• Zesty barbecue sauce
    Zesty barbecue sauce
    Dust off the deckchairs and get the beers on ice; it's barbecue season and we've got the ultimate sauce recipe from Chris Hicks at The Catherine Wheel
  • The Castle Hotel
    Win a feast-filled stay at The Castle
    Calling all fine dining fiends, we've an overnight stay for two at The Castle Hotel in Taunton, complete with an evening feast cooked by top chefs for the taking
  • Boringdon Hall
    Plating with prowess
    One of the South West’s most talented chefs, Scott Paton of Boringdon Hall, shares his tips for creating Instagram-worthy plates
  • Driftwood Spars
    Beer and barbecue matching masterclass
    Unsure of the best brew to accompany your barbecue lobster or dirty steaks this summer? Louise Treseder of Driftwood Spars reveals her best pairing pointers


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