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Some welcome early season sunshine has inspired us to get out and about, to bring you more of the finest flavours of our county. Wolds based chef Rachel Green kicks off with some recipes ideal for Easter entertaining. Her Moroccan spiced leg of lamb served with bay leaf Hasselback potatoes will melt in your mouth. To finish, treat your guests to rhubarb and soured cream cake with ginger syrup. You can find these recipes on page 6. We receive lots of feedback from readers

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that the magazine inspires them to travel around Lincolnshire in search of previously undiscovered eateries and hostelries. We agree it is not a bad way to spend the summer and with many people, especially families, making cycling their preferred transport we have a feature about three new cycle routes in the county launched by Cycle England and Visit Lincoln. Read more on page 10. To quench your thirst why not sample beers by Oldershaw Brewery based near Grantham, or Batemans

of Wainfleet. We include features on both these businesses. Finally, don’t forget that the Lincolnshire Life Magazine ‘Taste of Excellence’ food, drink and hospitality awards are open for your nominations. We rely on you, the discerning public, to let us know the venues and products which have impressed you most. Submit your nominations via our website or on one of the forms which you can find in participating establishments. Have a delicious time in Lincolnshire.

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CONTENTS

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No. 12 Chocolatier A sweet year for No. 12

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Food news

6 Recipes Easter delights 8

Food news

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Cycle England Hop on your bike

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Batemans Brewery It’s best to take a Batemans pub

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Taste of Excellence Launches for 2019

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Food news

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Revesby Country Fair Celebrating local food and drink

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Food news

23 Recipes From Salted Orange Food Co.

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Oldershaw Brewery Brewing success in Lincolnshire

24 & 25 Food news

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26 Recipes Family favourites

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Recipes From Belvior Fruit Farms

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Jones Food Company Crops grown to ‘pink’ perfection

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PAUL WITH SOME OF HIS CHOCOLATE DELIGHTS

A sweet year for No. 12 Establishing a new career after a life-changing health diagnosis has been a sweet move for Kirton in Lindsey chocolatier Paul North, as he explains to Caroline Bingham. Surveyor to sweet maker was not on Paul’s mind ten years ago, when he was diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS. “It was a massive blow to the whole family,” said Paul. “My wife Lynn and daughter Stacey were working in property letting and management and I travelled long distances as a surveyor for a national home improvement company. As my health deteriorated I A Lincolnshire Life Magazine publication

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could no longer carry out my job. The next year was one of adjustment and coming to terms with my illness.” Paul enrolled at Lincoln College, achieving AAT qualifications as an accounts technician, but while this gave him a focus it was not a career which appealed. Then in 2013, while at a summer fair, he spotted someone selling old-fashioned sweets to a queue of customers.

“I immediately thought, ‘I could do that’ and within a few weeks I was selling confection and gifts at local events. It was hard work for all of us but I wasn’t deterred and found new opportunities selling to residential homes, taking inspiration from the nostalgic appeal of old-fashioned sweets. It helped me find purpose again and my health and mobility benefitted.” A birthday gift to Paul from his family of GOOD TASTE LINCOLNSHIRE

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a chocolate making course was the next pivotal experience. “I was hooked! I started to make chocolate bars and truffles, selling them alongside my other sweets and also into a couple of local shops. It was the great feedback we received about these new products which kick-started the idea to open a retail shop but the right location was the problem.” Lynn had wanted a shop for many years but ideally they wanted to find premises to purchase outright, to avoid renting, which would combine both a business and home. Their search began in 2016 but it wasn’t until summer 2017 that Lynn found No. 12, High Street, Kirton in Lindsey. The 200-year-old property had been three homes at one time and a shop for many years, so had the kerbside frontage. It is in an excellent location and offers goodsized living accommodation. It had everything the family

was looking for but was quite run down. The Norths moved in on 17th December 2017 and with the help of family, friends and some excellent local tradespeople the now bright and welcoming shop opened in time for Easter in March 2018. “Word quickly spread in the town about the business and people could see the transformation taking place. The shop is directly opposite the Co-op and next to the chemist, so there is a high footfall and plenty of parking close by. We have kept a traditional feel to the colourways and decor of the shop, which we feel fits with the heritage of the location. On the first day we opened a lady bought us a bouquet of flowers to congratulate us on bringing the property back into use. We have been so welcomed and supported in Kirton in Lindsey which has meant so much to us.” Although the shop also

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special occasions, it is for his range of luxury truffles and Belgian chocolate bars that Paul is becoming best known. Indeed, last year his customers nominated No. 12 for the Lincolnshire Life Taste of Excellence Confectioner of the Year Award, for which he was a finalist. “One of the great pleasures I take from the job is the research I undertake and seeing customers enjoy a luxury product at an affordable price. I use Callebaut as my main chocolate supplier; it has a superior quality and flavour I always want to give by using a traditional, high quality couverture. “I make all the chocolates on the premises and am almost entirely selftaught. I spend lots of time developing the flavours I use and I have a very instinctive SOME OF THE GIFTS AVAILABLE

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A WIDE SELECTION OF CHOCOLATES TO BUY

belief in my own palate. Luckily our customers seem to share my taste and I trial different ideas on any willing taste testers in the shop. Our product is all about quality and customers know these are genuinely handmade on the premises, with outstanding flavours.” The truffles are made in small batches using the highest quality ingredients. Amongst the best sellers are Pin Gin and Tonic Truffles using the artisan made spirit from Louth and Fever Tree tonic and fresh limes followed by Kirsch Cherry cups, containing a whole, spirit soused fruit and white ganache. It was these and other distinctly original flavour combinations which impressed the ‘Taste of Excellence’ judges. “There are trends around healthy chocolate and new

flavours such as matcha green tea and other botanical influences. I use fruit purees from lemons and

chocolate is made from the pink cocoa pods and has a unique depth of flavour and fruit.” Going forward No. 12 are supplying boxes of truffles to a small group of local shops and online suppliers but the Kirton in Lindsey shop is the hub of the business. Paul is always keen to explore new aspects of his sweet passion and is kept busy hand-making more truffles on the three days a week he is not in the shop. It has certainly been an exciting first year for Paul, Lynn and Stacey and their No. 12 enterprise. “We have been overwhelmed by the level of support from the people of Kirton in Lindsey and surrounding area who have made us feel so welcome. Without them we wouldn’t have survived, so we would like to thank each and every one of them.” You can find out more about No. 12 Chocolatier at: www.no12chocolatier.co.uk

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passion fruit for example and they give exceptional contrasts to the smooth luxury of the chocolate.” Sold loose or in boxes from the shop and online, demand for Paul and Lynn’s truffles has been high. Their first Easter in 2018, Christmas and Valentine’s Day have been hectic to keep up with orders. This Easter, they will be well prepared, with a range of hand dipped, decorated eggs; mottled with cocoa butter swirls or with a new airbrush effect which gives a velvet texture to the surface. “All our chocolates are gluten free, there are also diary free products and ones suitable for diabetics. We can personalise products to order with names and for weddings. I am very excited about a new pink ‘ruby’ chocolate which Callebaut have developed. We produced a ruby heart range for Valentine’s Day which customers loved. This

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Baked leg of lamb with garlic, baharat, lemon and bay leaf hasselback potatoes INGREDIENTS: 1 leg of lamb (approx. 2kg in weight) 8 cloves garlic A whole bulb of garlic, cut in half horizontally 1 tbsp Baharat 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp smoked paprika Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper Olive oil 2 lemons, halved A few sprigs of fresh thyme 1kg bag of Charlotte potatoes Handful of bay leaves 3 red onions, peeled and cut into wedges Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F/Gas Mark 4 METHOD: Put the leg of lamb into a deep roasting tin. Peel and cut the garlic cloves in half and stud the lamb generously all over with the garlic. Put the two garlic bulb halves under the lamb leg in the roasting tin. In a small mixing bowl mix together the Baharat, cumin, smoked paprika, some salt and pepper and add enough olive oil to mix to a paste. Rub the lamb with the paste and squeeze the juice of both lemons over the leg before adding the lemon halves to the tin. Scatter the

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thyme over the lamb. Add a little water to the roasting tin and put in the oven for 1 ½ hours (for medium rare). Keep topping up with a little water during cooking to stop the spices from burning. Holding the potatoes lengthways, cut a thin slice off one side to make a flat base, turn the potato over onto its base and cut vertical slits ¾ of the way down the potato, making sure not to cut all the way through. Toss the potatoes in a little olive oil and sea salt and then into each potato, insert three bay leaves at regular intervals into the slits. An hour before the lamb is due to come out of the oven, add the potatoes to the roasting tin, basting with the juices. Then, ½ an hour before the lamb is due to come out of the oven, add the onion wedges to the roasting tin, again basting with the juices. At this point, check that the top of the lamb is not burning and, if necessary, cover the lamb with some foil for the remaining cooking time. Remove the roasting tin from the oven, allow the lamb to sit for 10 minutes or so before serving. 

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Rhubarb and soured cream cake with ginger syrup INGREDIENTS: 250g unsalted butter 250g light brown soft sugar 284ml soured cream 2 Fairburn’s free range mixed weight eggs 3 tsp ground ginger 300g plain flour 400g fresh rhubarb, roughly chopped 100g caster sugar 100ml cold water A few drops of rose water (optional) Rose petals to decorate Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F/Gas Mark 4 METHOD: Grease a 23cm round springform cake tin and line the base with baking parchment. Cream the butter and brown sugar together, then beat in a little of the soured cream until the mixture is smooth. Beat in the remaining soured cream, eggs and 2 teaspoons of the ginger. Gently fold in the

flour and spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin, smoothing the top. Scatter the rhubarb over. Bake for 1½ hours or until the cake feels firm to the touch, covering the top with foil if it begins to brown too much. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small pan, gently heat the caster sugar with the cold water, the remaining teaspoon of ginger and rose water (if using) stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat and boil for 5 minutes or so, swirling occasionally, until the syrup is golden brown. Remove the cake from the tin, peel off the paper and transfer to a serving dish. Spoon the hot syrup over the cake and decorate with rose petals. Cut into wedges to serve. The cake will keep for 2-3 days in an airtight container. 

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By Rachel Green

Aubergine, carrot, asparagus and feta salad INGREDIENTS: Sea salt A pinch of caster sugar 500g bag of Chantenay carrots, halved lengthways 1 large aubergine Olive oil 125g pack of trimmed asparagus A handful of fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped A handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped Freshly ground black pepper Juice of ½ lemon 200g block Feta cheese, roughly chopped 2 tbsp pine nuts, toasted

over a medium heat, when hot add the aubergine slices. Cook until nicely charred, turning carefully from time to time. Tip into a large bowl. Toss the asparagus spears in a little olive oil and, again, cook on the griddle pan until slightly charred and add the asparagus to the bowl of cooked aubergine slices. Drain the carrots and toss in a little olive oil before cooking on the griddle pan until nicely coloured and then add the carrots to the aubergine and asparagus. Allow to cool slightly. Add the chopped mint and coriander to the aubergine METHOD: mixture, season with sea salt, Bring a large pan of water to black pepper and some lemon the boil, add a pinch of salt and a pinch of caster sugar and juice to taste, add the Feta to the mixture and combine. boil the carrots for 5 minutes. Scatter over the pine nuts Whilst the carrots are cooking, cut the aubergine into and serve with the lamb. thick slices and toss in a little  By Rachel Green olive oil. Heat a griddle pan GOOD TASTE LINCOLNSHIRE

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Brackenborough Hall Coach House – Victorian Kitchen Garden Lucky guests at Brackenborough Hall Coach House self-catering are able to explore the Victorian Kitchen Garden at Brackenborough Hall, near Louth, and enjoy free seasonal produce. Paul and Flora Bennett are pleased to share their historic garden and to tell those interested all about the fruit, vegetables and flowers which are grown there. The Bennett family have owned the farm since 1907 and Paul is the third generation to farm the now 1,100 acre mostly arable farm. The garden was created by James Robson, a tenant who bought the farm freehold and undertook many improvements to the grounds and buildings (and later went bust). Originally the vegetable garden would have fed the family and the household staff, and in times of surplus probably all the families at Brackenborough Farm as well. With the help of a gardener/handyman, Norman, Paul and Flora have enabled the garden to continue to thrive, now with fresh flowers for the Coach House guests as well as vegetables and fruit for family and guests. Paul’s mother Eleanor would preserve the produce for the winter by bottling, jamming, pickling, salting and later freezing. Now Flora continues the tradition by making jam, bottling, freezing and then feeding the extensive Bennett/Lindsay family. Flora said: “The vegetable garden is my

favourite place! I love to potter about there on a mild evening, cutting flowers for our guests and picking whatever is in season, then planning what I am going to cook.” Strawberries are the family favourite! Here is the Bennett recipe for Strawberry Gateau. STRAWBERRY GATEAU INGREDIENTS: 8 oz self-raising flour 8 oz granulated or caster sugar 8 oz soft margarine 4 eggs (8 oz) 2 heaped teaspoonfuls of baking powder Homemade strawberry jam Double cream, whipped Fresh strawberries METHOD: Beat flour, baking powder, sugar, margarine and eggs together well until creamy and smooth. Split into two lined baking tins. If you are using an AGA type cooker, bake in the hot oven with cooling plate in place for about 40 minutes. Remove from oven when firm and just starting to come away from the edge of the tin. Loosen from the tin immediately but leave in the tin to cool for 10 minutes before removing. When cold, sandwich the two cakes together by covering bottom layer with jam, then cream, then fresh strawberries (sliced) and a little more cream. Place the second cake on top then cover the top with cream and decorate with whole strawberries. Enjoy!

