Hambleton Bakery opens café

Our previous guests will be aware of Hambleton Bakery, once awarded Britain’s Best Bakery, with shops in Oakham, Stamford and Exton. Hambleton Bakery have now opened a café at their Bakery in Exton! The menu focuses on their signature products  – freshly made soup with their famous Sourdough, salads, filled Focaccias and of course a […]

Guest feedback September and October 2014

Here is the guest feedback for October 2014: Fantastic area, brilliant fishing and walking. Locals very friendly. We love Puddle Cottage. It’s everything you need and more for a very relaxing holiday. Sandra, Tony and Ben Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings. Extremely well equipped with modern appliances. Very comprehensive for everything. All info can be […]

Rutland Food & Drink Festival

This Saturday 13th September 2014 (which is also Rutland Day!) is the 5th Rutland Food & Drink Festival which is taking place at the Sykes Lane site Empingham, Rutland Water (LE15 8QL), 10am until 6pm. Visitors can sample and buy items such as alcoholic ice cream, cheese, award winning bread, sloe gin, local sausages and […]

Guest Feedback September 2013

Here is the guest feedback for September: ‘Beautiful area with lots of walks. Barnsdale Gardens are worth a visit, Oakham is delightful and Otters Deli is a great place for lunch or tea. Hambleton Bakery does some really yummy bread & cakes (forget the waistline!). A lovely little cottage which we found well equipped, comfortable […]

Lets move to Oakham Rutland?

Here’s an article from the Guardian at the weekend about Oakham, which is worth a read! It’s just the place for beer, beef, bread and birds What’s going for it? The time comes in a person’s life when one starts to appreciate a place like Oakham. This is not somewhere to waste on twentysomethings or […]

Rutland – Home to Britain’s Best Bakery!

Hambleton Bakery wins ‘Britian’s Best Bakery’ After many challenges during the winter months, Hambleton Bakery (based in Rutland) has won the title of ‘Britian’s Best Bakery’ beating 36 bakers across the country in a recent TV show. In the final round of the TV series, the final three teams were set three challenges. The first was […]

Hambleton Bakery all set for TV debut!

Hambleton Bakery – Britain’s Best Bakery Starts Soon! You may recall my blog a several weeks ago where I had just found out that Hambleton Bakery was going to feature on the new ITV series called Britain’s Best Bakery. Well, the date for the first show has now been announced as 26th November at 4pm […]

Britian’s Best Bakery?

Hambleton Bakery – Britian’s Best Bakery? I learnt today that Hambleton Bakery is going to feature on the new ITV series called Britain’s Best Bakery which hits the TV screens later in November. The TV show will showcase bakeries around the UK, and the shortlisted bakeries will compete in a series of baking challenges that put their […]

‘Excellence in Oakham’

Excellence in Oakham Here is a lovely article taken from the local magazine, Countryside La Vie (Edition 90) about the market town of Oakham: Oakham is a very pretty, traditional English market town, in the County Town of Rutland. Bustling with activity and packed with heritage, there’s plenty to see in Oakham which makes it […]

Happy Rutland Day!

What a better day to celebrate Rutland Day than showcasing the counties fantastic produce. On Saturday, the county celebrated ‘Rutland Day’ with a family event and food fair on the shores of Rutland Water. The event was a showcase for all the fantastic local produce in the local area. It was great to see a […]