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    It's always a food festival here!

    The Hungerford Food Festival may be over but the fine food of our area will continue to feature here. In the run up to Christmas, we'll be bringing you the best of food and drink news, recipes, tips, ideas and local suppliers to help make the festive season a really foodie season too. Join in with us by sharing any special recipes or treats which use or come from local food and drink suppliers. We'll also be interviewing some of the best chefs from the area's finest eateries to bring you their seasonal ideas and advice so stay with us right here!

  • The Three Swans head chef wins top prize

    Friday, 16 March 2018.

    Adrian Carolea was beaming from ear-to-ear as we interviewed him about his success at the Coaching Inn awards, where he was presented with “Head Chef of the year” at the 2018 ceremony. He co...

    In conversation with Masterchef’s Ollie Hunter

    Monday, 09 October 2017.

    Ollie Hunter is a local celebrity after reaching the semi-finals of Masterchef 2013, a programme that attracts around 5 million viewers. This down-to-earth local lad reveals all about The Masterche...

    Local Food and Brew - The Elephant

    Friday, 18 November 2016.

    It is a growing trend among restaurants to source locally for their produce but few do it better or with more commitment than the Elephant at Pangbourne. Manager Dale Winrow believes passionately th...

    Wale watching

    Wednesday, 02 November 2016.

    Townsite joins Tim Wale from Tutts Clump for a demonstration of how proper pressing makes proper cider...

    Keeping it local: the best seasonal produce

    Thursday, 23 November 2017.

    When it comes to food, we like to taste fresh, local ingredients and that is exactly what is on offer at The Three Swans in Hungerford. Alongside a new look, this passionate market town hotel is met...

    Liz Earle MBE on wellbeing, farming and being a mum

    Monday, 09 October 2017.

    Best known for her passion for natural health and wellbeing, Liz Earle is a best-selling author, established TV presenter, entrepreneur and a farmer. She lives with her husband and five children on...

    Steins talk Marmageddon and other vital topics

    Wednesday, 02 November 2016.

    During his book signing at the Hungerford Bookshop, Rick Stein took a few minutes out to talk to Townsite about local produce and other important issues. With the recent launch of Rick Stein Marlb...

    Focus on local food

    Friday, 30 September 2016.

    Hungerford may be an insignificant dot on the British map but when it comes to all things edible, don't be fooled by its size; it is a jewel in the crown of British food. Centuries of farming has fed ...

    A life in the day of a Michelin Star Chef

    Friday, 03 November 2017.

    Michelin Star Chef, Sommelier and general entrepreneur Roger Jones reveals his secrets for Michelin Star quality at his restaurant The Harrow at Little Bedwyn in this exclusive interview with Ginnie D...

    EVENT CANCELLED Gizzi Erskine Croft Hall December 16

    Monday, 05 December 2016.

    EVENT CANCELLED You might think it impossible to have a good night out for £8, but that is exactly what's on offer whenraving beauty and prominent foodie...
    Blooming botany
    Martin and the Magpie has never been one to rest on its laurels. Hungerford’s most contemporary florist is always looking for ways to push the trend and as the saying goes “a rolling stone gathers no moss”.

    VIP access at Donnington Country Club
    Donnington Grove have something extraordinary up their sleeves this month; an exclusive outdoor sculpture exhibition taking place in their tranquil walled gardens.

    Aldbourne’s fun run is back
    Dust off your running shoes and get ready for the annual Aldbourne 5k run

    Honeymoon? You need a honeypot!
    Over the last century newlyweds have been evolving, much rarer is the trepidation of a blushing bride about to leave her family home for the first time.

    Afternoon tea, Pimm’s for me!
    Blandy’s bistro are renowned for their extraordinary afternoon tea. It is a banquet affair with a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, homemade scones with tiptree preserve and clotted cream along with a variety of homemade cakes.

    Getting fruity with the Tutti Men
    The Tutti men went above and beyond duty this year to collect their kisses; symbolic of the tradition of collecting rent from the commoner’s houses owned by the John O' Gaunt estate, as one was seen claiming a ladder to fashion one!

    Championing children’s charities for 2018
    Berkshire is home to some truly fantastic causes. We have some “outstanding” local schools and nurseries that are doing vital work to raise the next generation...

    18 idyllic championship holes
    Once considered the preserve of retired bank managers, the game of golf has been re-branded for a new generation and not only now has mass appeal, but in certain quarters is even considered quite groovy

    Your library is about so much more than books
    Judging from the amount of community activity going in Hungerford Library, the council are going to have a hard time justifying its closure in their next round of swingeing cuts.

    Walks in around Hungerford
    Walking in the beautiful areas of outstanding natural beauty in and around Hungerford is a very special experience. Throughout the summer, we will be publishing details of some of the best and favourite walks in the town and its surrounding villages and countryside