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Lincolnshire is a wonderful and diverse place to explore by bike, and the Lincolnshire Cycle England tours showcase many different aspects of this enticing county, steeped in culture and hidden gems. Find yourself meandering through our stunning designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the landscape will take your breath away. Lincolnshire is renowned for its vistas of big skies and the Wolds tour certainly lives up to this reputation. Take the roads along the high lime stone ridges and you’ll be rewarded with views out to the coastline in one direction, and the beautiful rolling countryside in the other. Each day delivers different experiences – and from views as far as the eye can see, you’ll often also find yourself amongst the web of quiet

country lanes, riding through historic medieval villages past abbey and castle ruins, centuries old farmsteads and some of the oldest churches in Britain. More recent developments have also played their part in making this area so suitable for stress-free riding. Canalside cycleways and towpaths are the perfect hillfree and traffic-free arteries to join up the plethora of charming tea rooms, bakeries, old inns and farm shops that make this area such a delight to visit. One of the joys of experiencing the county by bike is exploring the historic market towns. There’s Louth, the ‘finest little market town in Britain’ and Horncastle famed for its antiques shops. Charming Alford with its fivesailed windmill hosts regular arts and craft markets. On

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the western edge of the Wolds you can find the Roman town of Caistor with its lovely listed buildings and Market Rasen, home of the only racecourse in Lincolnshire. Each of our day long rides in The Lincolnshire Wolds return you to the charming market town of Louth each night. Often dubbed the Capital of the Wolds, you will find plenty to do here each evening. From the many inns and small restaurants serving delicious local fare, to the Louth Riverhead Theatre and Gallery, this gem in the heart of the Wolds will keep you entertained. Or perhaps head east and discover Lincolnshire’s coastline – where sloping sand dunes embrace mile upon mile of golden sands, a place where nature thrives. Much of Lincolnshire’s

coastline is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It offers one of the best places in Britain to see breeding grey seals, while each year around a million birds from across the globe migrate along its sandy shoreline. The new Humber to the Wash Cycle England route makes the most of the boundless skies and fascinating features of Lincolnshire’s coastline. In the shadow of the magnificent Humber Bridge you’ll start this ride in North Lincolnshire. From the lovely small waterside town of Barton Upon Humber join the quiet Lincolnshire country lanes as you head towards Normanby Hall and Country Park. From here head onwards to the village of Elsham, home to the stunning Elsham Hall Gardens and Country Park

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and then journey on through the open countryside to the site of the now ruined Thornton Abbey to see the remaining enormous and ornate fortified gatehouse, one of the largest and amongst the finest in England. From traditional agricultural and ancient woodland landscapes of the Brocklesby Estate, you’ll soon join Lincolnshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as you approach the Lincolnshire Wolds, and from here onwards to the coast. The bewitching sea marshes of Donna Nook are an altogether otherworldly area to visit. From here journey onwards and southwards towards your destination of Boston. The Cycle England Historic Lincoln route showcases the very best that the beautiful

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Lincolnshire and passes through woods and rolling countryside. Sculptures made from wood, stone and metal are scattered along the way, reflecting local wildlife and links with the past Rides west of Lincoln take you from the vibrant Brayford Pool marina alongside the river until you reach the small beautifully maintained village of Doddington and its

stunning Elizabethan mansion Doddington Hall. From here explore southwards to Whisby Nature Reserve or north and onwards to the Fossdyke Navigation and Torksey Lock and Torksey Common – the epitome of rural flat Lincolnshire landscape. Download all of the complete GPX files for the Cycle England routes at www.cycle-england.co.uk

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It’s best to take a Batemans pub, declare licensees

New independent research of pub operators sees Batemans taking the top position when it comes to the key factors in choosing a pub.

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Wainfleet’s Batemans has been voted top over 14 other pub businesses in new research that gives licensees the chance to have their say on which company is the best. The Licensee Index, a comprehensive survey conducted by independent research specialists KAM Media, spoke to more than 1,500 publicans asking for their opinions on a variety of services. The licensees were all running a pub for one of 14 key operators, from very large companies to small independent, family businesses. Batemans out-ranked the competition overall, scoring the highest marks in areas within recruitment, training, ordering, marketing and communications – and most importantly, scored highly when it came to fairness and clarity of contracts/ agreements. Managing director Stuart Bateman said: “As a family business with a great heritage, Batemans believes in exceptional service and

works hard to invest and create outstanding relationships with our business partners, the people who run our pubs. “With Batemans achieving the highest overall combined scores in this survey, it is proof that what we are doing is right. We wholeheartedly believe in the Batemans brand and in our partnerships with our business owners, who are doing excellent work in our pubs day in, day out, creating a first class experience for the customers.” Publicans in the survey described Batemans as being ‘outstanding’ with recruitment, in terms of being upfront and transparent with regards to providing the information people needed when considering whether or not to take on a pub. When it came to the reasons for taking a Batemans pub, licensees cited lifestyle choice (47%) alongside wanting to be at the centre of the community (33%). They also told researchers that the Batemans name was a key reason for choosing to go into business partnership with this muchloved brewer and owner of 50

pubs in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Norfolk. Mal and Diane Gray have run the Butcher & Beast, just four miles outside Lincoln’s city centre, for the past 10 years. It’s the couple’s third pub with Batemans over a 20-year relationship with the company. Mal Gray explains: “Batemans really cares. It’s small enough that if I ever need to I can phone and talk direct to Stuart [the managing director] or Jaclyn Bateman [the marketing director]. They are very approachable. Having worked for larger pub operators in the past, you more often than not feel like just a number, but with Batemans you are made to feel like a member of the family.” He continued: “Myself, Diane and our staff have all attended Batemans’ exceptional training courses and the overall business support is excellent. Batemans has an extensive drinks portfolio for us to choose from too with a great selection of beers – I have new guest ales every month. “Our pub is all about premium products, offering

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customers a range of local and craft beers, cracking wines and a strong selection of fine malts, premium gins and rum.” THE LICENSEE INDEX RESULTS SHOW BATEMANS AS BEST OVERALL FOR: • Training provision for Batemans’ publicans and their staff (scoring 8/10) • Recruitment process (scoring 8/10) • Telesales & product support – as a supplier of drinks (scoring 9/10) • Range of drinks (scoring 10/10) • Digital marketing & social media support (scoring 7/10) Across the whole Licensee Index programme, Batemans is placed in overall first place for the combined ratings of 45 questions. Other areas where it scored highly included: how well Batemans understood the important business issues; its accuracy and timeliness when it came to deliveries by the company; the availability of stock; the range of products; marketing and advertising support; and clarity on business agreements. MAL & DIANE FROM THE BUTCHER & BEAST

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• Restaurant of the Year • Dining Pub of the Year • Tea or Coffee Shop of the Year • Farm Shop of the Year • Confectioner or Baker of the Year

• Wedding Venue of the Year • Producer of the Year • Pub or Bar of the Year • Hotel of the Year • Self Catering of the Year • Bed and Breakfast of the Year • Chef of the Year • Young Chef of the Year • Lincolnshire’s Champion Voting opens on 1st April 2019. Nomination forms will be inserted in Lincolnshire Life magazine as well as GOOD TASTE LINCOLNSHIRE

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being available for download through our website www.lincolnshirelife.co.uk. Votes can also be submitted online. MEET THE SPONSORS Our awards would be nothing without the help of our sponsors. Duncan and Toplis – Headline sponsor, Lincolnshire’s Champion Established in 1925, Duncan & Toplis has grown into one of the largest independent firms of chartered accountants in the East Midlands region. Their 11 offices are located in Lincolnshire (Boston, Grantham, Lincoln, Louth, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, and Stamford), Leicestershire (Loughborough and Melton Mowbray), and Nottinghamshire (Newark). Freshtime – Sponsor of Chef of the Year Freshtime is a privately owned company founded in 2000 supplying major retailers with prepared vegetables. Since then they have

invested over £14 million in their purpose-built site in Boston, Lincolnshire to develop their product range and production capabilities. Freshtime is at the heart of the UK fresh produce industry covering 82,500 square feet, employing around 350 staff and ideally located to supply customers throughout the country. The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company – Sponsor of Tea or Coffee Shop of the Year The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company was founded by Susie and John Carlisle with the aim to supply the best quality loose leaf tea and freshly roasted coffee to be enjoyed every day. The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company is made up of lovers and connoisseurs of quality worldwide tea and coffee. “With a passion to introduce everyone to the great taste of good tea and coffee we teach people the art of preparation, consumption and conversation.”

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JHWalter – Sponsor of Producer of the Year JHWalter LLP provides property, business, planning and energy services to corporate and private clients throughout the East Midlands. Originally founded in 1790, the practice has a professional team of chartered surveyors, advisers and agents based in Lincoln. L J Fairburn & Son – Sponsor of Bed and Breakfast of the Year With 80 units across 17 farms, L J Fairburn and Son Limited may have grown into an enterprise which can now boast of being one of the largest egg producers and packers in the UK. However, one thing that hasn’t changed is the commitment to family values, business integrity and loyalty on which the business was originally built. Batemans Brewery – Sponsor of Pub or Bar of the Year Batemans brew a wide selection of beers. Some are always available, then

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there are Special (seasonal) beers and Bottled Beers. They have brewed beer from their brewery in Wainfleet since 1874. Now with this amount of knowledge you would be right in thinking they must be rather good at it by now! “Our beers are classed in three types – we have four ‘Permanent’ beers which we brew year around. Then we add to this a range of ‘Speciality’ beers which are brewed to support a sporting event or season. And of course we then have our ‘Bottled’ beers which are sold in supermarkets and other retailers, as well as pubs around the UK.”

supplier of high quality ingredients for the food manufacturing and catering industries. They specialise in dried and dehydrated food products from herbs and spices, to potatoes, onions, fruit and vegetables through to dried soups, bouillons, gravies, seasonings and core cooking ingredients.

Lincolnshire Coop – Wine sponsor As one of the most successful independent consumer co-operatives in the UK, Lincolnshire Coop are proud to be able to offer a wide range of services from its family of businesses. The Coop is owned by their members, the people of Lincolnshire and Newark, and has been for more Hospitality Staffing – Sponsor of than 150 years. Hotel of the Year All the Coop profits are recycled Hospitality Staffing UK is a recruitment agency offering permanent recruitment locally. They do this by sharing solutions for both privately owned and dividend with their members, investing in new and improved services and group owned hotels, restaurants and by giving grants and donations to gastro pubs. local community groups, charities “Our staffing agency is one of the and schools through their Community leading hospitality job recruitment Champions scheme. agencies in the UK. We offer a variety “You’ll see that as a co-operative, we of jobs in the industry sector that may appeal to you. We are able to provide trade differently from other retailers.” hospitality management jobs within The Engine Shed the hotel, operations, catering and The Engine Shed, opened in restaurant fields.” 2006, is the largest live music and entertainment facility in Lincoln. Lindsey James Ladies Wear – The Engine Shed provides the best Sponsor of Wedding Venue of in live entertainment, and a warm the Year personal service gives an enjoyable With over twenty years in her store experience, leaving customers at The Oak in Heckington, Lindsey happy and spreading the word. Visit James owner Jan Palmer has plenty www.engineshed.co.uk to see the full of experience finding the right outfit list of upcoming gigs and events. for any occasion. “I have always been interested in design,” Jan explains, Salted Orange “and my first priority was always to Salted Orange is an award-winning find fashion which would really suit bespoke outdoor catering company my customers. I consider fashion to in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and be an investment for your wardrobe Nottinghamshire. Established in 2014, and I have always bought with quality, originality and occasion in mind.” With it has become one of the top-tier event catering companies around, with over twenty-five different collections, a growing reputation for excellence. plus a dedicated hat section, Lindsey From simple buffets and corporate James can help with your full outfit. events, to lavish wedding catering, Sleaford Quality Foods – Sponsor of and food for festival and television production, Salted Orange can do it Dining Pub of the Year all! Sleaford Quality Foods are a leading A Lincolnshire Life Magazine publication

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Welcome to the Lincolnshire Show The Lincolnshire Show is one of the most popular UK county shows, offering a huge variety of spectacular entertainment, food, shopping, livestock and equine classes, and a whole host of other things to see and do. Now in its 135th year and organised by the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, the Lincolnshire Show has grown to become one of the county’s flagship annual events. Regularly attracting over 60,000 visitors across two days, this year’s event held on 19th and 20th June promises another action-packed line-up with something for everyone to enjoy.

This year is an especially important year for the Show, as it celebrates the 150th year of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society. The theme is being represented throughout the Show with performances, displays and activities to get involved in. You’ll be spoilt for choice with a variety of exciting acts, classes and performances in the Main Ring and Countryside Ring, and over in the new Lincolnshire Lifestyle Zone you can browse an array of products from independent Lincolnshire producers. Visitors can even jump aboard the land train to visit the cows, sheep, pigs and an array of new and traditional farm machinery from over the years.

The Food Court will be brimming with Lincolnshire produce from hog roasts and sausages to jams, pickles and cakes, and the Lincolnshire Kitchen plays host to some of the finest food producers and chefs from across the county, who will demonstrate live their delicious recipes using local produce. And for a

younger audience, the Show is packed full of educational stands on food, farming and animals, not least in the Schools’ Challenge Area. Whatever you plan to see or do, you’re guaranteed a fun and action-packed day at the Lincolnshire Show 2019! For more information, visit lincolnshireshow.co.uk.

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Local butcher wins top sausage awards at Melton Christmas Show Local business Grasmere Farm is celebrating after winning two trophies and four awards at the Melton Christmas Show on Tuesday 4th December.

The pork farm, which is also celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has an enviable reputation for making superb sausages, which has seen it win many awards previously.

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At the 2018 Melton show, the Grasmere Farm Sausage was outright winner of the Neil Smith Challenge Category for Best Pork Sausage and came first, second and third in the John Porter Challenge Category for Speciality Sausage for their Pork & Stilton, Smoked Rutland and Pork & Crack Black Pepper Sausages respectively. These are all available from their shops in Stamford, Market Deeping and Peterborough as well as online and at their market stalls. Stuart Stables, business owner, said: “We are very proud of our reputation and winning both of these categories, facing

stiff competition from many other excellent sausage producers, is a fantastic reward for the hard work the team put in year round. “We constantly strive for excellence and getting involved in competitions like this is a great measure for us.” A Q Guild of Butchers member, Grasmere Farm also won last year at the UK Sausage Awards for their Pork & Caramelised Red Onion Sausage. Grasmere Farm have a permanent unit at Melton Market and are present every Tuesday and Friday. For more information about Grasmere Farm’s products visit their website at www.grasmere-farm.co.uk.

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Summer Garden Slush Co. delivers precious memories with gin, tonic and slush Summer Garden Slush Company is a new mobile bar catering service, established in 2017. Its authenticity, high service quality and brand character is revealed by serving a mixture of memorable moments, gin, tonic and slush! Created to bring back those fond memories of childhood, Summer Garden Slush introduces cool temperatures and nostalgic moments in a summer garden experience – without the brain freeze! “Leading with our market trending gin and tonic slush,

finished with a delicate zest of lemon, we are perfect for any occasion. Festivals, garden parties, small functions, weddings, birthdays, even kids' parties without the alcohol! Take a look at some of our menus and decide what you want today.” Brought to you by one of the faces behind Salted Orange Food Company, Sam Owen, Summer Garden Slush also features a healthy non-alcoholic slush menu. “With us now as adults we thought: what better way to bring a bit of a nostalgic twist to today’s modern beverages utilising our own

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creativity and passion in the food and drinks industry.” The magical Summer Garden Slush experience is performed by showing up to your doorstep and ensuring that special requests, themed evenings, colour schemes, rustic lighting and other unique requirements are delivered. “We have designed and created a new concept for slush drinks to contain alcohol and various other flavours using home-made mixes rather than high concentrate sugar content.” The Summer Garden Slush mobile bar experience is highly suitable for festivals,

weddings, summer fetes, private parties and much more! The wide range of premium beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, cater to your palette of needs. No matter the weather, everyone is welcome to have a sip of sunshine! Do you wish to relive a summer garden, riddled with fresh fruit and smiling faces? For more information and bookings please contact Summer Garden Slush Co. at info@summergardenslush. co.uk and 08438498310. www.summergardenslush.co.uk Sam has created some mouthwatering recipes to try at home.

