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Food and Drink Features

Lytham Brewery has produced a special beer to mark our 70th anniversary. Paul Mackenzie went along for a taste. PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN COCKS

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Pubs and Bars

Our Lancashire Life Chef of the Year has spent a lifetime foraging for food. He spoke to Emma Mayoh about growing up in the Lake District, his multitude of awards and life at Michelin starred Forest Side.

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Grasmere

The Ribble Valley is one of the top foodie destinations in the country and you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to afternoon teas.

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Afternoon Tea Ribble Valley

Our guide to some of the top gin distillers in Lancashire and the Lake District

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Gin

There is little surprise Michael Hales loves food and hospitality. He’s been cooking since he was four. Emma Mayoh reports

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Lancashire Restaurants Blackburn

The Ascroft family in Hesketh Bank know what it takes to grow good tomatoes. Emma Mayoh reports

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If you have a sweet tooth, then you should treat yourself with a visit to the Lake District.

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Lake District

Moor Hall has opened its doors with great aplomb. It has been a long time coming for chef patron Mark Birchall, as Emma Mayoh discovered.

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Lancashire Restaurants

Monica Santos of Charged Berry has achieved the impossible - delicious cakes that are good for you. Emma Mayoh reports.

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With an already successful career behind him, 26-year-old chef Jake Jones is now heading up the kitchen at Holbeck Ghyll. Mairead Mahon reports.

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Windermere

Things are hotting up for some of the region’s talented young chefs. They have got through the challenge of the county heats and now six finalists from across the region will go head to head for a chance to be named North West Young Chef of the Year.

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Meet the Ribble Valley farmers whose traditional techniques give their organic farm a firm future. Emma Mayoh reports. Photography: Kirsty Thompson.

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Clitheroe

Mairead Mahon followed the delicious aroma of baked bread to Deerstones, an artisan bakery in Colne

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What is in the plates is as interesting as the food served on them at an award winning Lancashire restaurant and hotel. Sue Riley reports.

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Luxury Break Kirkby Lonsdale

A young woman with a passion for pubs has made the red rose county the inn place. Roger Borrell reports

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Seafood Pub Co

The new and improved Millstone at Mellor impressed guests at the latest Lancashire Life lunch, reports Rebekka O’Grady.

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Lancashire Life Luncheon

Meet the 29-year-old hoping for a hoppy end for his family’s farm in Cockerham. Emma Mayoh reports

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Spring lamb heralds the starts of a new season for Crawshawbooth butcher Geoff Riley

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Lancashire Food

Lora Hemy spends her life making gin. That’s a fairly unusual job, particularly for a woman, but she tells Mairead Mahon, it once was woman’s work.

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Gin Liverpool

One of the North West’s stately homes is opening its doors so diners can sample Paul Macnish’s stylish cuisine in stunning surroundings. Emma Mayoh reports

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