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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!

  • Rick Stein signs off for a Long Weekend

    Thursday, 22 September 2016.

    On Saturday 15th October at 12.30pm, celebrated chef and TV presenter, Rick Stein will be signing copies of his new book, Long Weekends, in the Hungerford Bookshop...

    I'll drink to that

    Wednesday, 07 September 2016.

    It is an article of faith that anything made in the old-fashioned way is superior to anything we can buy in the supermarket and aficionados of Tutts Clump Cider would be the first to agree. Back by...

    Quality food, fairly priced

    Tuesday, 06 September 2016.

    Making their debut at this year's Food Festival, The Source@Hungerford Park will be displaying just some of their incredible range of quality meats and charcuterie. Describing their enterprise as 'R...

    No Addie-tives

    Saturday, 03 September 2016.

    A really good Christmas cake or pudding is a labour of love and thief of time but we do not have to resort to the second-rate, mass produced inferior imitations any more. Even better, we can buy an ...

    Raymond Blanc flies the flag for Great British Food

    Wednesday, 21 September 2016.

    Raymond Blanc at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons Food is fast becoming the nation's number one obsession. A groundswell of public demand has seen the move away from inferior, cheap, mass-produce...

    A well smoked meat is a joy to behold

    Wednesday, 07 September 2016.

    Smoked meats and fish from supermarkets are frequently a disappointment and certainly inferior to what can produced in the hands of experts. Iain and Louise Murray Clark of Black Dog Smokery in Wootto...

    Happy animals make good cheese

    Tuesday, 06 September 2016.

    Back at this year's Food Festival by popular demand, Grey's Cheese Direct offer a range of over 100 artisan cheeses of exceptional provenance from the United Kingdom and overseas. These are cheeses...

    Wiltshire Liqueur Co.

    Saturday, 03 September 2016.

    After their success at last year's Food Festival, the Wiltshire Liqueur Company will be returning with their generous samples to grace this year's event, doubtless winning many more fans in the proc...

    From farm to fork

    Friday, 09 September 2016.

    With a plentiful source of fish and game on their doorstep, the Ramsbury Smokehouse was established in 2014 to supply restaurants, pubs and consumers with consistently high quality smoked products. Pa...

    The best of Italy and sicily.. on your doorstep

    Tuesday, 06 September 2016.

    It is a little known fact that the some of the finest food and wine to come out of Italy and Sicily is only a ten minute drive from Hungerford down the Salisbury Road. On the Garlands Estate in DUCIS,...
    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