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Malted milk rice pudding with lotus biscuits and pumpkin seeds This is a combination of my favourite flavours and memories. I was a ‘weird’ child growing up I didn’t like the expected things, I preferred apple juice to orange, Granny Smiths to red apples, semolina with sugar for pudding, I didn’t enjoy hot chocolate so on and so forth. I did however love Horlicks and rice pudding along with the caramel slightly bitter biscuits my mum would get with her tea at the shops. This is a creation based on those memories. Makes: 6 INGREDIENTS 500g pudding rice 1kg milk 1kg whipping cream 200g Horlicks (more or less depending on preference, mine is more) 250g sugar 1 dried empty vanilla pod 2 peels of orange zest Finishing: 12 lotus biscuits crushed

50g pumpkin seeds Microplane of hazelnut EQUIPMENT Pan Spoon METHOD Place all of the ingredients in a pan and cover with tin foil. Bake in the oven at 180° for 1-1.5 hours, the rice should be soft by the time you finish. Remove from the oven and serve. If the mix is slightly dry add equal parts of milk and cream until desired texture is achieved. You can mix the finishing ingredients in or sprinkle them on top, I prefer on top so I can get that crunch when eating it. Pro tip – when making rice pudding, always remember 4:1, 1 part rice 4 parts liquid, never fails. Get crazy and make some caramel and throw the seeds in to make a praline smash and sprinkle when set!

Venison with juniper and leeks Working with game is one of the best things we can do – fresh, lean and good for you, the flavour is so unique it is perfect for those late autumn nights. This is simple and clean, to highlight the flavour and quality of your game. Makes: 6 INGREDIENTS 1kg of venison loin, cleaned and trimmed 1 bottle of red wine 5 juniper berries 10 baby leeks 10g thyme Salt Butter Finishing: Herb oil Celeriac grated EQUIPMENT Frying pan Pot Baking tray Ice bath

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METHOD Portion the loin into 6 pieces of equal size. In a stock pan bring the wine and berries to the boil and fast reduce down until a thick syrup is formed. Add the beef stock and reduce until the desired sauce consistency is formed. In a pot bring salted water to the boil, blanch the baby leeks for 2 minutes. Remove and plunge into an ice bath, once cool remove and pat dry. In a frying pan add some butter and bring to the bubble, add the leeks and cook until golden and crisp. Remove from the pan, add the loins and thyme, colour on both sides, add more butter and spoon over the bubbling mix. Season with salt and then remove from the pan, allow to rest for 2 minutes then portion and serve. Pro tip – add vanilla mashed potato to add starch to the dish, a shot of gin with the dish to give it a kick or better yet a bottle. GOOD TASTE LINCOLNSHIRE

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A Taste of Doddington Doddington Hall’s restaurant attracts both locals and those from further afield with its fuss-free, delicious food. The wonderful

team of chefs work closely with the Kitchen Gardening team, Estate gamekeeper and small local producers to create menus that showcase the seasonal, fresh and

delicious produce from the beautiful Kitchen Garden, grass-fed Lincoln Red beef, game and foraged produce from the Estate along with locally sourced ingredients.

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Open daily for lunch with a seasonal menu, the restaurant also serves afternoon tea Monday to Saturday on vintage style crockery. New this year, head chef Conrad Adams and garden and woodland manager David Logan have inspired ‘A Taste of Doddington’, a special evening dining experience to showcase the very best of woodland foraged, Estate reared and Kitchen Garden produce. The first event will take place on the evening of Saturday 20th April with an 8-course spring harvest taster menu followed by seasonal events throughout the year. Book ‘A Taste of Doddington’ online at www. doddingtonhall.com. For restaurant reservations please call 01522 812505.

Seafood sales on the increase February 2019 saw a massive 25% increase in sales for Moorcroft Seafoods compared to last year. “The exceptional weather and Valentine’s Day falling on a Thursday certainly helped, meaning customers were busy all week,” said Andrew Moorcroft, founder of Moorcroft Seafoods. “[We] had to make a number of extra deliveries over weekends because our customers [were] simply running out of fish. “We’ve seen an increase in demand for locally sourced products such as crab and lobster as well as Alfred

Enderby’s smoked product range. I think the people of Lincolnshire are appreciating more how fortunate we are to have access to arguably the best and freshest seafood in the country.” Whilst Grimsby lost its fishing fleet in the 1970s due to the Cod War, it is still the seafood hub for the country. Fish is sent to Grimsby to be

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processed for customers all over the world. “With Brexit day rapidly approaching I’m not sure that anyone knows how supplies will be affected,” said Andrew. “The vast majority of white fish imported here is sourced from non-EU countries whereas the UK, in particular Scotland, exports around

80% of its catch to countries such as France and Spain. “On a positive note if there are more hurdles to cross to export with potential delays at ports etc predicted, the domestic market might be more attractive and we could be seeing even more UK sourced seafood on our plates such as scallops and langoustines.”

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Market Inn: The go-to marketing destination for the hospitality industry Specialising in branding, social media, website design, pay per click and content marketing, Market inn delivers a fresh serving of ideas and marketing support to businesses in the hospitality industry.

Market inn was founded in 2017 by Amy Wallis, who combined her passion for hospitality and marketing to offer a complete range of marketing services for the hospitality industry. “Working as a silver service waitress, an external AMY WALLIS AND HARRY PODERSKIS

marketing consultant, graduating with a firstclass honours degree in advertising and marketing, and working for an internet marketing company created the perfect ingredients to run my own hospitality marketing agency,” explained Amy. “I love the hospitality industry, and my clients often say that this shines through in their marketing.” Market inn has recently recruited Harry Poderskis, in the role of digital marketer. Harry is keen to deliver great moments in the marketing industry: “The opportunity to jump right into the processes

of an early marketing empire is a priceless experience. By joining this amazing network of professionals and entrepreneurs, I am confident that my part as an expert marketer for Market inn will create some of the best moments in the marketing industry.” Harry assists Amy in the pursuit to reveal the real value of the ideas and voices hidden behind every business. Does your business need a fresh serving of ideas? For more information visit: www.marketinnhospitality.co.uk Connect with the Market inn on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

“My plans for the future are to get my brand message out to new and exciting clients in the fashion and beauty, as well as the food and catering industry. I aim to create images that are fresh, creative and imaginative – which tell amazing stories and raise the profile of existing businesses.”

Paul provides a fresh serving of expertise and passion, which injects colour and contour into every piece, putting businesses in the spotlight. Do you want to put your business in the spotlight? For more information about Paul Massey email info@ masseyphotography.co.uk or call 07770 630 364.

Photographer Paul Massey puts businesses in the spotlight Paul Massey is a freelance photographer who creates beautifully composed images for restaurants, chefs and other clients in the food and catering industry. He fell in love with photography in the early ’90s when he was an assistant photographer in the fashion and beauty industry in London, working with the biggest names in fashion photography. The early snapshot of Paul’s exciting career sparked his passion and ambition to be behind the lens. This has now led him to officially launch his hospitality photography brand ‘Paul Massey Photographer’.

“I create beautifully composed images of raw ingredients and fully plated food to reportage images of chefs at work.” Paul applies techniques, carefully curated throughout his many years of experience and applies this to the hospitality business environment. Due to the fast-paced nature of the hospitality industry, businesses often struggle to seize precious moments in photography. Paul extracts the best ingredients from a business operation and changes it into a creative, fresh, visual set of ideas. These go on to define the great brands of the future.

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Uncle Henry’s sticky sausages and onion gravy INGREDIENTS: 6 Uncle Henry’s sausages 1 batch of sticky onions (see below) 1 tbsp plain flour 1 sprig thyme 400ml beef stock Worcestershire sauce Sticky Onions: 50g butter 12 medium onions 1 tbsp sugar

METHOD: Fry the sausages for 15 min or until browned, then remove from the pan and keep warm. Heat the onions in the same pan then add flour, stirring for 1 min. Add thyme, then gradually add stock. Bring to the boil then simmer for 5 min until smooth. Add Worcestershire sauce, season and serve with sausages.

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For the onions: Makes 600g, which is 3 batches. Prep time 5 min, cook time 30 min. Melt the butter in a large, deep frying pan and stir through the onions. Cover with a lid and cook gently for about 10 min until softened. Remove lid, add sugar, then cook for 15-20 min, stirring, until all of the liquid has evaporated and onions have turned golden. (Will keep in the fridge for up

to 5 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.) When onions are fried gently, they release natural sugars. These sugars caramelise, giving sticky softened onions their characteristic sweet flavour. Adding a teaspoon of sugar speeds up this process. If the onions fry too quickly or over a high heat, they may start to burn – a splash of water can help to prevent this.

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Harrisons Restaurant ultimate shepherd's pie of the rosemary and garlic. Rub on the lamb and place into an ovenproof dish with an inch of INGREDIENTS: water on the base. Cover tight 1-1.5kg lamb shoulder (lamb with a lid or with foil and roast belly will work equally well) in the oven for 2 ½–3 hours at 2 banana shallots (echalion) 160°C. 2 carrots With only 20 minutes 2 sticks of celery remaining to cook the lamb, 1 bunch of rosemary 2 cloves of garlic (puree is fine put the potatoes on to boil ready for mashing later. Once to use also) the potatoes are cooked, run 1 tsp mixed 5 spice under a hot running tap for 1 glass red wine 2 minutes to wash the starch 1kg potatoes for mashing away. Mash and add a good 200g soft goats’ cheese knob of butter and a splash of milk to help pipe the mash. METHOD: Leave the potato to cool Start by coating the lamb. Finely chop 1 clove of the garlic slightly to one side and remove and add to a pestle and mortar the lamb from the oven, turn the oven up to 200°C. Leave with some good quality oil, the lamb to rest with the lid/ cracked black pepper, sea salt foil on for 10-15 min. Dice and picked rosemary. Smash together to release the flavours the shallot and finely chop

Serves: 6

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the celery. Sauté in a large saucepan on a medium heat to soften the vegetables. Chop the other clove of garlic finely, add to the saucepan and grate both carrots in. Continue to cook, without browning, for a couple of minutes, add a glass of red wine and reduce by half. Whilst it's reducing, strip the lamb. Either using two forks or your fingers, pull the lamb into small strips, removing any lumps of unrendered fat and any bones. Add the stripped lamb to the saucepan and stir well to coat the meat with the sautéed vegetables. Add a good couple of glugs of Lea & Perrins. Pour the cooking juices from the lamb into a jug and allow it to sit for a couple of minutes. The fat will come to the top

and separate from the jus. It’s up to you how much of this fat goes into the gravy. It's full of flavour but too much could make the gravy greasy, I’d pour half away and keep the remainder. Add the jus and remaining fat to the lamb and heat together. Thicken the gravy (use either cornflower or a non-flavoured gravy powder) and spoon the meat and vegetables into a heatproof dish. Keep some gravy for serving. Pipe the mashed potato on top of the meat. Crumble over the goats’ cheese evenly distributing over the top. Bake in the oven for 15-20 min until the cheese is starting to colour. Serve with some spiced root vegetables and the remainder of the gravy.

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British asparagus and lamb chop tray bake The perfect alternative to a Sunday roast for springtime. With just 5 ingredients, this requires little preparation time and will seriously deliver on flavour.

Serves: 2 INGREDIENTS: 250g white potatoes 4 lamb chops A few sprigs of rosemary 250g British asparagus 260g frozen peas METHOD Preheat the oven to 200°C. Place a medium pan of water on to boil while you chop the potatoes into 3-4cm chunks. Add the

potatoes to the boiling water and cook for 10 min, then drain. Place a large frying pan on the heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Once the oil is hot, add the lamb chops and sear on all sides until browned. Place the potatoes into a medium-sized oven tray and nestle the lamb chops in amongst them. Add the rosemary, asparagus spears and peas and roast in the oven for 10 min until the asparagus is cooked and the potatoes are crispy. Serve immediately.

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An award-winning start to the year for Redhill Farm Free Range Pork Farmers Jane and Terry Tomlinson are celebrating after Redhill Farm Free Range Pork was crowned the Great Food Club ‘Producer of the Year’ for the second year running. Judges noted that ‘the words “integrity” and “food production” are unfortunately seldom put together. Redhill Farm, however, personify integrity. For the past 20 years they have based their whole ethos around very high levels of animal welfare. And this leads to fabulously good pork.’ A national organisation celebrating the best independent food and drink, Great Food Club selects businesses to join based on merit and recommendation and operates a rigorous auditing and judging process for their awards. Jane and Terry were particularly delighted that judges highlighted the value for money offered by Redhill Farm produce by emphasising ‘the reasonable price point of all the produce… intended to make high quality food more accessible. It is refreshing to see a producer putting animal welfare, food quality and people before profit.’

The Redhill Farm Shop in the Bail is also a finalist in the Guild of Fine Food’s 2019 Shop of the Year Awards which recognise excellence in independent retail. Jane said: “For small retailers such as ourselves it is becoming harder to stand out from the crowd, so winning awards such as these is invaluable.” Redhill Farm produce is available online, from the Shop on the Farm and the Shop in the Bail in Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter. www.redhillfarm.com JANE & TERRY TOMLINSON

Serving the county the very best Supplying award-winning coffee and tea, including our county’s very own Lincolnshire Tea, The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Co supports independent

businesses who want to serve the very best. From a wide range of quality products to coffee machines and more, they really offer the full package. John Carlisle, an engineer

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by trade, told us: “We work with each customer individually to ensure we provide a package that is bespoke to their needs. Our ongoing support really is exceptional; we truly know our products and the machines inside out.” Winners of the Select Lincolnshire Wholesaler of the Year award for the third year running, their excellent service is clearly recognised. For more details contact The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company on 01522 681838 or visit www. thelincolnteaand coffeecompany.co.uk

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Claythorpe all set for an eventful year 2018 was a great year for events at Claythorpe Watermill and 2019 is shaping up to be even bigger. June sees the return of the unique and highly praised pop-up pizza restaurant, serving wonderful wood-fired pizzas by the riverside. On 4th August, Chapterhouse Theatre company follows lastyear’s sell-out performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, performed outdoors in the mill’s grounds. Outdoor movie nights also return, with a season of big screen classics – with pizzas aplenty and a fully licensed bar. Owners Rebecca and Mike Agate are also planning more kids’ theatre shows, music events and a spooky Halloween night. The mill and grounds are open daily this year from 10am between 9th March and the end of October – as usual, all tickets include a free annual pass that allows visitors to return as often as they like for 12 months. Full event info and all you need to know about the mill can be found at www. claythorpewatermill.com

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Crops grown to ‘pink’ perfection Jones Food Company, based in Scunthorpe has made headlines as one of the largest indoor, vertical farms in the world producing crops under hermetically controlled conditions. Directors James Lloyd-Jones (CEO), Dr Paul Challinor (CTO) and Gary Thorneycroft (CFO) bought the former cold storage warehouse in March 2018 after searching the country for a building which would offer the right location, level of security and freehold they required. It only took until November last year for the company to harvest their first income generating crop. Gary explained that James had the idea to set up the company. Through Gary’s son, a rugby playing friend of James, they met and Paul is the scientist internationally known for his expertise in agronomy and crop production. “It took us eighteen months to formulate the business plan, identify this location on Foxhills Industrial Estate and secure funds from the Enterprise Initiative Scheme. This is the largest, high care, A Lincolnshire Life Magazine publication

