Food and Drink Features

The hamper includes the original London Dry Gin, the loved Yorkshire Rhubarb Gin and the brand’s latest launch, Slingsby Marmalade Gin.

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Win Win a Rare Bird Gin Distillery luxury hamper

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Win a beautifully presented willow and faux leather strap hamper containing a bottle of both Rare Bird London Dry Gin, Rare Bird Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, along with 2 x branded glasses and a beautiful Rare Bird Gin & Tonic candle.

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We’ve gathered all of the Somerset restaurants, cafes and pubs taking part in the government scheme in this handy map

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A uniquely flavoured honey, produced by bees foraging on Exmoor’s ling heather, is revealing a few surprises, discovers CATHERINE COURTENAY.

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If The Game Changers is on your self-isolation playlist, you may need to delve into the detail before making any life-changing decisions.

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If you dread facing the supermarket queues at the moment, now’s the time to dig in and transform garden space into a flourishing veg patch – you could be harvesting in less than a month.

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Levant Restaurant will open between 5.00 – 6.00pm every day to distribute collection orders from the door, with a one in and one out policy.

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Somerset is home to a UK brewing first, as CATHERINE COURTENAY discovers

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The second edition of The Independent Gin & Artisan Spirits Guide features fine drinks and exquisite locations to sample them in. Here are some local highlights....

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The environmentally friendly food and drink festival will take place within the glorious surroundings of the Winter Gardens, with a focus on local producers and low food miles

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Every year, we welcome guests in celebration of 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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If the staff always greet you with a smile and knows exactly what you want before you do, then these were the businesses we were looking for when it came to the Customer Service Award

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The award for Tea / Coffee Shop of the Year is always a popular category with our readers, and the judges have looked at who serves the best tea and coffee, makes the nicest cakes and the freshest scones…

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The winner of ‘Independent Retailer of the Year’ will consistently show an expert knowledge and, like all our finalists, an unrivalled passion for his or her trade. Here are our fantastic finalists...

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This award for ‘Product/Producer of the Year’ recognises local producers whose passion for Somerset produce is at the heart of their business

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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…

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We were looking for a restaurant, café or pub which really meets the needs of family dining…and these finalists appeal to diners across the generations

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Every year we honour people within the local community who do so much to help producers, restaurateurs, cafes, pubs, chefs and those in the hospitality industry

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Opening a new business is never easy, so when one succeeds it’s always cause for celebration. We announce the finalists and winners worthy of Newcomer of the Year...

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This award for ‘Chef of the Year’ aims to recognise those who show an exceptional awareness of produce and have the knowledge and expertise to use their ingredients to create sensational, seasonal menus using local produce wherever possible

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