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  • Welwyn’s secret supper club

    The supper club at Welwyn's White Hart is a secret I have to share. A fun atmosphere, good company, charming hosts and delicious food and wine.

  • Super flashy newsflash

    New foodie openings for Easter! River Cottage Kitchen & Deli at Hatfield House; The Potting Shed at Carpenter's Nursery & Farm Shop.

  • Blade runner: the man on a mission in Hitchin

    What do your kitchen knives say about you? I have learned something valuable about myself, and it’s nothing to shout about. My kitchen knives were pronounced ‘Entirely average’ by Tim Hitchin Sharpening Keegan, when I rocked up at his workshop with a car load of embarrassingly blunt knives. Leaving your house carrying a knife is illegal […]

  • Eat here: Muddy Herts at Water Lane

    I'd been to Water Lane in Bishop's Stortford for lunch a while back -- and thoroughly enjoyed it -- but they've taken on new chef and a brand new general manager recently, so I popped back to check out any changes. Y'know, it would have been rude not to...

  • Cafe culture that’s actually *good* for you

    I've been a fan of the Bhaker House in Chiswell Green for a while now. And there's lots to be a fan of -- which is all the more surprising given how tiny it is. Tucked away in a little row of shops, the Bhaker House is easy to miss if you're whizzing past on your way into St Albans, but once you know it's there you'll never be able to drive by without stopping...

  • Muddy Eats: The Alford Arms rises from the ashes

    The fire that closed The Alford Arms in Frithsden earlier this year left good food and beer lovers across this end of the county howling and bereft. And understandably so. But it's back -- and it's just as lovely, as welcoming, as comfortable, and as popular as it ever was...

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