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vertical farm in the world with 5,120 sq m of growing space. We have installed five rows, each of which has 17 trays stacked to a height of 12 metres.” The building was bought as an empty box and the investment has transformed the interior into a farm which uses no soil, rainwater or daylight but instead grows from seed placed on root encouraging matting, fed with nutrient rich water under three spectrum, red/blue/white ‘pink’ lighting. Only six people work in the farm with most of the processes – seeding, watering and light phasing – running automatically. ‘Frank’ the robot will be the next innovation. Frank will operate within the growing area moving the heavy trays around the facility; a job currently achieved with a forklift. Hydroponic techniques are already

used extensively by tomato growers but this high care facility is immune to variations in weather conditions and can grow up to fifteen crops a year. “We are producing herbs and leaves for food processors and sandwich makers. Crops such as basil, parsley and coriander are fast growing and a short height. On average crops take four to five weeks from seeding to harvesting. Fans create a constant breeze to encourage root and stem strength and the mature leaves have depth of flavour and colour without any tainting by pests, disease or soil.” Jones Food Company are the largest customer of GE LED agricultural lighting at present and run the plant from solar panels. All workers and visitors undergo strict health screening prior to entry to the building. The washing area requires the donning of Wellington Boots, hair GOOD TASTE LINCOLNSHIRE

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Our products are intensively audited at every stage, so there is no need for end washing in chlorine. We can harvest the crop, which we do daily, and deliver direct to our client.” Jones Food Company do not claim that all crops will be grown this way in the future, or that planting in open fields will cease, but the system is very scalable and can be used in inner cities or underground and has more wide ranging applications, such as growing medicinal/ pharmaceutical plants or those used in cosmetics. The company would like in

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the future to identify other UK locations in which to invest and could develop a range of dried herbs to utilise any over production. Gary added: “We have had interest from across the globe because this type of agronomy can reduce air miles and the cost of importing fresh produce. We have turned our crops’ day upside down – it is less expensive to run electricity at night than during the day – and to a degree this system turns traditional agronomy on its head. It will be an important technology though to the future of farming.”

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nets and overall body suits, and also includes an air jet cabinet to remove any dust or other particles from personnel. The seeding and harvesting area is bright white with hi-tech aluminium equipment handling impregnating seed trays, washing and sterilising these and harvesting machinery. Another set of sealed chambers controls entry to the germination and growing racks. The ‘pink’ effect of the lighting means that it takes a moment for eyes to adjust but lush green crops can be seen in their various stages, incrementally growing taller as their racks are inched along. “This is a hermetically sealed environment,” continued Gary, “with no pests and diseases where each batch of seeds is tested. This is why we have to be so meticulous about hygiene. A Lincolnshire Life Magazine publication

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BASIL NEARLY READY FOR HARVESTING

THE GERMINATION AREA

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Date announced for the 2019 Select Lincolnshire Awards The 2019 Select Lincolnshire Awards are set to take place again this year at Lincoln Minister School on 19th September. Last year’s awards saw some of the county’s best loved businesses, including Stokes Tea and Coffee, Uncle Henry’s, Grange Farm Park and Lincolnshire Co-op come together to celebrate the food, farming and hospitality sector in Lincolnshire.

This year’s awards will incorporate the same categories as last year, which include: • Wholesaler of the Year • Producer/Grower of the Year • Hotel of the Year • Retailer of the Year • Pub of the Year • Restaurant of the Year • Self-Caterer of the Year • Caterer/Venue of the Year • Teaching Establishment of the Year

• Tea Room of the Year • Business of the Year The event is organised and hosted by Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce and Select Lincolnshire. Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses. To express your interest please email Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce events team: events@lincs-chamber. co.uk or 01522 523333.

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Open Sunday at Minting Park Farm On Sunday 9th June (10am–4pm), Minting Park Farm, Gautby, will welcome the public for their 6th Open Farm Sunday event supported by LEAF (Linking Environment & Farming). This is a great opportunity for everyone to look around a 600 acre working farm with a difference! Minting Park Farm is a family run mixed farm growing crops, and food for the many animals on the farm. There is a beef suckler herd of

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approximately 90 cows, a small herd of British Lop Pigs and 70 breeding ewes with three Rouge tups. The animals produce the meat sold in the award-winning Farmshop. You will be able to meet the animals, take a self-guided tour with lots of informative facts, and enter the quiz for a chance to win a great prize. Look at classic/vintage machinery and enter the photo competition. There will be a great

BBQ with the farm’s award-winning burgers and sausages, teas and homemade cakes. The Farmshop will be open serving fresh and cooked meat, and meat products including Lincolnshire’s Champion Sausage Roll. Visit www.mintingparkfarm.co.uk or follow Minting Park Farm on Facebook for regular updates about the farm. Put the date in your diary. A great day out – Free Entry.

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Celebrating local food and drink at this year’s Revesby Country Fair Revesby Country Fair is back for 2019 with a celebration of Lincolnshire food and drink – and organisers are calling on local producers to get involved. The fair returns to the glorious parkland setting of the Revesby Estate, former home of the famous botanist Sir Joseph Banks, on Sunday 4th August. This year’s show will be championing the best local fare, with the award-winning Fairburns Eggs, Lincolnshire Brewing Company and Bails Barista already confirmed to be there. Lincolnshire’s celebrity chef Rachel Green will also be making a special appearance! With the last few remaining trade stands selling out fast, traders don’t have long to secure their space. Last year’s show was a scorcher, with a huge crowd turning out to see the famous stunt-performing Atkinson Action Horses; better known from their appearances on BBC One’s Poldark and Peaky Blinders. John Roe, chairman of Revesby Country Fair, said: “This year’s event should be bigger and better than ever for visitors and local producers alike. Lincolnshire has so many talented crafters, cooks and creatives and we’re looking forward to celebrating with delicious food and drink from across the county. “Anyone interested in booking a stall should do so soon as spaces are filling up fast!”

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The fair supports a whole range of good causes each year, such as LIVES, Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, Help the Aged and Lincolnshire Wolds Riding for the Disabled. It will also be supporting Lincolnshire Rural Support Network and running the Revesby Rural Activities Fund; a bursary fund that gives young people in Lincolnshire financial support to help them take part in rural activities. “It’s going to a fantastic day packed full of entertainment, equine events and country pursuits,” John added. “There’s something for everyone, from archery and clay pigeon shooting to flower arranging and climbing. Come along and try something new.” To book a trade stand, email trade@ revesbycountryfair.co.uk or visit revesbycountryfair.co.uk

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Brewing success in Lincolnshire With many pubs having closed their doors for the last time, it is gratifying to know that the microbrewery is alive and doing well – thriving, in fact. Over 2,000 of these small businesses can be found throughout the country, one of which is the Oldershaw Brewery at Barkston Heath, near Grantham. Words & Photographs: Mike Webster Oldershaw Beers was a business started by Gary and Diane Oldershaw in 1996 and it is now run by Kathy Britton, the managing partner and her husband Tim, who bought the business in 2010. It remains a family business and it moved to its present location seven years ago. With steady but consistent growth, the brewery currently produces around 42,000 gallons of beer a year which, translated into pub talk,

equates to well over a quarter of a million pints! Production here is quite incredible given the very small number of operational staff employed. Since the outset, more than 50 different beers have been produced, all by means of the most traditional of brewing methods so well proven over many centuries. Good beer cannot be rushed and by the use of open-top fermenters, mashing in by hand and the

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racking of each cask also by hand, the final products are conceivably the finest crafted beers that can be made. This is not just a statement by the owners but proven by the numerous awards bestowed on this brewery by CAMRA and SIBA. Whilst beer is made from just four ingredients – water, malted grain, hops and yeast – great care and attention is given to each. Water, sourced locally, is constantly

monitored for pH and acidity levels to ensure consistency. The hops are supplied from various sources, depending on the flavours and types of beer being brewed. Whilst traditional English hops are used much of the time, other exotic varieties are used from as far afield as New Zealand and America. Most of the supply of grain is locally sourced and comes from the fields surrounding the brewery. A wide range of GOOD TASTE LINCOLNSHIRE

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malts is then used to created the distinctive tastes and flavours. Towards the end of the brewing process, ‘finings’ are added, the purpose of which is to help the yeast to settle to the bottom and so leaving the beer with a clear and sparkling finish. With three fermenting tanks, and three brews per week each producing 324 gallons per brew, this nine barrel plant offers a large range of beers, with twelve of these being on a regular basis. Lighter types of lager style are produced along with the more ‘hoppy’ golden and darker ales with a range of different stouts too. Frequently ‘one-off’ beers are brewed and seasonal varieties appear on a regular basis each year. The bulk of beer production here is sold in casks to pubs, restaurants and hotels but casks both large and small are also in demand for private parties, fairs, celebrations and other social events. Bottled beers always form a sought after purchase and these are supplied to many outlets for craft beers and specialised stores as well as the brewery shop. It is the stronger beers that are bottled,

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mainly due to the fact that real beer has live yeast in it and consequently it cannot be pasteurised. Essentially, this means that it must be above 4.0% ABV in order to keep well. Special events brews have been produced frequently including for the RAF centenary, royal weddings and sporting events – one such being the recent ‘Chip and Run’, launched for the Six Nations Championship. There are always seasonal specialities which include brews for spring, summer, spooky beers for Hallowe’en and festive ones for

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Christmas. Core varieties of bottled beers include Heavenly Blonde, Newton’s Drop, American Hopquad IPA and an interesting speciality called St Pancras which is brewed specially for this iconic building in London. The Renaissance Hotel at St Pancras is renowned for its standard of hospitality and with this traditionally hand crafted golden lager style beer, specially bottled for the Booking Office Bar and Restaurant, it provides exactly what the customers have now come to expect. Sales catchment areas for the business are expanding

all the time and currently, delivery vans from the brewery regularly travel throughout a 100-mile radius to many of the surrounding counties as well as London. Oldershaw Beers is a thriving, very well run and growing concern. It is the belief at this brewery that there is a beer here to please everybody. Production is high and given always the fact that beer making is a time honoured tradition built on craftsmanship and passion, this has given the brewery a very promising future. May it long continue to be ‘ale and arty’. A SELECTION OF BEERS

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Boston College hosts young bakers for its third annual Bake Off competition Following on from two highly successful years, Boston College has once again invited students from local secondary schools to highlight their baking skills and creativity in the kitchen with the Boston College Bake Off. Students from Years 9, 10 and 11 were given the opportunity to enter the competition to design cakes and pastries with the chance of creating their very own Showstopper in the grand finale. As in previous years the College found itself with the unenviable task of having to choose finalists from a huge number of high-quality entries, with students initially submitting a paper entry detailing their very own show stopping design.

Finalists this year are representing William Lovell Academy, St George’s Academy, Thomas Middlecott Academy, Haven High Academy and Boston High School. Having been shortlisted, the top 16 entries were invited to a ‘Boston College Masterclass’ at the College in February. This masterclass involved a variety of technical challenges with an ‘Afternoon Tea’ theme which allowed the judges to select the final eight who will go on to create the Showstopper they detailed at the beginning of the competition in the College’s industry equipped bakery. As well as the winner taking home the coveted ‘Star Baker’ trophy and a bakery hamper worth

£100, a £200 voucher from the leading catering and hospitality supplier Russums, will be awarded to the winning baker’s school.

If you are interested in studying Catering and Hospitality at Boston College, please visit www.boston.ac.uk for more information.

Kirk’s of Skegness is National Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2018! Skegness-based butcher Kirk’s has been crowned Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2018, beating off top quality competition to become the best shop in the country. Brought to you by Meat Trades Journal, Butcher’s Shop of the Year celebrates independent retail butchers and the fantastic work they do. At the packed event at etc.venues County Hall, London on 5th November, 13 categories were decided, with one of the regional category winners announced as Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2018.

This year’s competition saw some of the tightest category judging in many years, with industry experts having to deliberate fiercely to decide a winner. Meat Trades Journal’s Aidan Fortune praised the finalists and the overall winner: “All of the finalists, and category winners displayed an extremely high standard, making judging for this year’s competition very difficult. Every single one of these businesses are at the very top of their game and are providing

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a fantastic service to their communities. “The overall winner, Kirk’s displayed top quality produce at value prices, delivered in a professional fashion. The judging panel were impressed by the team’s attention to detail when it came to range, display and hygiene. They are a very worthy winner of Butcher’s Shop of the Year and a great ambassador for the butchery industry.” Owner’s Andrew and John Kirk said they were overjoyed to have been crowned Butcher’s Shop

of the Year 2018 and praised their staff. “It’s a testament to our entire team and the hard work put into the business. “We’re in there every day working hard and serving our community, and this is recognition of that work. We’re overjoyed to have won this award and would encourage every butcher to enter next year to show off their business.” For more information on Butcher’s Shop of the Year contact Aidan Fortune on aidan.fortune@ wrbm.com or visit www. butchershopoftheyear.co.uk

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(LEFT TO RIGHT) DEMEETRI NIKOLAIDIS, TOM SCRIVENER, HOPE AND ANCHOR OWNER SLAWOMIR MIKOLAJCZYK AND CONNOR BARLEY

Apprentices cooking up a storm at Lincolnshire restaurant Three would-be chefs have shown their commitment and passion has paid off, after gaining apprenticeships at an award-winning restaurant. And the hope is that the trio will also secure permanent employment when their training at the Hope and Anchor, South Ferriby, is complete. The highly acclaimed restaurant with rooms has been singled out for its superb cuisine created by head chef and owner, Slawomir Mikolajczyk, who trained with some of the biggest names in the world of cookery. And now he is giving an opportunity to the next generation of would-be chefs, who are gaining valuable experience and training. Sixteen-year-old Demeetri Nikolaidis joined the team four months ago, leaving home to pursue a career in food.

“My family has fish and chip shops so I’ve always been involved in food and came to the Hope and Anchor on work experience,” he said. “I really enjoyed it so when I heard they were taking on another apprentice I asked if it could be me.” Even leaving home at a young age to live in a staff house wasn’t a problem, with Demeetri determined to secure his future. “It’s a fantastic place to work and I’ve learned so much,” he said. Demeetri has joined fellow apprentices, Tom ‘TJ’ Scrivener (20) and 17-year-old Connor Barley, who are also training at the Hope and Anchor.

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Tom originally planned to go to university to study film but decided instead to follow his love of food. “I am much better at doing something really practical, so this is perfect for me and I absolutely love being a chef and learning new things,” he said. “It’s been an amazing opportunity.” His words are echoed by Connor, who has been at the Hope and Anchor for eight months, initially starting as a pot washer. “I loved watching everything that was going on in the kitchen so when the chance came for an apprenticeship, I jumped at it,” said Connor, who currently works on the

garnish section. “I’ve had the opportunity to do a little bit of everything and it’s confirmed that this really is the career for me.” Slawomir believes it is important to nurture the next generation of talent. “The industry has a real shortage of chefs so it’s vital that we do what we can to encourage young people into the industry,” he said. “We’re very proud of everything they’ve achieved in a relatively short space of time and we’re delighted they are part of our team.” For further information about The Hope and Anchor visit www. thehopeandanchorpub.co.uk.

