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OUR ROUNDUP OF THE LATEST HAPPENINGS FROM THE WORLD OF

BLUE BALL BIRTHDAY

Wow, where has the year gone that it’s already The Blue Ball’s first birthday? Despite the weather, we had a great crowd, who all enjoyed the face painting, cocktails, barbecue and live music. Here’s to many more! www.theblueball.co.uk

FOND FAREWELL

After 10 years at Whiting & Hammond, we’re saying a sad goodbye to our executive chef, James Palmer Rosser. James has helped grow the W&H business, set up new sites and perfect their menus. He’s now taking the reins at

Kent Cookery School in Ashford, so if you fancy some expert courses or a chef’s table with some great food, head to www.kentcookeryschool.co.uk

FIT FOR A KING

Love British Food Fortnight gave us a great opportunity to do something slightly different to our usual offering at The Kings Head. Suckling pig isn’t something you’d find on our menu every day, but it’s a wonderful alternative to pork for a special occasion, and with so much in season in September, it was the perfect way to celebrate the best of British produce. The whole evening was well-received; feedback on all the food was excellent, with the pig of course taking centre stage. Well done to our team of fantastic chefs for the extra effort! www.kingsheadbesselsgreen.co.uk

GERMAN JUG

The Little Brown Jug’s Oktoberfest was our best yet. We really put the effort into decorating the place to give it that special feel. Throughout the weekend, we had a number of different ales and ciders, all supplied by Greene King and Larkins. We also put a Bavarian-themed menu on, served straight from the LBJ Smokehouse, including Bratwurst, Currywurst and German pretzels! This year, we decided to provide something a little different for our guests in the form of a virtual reality tipi – it went down a storm and was available all weekend. The Saturday included a rodeo bull, which provided a lot of fun for all; congratulations to Tom Mills for staying on the longest and winning £100 to spend with Whiting & Hammond! We had live music on throughout the weekend, with The Violet Jive kicking things off on Friday night, along with LBJ favourites Sean Fennessey, Owen Donovan and Meg Jordan, who played in the garden on Saturday and Sunday. www.thelittlebrownjug.co.uk

To keep up to date with the latest W&H news, visit www.whitingandhammond.co.uk, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/whitingandhammond or follow us on Twitter @Whiting_Hammond

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Gastro Magazine Winter 2016