Marvellous Midlands

Some of our favourite places to eat along with fabulous local bakers & makers.

99 Station Street
A fabulous restaurant in Burton on Trent down an unassuming road near the station. Appears in the Good Food Guide and has won awards.

Betty’s Farm
A free range chicken farm and shop just near Willington. My first choice for egg plus you can feed the chickens and llamas.

Brown & Green
A deli just to the north west of Derby off the A38. Worth a visit alone for their cider, sausage rolls and scotch eggs.

Buffalo Brownies
Their sweet, fudgy Chip blondies are worth every single bite. Need I say more.

Chantry Farm
The best farm shop and butchers in the area. Nothing is too much trouble, it’s sensibly priced and the produce there, especially the beef, bacon and pies, are superb.

Fabulous Places
Deb’s events are the place in Derbyshire to find wonderful local producers.

Farrington Oils
Based over Northamptonshire Farrington Oils produce superb rapeseed oil. It makes the best roast potatoes and Yorkshire puddings.

Ferrers Centre
A lovely set of arts & crafts workshops near Staunton Harold. The cafe there sells rather good cake.

Jack Rabbits
Cafe & Deli in the Cathedral Quarter of Derby. Even if there are queues it is well worth the wait.

Lilley & Lambert
They sell possibly the best marshmallows I’ve ever tasted. The raspberry ripple ones are particularly good.

School of Artisan Food
A wonderful cookery school near Nottingham. From chocolate making to bread making, well worth a visit for anyone passionate about food.

Seasoned Courses
They run fabulous range of cookery courses at Catton Hall, Derbyshire.

Sheena Holland
A designer in Derby who produces stunning vintage designs from old jewellery.

Staffordshire Fine Foods
Famous locally for their smoked goods and pies.

The Blossom Tree
By far my favourite local florist. No carnations here!

The Bulls Head
A superb pub/restaurant in the middle of Repton. Known for not only its extensive real ale selection but its amazing pizzas. We need to move closer so it’ll become our local.


9 thoughts on “Marvellous Midlands

  • Cathy Bramley

    (March 16, 2012 - 8:20 am)

    Wow what a fantastic list for foodies and lovers of all things beautiful – and all on our doorstep. Thanks for pulling this together. Some we’d heard of but most are new to us. We’ll definitely be checking one or two of them out!

    • Jules

      (March 19, 2012 - 9:47 am)

      Cathy, glad you find the list useful. There are some great producers in the local area that are not well known as others.

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  • pleasepudding

    (July 29, 2012 - 8:40 pm)

    Hi there lovely lovely blog, where in Derbyshire are you ? Anywhere near Melbourne? Have you tried the Three Horseshoes in Breedon on the Hill?

    • Jules

      (July 29, 2012 - 9:21 pm)

      I’ve heard about the Three Horseshoes, but never been. Is that the pub in Breedon that also has a little shop attached?

  • Paula Cox

    (December 22, 2012 - 8:53 pm)

    @burtonfertility – we’ve just been introduced to your brilliant blog whilst sitting on the beach in Rodney Bay with your brother! Our favourite deli (Posh Pantry run by the lovely Emma) was the hot topic of conversation and now we find ourselves with a new source of info to feed our foodie passions. We’ll be hot on your trail for new places to try in Staffs/Derbys.

    • Jules

      (December 22, 2012 - 9:16 pm)

      Hi Paula, I’ve just spoken to my brother. Such a small world! Emma from Posh Pantry is fabulous and we have brought some Christmas pressies for people from there this year. Sorry I wasn’t able to make calzone for your hamper. They will be back asap in the new year.

  • Karen Bernard

    (January 13, 2014 - 8:22 pm)

    Hi…I often take recipes from your blog a particular fave being the Baileys Cheesecake. On looking at your above list I see you have not mentioned Hackwood Farm…defo worth a visit from yourselves, local produce, butchery and great tea rooms…near Mickleover in Derby.

    • Jules

      (January 13, 2014 - 9:41 pm)

      I visited Hackwood when they first opened but I should give them a second chance now they have a butchery counter.

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