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200 Degrees Coffee opens new coffee shop in Lincoln

Speciality coffee roaster 200 Degrees has opened its coffee shop on Sincil Street in Lincoln, bringing its signature fresh food menu and hand roasted coffee from its roast house in Nottingham. Complete with a courtyard garden, and purpose-built barista school, the new shop will serve 200 Degrees coffee, with an imaginative selection of salads, soups, sandwiches, cakes and pastries prepared daily on the premises. There will be plenty of vegan and gluten free options and everything is available to eat in or takeaway.

The Lincoln venue is the company’s eighth coffee shop to open since 2014 and the fifth to feature bespoke barista training, including new courses and tasting events for a range of experience levels – from enthusiastic beginners, all the way through to budding baristas and established professionals. The school also features a sweeping mezzanine floor with views across the entire shop. Coffee lovers can also purchase freshly roasted beans in store and online, and 200 Degrees now supplies coffee to more than 100 wholesale

customers across the UK, as well as providing bespoke ‘beans to machines’ solutions for numerous offices, restaurants, cafés, hotels, conference centres and shops. In the lead-up to the opening, 200 Degrees set up home in a converted horsebox and hosted successful popup events, offering passersby the only thing better than fresh coffee: free fresh coffee. The Sincil Street coffee shop will be open 7.30am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm Saturdays and 9.30am-6pm on Sundays.

Witham Wines named Rural Business Awards Best Start-up Runner-up 2018 Lincolnshire winery Witham Wines was named as a runner-up in the Rural Business Awards Best Startup 2018 category for the Midlands Region, at a presentation evening in Nottingham recently. Witham Wines, based in Grantham, was delighted to receive the award considering what tough competition it was up against, from businesses specialising in glamping pods, to art. Witham Wines was commended

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for its artisan approach to small batch winemaking, diversifying from traditional winemaking to utilise what the countryside has to offer. Since January, Witham Wines has gone from strength to strength, being on the menu at not one but two Michelin Guide restaurants, Prévost in Peterborough and The Olive Branch in Clipsham, as well as being stocked by well-known retailers such as Downtown in Grantham, and

Doddington Hall. The enthusiasm of this small, family-run business only seems to be growing, as they now have three local professionals championing their products: Jess Lamb (wine journalist), Simon Spooner (chef) and Charlie Pallet (blogger) and they have some extremely exciting news to share with us all soon, so watch this space! For more information visit the website www.witham-wines.com

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Calling local artisan food producers and makers Organisers of the monthly Belvoir Makers’ Market held in the shadow of the ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland are searching for the best local artisan producers and makers as it looks to expand. Trading at Belvoir is not a new idea. The Duke of Rutland’s ancestors set up a market and a midsummer fair in the Middle Ages and now the location has been restored to its vendoring roots with the opening of the £3m artisan shopping village last year. The Engine Yard will see the hustle and bustle of market day returning with the Belvoir Makers’ Market taking place on the third Sunday of every month throughout 2019. Launched last autumn with a handpicked selection of artisan food producers, the monthly market will embrace the best of local food and drink producers, artisans, handcrafters as well as street food vendors and entertainers. With the Engine Yard already proving popular with the local community, walkers and cyclists since it opened

in September last year, the monthly market looks set to grow the offer for visitors. Organiser Sharon Astill said: “Our goal in developing the Makers’ Market is to again bring fresh produce and quality goods from neighbouring towns and cities back into the Vale area and provide local residents, as well as visitors to Belvoir Castle, the opportunity to buy directly from the makers and learn about the provenance of the food and support their local economy.” The market has already showcased the award-winning Brockleby’s Pies; delicious handmade fudge from Fudge Glorious Fudge, in flavours such as lemon meringue and cherry Bakewell; all kinds of hand smoked products from Feast and the Furious including its signature 22-hour

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smoked brisket; a delicious range of vegan, sugar and gluten free raw sweets and treats from Guilt Free Pleasures and a fantastic range of jams and chutneys from Dotty About Jam. A visit to the market is also an opportunity to explore the offer from the retailers housed in the carefully restored industrial workshops offering food and drink, homewares, clothing and gifts, as well as stopping off to refresh at the Fuel Tank, the popular café

bar serving food made with locally sourced ingredients all day, every day. The Engine Yard is open seven days a week, with free parking. For more information, go to www.engineyardbelvoir. com As well as the monthly market, traders are invited to get in touch if they are interested in being part of the Engine Yard’s Christmas Market taking place 6th–8th December. Please contact marketing@belvoircastle.com

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Reliably delicious elderflower recipes from Belvoir Fruit Farms In these times of fake news and political uncertainty isn’t it reassuring to know that nature just carries on regardless; the day turns to night, the sun rises to greet a brand-new day and the seasons come and go. For generations, the first sighting of the frothy white elderflower exploding in the hedgerow has been the harbinger of summer, a familiar sign that warmer days are returning. For Belvoir Fruit Farms it also signals the start of

their busiest time of year. It’s a race against time and nature to capture as many of those pollen packed blossoms as possible, vital as they are for the creation of Belvoir’s award-winning Elderflower Cordial. Every bottle contains at least eight flower heads, so Belvoir needs to hand pick 3.6 million flower heads (that’s 60 tonnes), every year to keep up with demand. "It’s a clean, fresh drink, but with the complexity of wine," explains Pev

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Manners, MD for Belvoir Fruit Farms. "The secret of a really good elderflower cordial is to use masses of flowers that have been picked in the sunshine when they are warm and heavy with yellow pollen, then get them into the vat within three hours." That’s why Belvoir has all hands to the pumps from the end of May and throughout June. Company staff are out from morning to night with hundreds of locals who answer the

clarion call to join the short six-week harvest before Mother Nature moves onto the next stage of her irrepressible life-cycle. After all that effort it would be wrong not to try a bottle of Belvoir’s liquid gold! It captures in a glass the taste of summer but can also add a deliciously delicate floral flavour to a recipe. Give these fabulous new recipes a whirl and with friends, family and Belvoir you’ll have some good times!

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Gin and tonic drizzle cake This super-light sponge is drizzled with Elderflower Cordial and gin which makes it moist and taste quite special! Of course, if you're baking it for the family you can omit the gin. Serves: 12 INGREDIENTS 225g soft margarine or butter plus extra for greasing 225g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting 50g plain flour 225g golden caster sugar 4 large eggs Zest of 1 lemon For the drizzle: 6 tbsp Belvoir Elderflower Cordial 6 tbsp gin

Elderflower sorbet In France there’s a cheeky dessert called a Colonel, which is lemon sorbet drenched in vodka – here’s our English twist on it! Delicate elderflower sorbet served with a shot of gin – who could resist? Serve it in cups and saucers for a quintessential English look. Serves: 6 INGREDIENTS 150g caster sugar 550ml water A strip of lemon peel 250ml Belvoir Elderflower Cordial Shots of gin to taste Slices of lemon and biscuits to serve

METHOD Put the sugar, water and strip of peel in a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Simmer for 5 min until a syrup forms. Stir in the cordial and cool, then chill. Churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions or pour into a freezer container and place in the freezer, stirring every hour until frozen. This should take about 6 hours. To serve, remove from the freezer for about 10 min before scooping into teacups. Garnish with a slice of lemon and drizzle over the gin. Serve with biscuits.

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For the icing: 150g icing sugar, sifted 2 tbsp Belvoir Elderflower Cordial 2 tbsp gin Yellow and white sprinkles, optional

METHOD Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C (fan)/Gas Mark 4. Use plenty of margarine or butter to grease the insides of a 2 litre Bundt tin, then dust with a little flour. Place the margarine or butter, flours, sugar, eggs and lemon zest in a large bowl, then use an electric whisk to whisk everything together for about 1 minute until it is pale and fluffy. Use a spatula to spoon it into the tin and level the surface. Bake for 30-35 min or until risen and golden. Mix the drizzle cordial and gin together. Place the tin on a wire rack and use a wooden skewer to prick the cake all over, then spoon over the drizzle and leave to cool in the tin. Sift the icing sugar into a medium bowl, add the cordial and mix to a smooth thick icing. Stir in the gin. Invert the cake onto a serving plate, then spoon the icing over. Sprinkle with yellow and white sprinkles, if liked, to look like bubbles.

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Farm bakery team knits for the Guide Dogs British oven-baked dog food company Laughing Dog has launched a nationwide knitting challenge to help raise funds for the UK charity Guide Dogs. Setting themselves a target of £5,000 by the end of the year, the baked dog food brand has launched a programme of fundraising events for staff and customers to get involved with throughout 2019. First up is a knitting challenge, developed by Lynn

Peak and Sue Adams from the bakery team. Sue says: “We support as many charities as we can, so we’re delighted to be able partner with the Guide Dogs. I thought about what losing my sight would mean personally for me and while it would certainly impact my work at Laughing Dog, it would also have a big effect on my knitting. Lynn added: “Putting our enthusiasm for knitting to good use

LYNN PEAK, MITCHELL PEARSON AND SUE ADAMS FROM LAUGHING DOG IN BOSTON.

(and our love of dogs), we are going to be knitting a very special blanket to help raise funds for the Guide Dogs. Using double knit wool to create multiple 6" squares in various different colours, our mission is to create an enormous blanket which can be divided into lots of smaller dog blankets. Some will be donated to the charity, while the rest will be auctioned off to raise money. If you love to knit and would like to lend a hand, simply pop us a message to bakery@laughingdogfood.com.” There will be no stopping Lynn and Sue once they get knitting, but if you are able to donate a few pennies to help spur them on and raise valuable funds for the Guide Dogs in the process, visit https://www.justgiving. com/fundraising/laughing-dog-food Laughing Dog’s aim is to raise £5,000 throughout the year to ensure at least one year’s training. Laughing Dog is part of Fold Hill Foods Ltd, based in Boston, Lincolnshire. Laughing Dog’s Farm Bakery range of dry completes, treats and mixer meals is made at its site in Lincolnshire and is available in wheat free and grain free varieties from all good pet shops. For further information, please visit www.laughingdogfood.com, email bakery@laughingdogfood.com or call (Freephone) 0800 098 8057.

‘50 veggie things’ in May National Vegetarian Week (13th-19th May) is a time to celebrate plant-based living. Get involved by trying out ‘50 veggie things’ in May. You can pick and mix from the 50 brilliant family-friendly ideas. Find out more at www. nationalvegetarianweek.org Graham Drummond, from the Vegetarian Society,

said: “This year National Vegetarian Week offers some fun new things for you to try, such as tucking into a veggie full-English breakfast, sharing gelatinefree sweets, doing a dairy-free milk taste-test or choosing the tofu dish from the local Chinese takeaway. Visit the website to get the

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full ‘50 veggie things’ list and pick your bite-sized activity to cheer up your day. Don’t forget to share it on social media using #NationalVegetarianWeek.” National Vegetarian Week is your chance to join millions enjoying amazing veggie food. Keep a look out for new

recipes, tempting offers, and refreshed restaurant menus across the UK. The Vegetarian Society is a charity that is passionate about veggie food! They want everyone to know how varied and delicious vegetarian dishes are – and how easy it is to enjoy a veggie lifestyle.

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Saturday 25th May THE SHOW COMES TO TOWN Join the organisers of the Lincolnshire Show in City Square for a sneak peek at what this year’s event has to offer. Sunday 16th June BROCKLESBY COUNTRY SHOW, Brocklesby Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th June LINCOLNSHIRE SHOW, Lincolnshire Showground A celebration of all things Lincolnshire including agriculture, heritage, food and drink, and aviation. Sunday 14th July SPILSBY SHOW, Spilsby Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July HECKINGTON SHOW, Heckington Sunday 4th August REVESBY COUNTRY FAIR, Revesby Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August LINCOLN 1940’S WEEKEND Celebrate the spirit of 1940s Britain in Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter with two days of period and vintage activities and displays. A Lincolnshire Life Magazine publication

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Farmers’ Markets Boston 3rd Wednesday, Wide Bargate Brigg 4th Saturday, Market Place

Lincoln Every Friday, High Street 3rd Saturday, Castle Square 4th Friday, North Hykeham

Caistor 2nd Saturday, Market Place

Louth 4th Wednesday, Cannon Street 2nd Friday, Cannon Street

Gainsborough 2nd Saturday, Marshall’s Yard

Market Rasen 1st Tuesday, Market Place

Grantham 2nd Saturday, Guildhall Centre

Sleaford 1st Saturday, Market Place

Grimsby 3rd Friday, St James Square

Spalding 1st Saturday, Sheep Market

Horncastle 2nd Thursday, Market Place

Stamford Every other Friday

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PLACE TO EAT, BUY BAILGATE DELI 4 Gordon Road, Lincoln LN1 3AJ T: 07805 906568 E: deli@objectandline.co.uk W: www.bailgatedeli.co.uk Vegan and vegetarian delicatessen and café in Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter. PLACE TO EAT COFFEE BOBBINS 28 The Strait, Lincoln LN2 1JD T: 01522 719546 E: christine@coffeebobbins.co.uk W: coffeebobbins.co.uk

Coffee Bobbins is a small independent coffee shop serving light lunches, afternoon tea and homemade cakes. ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT, ATTRACTION, BUY, CATERER/ FUNCTION VENUE DODDINGTON CAFÉ, RESTAURANT AND FARM SHOP Doddington Hall, Lincoln LN6 4RU T: 01522 812505/688581 W: doddingtonhall.com Stylish design, showcasing kitchen, garden and estate produce. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake, plus Friday and Saturday evenings.

PLACE TO STAY, EAT DOUBLETREE HILTON Brayford Wharf North, Lincoln LN1 1YW T: 01522 565180 E: lincoln.reservations@hilton.com W: doubletree3.hilton.com ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT THE DUKE WILLIAM 44 Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AP T: 01522 532753 W: www.dukewilliamlincoln.com The Duke William, situated on the Bailgate, has recently been refurbished to a stylish and comfortable environment CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE GOOD LOOKIN COOKIN Unit 17, Lincoln Enterprise Park, Lincoln LN5 9FP T: 01522 500779 E: sales@goodlookincookin.co.uk

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ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT THE GREEN ROOM The Lincoln Hotel, Eastgate LN2 1PN T: 01522 520348 W: thelincolnhotel.com Dining in a sophisticated setting adjacent to the Cathedral, with its own private bar and entrance. Dishes are modern in style using fresh local ingredients.

