Food & Drink

‘Small batch, giant heart’ - Mettricks Portswood brewery & coffee roastery to return after big refit

Independent café-bar group Mettricks are set to relaunch their flagship Portswood location, Ascapart, with a new on-site brewery and coffee roastery. The group, which... READ MORE »

Rise and shine! Hampshire Fare holds first breakfast networking event

Hampshire Fare's first breakfast networking event was held Monday 19th February, bringing together more than 50 members and corporate partners. Welcoming guests... READ MORE »

Students discover a love for cooking at special Bake Off workshop sponsored by Hampshire Fare

Love was in the air – and in the mixing bowl – when the next generation of cooks took part in a special Bake Off workshop. The event, on Valentine’s Day, was held... READ MORE »

Isle be back! Star chef Robert Thompson MBE set to head up new Ryde eatery as Thompson’s relocates

This spring will see the launch of RTCaféGrill at the Royal Maritime House in Ryde, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a laid-back vibe. The venue features a long... READ MORE »

People, produce and passion on display at Local Produce Trade Show 2024

More than 60 artisan food and drink businesses showcased their products at this year's Local Trade Produce Show. Held at Hilton Southampton - Utilita Bowl, the exhibition... READ MORE »

Michelin-starred chef takes the helm at Hampshire foodie hot spot

A Hampshire foodie hot spot has welcomed a new Michelin-starred head chef. Matthew Tomkinson has taken the helm at Stanwell House's Samphire Restaurant in Lymington... READ MORE »

South’s best food and drink showcased at trade show bringing buyers and producers together

Tasty food and drink from producers across the south will be showcased at a major trade show next week. Business South is holding its Local Produce Trade Show 2024 at the... READ MORE »

New management at the Northbrook Arms builds on long-term renovation project

The Northbrook Arms country inn in East Stratton is looking forward to the year ahead with the announcement of a new management team. Having acquired the site in April... READ MORE »

Mermaid Atlantic complete 3,000 nautical mile World’s Toughest Row

The Mermaid Atlantic team have completed their unsupported, 3,000 nautical mile row across the Atlantic in the World’s Toughest Row. The team landed at Nelson’s... READ MORE »

Hambledon Vineyard welcomes new MD James at ‘very exciting time’ for English sparkling wine

Hampshire’s Hambledon Vineyard is set to welcome James Osborn as managing director this April. James brings to the role more than 10 years’ experience in the English... READ MORE »