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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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When a town can boast having three community orchards offering free fruit for all, you know you’ve arrived somewhere special. Laurence McJannet marches to Wellington for some culinary surprises

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As well as free talks and workshops, there will be ticketed masterclasses and food-related arts and crafts

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Two city bankers ditched their corporate careers to run a pub and found a clever way to fund it

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We are delighted to announce this year’s finalists for the Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards

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Andrea Cowan spends an afternoon in the Bristol Channel, checking out an innovative, community- focused company

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The Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards are back and we want to nominate your local heroes

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! There’s delicious, homemade ice cream being made in the county and with a little help from our readers, we choose 12 of the best places to enjoy a scoop in Somerset

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