, where the products comes from and what makes them special.    Shopping at the farmers market can turn the chore of the weekly shopping trip into a pleasure. ...»

  • Taste Wiltshire

    Taste Wiltshire was first launched with the aim of showcasing the best food and drink in Wiltshire whilst being an affordable day out. This year takes place at Netherstreet Farm in Bromham for the first time, allowing for more producers and easier parking and accessibility for guests. With over 30 producers exhibiting on the day it is expected to be to be a great day out for all the family. Wander around, sample and buy local food and drink and meet the producers. Demonstrations include Lisa Markwell, Food Editor of the Sunday Time talking through her experiences as a food journalist and Prue Leith Cordon Blue Cookery training, whilst providing some hints and tips on how to do it yourself. There's everything from wine, gin and beer to bread, meat, cakes and endless other delights. It is shaping up to be a fabulous day and we look forward to seeing many of you there. ...»

  • The Wiltshire Liqueur Company

    From a delightful cottage just inside the Wiltshire border, Tiffinie Pride and her partner Christopher have developed a distinctive collection of delicious liqueurs. Made with far less sugar than traditional liqueurs and introducing unusual fruits such as wild strawberries from France and blood oranges from Sicily, these liqueurs really allow the fruit to dominate the flavour.  Tiffinie has set out to transform the way we think about liqueurs, encouraging new experimental ideas about how to mix and cook with them. Her current favourite ideas include pouring new blood orange liqueur over crepe suzette and adding a few glugs of wild strawberry liqueur into Eton mess – to  make a “Drunken Mess!”  These liqueurs look really stylish too. The William Morris inspired labels echo the blend of the traditional with an original twist.  And at no extra cost, the labels can be personalised with a name, phrase or event; perfect for a shooting party, wedding, house warming or birthday gift.   There are plenty of inspiring recipe and cocktail ideas on the website as well as lots more information about the range of liqueurs and how to order. Order online and postage and packaging is free.   ...»

  • JW Fine Foods

    When James Hayward was praised for the smoked salmon he’d made for a wedding, he decided to turn it into a business. As a former chef in Michelin star restaurants, and a career in event catering and food styling, it fits perfectly with his passion for food. ‘I want to be locally based so I opened my informal tasting shop in Woodborough In December 2017. As well as my cured and smoked salmon I stock some of my favourite foods and aim to create a Southern European vibe where people can walk in, sit on the side and try a few things’. Customers can enjoy smoked salmon on crispbread with ricotta cheese and salted capers, charcuterie, fish or cheese platters accompanied with a glass of bubbly, wine or sherry. Take home smoked salmon, gravlax, pâté and various hams, salamis and condiments. ‘I buy fish fresh from Scotland and make two gravlax - beetroot and liquorice salmon with a sashimi like texture and gin infused salmon cured in a juniper liqueur with lime. Our Smoked salmon is cured, salted and cold smoked on oak and hung for 3 days minimum. I also make smoked salmon pâté and chicken liver parfait paired with our homemade crostini.’ Pop in any day of the week, for a tasting evening or on Sunday for their hot specialty. It’s perfect for meeting up with a friend for a light bite of something delicious. ...»

  • The Baking Chambers

    After 20 years in the music industry Dylan Chambers has turned his passion for baking into The Baking Chambers, a micro-bakery offering courses and selling artisan bread to people local to Lockeridge. ‘Bread is often mis-represented because modern breads are made in minutes with fast-acting yeast and additives. If you make bread yourself you not only control the ingredients but end up with a product that is naturally low in gluten and yeast, is better for you and more digestible. Real sour dough is full of probiotics which is great for gut health’. A combination of a week at Richard Bertinet cookery school in Bath ten years ago, extensive reading & practice and an advanced artisan bakery course has honed Dylan’s technique. His approach simplifies the baking process showing that making a fantastic loaf isn’t hard. ‘I love seeing people come through the door thinking at best they’ll make one good loaf, then being amazed when they leave with a few fantastic products. Groups are no more than 8 – it’s hands on, everything is made from scratch and everyone get lots of attention. You get to understand the process, the ingredients and work the dough with your hands.’ There are adult, kids, pizza and advanced courses with attendees describing Dylan as a master of his craft and his classes fun and revolutionary. His bread is so delicious that his regular customers are absolutely hooked. You won’t believe that bread could taste this good. ...»

  • The Wheatsheaf

    Masterchef semi-finalist Ollie Hunter and singer / songwriter wife Lauren bought The Wheatsheaf pub in Chilton Foliat in November 2015 to create a centre for food, drink, art and music. The potential to restore the historical thatched pub and its proximity to his parent’s farm Hungerford Park were all part of its appeal. ‘We serve upmarket peasant food – unpretentious but full of flavour. When you travel you remember the taste of simple local dishes long after you’ve left. We aim to emulate that with our food. We can confidently say we’re local, organic and sustainable - my parents are just down the road rearing lambs, pigs and geese, curing their own meats and growing fruit and veg. We feel incredibly lucky to source so much produce from them.’ The menu changes every two weeks and Ollie’s always looking to combine local ingredients in an imaginative way. Their unique and popular woodfired pizza works on the same principles. Local sourcing is everywhere from the ales through to artisan spirits and coffee. This is a pub with a difference. The shop upstairs has unique vintage furniture, accessories and village essentials and the private dining room seats up to 16. An art gallery and indoor cinema are in the plans and they regularly host quality live music. Ollie also offers cookery classes. ‘Every decision has been made with a lot of thought behind it. With our arts programme we want to give upcoming artists the wings to fly.’...»