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The Plough Inn - Head Chef and owner James

Exclusive interview with Great British Menu star James Durrant

You voted for him first at last year’s Food & Drink Awards and now top chef and owner of The Plough Inn in Longparish is set to grace our screens on tonight’s Great British Menu’s North West week. We caught up with him last week to find out some behind the scenes gossip

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Little Bee Bakery

Little Bee Bakery is booming

Little Bee Bakery, started by mum Melissa O’Dwyer in her small home kitchen in Rownhams, has recently expanded and opened its first business unit in Romsey.

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Hush Hush Grub Club - French resistance themed supper

The story behind secret restaurants appearing in Hampshire

Secret restaurants popping up in bookshops, fields and basements are no longer just the preserve of London, they’re here in Hampshire too. We sent resident food writer Susie Carter to meet some of the people behind the county’s burgeoning underground restaurant scene

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Chef profiles

Tom Kerridge

Chef Tom Kerridge brings his 2 Michelin Stars to The Panoramic Restaurant at Royal Ascot

The incredibly popular and loveable chef patron Tom Kerridge, who owns the extraordinary two Michelin starred Hand & Flowers pub in Marlow, is to bring his unpretentious modern British flavours featuring the best available seasonal ingredients to the Panoramic Restaurant during the Royal Meeting (Tuesday 18th – Saturday 22nd June).

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Discover Food & Drink

The Navigator

The Navigator

With our prime location on the magnificent harbour front at Lower Swanwick, The Navigator pub, restaurant, private dining rooms and hotel fully embrace the iconic ambience associated with the seafaring traditions of this lovely part of Hampshire.

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Purbani Botley

Purbani Botley

The Purbani situated in the heart of the beautiful village of Botley, Hampshire and is the flagship restaurant in the Purbani chain.

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Winchester Farmers' Market

Winchester Farmers’ Market

Middle Brook Street & the adjoining car park, Winchester, SO23 8DQ

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The Bear and Ragged Staff

The Bear and Ragged Staff

With its open fires and curios dotted around, this 16th Century pub located in the heart of the Test Valley is a treasure trove of local paraphernalia. From vintage photographs to a parchment detailing the pub’s history, the place is steeped in nostalgia.

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Food & Drink Showcase

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Putting the family first: how a boutique family law firm can help

Choosing an independent family law firm could protect you and your family, say Leiper Gupta Family Lawyers.

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Hampshire

What do visitors love about Hampshire?

Holidaycottages.co.uk look to develop its Hampshire property portfolio to meet tourist demand

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Restaurants

The indoor pool at the spa

Spa review: Macdonald Elmers Court Hotel and Resort

If you’re looking for a pre-Christmas treat that isn’t going to add to the already increasing credit card bill, then book yourself in for a spa day at this lovely New Forest hotel.

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Hampshire pubs and restaurants raise money for charity this Christmas

StreetSmart 2013 - Hampshire pubs and restaurants raise money for charity this Christmas

Here at Hampshire Life we are delighted to be backing the StreetSmart Campaign for the second consecutive year.

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Tom Kerridge

Chef Tom Kerridge brings his 2 Michelin Stars to The Panoramic Restaurant at Royal Ascot

The incredibly popular and loveable chef patron Tom Kerridge, who owns the extraordinary two Michelin starred Hand & Flowers pub in Marlow, is to bring his unpretentious modern British flavours featuring the best available seasonal ingredients to the Panoramic Restaurant during the Royal Meeting (Tuesday 18th – Saturday 22nd June).

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Drink

Steve Haigh Alfred's Brewery

Microbreweries in Hampshire revitalising the counties traditional pint

Not so long ago Hampshire’s brewing heritage looked under threat, yet today a growing number of microbreweries are using their passion, creativity 
and skill to breathe new life into the traditional pint. This month’s Petersfield Beer & Cider Festival raises a glass to some of our local brews

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Beef cheek bourguignon

Slow cooker ox cheek bourguignon recipe

Winter warming recipe as well as 3 of the top wines this month

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Red Lentil Tikka Masala

Recipes for a happy and healthy New Year

We’re great fans of the Fast Diet Recipe Book and here’s proof that you can start your New Year Resolution while all the celebrations are continuing

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Local producers

Lin Clark is Little Delicious

Gorgeous mashmallows from Little Delicious - Made in Hampshire

Created almost by accident, these heavenly marshmallow squares are threatening to knock cupcakes off the tea tray podium, as Elizabeth Barnett found out

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Recipes

Eggs Royale

Eggs Royale Mother’s Day recipe

Serve up this delicious Hampshire Eggs Royale for Mother’s Day

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