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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Food and Drink

Red Lion is still worth its salt

Someone flashing their knickers at you  for two hours might sound like an ideal night out for some. But when you’re out for an anniversary meal with your beloved at The Red Lion at East Haddon, it’s a little...

Nominate your Local Food Hero

Previous winners include a village shop staffed by the local community, a dairy farmer whose early alarm clock had been ringing for forty years and a café which serves food which would otherwise go to waste – and now,...

How the waste was won

​Kate Wills tells the story of Elsie's Cafe... It was a conversation that has been shared across the land. On this occasion, it took place at the NN Café in Guildhall Road, where keen foodies Shena Cooper, Sheila Cox and Jan Willetts...

Horse drawn dray delivers English summer scene

A small piece of history was made when the first horse drawn beer delivery in Northampton since 1908 ended its round at the beer festival in Becket's Park. Phipps Brewery, which organises the festival along with Northants CAMRA, sent out...

Northampton County Beer Festival pictures

The weather is looking less rainy for day two of Northampton County Beer Festival, tomorrow. The festival Facebook page is here. Photographer Dave Ikin was out with the crowds at Becket's Park sampling ales. Here are his shots of the action.

Six of the best at Northampton County Beer Festival

What am I most looking forward to drinking at this year’s Northampton County Beer Festival? As Chairman of the Northamptonshire Branch of The Campaign for Real Ale I will of course be seeking out the finest and most interesting...

Young Chef of the Year visits top kitchens

One of Northamptonshire’s rising culinary talents has enjoyed the foodie experience of a lifetime after being named ‘Booker Young Chef of the Year’ in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2016/17, writes Anna Murby. Sebastian McLean, 25, from...

Hot foot to Zapato Lounge

“ZAPATO? Is that going to be spicy food?, asks grumpy daughter, dragged into town to get presents for a sibling. Clearly she’s not fluent in Spanish. Zapato means shoe, and the ‘Shoe Lounge’ is a nod to the town’s industrial...

We’re in the middle of a beer boom

UoN lecturer Simon Wragg shows how Northamptonshire's brewing success fits into a national sector that is booming The beer market in the UK is currently undergoing quite a revival. A recent report showed that a new brewery was opening up every...

Hip Hops: Straight outta Hamtun

With dozens of micro-breweries and the Carlsberg mega-brewery, Northamptonshire is quietly becoming the unofficial capital of beer in the UK. Alaric Neville, famously once a sound engineer come producer for the band Chumbawumba, is known in Northampton as part of the...
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