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Food and Drink Features

Celebrating the very best of our county’s fabulous food and drink offering, the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards are back for 2017. With voting now open across 16 categories, from the best restaurants and pubs to local foodie shops, here we bring you the low-down on each one...

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For two nights at the start of March, River Cottage’s curing and smoking expert Steven Lamb will take over the kitchen at The Three Horseshoes pub in Thursley.

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Award-winning Surrey chefs leave their pots and pans at home to test run Surrey Hills Butchers’ new events space in Oxshott. Surrey Life tags along for a butchery education

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From ancient hostelries with roaring inglenook fireplaces to craft- beer bars and whisky havens with a twist, Surrey is blessed with some truly tantalising pubs for a cosy winter lunch or leisurely couple of drinks. Matthew Williams picks out 30 of the best

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Often associated with medieval drinking, mead is looking to thrust its way back onto the British palate. Here, we catch up with Alex Rice, who recently launched Crowded Hive in Dorking, to find out more

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On the search for new flavours and trends to stock up your wine fridge or cellar? Here, three of Surrey’s leading independent wine boutiques share their top sellers from 2016

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On the search for new flavours and trends to stock up your wine fridge or cellar? Here, three of Surrey’s leading independent wine boutiques share their top tips for 2017

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Whether you enjoy a classic gin and tonic, a shaken not stirred martini or something altogether more adventurous, there’s never been a better time to be a lover of all things gin in Surrey. Here’s a selection of the best distilleries, from world conquering to exceedingly micro, on our doorstep

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Make your Christmas dinner extra special this year by sourcing your ingredients from Surrey’s fine food and drink producers and suppliers...

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We pick some of the best places in Surrey to enjoy a festive take on the quintessential English tradition of afternoon tea at Christmas

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Even for the busiest of families, Christmas has a habit of bringing everyone together and slowing the pace of life – and, usually, it’s the dinner table that provides the main focus. Here, Matthew Williams talks to some of Surrey’s top chefs to discover their Christmas cookery tips and find out about their own festive traditions

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Once the Champagne corks stopped popping, the winners of the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards 2016 returned to doing what they do best. Here, we find out the secrets of their success – as well as their own local foodie favourites...

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Surrey has proven itself as increasingly prime wine estate in recent years, with its perfectly hospitable terroir. Some local residents are throwing off the restraints of international borders, however, and buying up vineyards as far afield as South Africa and Argentina

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As craft brewing expands as quickly as the beer shelves can be restocked, hop growing is seeing something of a renaissance in Surrey. Matthew Williams lifts the lid

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Steve Drake’s new restaurant project remains a closely guarded secret, but its name has now been revealed and he’s set to host an exclusive tasting preview evening at his pub, The Anchor in Ripley, next month

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A whirlwind year in Wonersh is set to see the future of The Grantley Arms take another dramatic twist, with the surprise sale of the independent pub to a local group.

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Visit The Cock Inn in Headley for the evening on Wednesday November 16 to discover the wines of Bordeaux’s Château Carbonneau, a new range of wine exclusive to Red Mist Leisure pubs

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Ad Feature: What’s on at Cellar Wines - November/December 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A look at the latest events on offer at Cellar Wines in Ripley

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A working dairy farm with a herd of more than one hundred prize-winning Jersey cows, Pierrepont Farm in Frensham never shies away from the innovative (the Old Dairy Barn is now home to Frensham Brewery for a start...).

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Stovell’s restaurant in Chobham marks Mexico’s Day of the Dead celebrations with special seven-course tasting menu until Saturday November 5

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