Food and Drink Features

Best-known for delicious and nutritious watercress, Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger Hammer has a rich heritage as an essential community hub of locally-produced food and drink | With Local Food Britain founder Tracy Carroll

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When the sun is out and you’re in the mood for a drink, there isn’t many a better setting than a pub’s riverside garden or terrace. Here are 16 of our favourite riverside pubs

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As the coronavirus put an end to a Dorking farm’s wholesale business to hotels, pubs and restaurants they turned to selling direct to the public instead | Words: Duncan Hall - Photos: Courtesy of Hill House Farm

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Nothing says summer like a picnic in the park. With restrictions somewhat lifted and National Picnic Week taking place from June 21 to 30, what better time to make the most of our outdoor spaces, whether that be at a local park or just at home in the garden?

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Usually held in May, English Wine Week is an annual event organised to encourage people to get to know English wines better | Words: Rebecca Younger

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It’s that time again, the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards are now open for nominations

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From hands-on coffee experiences to perfect roasts, Chimney Fire Coffee has quickly built a reputation that’s far bigger than their intimate Dorking roastery. Tracy Carroll meets founder Dan Webber

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Matthew Williams took a pre-lockdown trip out to The Drumming Snipe, a pub on the outskirts of Woking at Mayford

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With a roastery in Woking and coffee bar in Kingston upon Thames, Beanberry Coffee Company has introduced a world of flavour into the county

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With the historic Great Fosters changing hands towards the end of 2018 and a lot of memories associated with the place during its family-owned years, I was a touch apprehensive as to what we’d find while revisiting their award-winning restaurant, The Tudor Room | Words: Matthew Williams

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Surrey has always been a county of good taste, so it’s no surprise that microbreweries are popping up all over the place to partake in the craft beer revolution

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REVIEW: The Swan Inn at Claygate

Thursday, May 14, 2020

A year after acclaimed Spanish chef José Pizarro took over The Swan Inn at Claygate, his food and family cooking values are still going down a treat. And now you can spend the night. Rebecca Younger checks it out

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Danielle Bekker, co-founder of 2019 Surrey Life Food & Drink finalists, Binary Botanical, wants to change the way we drink beer

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During these difficult times local businesses are under enormous pressure. Despite the challenges of social distancing many of Surrey’s favourite independent shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and businesspeople are quickly adapting

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Fresh from his latest live TV slot on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch and well ahead of his appearance at this year’s Woking Food & Drink Festival, Jack Sturgess shares his recipe for this traditional Easter bake

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REVIEW: The Anchor in Ripley

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Having made its name under the ownership of Michelin-starred chef Steve Drake in recent years, The Anchor in Ripley is now being captained by two of his former proteges. Matthew Williams visits to see how they’re getting on

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There’s nothing better than huddling in the corner of a country pub with your dog, sipping beer and reading the paper. Surrey has dog friendly pubs aplenty and here’s ten of our favourite places to go…

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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

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The award comes in the latest edition of the Good Pub Guide with their ‘tempting food’ and ‘stylish and spacious bar’ receiving praise

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Here we take a look around our county at some of Surrey's very best coffee shops

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