NEWS FOR FOODIES…

Farmhouse Breakfast Week is 23rd – 29th January 2011 – we all know we should be eating a good breakfast, and this is the week to take some time over the most important meal of the day. But not just that, the aim is to encourage people to think about where their food is coming from, so head down to your local farmers market and stock up on the best bacon, sausages, fruit and free range eggs. Visit farmhousebreakfast.com for more info.

The France Show is 14th – 16th January 2011 at Earls Court Exhibition Centre, which will host the biggest French market ever seen in the UK. With over 50 hand-selected French artisans, there will be a vast array of gourmet foods to try and buy.

The Outdoors Show is 13th – 16th January 2011 at Excel, London. The Outdoors Show is joining forces with the London Boat Show and the London Bike Show to create a supershow, with a Food Lovers Approved market area to see, taste and buy local and regional produce.

The Hampshire Potato Day is 29th – 30th January at Testbourne Community Centre, Michedever Road, Whitchurch, Hampshire. There will be talks, planting and growing advice, over 140 varieties of potato’s, competition and more.

CRABWELL MANOR HOTEL, PARKGATE ROAD, MOLLINGTON, CHESTER

CRABWELL MANOR HOTEL, PARKGATE ROAD, MOLLINGTON, CHESTER, CHESHIRE, CH1 6NE. TEL NO 01244 851666

Virgin Experience ‘Afternoon Tea for Two’ recommends this 1660 Grade 11 listed Manor as a place to call for your afternoon tea.

It is located only 5 minutes from the M56 motorway in Chester and 10 minutes drive away from the Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet. So you can spend a day shopping at the Outlet (this is the best one by far) then enjoy a lovely afternoon tea in the Hotel’s Conservatory Restaurant which is in a luxurious setting.

If you decided to stop the night then you could also enjoy the on-site spa and swim off the calories from your afternoon tea in their wonderful swimming pool. Well worth a visit.