Author: Ben Watson

02 May 2019

Ben’s Wine & Tapas Booze News

Our first ‘tell us what you think so you can help us chose which new wines to stock’ tastin...
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01 Feb 2019

Less plastic is fantastic – NEW beeswax food wraps

As a business, we’re always on the lookout for solutions to tackle the single use pla...
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01 Feb 2019

Plastics Update

As a business, we’re always on the lookout for ways to reduce our inclusion of single...
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07 Dec 2018

Mince Pies and good palm fats – an update

With our mince pies flying off the shelves at this time of year, we inevitably face questio...
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03 Dec 2018

Paying us a visit over the festive season – Christmas opening hours

Friday 21st Dec – All shops open as usual Saturday 22nd Dec – Staverton & Y...
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03 Dec 2018

Christmas Order Forms

This year as well as our traditional butchery order form, we’ve decided to add in one...
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12 Nov 2018

Feeling Festive – our first Christmas brochure is here.

This year, we’ve gone all out and embarked on our very first Christmas brochure. We s...
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07 Nov 2018

Meat Sheet no.18 Pheasant

Harvest is in, the clocks have changed and salads, picnics and outdoor dining are over for ...
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22 Oct 2018

Stop picking on farmers

Does anyone else feel that since the release a few week’s ago of the UN Intergovernme...
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22 Oct 2018

Meat Sheet no. 17 Ben’s Farm Shop breakfast sausages

If there’s a dish, For which I wish More frequent than the rest, If there’s a f...
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28 Sep 2018

Meat Sheet no.16 Mutton (dressed as mutton) – growing old gracefully

With Prince Charles, Hugh FW and any number of of famous chefs among its members , the mutt...
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12 Sep 2018

Meat Sheet no. 15 Organic Beef Mince

We’ve gone about as simple as we can this time – with our organic minced beef. ...
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16 Aug 2018

Meat Sheet no.14 Leg of Lamb – fast or slow?

Seems, very much, to be the culinary meat question of our time. When peripatetic charcuteri...
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30 Jul 2018

Meat Sheet no. 13 – beef topside for the Summer

It was only a couple of months ago that we did beef topside but although the sun had starte...
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26 Jul 2018

Meat Sheet no.12 – Shoulder of Pork

If Coleman’s is the mustard the British Empire was built on, shoulder of pork has a s...
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02 Jul 2018

Meat sheet No. 11 – Ben’s Farm Shop gammon

Over my years behind the butcher’s counter there have been many a time I’ve been asked what...
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15 Jun 2018

Meat sheet No. 10 – Chicken Breast Fillet

Meat cut of the week – chicken breast fillet Chicken breast fillet might be the nation’s fa...
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06 Jun 2018

Tapas To Go!

We’ve been having a bit of a refurb at the Wine & Tapas Bar to make the two upsta...
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04 Jun 2018

Meat Sheet No. 9 – Leg of Lamb

We all know where leg of lamb comes from, what it looks like and, probably, how to cook it ...
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30 May 2018

Treat yourself to pudding!

Still smarting from a ‘and don’t bother to ask for pudding’ review on the...
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21 May 2018

Meat Sheet No. 8 – Beef Chuck for the BBQ

Chuck, normally sold as braising steak, is the group of muscles around the shoulder, to the...
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15 May 2018

Free Range Pork

As the well informed and Radio 4 farming programme listeners (not necessarily the same thin...
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15 May 2018

Raise a glass of English Fizz

There’s a bit of a do on this weekend – we’ll be open as usual for celebrators ...
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08 May 2018

Meat Sheet No. 7 – Pork Tenderloin

When I started up back in the Jurassic age, pork tenderloin/fillet was all the rage. Chefs ...
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