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Top 10 Midlands Father’s Day Gourmet Gifts

Nut Tree Inn Michelin Chef Mike North

Make Dad’s day: 10 best food gifts for dad. Everyone knows that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach so, this year, don’t buy Dad yet another pair of cuff-links that will rarely see the light of day. Treat your father to a gift that he’ll truly enjoy. Whether he’s an aspiring gourmand, […]

Luxury Lodge Michelin Breaks Launch in Oxfordshire

Luxury Lodge Accommodation Oxfordshire Panshill Leisure

Oxfordshire-based accommodation provider Panshill Leisure in Murcott near Biscester Outlet Village, have announced it is due to launch four, state-of-the-art luxury lodges complete with hot tubs, linking to local Michelin Star Pub, to help satisfy the area’s growing demand for premium luxury leisure breaks. Set in 16 acres of private woodland, surrounded by fishing lakes and country walks […]

From Field to Fyfield: Oxfordshire Village On A Plate

Kay & Mark Chandler Owners of The White Hart Fyfield

Award-winning Oxfordshire gourmet pub The White Hart at Fyfield, near Abingdon, is helping to put village produce on the UK foodie map by taking ‘source local’ to a whole new level with their ‘flavours of Fyfield’ dishes. The flavours of Fyfield are being served up on a plate with new seasonal dishes that are comprised […]

Chef Paul Foster Shines At National Chef of The Year Final

Paul Foster receiving 2nd prize. David Mulcahy, Vice-President of the Craft Guild of Chefs; Steve Montgomery of Lockhart Catering Equipment; Paul Foster, Head Chef at Mallory Court; and Clare Smyth, Chef Patron at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

Paul Foster, the Head Chef at Mallory Court Hotel in Leamington Spa, has been named runner-up in the largest and most prestigious chef competition in the UK. Multi-award-winning Paul narrowly missed out on the Craft Guild of Chefs’ National Chef of the Year 2016 title in the most closely-fought final in the competition’s 45-year history. […]

Ellenborough Park Hotel Charity Rugby Dinner Raises the Bar and Over £8000

Ellenborough Park Hotel Charity Rugby Dinner Raises the Bar and Over £8000 Battle of the Chefs contest sees Wales win a Six Nations Culinary Challenge. Phil Vickery MBE, the former England and Gloucester rugby captain, presided over a charity auction that raised £8,150 for the Wooden Spoon children’s rugby charity, on Friday 6 February, as […]

Michelin Pub Guide 2015 crowns Cotswolds Pub of the year


Following the furore over the Michelin Restaurant Guide released late September, the eagerly anticipated Pub Guide UK 2015 has been announced. The new look 2015 guide recommends more than 590 pubs from all over Great Britain and Ireland, of which 70 are new entries. All the pubs have been selected, first and foremost, for the […]

Chef Ron Faulkner Re-writes the rule book for his Thornbury Restaurant

Chef Ron Faulkner outSide Ronnies of Thornbury with his bar plates

This Summer has been a labour of love for Chef Ron Faulkner at his eponymous restaurant in sleepy Thornbury just outside Bristol. A fresh new approach to his business began in earnest in the Spring with a series of customer surveys, and research into what his existing customers were seeking from Ronnies, and what they […]

Chase Distillery Rock The Farm Event

Chase Distillery Rock The Farm Chase Cup

Chase The Prizes at Rock the farm. Herefordshire’s ‘Chase Distillery’ is not only satisfied with creating some of the Worlds finest single estate spirits (official), but have now opened their annual drinks and music festival ‘Rock the Farm’ to the paying public! In its third year, this ‘Uber Cool’ festival takes place at the much-revered […]

Chef Ron Faulkner re-writes the recipe book for his own restaurant

Restaurant Manger William Levrard with Chef Ron Faulkner & selection of their daily ‘Bar Plates’

Chef Ron Faulkner Re-writes the recipe book for his popular Ronnies of Thornbury, Near Bristol It’s been 7 years since Chef Ron Faulkner opened his eponymous restaurant ‘Ronnies’ in sleepy Thornbury,located North of Bristol, and according to the Sunday Times National Newspaper, helped establish the town as one of the ‘4th Best Places to Live in […]

Michel-INN Pop-up Restaurant Sells out in 4 hours!

BITE co-Founder & Director Julian Ebbutt

Michel-INN Pop-up Restaurant Sells out in 4 hours!  A Special Pop-Up Restaurant event that was promoted by new Gourmet-Venture partners BITE Food Festivals and Gourmet-Life – Lifestyle Dining Club, sold out this week just 4 hours after being announced. Prestigious BITE Food Festivals, the main Festival will be taking place from 1st to 9th February […]