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From grouse and venison to duck and pigeon, game’s very much on the menu for Autumn.
When the air is crisp and the leaves start to fall,
you'll love recipes that showcase the season's best flavours. The smell of
apples and pumpkin spice might be in the air, but it's autumn recipes we're
almost that time of the year when the weather takes a turn for the worse and
the days draw shorter. But for us in the kitchen that isn’t a complete sign of
doom and gloom. Our favourite ingredients begin to pop up out
of the ground; right on our doorstep. The challenge each year is to make sure
that we are able to utilise these fantastic ingredients to their maximum
We have secretly been developing our own exclusive brew of gin, infused with the famous botanical, Manuka.
First introduced from New Zealand in the 1800s, bees feed on this pretty bush to make Manuka honey, grown here in the UK at Tregothnan Estate in Cornwall.
Tweaking the original Sipsmith London dry gin with the Manuka, we have extracted the essential oils which gives the gin very f...
With great pleasure, we’re happily bringing back the New Zeland
Wine Lunch over the period between September and November of 2016.
One of the wines we will be serving with this offer is going
to be Churton Estates Sauvignon Blanc.
Churton’s exceptional hillside vineyard above the Waihopai Valley was
first planted in 2000 with a European ...
Our latest addition on the bar list - The Somerset Cider Brandy
It has long been recognised that for growing apples for fermenting, England has three "vintage" areas where the soil conditions and climate are deemed best for growing cider apples, known as "terroir". All of these areas are in Somerset, Burrow Hill, Kingsbury Episcopi, is right in the middle of...