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M'Hencha Stack

10 food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas

Christmas is the only time of year that it is acceptable to eat non-stop, so make the most of it and treat yourself to some delicious food and drink gifts.

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Surrey food and drink news

Whether you're launching a new restaurant, farmers'; market, farm shop or foodie event, get in touch with your Surrey food and drink news...

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Patricia Rain 'Vanilla Queen'

The campaign for real vanilla

To mark the first ever National Real Vanilla Day, the natural ingredient company LittlePod teamed up with Bickleigh Castle to hold a two-day event full of demos, talks and good food all based around vanilla.

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Outside Ston Easton Park Hotel

Ston Easton Park Hotel & Restaurant

Nestled in 36 acres of beautiful West Country parkland, Ston Easton Park is unique

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Chef profiles

Recipes

8 Salsa Verdi ready to serve

How to make the perfect Salsa Verdi

This is the most brilliant herb relish to add to your repertoire for chicken, fish, beef or venison - serve like chutney, as an accompaniment.

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Lamb Chilli con Carne

Lamb Chilli con Carne Recipe

Wholegrain Basmati is a world apart from Pure Basmati in terms of flavour and texture.

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Restaurant reviews

Outside Ston Easton Park Hotel

Ston Easton Park Hotel & Restaurant

Nestled in 36 acres of beautiful West Country parkland, Ston Easton Park is unique

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The hotel overlooks a beautiful lake

A hidden gem

WORDS: Charlotte Skidmore

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The Porsche Cayman S

Porsche Cayman S: Taking the long way to Llangollen

Liam Bird takes a spin in the Porsche Cayman S to see if it’s an improvement on the previous generation of Cayman, or another iteration of their entry-level Boxster.

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The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) at Newtownabbey Theatre at the Mill

REVIEW: The Bible - The Complete Word of God (abridged)

As Ellie and I drive to The Theatre, Chipping Norton, the skies begin to darken. And then the rain comes – driving so ferociously against our windscreen, it’s a big hint we should be urgently sourcing gopher wood. Whatever that might be.

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Drink

M'Hencha Stack

10 food and drink treats to enjoy this Christmas

Christmas is the only time of year that it is acceptable to eat non-stop, so make the most of it and treat yourself to some delicious food and drink gifts.

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Christmas drinks

7 drinks to enjoy on Christmas Day

Everyone loves a Christmas tipple, after all there are few other times of the year where it is acceptable to open a bottle early in the morning.

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Oddfellows_Secret Garden

The best cocktail venues in the North West

A cocktail is for every occasion whether it’s celebrating with friends or letting your hair down at the office party. We pick out the top cocktail venues in Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester and Liverpool

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Head brewer at the Hogs Back Brewery, Steve Brooks

Surrey breweries - the best of Surrey beer

Whether you fancy a firkin of Shere Drop, a polypin of Posh Pooch or just a bottle of TEA, there's an excellent choice of original beers to be had in Surrey. JANET DONIN visited a few of the independent breweries to discover the best pints in the county

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Great Langdale

Five of the best pub walks in the Lake District

A long walk deserves a stop at a cosy inn and Lakeland writer and photographer Vivienne Crow has agreed to share a few of her favourites

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