PRODUCER/GROWER THE LINCOLN DISTILLERY 3 Manrico Drive, Lincoln LN1 1AD T: 07720886936 E: matt@thelincolndistillery.co.uk EDUCATION LINCOLN MINSTER SCHOOL T: 01522 551300 W: lincolnminsterschool.co.uk Quality, local seasonal ingredients used for healthy lunches; school dinners as you’ve never known them! Select Lincolnshire Winner 2014 & 2015. ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE LINCOLN GRILLE AT THE WHITE HART HOTEL 87 Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AR T: 01522 526222 W: whitehart-lincoln. co.uk Superb mouth-watering dishes, fabulous atmosphere with the highest quality service. We deliver the dining experience our customers have come to expect and deserve. BUY, WHOLESALE THE LINCOLN TEA & COFFEE COMPANY T: 01522 681838 W: thelincolnteaandcoffeecompany.co.uk Supplier of high quality leaf teas and single origin, bespoke blended roasted coffees. Distributor of commercial & domestic La Spaziale espresso machines.

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BUY LINCOLNSHIRE CO-OP FOOD STORES T: 01522 512211 W: lincolnshire.coop Our food stores can be found all across the county, well stocked with more than 100 locally sourced products in our Love Local range. CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE LINCOLNSHIRE SHOWGROUND Grange de Lings, Lincoln LN2 2NA T: 01522 524240 W: lincolnshireshowground.co.uk An innovative and flexible events space for business and leisure, set in 200 acres of historic showground. BUSINESS SUPPORT MARKET INN HOSPITALITY Sparkhouse, Rope Walk, Lincoln LN6 7DQ T: 07722 034942 E: amy@marketinnhospitality.co.uk BUSINESS SUPPORT PAUL MASSEY PHOTOGRAPHY LTD 27 Westcliffe Street, Lincoln LN1 3TZ 07770 630 364 T: info@masseyphotography.co.uk W: www.paulmasseyphotography.co.uk

W: fostersbutcherslincoln.co.uk Home-made pies and other savoury pastries, fresh baked bread and confectionery. Locally sourced and matured quality beef, lamb and pork. BUY, WHOLESALE, PRODUCER/GROWER REDHILL FARM SHOP IN THE BAIL 89 Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AR Farmers, producers and retailers of national award-winning free range pork. At farmers’ markets, our farm shops or online. Select Lincolnshire producer of the year 2012 & 2014. CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE SALTED ORANGE FOOD CO LTD Unit 8, Whisby Way, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 3LQ T: 07792 419730 W: www.saltedorange.co.uk Personal bespoke, outside catering and events company, catering for any event from 2 people to 10,000 people.

PLACE TO EAT STOKES HIGH BRIDGE CAFÉ (SINCE 1902) 207 High Street Lincoln LN5 7AU T: 01522 523548 W: stokes-coffee.co.uk Morning coffee, breakfast, luncheon and afternoon teas. Popular café in beautiful 16th century building overlooking the River Witham. Open every day. WHOLESALE, EDUCATION STOKES TEA & COFFEE T: 01522 523548 W: stokes-coffee.co.uk

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Coffee roasters and specialists since 1902. Supplying tea, coffee and equipment to the retail, wholesale and catering trades. Select Lincolnshire Highly Commended. ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE THE TOWER HOTEL & RESTAURANT 38 Westgate, Lincoln LN1 3BD T: 01522 529999 W: lincolntowerhotel.co.uk A 3AA Star Hotel and 1 Rosette Restaurant, set in the historic area of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter. Select Lincolnshire Highly Commended 2015.

REDHILL FARM SHOP IN THE BAIL

PLACE TO EAT, CATERER/ FUNCTION VENUE STOKES AT THE COLLECTION Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP W: stokes-coffee.co.uk A sleek, stylish café set in the comfortable surroundings of The BUY Collection, Lincoln’s archaeological R FOSTER & SON museum. Contemporary café menu 111 Monks Road, Lincoln LN2 5HT and daily specials. Open every day. T: 01522 523369

THE GREEN ROOM

Eating and drinking couldn’t be more relaxed & comfortable

The Green Room at The Lincoln Hotel offers dining in a sophisticated setting with magnificent views of Lincoln Cathedral. Our dishes are modern in style, offering elegant, original combinations of flavours made from local ingredients. For further details or book online please visit www.thelincolnhotel.com THE

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Whether meeting friends for a coffee or having a hot lunch or snack, a friendly welcome awaits you in our comfortable and ambient surroundings. Our delicious homemade cakes and scones enjoy their own excellent reputation and all hot food, light bites and sandwiches are freshly prepared to order. Children are welcome and our layout is wheelchair friendly. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Monday except Bank Holidays. See our website for opening times. 5 Star Hygiene rating. Ample free car parking.

Harrisons Restaurant

Á: 12 Market Place, Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincs DN18 5DA B: 01652 637412 : enquiries@harrisons-barton.co.uk : www.harrisons-barton.co.uk

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Harrisons Restaurant is Barton’s award-winning British restaurant. Serving a wide variety of Lincolnshire’s finest produce. Relaxing breakfasts and lunches are served 9-2 TueSat. Wed-Sat evenings are a must at Harrisons in our first floor restaurant, more formal dining in a friendly and intimate setting serving beautiful local British food, complemented with selected wines, ales and cocktails. Finish the weekend off in style with our beautiful Sunday lunch, roast meats, proper homemade roast potatoes, Yorkshire puddings and real gravy.

Uncle Henry’s Farm Shop & Cafe

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Á: Grayingham Grange Farm, Grayingham, Gainsborough, Lincs DN21 4JD B: 01652 640308 : info@unclehenrys.co.uk : www.unclehenrys.co.uk

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We are farmers with a passion for great tasting homemade and locally sourced food. Great Taste Award 3-star winner 2018 for our home reared pork. Our farm shop, butchery & cafe is open daily serving delicious breakfast, lunch & afternoon teas including Sunday lunch. Our shop is stocked with products from over 45 Lincolnshire food & drink producers. Visit our Giant 5 acre Maize Maze this summer! Coaches & groups welcome. Conference & function room available for hire.

BUY, WHOLESALE ALFRED ENDERBY LTD Malclure Street, Fish Docks, Grimsby, DN13 3NE T: 01472 342984 W: alfredenderby.co.uk A 100-year-old smokehouse in the heart of the fish docks producing smoked haddock and salmon. Visit or buy online. Open weekday mornings 8am-1pm BUY, WHOLESALE AXHOLME BREWING COMPANY LTD 7 Lakes Country Park, Wharf Road, Crowle DN17 4JS T: 07551 910040 W: axholmebrewing.co.uk By the side of Clearwater Lake in Crowle, North Lincolnshire, we brew a wide variety of artisan beer styles on our 4 barrel brewplant. EDUCATION, VENUE, PLACE TO EAT, ACCOMMODATION BISHOP BURTON COLLEGE (RISEHOLME COLLEGE) Riseholme LN2 2LG T: 01522 895336 E: caroline.gollin@riseholme.ac.uk W: riseholme.ac.uk/our-campus Riseholme College is located just three miles from the vibrant and historic city of Lincoln. PLACE TO EAT BLYTON DAIRY ICE CREAM Old Hall Farm, Blyton, Gainsborough DN21 3LA T: 01427 628355 W: blytonicecream.co.uk More than 60 flavours of ice cream, hot and cold food, Sunday carvery, children’s play area. Open seven days a week. Select Lincolnshire Highly Recommended 2013. CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE BOWSER BROTHERS T: 07767 252209 W: bowserbros.com Delicious spit rotary cooked whole hogs, large joints of pork, beef, and turkey. Perfect crackling. Locally sourced. 5 Star Hygiene Rating.

BUY, WHOLESALE DAY FARMS T: 01652 648203 W: dayfarms.co.uk Barley, Oil Seed Rape, Wheat Vegetables, Potatoes. All customers welcome. Collections only at present. Potatoes are distributed widely in the UK. CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE, ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT FOREST PINES HOTEL & GOLF RESORT Ermine Street, Broughton, near Brigg DN20 0AQ E: forestpinesevents@qhotels.co.uk W: www.qhotels.co.uk/forestpines Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort is a gem, located a short distance from J4 of the M180 and nestled in 190 acres of beautiful woodland. PLACE TO EAT, ATTRACTION, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE GAINSBOROUGH OLD HALL Chambers Café, Parnell Street, Gainsborough DN21 2NB T: 01427 677348 W: gainsborougholdhall.com Enjoy light refreshments, locally sourced and freshly made, including speciality teas and coffees, within this unique medieval manor house setting. ACCOMMODATION THE GRANGE Kexby, Gainsborough DN21 5PJ T: 01427 788265 W: thegrangeatkexby. co.uk A welcoming Victorian farmhouse on a working farm. Home cooked food and produce. Convenient for Gainsborough Old Hall, Lincoln Cathedral and Castle, Hemswell Antiques and the Wolds. PLACE TO EAT THE GUARDROOM COFFEE SHOP Hemswell Antiques Centre, Caenby Corner Estate, Hemswell Cliff, Gainsborough DN21 5TJ T: 01427 667113 W: hemswell-antiques.com Open every day 10am - 5pm. Choose from a selection of homemade cakes, sandwiches and freshly made coffees.

BUY PLACE TO EAT CATHERINE SHAW CAKES HARRISONS RESTAURANT 17c Church Lane, Saxilby 12 Market Place, LN1 2PE Barton upon Humber DN18 5DA T: 07851 609176 T: 01652 637412 Catherine is a bespoke cake designer W: harrisons-barton.co.uk specialising in quality celebration Barton upon Humber’s most popular cakes made using local, British and award-winning eating establishment. Fairtrade ingredients. Showcasing local Lincolnshire produce in a traditional yet stylish BUY, WHOLESALE modern menu. CHAPMAN’S SEAFOODS LTD T: 01472 269871 PLACE TO EAT W: chapmansfishcakes.co.uk HEMSWELL ANTIQUES COFFEE SHOP Handmade gourmet fish cakes, fish Hemswell Antiques Centre, Caenby pies, fish wellingtons and other Corner Estate, Hemswell Cliff, seafood dishes, available at Gainsborough, DN21 5TJ Lincolnshire farmers’ markets and T: 01427 668389 farm shops. W: hemswell-antiques.com

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BUY Stunning lakeside views. Snacks, LINCOLNSHIRE CO-OP FOOD STORES lunches and Sunday roasts too! T: 01522 512211 Open daily 10am. Gold Award winner W: lincolnshire.coop 2011 and Select Lincolnshire Highly Our food stores can be found all Commended 2012. CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE across the county, well stocked with HEMSWELL COURT more than 100 locally sourced BUY, WHOLESALE Lancaster Green, Hemswell Cliff, products in our Love Local range. PIPERS CRISPS Nr Gainsborough DN21 5TQ T: 01652 686960 T: 01427 668508 PLACE TO EAT W: piperscrisps.com W: hemswellcourt.com MEAT INC. Hand made crisps produced in Exclusively yours with 5*AA Caenby Corner, Gainsborough LN8 2AR Lincolnshire using local potatoes and accommodation, catering for T: 01673 878176 natural flavours from people who weddings, conferences, proms and E: burgers@meatinc.co.uk care. Select Lincolnshire People’s dinner parties. Select Lincolnshire Choice Award 2012. Winner 2014 & 2015. BUY, WHOLESALE MOORCROFT SEAFOOD BUY, WHOLESALE CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE Unit 13, Spencer Street, REDHILL FARM FREE RANGE PORK HOG ROAST LINCOLNSHIRE AND Grimsby, DN31 3AA SHOP ON THE FARM CLASSIC CATERING T: 01469 561398 Laughton Lane, Morton DN21 3DT T: 01652 660978 W: www.moorcroft-seafoods.co.uk T: 01427 628270 W: hogroastlincolnshire.com E: sales@moorcroft-seafoods.co.uk W: redhillfarm.com We take away the pressure arriving Moorcroft Seafoods is a leading Farmers, producers and retailers of with a fully cooked whole pig. supplier of fresh and frozen fish and national award-winning free range Passionate about cooking locally seafood related products into the pork. At farmers’ markets, our farm sourced succulent produce for events foodservice market, serving the East shop or online. Select Lincolnshire large and small. Midlands, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire Producer of the Year 2012 & 2014. regions. WHOLESALE ACCOMMODATION JOHN VERGETTE LTD PLACE TO EAT, TREETOPS COTTAGES & SPA T: 01469 560331 ATTRACTION, BUY, CATERER/ 39 Station Road, Grasby DN38 6AP W: vergette.com FUNCTION VENUE T: 01652 628071 T: 07768 038885 The company’s core activity is serving THE NATURAL WORLD CENTRE W: treetopscottages.com the local agricultural community Whisby Nature Park Moor Lane, Three 4* cottages for up to 10 guests, through the purchase of combinable Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln LN6 9BW includes indoor heated swimming crops and the supply of seed and T: 01522 688868 pool, hot tub, sauna, WiFi, spa room fertiliser. W: naturalworldcentre.co.uk for treatments including day guests.

STAINTON MANOR FARM Rustic Barn Weddings

• Situated in the beautiful village of Stainton by Langworth • Panoramic view of the Lincolnshire countryside • Create and choose the wedding of your dreams Stainton Manor, Stainton by Langworth, Lincs LN3 5BL T: 07767 252209 E: peterbowser@hotmail.com W: www.bowserbrothers.com

UNCLE HENRY’S

PLACE TO EAT, BUY, CATERER/ FUNCTION VENUE, WHOLESALE UNCLE HENRY’S FARM SHOP Grayingham Grange Farm, Grayingham, Gainsborough DN21 4JD T: 01652 640308 W: unclehenrys.co.uk Award-winning farmshop, butchery, café and conference venue. Home produced and locally sourced food and drink. Coaches and groups welcome. Open 7 days a week.

Sunday 16th June 2019

BROCKLESBY

Country

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An Action Packed Family Day Out

including • The BMX Show • The Dog & Duck Show • Terrier Racing • Blue Cross Fun Dog Show • Ben Potter’s Birds of Prey • Have a Go Country Sports NATIONAL AWARD WINNING DAIRY ICE CREAM & SORBET, OVER 65 FLAVOURS, LICENSED CAFE/ICE CREAM PARLOUR. NEW FOOD MENU FOR 2018. BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND AFTERNOON TEAS, HOME MADE BAKING, ICE CREAM SUNDAES, CREPES AND WAFFLES. LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCE. SUNDAY LUNCHES. OUTSIDE SEATING AREA - OUTSIDE TABLE TENNIS, PLAY AREA. CRAZY GOLF. WEST LINDSEY 5 STAR FOOD HYGIENE AWARD. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK. FREE WI-FI AVAILABLE.

Old Hall farm, Blyton, Gainsborough, lincs, dn21 3la Tel: 01427 628355 - Email: blytonicecream@gmail.com www.blytonicecream.co.uk

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FREE Parking / Admission Adults £12 / Under 14’s FREE

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Brocklesby Park, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN41 8PN

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Long established family run restaurant. À la carte specialities. Dishes served are English/French influenced, consisting of fresh produce presented to a high standard. Celebration parties catered for, 30 persons maximum. Menus available to suit personal requirements. Open Wednesday to Friday lunch & evening, Saturday evening and Sunday lunch. Booking is advised.

