What’s New plus Six of the Best… Sausages

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The Fuzzy Duck

The Fuzzy Duck has gone from boarded-up boozer to winner of GQ’s 2018 Best Pub award. Behind the Duck’s unprepossessing exterior lurks a series of pubbish pleasures: exposed beams, open fires, locally sourced food and four chic boutique bedrooms. There’s also a garden and dogs are welcome

The Fuzzy Duck, Ilmington Rd, Armscote, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 8DD, tel 01608 682635, fuzzyduckarmscote.com

Farmers Aprons

Spin-off from the Building Feasts website, a blog featuring cooking, feasting, food styling, supper clubs and cooking classes run by an interior designer and a photographer – farmer’s aprons. They’re terrific: huge, enveloping, pocketed and in a serious combination of dark blue and orange with a charming tractor logo

Farmers aprons, £65, from buildingfeasts.com/shop/

Mercato Metropolitano

The regeneration of Elephant and Castle in London gathers pace with the launch of Mercato Metropolitano, a community food market with work shops, 30 food stalls and several innovative food-related projects inc a double decker bus with an aeroponic strawberry farm on its top deck and a water-sustainable micro-brewery

Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1, mercatometropolitano.co.uk

Six of the Best Sausages inc… two Royal Wedding bangers

Field and Flower

Summer barbecue box includes their pork, sage and black pepper sausages, pork and fennel sausages using fully-traceable meat


Clonakilty Ispini Sausages

Producers of a terrific black pudding, Clonakilty also make traditional Ispini sausages using 100% Irish pork in a family recipe


Pipers farm

Gluten-free made from slow-grown Saddleback pork shoulder. The Pipers Farm range includes: plain pork, sausages wrapped in bacon, black pudding sausages and marmalade sausages


Villagers Fine Sausages

Home made, gluten free in an impressive number of flavours,  inc Thai chicken, Oxford, Turkish lamb, lamb and rosemary and traditional pork



Royal Sussex Ring sausage made from outdoor reared, heritage breed pork flavoured with ginger, mace and nutmeg and inc prunes, onion and leek. It’s horseshoe shaped and comes in a pack of four and you guessed it, is designed to celebrate Meghan and Harry’s forthcoming nuptials…


Heck Sausages

And another celebrant… The Yorkshire family sausage-makers have come up with a symbolic combo of British pork, American mustard and ginger sold in a limited-edition pack embellished with a crown and entwined wedding rings


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