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The hamper includes the original London Dry Gin, the loved Yorkshire Rhubarb Gin and the brand’s latest launch, Slingsby Marmalade Gin.

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Filming for the latest series of The Great British Bake Off has moved from Berkshire to Essex

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Win Win a Rare Bird Gin Distillery luxury hamper

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Win a beautifully presented willow and faux leather strap hamper containing a bottle of both Rare Bird London Dry Gin, Rare Bird Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, along with 2 x branded glasses and a beautiful Rare Bird Gin & Tonic candle.

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As an active campaigner on food and social issues, Jack Monroe was a leading light of lockdown. Holly Louise Eells caught up with the bootstrap cook about her brand-new book, mental health and why Essex will always be her home

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It wouldn’t be a British summer without a scone or two, so we’ve teamed up with Rodda’s to offer a luxury cream tea hamper

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Advances in agricultural technology have meant that the harvest scene across the county is much different today than decades ago. Hannah Salisbury from the Essex Record Office looks back at times gone past

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Through woodlands, nature reserves and riverside beauty spots, we pick 9 perfect places for countryside walks plus some of the best pubs along the way

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Vineyards from across East Anglia came together in May to host a #EastAnglianWineNight and thank wine drinkers for drinking local wines during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Treat yourself to a pint of real ale surrounded by fresh sea air and coastal views at any one of these 12 glorious Essex pubs

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We all love a good old pub. Full of character and history, there is no better place to sit back and enjoy a drink. Here are 10 of our favourite historical pubs in Essex

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Nothing is more satisfying than eating a delicious piece of fruit that you’ve picked yourself. Here are 9 farms in Essex where you can PYO

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A major campaign calling on the Essex public to cook more locally-caught fish and seafood, by buying it from local independent fishmongers and fishermen selling direct to the public during the COVID-19 crisis, has been launched

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Stephanie Mackentyre visits Thai Up at the Quay, a lovely spot for relaxed Thai dining in one of Harwich’s many historic buildings

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Stephanie Mackentyre visits The Leather Bottle, a classic village pub located just off The Green in Blackmore

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If you’re looking to buy something really rather special as a foodie treat, then look no further than your local deli. Essex delis are a real jewel in the cookery crown and having one or two amazing ingredients in your cupboard store can really make the difference to your cooking. Here are a few to try | Words: Stephanie Mackentyre

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It’s no secret that Essex’s pubs, cafes, shops and businesses are having a tough time right now. We want to help in any way we can so we put this list together showing how they’re adapting to today’s challenges

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Melissa Hemsley is known for celebrating sustainable and feel-good food with minimal waste. Here she talks to Holly Louise Eells about Essex produce, living a green lifestyle and her vibrant new cook book

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Stephanie Mackentyre takes a trip out into the Essex countryside for an authentic Italian at Vita Bella

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Nothing beats a good pint of ale. Whether you’ve got a favourite that you stick to or you like to try as many varieties as possible, we’ve picked 12 Essex pubs that you’ve got to visit

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REVIEW: Grain in Colchester

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Stephanie Mackentyre visits Grain, a restaurant in Colchester’s town centre renowned for its contemporary global small plates

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