Á: The Black Swan Restaurant, Hillside,

Beckingham, Lincs LN5 0RQ B: 01636 626474 : www.blackswanbeckingham.co.uk

Ferry Ales Craft Ale & Lager Brewery

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Rural Roosts 8 beautiful, self-catering pine lodges surround a tranquil fishing lake in a peaceful setting on our farm. Great for walking, cycling, fishing, wildlife and relaxing. Some properties with hot-tubs. Dog friendly. 8 miles east of Lincoln, fantastic location for exploring the wonderful countryside and attractions Lincolnshire has to offer.

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Short breaks from £250.

Á: Manor Farm, Stainfield, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 5JJ B: 01526 398492/07712 771102 : katie@ruralroosts.co.uk : www.ruralroosts.co.uk

Á: Main St, Kirkby on Bain, Woodhall Spa LN10 6YT B: 01526 354560

The Manor House Stables

Ferry Ales is an award-winning brewery which has successfully won 2 Gold and 3 Bronze awards in the SIBA Eastern Region Competitions for its Cask Ales and Bottled Beers. Ferry Ales Brewery also won Producer of the Year in the 2018 Taste of Excellence Awards. We sell real ale and craft beers in casks, kegs and bottles to the trade and direct to the public. Our bars are available to hire for private and corporate events and we have partnered with the Tipi Tribe & Black Peppermint to provide the very best Tipi weddings in Lincolnshire.

Á: Ferry Hill Farm, Ferry Road, Fiskerton, Lincoln LN3 4HU B: 07500 775899 : info@ferryalesbrewery.co.uk : www.ferryalesbrewery.co.uk

A family run traditional 17th Century Village Inn, serving home cooked British meals with home made desserts together with a large selection of cask ales. Cosy restaurant and bar with open fire. Patio area and beer garden with children’s play park and gazebo. Large car park. A warm welcome awaits. Taste of Lincolnshire Dining Pub of the Year 2018.

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Two cosy cottages in one lovingly restored stables 13 miles from Lincoln and 4 miles from Woodhall Spa. Warm and romantic they are ideal for short breaks all year round with wood-burning stoves, beautiful bedrooms and amazing baths! Small cookery and craft courses are also held on-site ranging from baking bread to making chocolate and from learning to crochet to creating natural beauty products. Select Lincolnshire Winner and Highly Commended in Accommodation Category and Winner in Teaching Establishments over many years.

Á: The Manor House, Timberland Rd, Martin, Lincs LN4 3QS B: 01526 378717/07979 750760 : sherry@manorhousestables.co.uk : www.manorhousestables.co.uk BUY, WHOLESALE A LITTLE LUXURY (PRESERVES) 15 Barnes Close, Sleaford NG34 8BF We focus on providing high quality service and customer satisfaction. We aim to exceed your expectations.

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joints, steaks, casseroles, sausages and burgers. Sold on the farm and at local farmers’ markets and shows.

BUY, WHOLESALE FERRY ALES BREWERY LTD PLACE TO EAT, BUY, CATERER/ Ferry Hill Farm, Ferry Road, FUNCTION VENUE Fiskerton, Lincoln LN3 4HU ABBEY PARKS FARM SHOP T: 07500 775899 Parks Farm, East Heckington, W: ferryalesbrewery.co.uk Boston, Lincs PE20 3QG An independent craft brewery, core T: 01205 821610 beers range from American Pale Ales W: Abbeyparks.asparagus.co.uk to a smoked Porter and are Coffee shop serving home-cooked available direct from the brewery food and Sunday lunch. Vast including refillable bottles. selection of home-grown and local vegetables, cheeses and meats. CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE Open every day. GOURMAZIN Sleaford, Lincs NG34 8GX ATTRACTION, BUY T: 07799 904687 COGGLESFORD WATERMILL E: gourmazin@hotmail.com East Road, Sleaford NG34 7EQ Gourmazin caterers use a 1968 T: 01529 413671 during opening hours Citroen H Van to cater for weddings, W: cogglesfordwatermill.co.uk birthdays, festivals etc. in the Lincs, Historic working watermill in Notts and Newark areas. picturesque setting. Stone-ground wholemeal and white flour milled on PLACE TO BUY, WHOLESALE site and other locally produced LINCOLNSHIRE goods for sale. BREWING COMPANY 15 Main Road, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE Langworth LN3 5BT THE FARM KITCHEN T: 01522 595787 T: 01529 460821 W: www.lincolnshirebrewingco.co.uk W: thefarmkitchen.com E: claire@lincolnshirebrewingco. The Farm Kitchen was established in co.uk September 2006 and we currently Established in 2014, we are the supply lunches to over 55 local only brewery situated within the primary schools and nurseries historic city walls of Lincoln. throughout Lincolnshire. Brewing beers that are named predominantly after Lincoln’s BUY, WHOLESALE historic sites FEN FARM VENISON Fen Farm, Horbling Fen, BUY, WHOLESALE Sleaford NG34 0JX ODLING BROTHERS T: 01529 421272 54 High Street, Navenby, W: fenfarmvenison.co.uk Lincoln LN5 0ET Quality farmed venison - fillets, T: 01522 810228

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W: odlingbros.co.uk Award-winning pork and meat pies, Lincolnshire sausage and haslet. Traditional family butchers and grocers providing high quality personal service.

W: realteaandcoffee.co.uk Real Tea & Coffee Company pride themselves on selling the best quality coffees and teas, sourced from plantations all around the world.

ACCOMMODATION, BUY, CATERER/ FUNCTION VENUE, WHOLESALE OWNSWORTH’S RAPESEED OIL AND FULBECK GARDENS COTTAGE T: 01400 273989 W: www.ownsworths.co.uk Home-grown cold pressed rapeseed oil. Winner Grower of the Year Select Lincolnshire 2015/2016. Supplying retail, wholesale and caterers.

PLACE TO EAT RED LION DIGBY 3 North St Digby, Lincoln LN4 3LY T: 01526 321686 W: www.theredliondigby.co.uk A traditional village pub with a modern outlook serving cask ales and quality food. The Red Lion Digby is a Free House owned by Pete and Ange who are proud of their 400 year old stone-built, whitewashed, corner local in the centre of the small village.

ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE PETWOOD HOTEL Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa LN10 6QG T: 01526 352411 W: petwood.co.uk Fabulous food, friendly service and a historic setting make Petwood Hotel a favourite for local dining and short breaks. BUY THE REAL TEA & COFFEE COMPANY 76 Westcliffe Road, Sleaford NG34 9AY T: 01526 833458

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rooms, great local produce, local ales and a warm welcome. Open Tue – Sun 12-2, every night from 6. Takeaway also available. BUY, WHOLESALE WELBOURNES BAKERY 38 High Street, Navenby,

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BUY STATIONS BUTCHERS 2 Station Road, Woodhall Spa LN10 6QL T: 01526 352321 E: timwilliamson795@gmail.com ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE THE VILLAGE LIMITS Stixwould Road, Woodhall Spa LN10 6UJ T: 01526 353312 W: villagelimits.co.uk Award-winning country pub with

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PLACE TO EAT, ATTRACTION, BUY, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE, WHOLESALE BATEMANS BREWERY & VISITORS CENTRE Salem Bridge Brewery, Wainfleet, Skegness PE24 4JE T: 01754 882009 W: bateman.co.uk Visitors Centre open seven days a week to the general public and is now a great venue for parties and weddings, with a licence for civil ceremonies. BUY, WHOLESALE FABULOUSLY FRUITY WINE Peaks Top Farm, New Waltham, Grimsby DN36 4RS T: 01472 812941 W: peakstopfarm.com Fabulously Fruity Wine is a unique and delicious range of wines produced 100% from fruit grown on our farm. PLACE TO EAT, BUY, WHOLESALE FARMER BROWN’S ICE CREAM Woodrow Farm, Sutton Road, Huttoft, Alford, LN13 9RL T: 07946 485549 W: farmerbrownsicecream.co.uk Ice cream parlour, tearoom and small farm shop set within a working mixed farm by the seaside with a self catering bungalow for a farm holiday.

BUSINESS SUPPORT PAPERWORK UK T: 01754 613121 W: paperworkuk.ltd.uk Formed in 1958, with a history that can be traced back to 1865, we have established and maintained a reputation for manufacturing and supplying quality, innovative products. BUY, WHOLESALE LYMN BANK FARM T: 01754 880312 W: postacheese.com Producers of Skegness Blue, Skegness Gold, Lincolnshire Brie, Just Jane, flavoured cheeses & handmade chutney. PLACE TO EAT SEA BREEZE RESTAURANT 10-12 High Street, Sutton on Sea LN12 2EX T: 01507 441548 W: seabreeze-restaurant.co.uk A lovely seaside restaurant serving homemade locally sourced produce, licensed bar, lunchtime and evening menus. Select Lincolnshire Highly Commended 2013. PLACE TO EAT SEACROFT HOLIDAY ESTATE Sutton Road, Trusthorpe, LN12 2PN T: 01507 472421 W: seacroftcaravanpark.co.uk

FABULOUSLY FRUITY WINE Enjoy award-winning Willows Farm Fruit is a family farm, accommodation, first class service growing 1,000 acres of crops and and top quality food and drink right specialising in soft fruit. next to miles of unspoilt sandy beaches. Select Lincolnshire winner PLACE TO EAT 2015. SEASCAPE CAFÉ, NORTH SEA OBSERVATORY WHOLESALE Seascape Café, North Sea Observatory, WILLOWS FARM FRUIT Chapel St Leonards PE24 5XA T: 01754 873266 T: 01754 873840 W: willowsfarm.co.uk E: manager@seascapecafe-nso.co.uk

SEACROFT HOLIDAY ESTATE

Chapman’s Seafoods Ltd, Chapman House, Estate Road 7, Grimsby DN31 2TP Tel: 01472 269871 email: sales@chapmans-seafoods.co.uk www.chapmans-seafoods.co.uk

Grimsby Fish and Lincolnshire Potatoes Made for each other! Available at the following Farmers Markets:Brigg Humber Bridge

4th Saturday 1st Sunday

Please check our website for full list of markets, events and stockists.

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Seacroft Holiday Estate is directly adjacent to the beach in the seaside village of Trusthorpe. The popular Seacroft Bar is open for locals and visitors and offers a menu that features homemade pies, fresh fish & chips, locally bought steaks and our famous Lincolnshire Sausages. We offer 3 types of holiday accommodation, Lincs Luxury Caravans, Stylish Retreat Log Cabins and traditional Cedar Chalets.

Visit us at: Seacroft Holiday Estate, Sutton Road, Trusthorpe, Mablethorpe Lincolnshire, LN12 2PN Email us: info@seacroftcaravanpark.co.uk www.seacroftcaravanpark.co.uk Or call: 01507 472421

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Á: 1 Main Road, Belchford, Horncastle, Lincs LN9 6LQ B: 01507 533602 : bluebellbelchford@gmail.com : www.bluebellbelchford.co.uk

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A warm welcome awaits you at The Blue Bell Inn, Belchford, situated on the Viking Way between Horncastle and Louth. Here you will find a selection of cask ales, fine wines and a varied menu of fresh local food cooked to your liking. Winner of Taste of Excellence 2015 Pub Food of the Year. Official entry Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide 2018.

Red Lion Inn

Á: Skegness Road, Partney, Nr Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 4PG B: 01790 752271 : enquiries@redlioninnpartney.co.uk : www.redlioninnpartney.co.uk BUY, WHOLESALE A E DENNETT & SON LTD 24-26 Boston Road, Spilsby PE23 5RQ T: 01790 752573 Established in 1926, this family business makes award-winning natural ice cream in 30 flavours, also frozen yogurt and sorbet. PLACE TO EAT, ATTRACTION, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE ALFORD MANOR HOUSE West Street, Alford LN13 9HT T: 01507 463073 W: www.alfordmanorhouse.co.uk Enjoy homemade cakes, snacks or light lunches in the tea room of this historic, thatched manor house. See website for opening times.

ACCOMMODATION, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE BRACKENBOROUGH HALL COACH HOUSE Brackenborough, Louth LN11 0NS T: 01507 603193 W: brackenboroughhall.com Three luxury apartments in a listed coach house, accommodating 1 to 24 guests. Winner Select Lincolnshire 2016 & Best Self Catering Holiday in England 2009/2010. PLACE TO EAT, BUY THE CHOCOLATE DROP Special Edition Chocolate, Market Rasen LN8 3RH T: 01673 844073 W: specialeditionchocolate.co.uk

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A warm welcome awaits you at the Red Lion. We promise you good home-cooked food served in a friendly courteous manner. We have a varied menu to suit all tastes and we try to use locally sourced produce where available. We look forward to your visit. Quality 4* accommodation. Beer Garden. Monday to Friday food served 6pm to 8pm, Saturday (summer) food served all day, Sunday (summer) food served all day, Saturday (winter) food served 12 noon to 2pm and 6pm to 8.00pm, Sunday (winter) food served 12 noon to 2pm.

