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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.

Grandpa Lew’s
Often seen at various food events around Derbyshire.

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.

Quirky Cookies
Like Grandpa Lew’s can be found at local food markets. As well as the cookies the rocky road and Bakewell tart are always an essential purchase.

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.

The Posh Pantry
The best deli in Ashby by far. Emma sells a wonderful range of produce from around the world

Vintage & Cake
Julie runs a lovely company offering vintage style cakes and cupcake decorating classes.

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