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A medley of delights in Bristol

BRISTOL is truly a food-lover’s paradise these days. From the multi-cultural food shops across the city to the trendy restaurants in Clifton, Montpellier and around the harbourside, there is food for every taste, purse, fad or free-from requirements. For years we have loved the Thali restaurants, particularly Thali at the Tobacco Factory in Bedminster, ideally…

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A taste of Arabia at Clouds Hill

VISITORS to Lawrence of Arabia’s tiny refuge of Clouds Hill in Dorset will be able to experience traditional Arabian hospitality this summer, enjoying Arabic coffee and dates in an authentic Bedouin tent. The tent was made by the Howeitat tribe in Wadi Rum, Jordan. The Howeitat fought with Lawrence in the Arab revolt in the…

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Midsummer music and poetry at Tyntesfield

THE National Trust’s Tyntesfield is hosting a new midsummer event, an evening of music and poetry in the estate’s Victorian kitchen garden on Sunday 24th June. Tyntesfield was bought in the 1840s by the Gibbs family, who famously made their money on the trade of guano. It has been in the care of the National…

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New chef in the kitchen and the garden

IF you go to Howards House at Teffont, have a quick look around the kitchen garden, and you may well spot chef Andy Britton in his kitchen whites among the lavish growth of green vegetables, salads and herbs. The charming country house hotel’s reputation for locally sourced food is certainly enhanced by the arrival of…

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Devizes Food and Drink Festival

ONE of Wiltshire’s prettiest towns is the focus for local foodies when this year’s Devizes Food and Drink Festival opens on 5th May for two weeks of tastings, talks, trails and, of course, lots of opportunities to drink the products of historic Wadworth Brewery, the principal sponsor of the annual event. Events during the festival,…

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Where and what to eat in Singapore

Philippa Davis doesn’t just cook for clients – she also eats, adventurously and enthusiastically. She has recently returned from a working visit to Singapore and South East Asia – here are some of her recommended culinary do’s and don’ts… UNDOUBTEDLY it is as important to know what to eat as where to eat, especially if…

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New restaurant at Longleat

A NEW £1.5m restaurant and coffee house has opened at Longleat. The Chameleon Tree, which gets its name from a tree-like structure in the centre of the building, will provide visitors with an entirely revamped food offering in a spacious and contemporary eating area. As well as its modern design, customers can enjoy uninterrupted floor-to-ceiling…

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