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WHOLESALE PLACE TO EAT, ATTRACTION, L J FAIRBURN & SON LTD CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE T: 01507 462264 CLAYTHORPE WATERMILL W: ljfairburnpoultry.co.uk Alford, LN13 0DU A British family business since 1951, T: 01507 451366 producing free range eggs of the W: claythorpewatermill.com highest quality. A beautiful, tranquil, eighteenth century former watermill, home to BUY birds, animals and a gorgeous tea LAKINGS OF LOUTH room. Take your time... 35 Eastgate, Louth LN11 9NB T: 01507 603186 PLACE TO EAT W: lakingsoflouth.co.uk THE COACH & HORSES Lakings of Louth traditional Butchers, Hemingby, Horncastle LN9 5QF Bakers & Delicatessen. Established T: 01507 578280 1908. Traditional village pub serving a range of real ales and good quality fairly BUY priced bar meals. Tastes of Excellence LINCOLNSHIRE CO-OP FOOD STORES Runner-up 2010-2011. T: 01522 512211 W: lincolnshire.coop WHOLESALE Our food stores can be found all across the county, well stocked DAVIS (PRODUCE) LTD T: 01507 600969 with more than 100 locally sourced W: davisworldwide.co.uk products in our Love Local range. Highly regarded importer and exporter of fruit & vegetables. Since 1999 we BUY, WHOLESALE have established a solid satisfied LINCOLNSHIRE POACHER CHEESE customer reputation in the world of T: 01507 466987 fresh produce. W: lincolnshirepoachercheese.com We produce award-winning handmade BUY, WHOLESALE Lincolnshire Poacher cheese on our FIELD FARM FREE RANGERS dairy farm situated on the eastern Field Farm, High Toynton, edge of the beautiful Lincolnshire Horncastle LN9 6NL Wolds. T: 01507 523934 W: fieldfarmshop.co.uk PRODUCER/GROWER Farm shop selling our own rare-breed MASSINGBERD-MUNDY Berkshire pork, sausages, bacon & South Ormsby Hall, gammon, lamb, chickens & eggs, home South Ormsby LN11 8QS produced & local vegetables. Forms part of the South Ormsby Estate in the heart of the Lincolnshire BUY, STAY Wolds GALLEY HILL FARM T: 01507 311445 Saleby, Alford LN13 0DY W: www.southormsbyestate.co.uk T: 01507 450399 PLACE TO EAT, BUY, CATERER/ E: ian@galleyhillfarm.co.uk FUNCTION VENUE, WHOLESALE BUY, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE MYERS BAKERY, CAFÉ GRAHAM FIDLING TEAROOM & DELI QUALITY MOBILE BUTCHER 18-20, The Bull Ring, T: 01504 526808; Horncastle LN9 5HU Facebook: Graham Fidling Mobile T: 01507 525871 Butcher W: myersbakery.co.uk Friendly reliable service covering 20 A traditional family bakery, café mile radius of Horncastle. Locally tearoom & delicatessen. Famous for reared meat, homemade pies, cakes their award-winning Lincolnshire plum and more delivered to you. loaves. Select Lincolnshire Highly Commended 2013. WHOLESALE IDEAL LINCS LTD BUY Grange Offices, Girsby Grange Farm, OLD ELEPHANT FUDGE Burgh on Bain, Market Rasen LN8 6LA T: 01673 885562 T: 01507 313855 W: oldelephantfudge.co.uk Lincolnshire’s specialist ‘Regional Handmade fresh fudge - delicious. Recently we introduced 3 vegan Produce Hub’ serving multiples, Lincolnshire Co-op, Asda and fudges. Come and try at a local Sainsbury’s, independent retailers, farmers’ market. farm shops and restaurants. BUY, WHOLESALE OSLINC BUY J H STARBUCK BAKERS & White House Farm, Main Road, CONFECTIONERS Moorby PE22 7PL 9 Union Street, Market Rasen LN8 3AA T: 01507 568885 T: 01673 843483 W: oslinc.co.uk W: richardstarbuck169@msn.com Ostrich farmers and speciality low fat Traditional family bakers. Wide range meat producers; ostrich, kangaroo,

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springbok, wild boar etc. Available: mail order, farmers’ markets and farm shop. BUY PIN GIN/BOTTOMLEY DISTILLERS 37 Newbridge Hill, Louth LN11 0NO T: 01507 600410 W: www.bottomleydistillers.co.uk Pin Gin from Bottomley Distillers is Lincolnshire’s first distilled Gin, distilled in the historic market town of Louth using the beautiful rural countryside as inspiration.

BUY, WHOLESALE POCKLINGTON’S BAKERY 2 Market Place, Louth LN11 9NR T: 01507 600180 W: pocklingtons-bakery.co.uk Family bakers and wholesale. Established 1924. Crusty and speciality breads, rolls, cakes (celebration specialist), pastries, pork pies and award-winning Lincolnshire Plumbread. BUY, WHOLESALE PRIMROSE FREE RANGE EGGS T: 01673 858379

W: primrosefreerangeeggs.co.uk Family run farm producing free range eggs from hens with unrestricted movement within their field & shed, accredited to the Freedom Food Scheme. ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE THE RAILWAY TAVERN ABY Main Road, Aby, near Alford LN13 0DR T: 01507 480676 E: dawnrailwaytavaby@gmail.com W: www.railwaytavern-aby.co.uk Award winning friendly family run pub. Home cooked extensive menu, superb real ales too - find us on Facebook. WHOLESALE SCAMAN’S EGGS T: 01507 363692 W: scamanseggs.co.uk The ingredients we feed our chickens are carefully selected to ensure outstanding quality with preparation of all feed undertaken here on the farm. BUY SIMONS OF SPILSBY 14 Market Street, Spilsby PE23 5JT T 01790 754543 E:info@simonsbutchers.co.uk W www.simonsbutchers.co.uk Our specialties include: ready meals, sausages, pies, haslets, Lincolnshire stuffed chine, dry cured bacon

PIN GIN/BOTTOMLEY DISTILLERS

www.redhendaynursery.co.uk Award winning Day Care and Early Years Education for 0-5years NURTURE IN NATURE ON THE FARM IN A FRIENDLY FAMILY SETTING AT MANOR HOUSE FARM, LEGBOURNE, LOUTH, LINCS. LN11 8LS

T: 01507 603535

E: office@redhendaynursery.co.uk

‘Children thrive in this inspirational nursery” (Ofsted)

and home cooked meats. Select Lincolnshire winner 2010. ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT THE STABLES Grange Farm Park, Maltby-Le-Marsh, Alford LN13 0JP T: 01507 450267 E: sales@grangefarmpark.co.uk BUY WELL VALE LTD 123 West Street, Alford LN13 9EP T: 01507466444 E: shop@wellvale.co.uk ACCOMMODATION WEST VIEW B&B & COTTAGES South View Lane, South Cockerington, Louth LN11 7ED T: 01507 327209 W: west-view.co.uk Rest, relax, recharge in our rural location, and choose from 3 double rooms, self-catering or 5CL available, with a varied breakfast menu. ACCOMMODATION, CATERER/ FUNCTION VENUE WOLD COTTAGE BED & BREAKFAST BY RACHEL GREEN Tealby, Market Rasen LN8 3XT T: 07713 102773 W: www.rachel-green.co.uk The perfect break with gourmet meals, idyllic scenery, a great night’s sleep and a local Lincolnshire breakfast cooked to perfection by chef Rachel Green.

Hand Made Continental Bars / Buttons Figurines / Truffles Nut Free / Gluten Free Dark Dairy Free

ENJOYING GOOD FOOD RIGHT FROM THE START WITH DAILY EXPERIENCES FROM SOIL TO PLATE

RAILWAY TAVERN

Located at Aby just off the A16, follow signs for Claythorpe Watermill.

NOW OPEN our two holiday cottages (both sleep 4) available for a week or short breaks Main Road, Aby, Alford, Lincolnshire LN13 0DR T: 01507 480676 www.railwaytavern-aby.co.uk

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Chocolate Open for thick hot Spanish chocolate every day Willingham Hall, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3RH t: 01673 844073 • www.specialeditionchocolate.co.uk

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Our aim is to make you welcome and deliver the very best in food, drink and service that will keep you coming back. Choose from the broad selection on the menu or from the specials board. Our kitchen uses the finest local ingredients to create mouthwatering dishes. We have ample parking, family garden and are easily reached from all routes. We look forward to welcoming you. Outside bar provided for any occasion.

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Á: Station Rd, Midville, Boston, Lincs PE22 8HW B: 01205 270593 : tjw.dukeofwellington@gmail.com : www.dukeofwellingtonmidville.co.uk

The Forge & Smithy Holiday Cottages

Á: Chapel Road, Tumby Woodside near Boston, Lincs PE22 7SP B: 01526 342943 : enquiries@the4ge.co.uk : www.the4ge.co.uk BUY, WHOLESALE A WRIGHT & SON Nursery Road, Riverside Industrial Estate, Boston PE21 7TN T: 01205 368032 W: qualitylincolnshiremeat.co.uk Suppliers of our trademark Lincolnshire Quality Beef, Lamb & Pork. We’re proud of our heritage, reflected in our cuts of meat, work ethic and consumer satisfaction.

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In a lovely rural location providing relaxation, both properties are Visit England 4-star graded - the Forge is Gold Standard. Detached cottages in private gardens, surrounded by fields with wonderful views. Close to Coningsby (4m.), Boston (10m.), the coast and Lincoln. The BBMF at RAF Coningsby is nearby. Well-equipped, refurbished, modern conveniences and traditional features. The Forge accommodates up to 5 and the Smithy can sleep 2. Lincolnshire Life Taste of Excellence award and Gold Citation winner in Self Catering. See visitor commendations on our website.

WHOLESALE ACCOMMODATION, W: harringtonhallnursery.co.uk BOMBER COUNTY PRODUCE CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE We welcome Trade & Wholesale Willow Farm, New York ELMS FARM COTTAGES customers to collect from the Nursery LN4 4UY T: 01526 342039 Hubberts Bridge, Boston PE20 3QP site and can also offer a nationwide W: bombercountyproduce.co.uk T: 01205 290840 delivery service. A growing family business... W: elmsfarmcottages.co.uk Bomber County Produce is Nine multi-award winning 4 & 5 Star WHOLESALE committed to providing the finest, holiday cottages with wheelchair JACK BUCK (FARMS) LTD freshest, quality produce, leeks and facilities. Short walk to village pub. T: 01406 370219 asparagus fresh from the Fens of Sleeps 2-38. Short breaks, conferences W: jackbuck.co.uk Lincolnshire. and weddings. Growers of a range of vegetables, notably ‘The Ugly One’ brand of WHOLESALE celeriac. We supply wholesalers FEN PEAS and processors. T: 01754 821809 W: fenpeas.com PLACE TO EAT Fen Peas Ltd, a grower’s co-operative LIME RESTAURANT since 1968 in the Boston area. In its Boston College, Skirbeck Road, early days the group grew 600 acres Boston PE21 6FJ of peas supplying JS Frozen Foods, T: 01205 313220 processed at Christian Salvesen’s W: boston.ac.uk Easton plant. A fine dining restaurant serving high quality food at exceptional prices. WHOLESALE Open Tuesday to Friday & Thursday FOLD HILL FOODS LTD evenings (term time). Reservations T: 01205 270500 call 10am - 2pm (Tue - Fri). W: foldhill.com Fold Hill have been manufacturing WHOLESALE dog food for over 20 years. Growing a LINCOLNSHIRE WILD BIRD SEED large range of the ingredients which T: 01526 345271 go into producing their tasty food. W: wildbirdseeds.co.uk What food you leave out for birds is PRODUCER/GROWER very important. We help you find the GRANDMA PEAKS HOMEMADE answers to your bird feeding LUXURY CHOCOLATES questions, keep your feeding stations The Chase, Main Road, Stickney hygienic and pest-free. Boston PE22 8AG T: 07535207954 BUY, WHOLESALE E: grandmapeaks@gmail.com MOUNTAIN’S BOSTON SAUSAGE Each chocolate is made by hand and 13 High Street, Bridgefoot, with love. Boston PE21 8SH

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BUY, WHOLESALE HARRINGTON HALL NURSERY LTD T: 01406 423018

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preservatives, additives or flavour enhancers. Available online, instore, independent retailers and at London’s Borough Market.

change weekly, cooked by our quality chefs, using locally sourced produce.

W: simonsbutchers.co.uk Our specialities: ready meals, sausages, pies, haslets, Lincolnshire stuffed WHOLESALE chine, dry cured bacon and home R BRATLEY (QUADRING) LTD cooked meats. Select Lincolnshire ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT, T: 01775 840322 Winner 2010, 2012. CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE W: bratley.co.uk THE POACHERS COUNTRY HOTEL Vegetable Growers & Module Plant PLACE TO EAT, BUY Swineshead Road, Kirton Holme, Raisers, buy to collect or deliver. SPALDING FARM SHOP Boston PE20 1SQ MANNA COFFEE SHOP T: 01205 290310 BUY, WHOLESALE Scoldhall Lane, Surfleet, W: poachershotel.co.uk SIMONS OF SPILSBY Spalding PE11 4BJ Providing a warm, relaxing and friendly 14 Market Street, Spilsby PE23 5JT T: 01775 680101 atmosphere, with a ‘quirkiness’. Menus T: 01790 754543 W: spaldingfarmshop.co.uk Everything prepared fresh in our kitchen using local ingredients. Enjoy a cup of coffee & cake or a dish from our daily specials board. Now fully licensed.

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featuring 55 large en-suite rooms. Award-winning restaurant is open all day, serving locally sourced homemade food.

BUSINESS SUPPORT T&B CONTAINERS LTD T: 01205 270200 W: tbcontainers.com We specialise in machine erect trays for produce packaging. The range of packaging available is vast and our experienced sales team welcome your bespoke enquiries. WHOLESALE VINE HOUSE FARM Deeping St Nicholas, Spalding PE11 3DG T: 01775 630208 WHOLESALE W: vinehousefarm-farmshop.co.uk STRAWBERRY FIELDS We offer a range of home grown & T: 01205 480490 locally grown vegetables and other W: www.strawberryfieldsorganics.co.uk locally sourced foods. We specialise in Family-run business, growing Wild Bird Food and accessories. organically since 1975. Lettuces, fresh herbs and a wide range of vegetables, PLACE TO EAT including exotic and unusual, supplied YE OLDE RED LION wholesale. Donington Road, Bicker, Boston PE20 3EF ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT, T: 01775 821200 CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE W: redlionbicker.co.uk SUPREME INNS A quintessential English Country Pub, Bicker Bar, Bicker, Boston PE20 3AN real ales, fine food and warm fires. T: 01205 822804 Using all locally sourced homemade W: supremeinns.co.uk food. Select Lincolnshire Highly Independently run & locally owned, Commended 2015.

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This famous family run restaurant, housed in a beautiful stone building, has achieved an enviable reputation as a haven for gourmets since 1975. There is an extensive menu using local ingredients with international flavours. An award-winning wine list and 8 very comfortable en-suite rooms should you wish to stay.

Á: 1 Church Lane, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2JU B: 01780 764033 : info@candlestickshotel.co.uk : www.candlestickshotel.co.uk BUY FUDGED UP 24 Northcliffe Road, Grantham NG31 8DP T: 07967145730 E: phil@fudgedup.co.uk WHOLESALE BREWSTERS BREWING COMPANY T: 01476 566000 W: brewsters.co.uk National award-winning brewer, producing cask and bottled beers from locally produced malt. Supplying hospitality businesses, corporate and private parties. BUY, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE, WHOLESALE GRASMERE FARM TRADITIONAL BUTCHERS 8-10 Market Gate, Market Deeping

PE6 8DL T: 01778 342239 W: grasmere-farm.co.uk Hand Crafted Traditional Pork products from outdoor bred pigs, reared on our farm. Locally sourced Lincoln Red Beef, lamb and chicken. Hog roasts and barbecues. BUY, WHOLESALE HAMBLETON BAKERY 1 Ironmonger Street, Stamford PE9 1PL T: 01572 812995 W: hambletonbakery.co.uk We bake a selection of delicious breads, savouries, cakes & desserts. Using traditional techniques we develop the real taste of our products. WHOLESALE LINCOLNSHIRE HERBS T: 01778 391960

Lincolnshire Herbs, the UK’s largest specialist potted and cut herb supplier. ACCOMMODATION, PLACE TO EAT, CATERER/FUNCTION VENUE RAMADA RESORT GRANTHAM Toll Bar Road, Marston, Grantham NG32 2HT T: 01400 250909 W: ramadaresortgrantham.co.uk

This 110 bedroom hotel refurbished and branded Ramada Resort, has full leisure facilities, bar and restaurant. Select Lincolnshire Highly Commended 2014. STAY THE OLDE BARN HOTEL Toll Bar Road, Marston NG32 2HT 01400 250909 www.theoldbarnhotel.co.uk

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