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The new chairman of the British Cheese Awards, Somerset’s Julius Longman, talks to Chris Allsop about what makes a champion cheese, how the domestic industry is maturing and why the Bath & West Showground is the perfect home for the event.

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Ever fancied learning a new culinary skill? Andrea Cowan takes a tour around some of the food courses available across the county

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Chrissy Harris follows her nose to uncover a secret success story hidden away in an old Wellington factory

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Somerset is home to some of the best cream teas and afternoon teas in the country so indulge in a tier of sandwiches, scones and cakes at one of these charming spots to enjoy the quintessential English treat. In no particular order, we pick 14 of our favourites in the county

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They faced a cooking challenge which would scare even the toughest professional, but Sophie Kennard and Conor Boakes emerged triumphant at the South West Chef of the Year competition

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Jane Clark discovers cool style, quirky tradition and a surprise veg offering at The Candlelight Inn

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In the depths of the Somerset countryside, a Nordic bakery is proving a sweet spot for weekend breakfast indulgence

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Winner of Somerset Life Food and Drink Award for best chef, Josh Eggleton is championing a no waste Christmas discovers Catherine Courtenay

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12 of the best real ale pubs in Somerset

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Finding the perfect pint can be tricky, however, you’re never too far away from a good craft beer in Somerset. From top micro breweries to serious ale connoisseurs, we choose 12 of our favourite local pubs to enjoy a great beer

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For a leisurely, stress-free Christmas day lunch, why not visit one of these delightful Somerset eateries for a delicious festive dinner?

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Three of the eight cheeses Julius Longman suggests are from Somerset!

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Josh Eggleton, winner of ‘Chef of the Year’ at the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2018, gives us an exclusive recipe for his Cider Glazed Ham

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Those chilly winter evenings are perfect for huddling in the corner of a pub, catching up with friends and enjoying a few drinks or a hearty homemade dinner. Get yourself out of the cold, we’ve assembled a list of 20 cosy pubs to visit in Somerset

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Josh Eggleton, winner of ‘Chef of the Year’ at the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards 2018, gives us an exclusive recipe for his Pear & Ginger Chutney

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Somerset’s county town has more than its fair share of good pubs, and a myriad of wonderful walking routes between them, as Laurence McJannet discovers

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Jane Clark finds modern style mixed with warm hospitality at a pretty village pub

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Excited guests gathered to celebrate the region’s food and drink industry at the annual Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards…and here we announce the worthy winners

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For the ‘Pub of the Year’, readers nominated establishments that offer exceptional food and drink including a wide range of locally brewed real ales. It also needed to have a menu which champions local food and provide a warm welcome to all

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Barrel-aged beers, small batch nanobrews, even breeding their own hops, Somerset’s craft brewers are building a reputation for innovation, discovers Chris Allsop

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If there’s one way to wake people up and get a message across, it’s staging a world record breaking attempt.

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