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Ockley Farmers Market

Ockley Farmers Market

Rural Food Retailing in a Modern World The upside: This is mostly undercover so English weather proof The downside: Only on the first Sunday of each month! The flipside: A chance to buy directly from local Surrey producers most of whom live close to the market Surrey is a county of contrasts, which is part … Continue reading

Redber Coffee

Redber Coffee

Merrow Depot, Merrow Lane, Guildford, GU4 7BQ The upside: Expertly sourced green coffee beans roasted to order in Surrey to buy direct or online The downside: The on-site cafe is very small The flipside: Buy an online coffee subscription for a gift that keeps giving (you choose how long for) I often rave about delightful journeys … Continue reading

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia

Spring Asparagus and Courgette Flower Scarpaccia When I was at Hunts Hill Farm Shop there was a magnificent basket of newly laid duck eggs. Larger than normal and just laid, a few had to be mine. I bought half a dozen unsure where they would end up; a cake had been on the cards. With … Continue reading

The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop

The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop

The Plough Inn, Brewery and Village Shop, Coldharbour, Surrey RH5 6HD The upside: A historic pub bought back to life in a thriving community The downside: Purely selfish; but its a hike from where I live The flipside: A perfect feel good destination in the heart of Surrey A 17th century Inn with its own … Continue reading

Carolyn’s Pies

Carolyn’s Pies

Delicious traditional meat pies made by hand for farm shops and direct to the public in true cottage industry style! The upside: Locally made using quality ingredients, these pies are the best for miles. The downside: Not available outside Milford currently, but that might change in the future. The flipside: You are supporting a new … Continue reading

Natter Cafe

Natter Cafe

67 St. Johns Street. Farncombe, GU7 3EH  An award winning cafe where owner Kay has created a wonderful eating and meeting space, for the local community. The Upside: Gorgeous coffee, freshly prepared traditional all day breakfasts, contemporary salads, savouries and freshly baked cakes. The downside: This café is so busy you need to book in … Continue reading

Fresh Raspberry, Pistachio and Almond Tart

Fresh Raspberry, Pistachio and Almond Tart

This is a version of a recipe I use a lot with different fruit (such as figs, pears, blueberries) as it is so versatile. This works better with really fruity jam and its worth using an extra jam like Jam Packed with at at least 45% fruit content. Once you have the basic recipe sorted … Continue reading

Jam Packed Preserves

Jam Packed Preserves

Gorgeous thick fruit and vegetable packed jars of preserves from a true cottage industry in Surrey. The upside: A huge range of lovingly prepared jams, marmalades, jellies and chutneys made by hand the old fashioned way. The downside: Only on sale in a few outlets and charity events The flipside: With a new website and … Continue reading

Platform 3 – The smallest pub in Britain

Platform 3 – The smallest pub in Britain

Brightwater Brewery, Platform 3, The Parade, Claygate, Surrey, KT10 0PN The upside: Lovingly crafted small batch beer available to drink in or take-away! The downside: This pub is really small with short opening hours The flipside: This really is the smallest pub in Britain selling a range of their own unique beers If you turn into the parade towards Claygate … Continue reading