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Local & Drink Drink Local Food Food & in in Northamptonshire Northamptonshire


Northamptonshire’s Local Food & Drink Guide Local Food is a fantastic new guide for all you foodies out there. Nothing processed. Just lots of great tasting food and drink. The freshest, finest quality produce you’ll find in Northamptonshire. All made locally, with passion. This comprehensive guide is packed full of top class eateries and award-winning producers. From master butchers and fine bakeries to delicious farm-fresh produce and breweries. It’s the perfect way to find the very best in local food and drink.

Image: Cream Tea at Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire

Bakes, Cakes & Treats It’s a fact… cakes are deliciously tasty. Eat one and life instantly feels better. The perfect pick-me-up for ravenous locals and visitors alike, Northamptonshire’s fine bakers and sweet-makers create all manner of exquisite bread, buns, tarts and muffins. From the delectably tempting to the wonderfully exotic.

Bakes, Cakes & Treats


Meat and Lean Cuts If your taste buds love great food, you can’t go far wrong here. Northamptonshire is renowned for its master butchers. Why? Because there’s nothing hands-off when it comes to how they produce and package their choicest cuts. Tender cuts and succulent slices, all packed full of delicious melt in your mouth taste.

Image: Sauls of Spratton

Meat and Lean Cuts

Image: Potbelly Brewery, Kettering

Local Drinks

If you like a drink that hits the spot, you’re in the right place. For decades, we’ve been making drinks that have been quenching people’s thirst around the world, and closer to home. All thanks to a blend of long-standing traditions, popular recipes, and a spirited entrepreneurial culture that mixes international brands, old sake breweries and up-and-coming independents.

Come and soak it up.

Local Drinks

Local Drinks

Local Drinks

Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards

Here in Northamptonshire we make lots of great tasting food and drink. In fact, it’s a sector that’s worth a delicious £1.5bn and packed full of more than 46,000 local food heroes. And seeing as they put so much effort into creating food and drink of outstanding quality, it’s only fair to give them a very public pat on the back for a job well done. So each year we get together to celebrate the very best the sector has to offer. No matter what they make. Set up in 2008, we call it the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards. We’re mighty proud of it. And our winners

Awards Winners 2012/13 Northamptonshire Jubilee Breakfast:

Young Chef of the Year:

Artisan Local Product/Drink of the Year:

Booker Chef of the Year:

The Church Restaurant, Northampton

William Mountain – The Saracen’s Head, Little Brington

Home Cured Bacon – Sauls of Spratton, Spratton

James Ingram – Mercedes Benz AMG, Brixworth

New Local Product of the Year:

Restaurant of the Year:

The Hot Runner – The Pickled Village, Bulwick

The Exeter Arms, Easton on the Hill

New Local Drink of the Year:

Pub or Bar Restaurant of the Year:

Golden Russet Apple Juice – The Village Orchard, Flore

Local Food Hero of the Year:

Gerald Bailey of Newlands Farm, Hannington

Spice Chef of the Year:

Bodrul Islam – Saffron, Northampton

The Saracen’s Head, Little Brington

Community Pub of the Year – Town: The Swan and Helmet, Northampton

Community Pub of the Year – Rural: The George, Tiffield

To find out more about how NEP loves to support Northamptonshire’s Food & Drink sector please visit

Images: Awards Dinner, November 2012, The Wing @ Silverstone

Farm Shops & Delicatessens Some people think shopping around for your food is pretty weird. The local supermarket has it all, right? But being adventurous has its rewards. Use your imagination and take a trip to one of our many great delis and speciality shops. They’re full of wonderful ingredients that make for some very tasty dishes. Go on, get out and bag yourself something deliciously different.

Farm Shops & Delicatessens

Farm Shops & Delicatessens

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Local Produce

If you enjoy savouring something a little bit special or slightly more exotic, all lovingly produced by people who love what they do you’ll love Northamptonshire’s delights. And because we’ve strived to search out the best specialist producers we could possibly find, you’ll know that you’re tucking in to the best tasting produce out there.

Local Produce

Local Produce

Made in Northamptonshire We’re extremely proud of what we make in our county. But one of the biggest challenges has always been spreading the word. So guess what we did? We launched Made in Northamptonshire – a local networking group for everyone who makes the food and drink industry their business. Perfect for people thirsting for new contacts and hungry for advice on buying local. It’s a refreshingly simple idea but one that’s already proved to be hugely satisfying.

Farmers’ Markets Delicious, fresh and just plain tasty. Forget pre-packed, mass produced foods. Discover real food at our farmers’ markets. You’ll find them in market town squares all over Northamptonshire. Like the historic market places of Towcester and Brackley. Or maybe a trip to Daventry, Oundle or Higham Ferrers is more your thing? A combination of fresh produce, succulent meats, the fruitiest jams and tempting cakes, they’re guaranteed to tantalise the taste buds. It’s why food fans find Northamptonshire produce so… moreish.


Farmers’ Markets Dates and locations:

Dates and locations:

1. Brackley

5. Northampton

Market Place Third Saturday of every month 9.00-1.00

Market Square Third Thursday of every month, 9.30-1.30

2. Burton Latimer

6. Oundle

Millenium Garden First Saturday of every month, 9.00-1.00

Market Place Second Saturday of every month, 9.00-2.00

3. Daventry

7. Towcester

High Street First Saturday of every month, 9.00-1.30

Richmond Road Second Friday of every month 9.00-1.00

4. Higham Ferrers

8. Wellingborough

Market Square Last Saturday of every month, 9.00-1.30

Market Square Last Thursday of every month, 9.00-2.00

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