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One of the biggest foodie events in the Surrey calendar is back for 2018! Voting is open and this year’s event will take place at G Live, Guildford on Thursday 13 September 2018

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10 of the best Surrey gins

Thursday, April 5, 2018

As Guildford hosts its gin festival in April 2018, Duncan Hall investigates the distillers, small batch producers and brands which call Surrey home

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Nominations are still open for the 2018 Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards. Below we meet the judges tasked with identifying the county’s best culinary and hospitality talent who tell us about their ultimate Surrey dish and tipple

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The ultimate grazing platter for two

Monday, January 29, 2018

Jenna Elsby from Chapel Lane events talks us through this recipe for the ultimate grazing platter for two - a perfect sharing dish for Valentines

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Jenna Elsby from Chapel Lane events talks us through this recipe for potted smoked trout with lemon, dill and toasted flatbreads - a perfect sharing dish for dinner party starters

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Join Arlene Phillips and Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz and Janette on this exclusive 8-day river cruise along the Danube

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January 25 marks Burns Night; an evening celebration of the great late Scottish poet Robert Burns. Many venues in Surrey will be hosting an array of celebrations to mark this cultural tradition, with more than enough haggis to go around. We pick our top events taking place in 2018

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Jenna Elsby from Chapel Lane events talks us through this recipe for Pink Peppercorn & Rosemary Crusted Fillet of Beef - a perfect dish for dinner parties with enough for leftovers.

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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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It’s been there or thereabouts on Surrey Life’s must-visit list for so long that the only surprise is what took us this long. Matthew Williams settles into Esher’s The Swan Inn, hot on the heels of their Tom Kerridge supper club

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Recipe: Moroccan inspired lunch

Monday, December 18, 2017

Gather your friends for a Moroccan inspired lunch

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Recipe: Marquise au Chocolat

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Surrey’s oldest French restaurant, La Barbe in Reigate, celebrated its 35th anniversary this year. As part of the birthday celebrations, La Barbe has created this recipe for Marquise au Chocolat; a French classic perfect for celebration dinners

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Surrey is home to a number of top quality local butchers. We pick 10 of the best independent butchers to visit in the county

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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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When one Surrey pub group were looking for a new wine to set them apart from the crowd, their search led to the gates of the family-owned Château Carbonneau near Bordeaux. More than one year on, it’s a relationship which continues to blossom

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Having coordinated Surrey’s first Goatober campaign in Dorking last year, The Salt Box has teamed up with the Stone House Vinyl Café to bring the event to Reigate in October 2017

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Living in England’s most densely wooded county, it’s always a pleasure to witness Surrey donning its autumn finery. Here’s some of the best places to do just that - plus a few pub pit stops to enjoy on route!

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Every month we discover what inspires Surrey’s top chefs. Here Fred Clapperton, head chef at The Clock House in Ripley, shares his story

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The votes are in and the judges have met, debated and then visited each of the finalists. Here we present to you the 2017 Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards winners...

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We announce our 2017 winner of Pub of the Year at the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards

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