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Taste of Britain

Frankly, I am really getting fed up with seeing our stores full of foreign, out of season, tasteless products and thought enough is enough. Following on from the continuing success of ‘A Taste of Britain’ a mini series for ITV’S This Morning, I have decided to dedicate a section purely to great British suppliers.

This section is really geared up for individuals and companies who to me really bang the Great British Drum. Some I have met and worked with on my travels, others I have bought from, or known for years, but rest assured, I will only have companies or individuals in this section that I personally trust, and that are uniquely British.

Mick Jenrick Eels & Goddard’s Pie & Mash Shop

Mick Goddard

This man has been looking after eels all his life. He has been supplying London’s 100 pie and mash shops with eels for 40 years.

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Sheppy's Cider

If I say Crimson King, Lorna Doone, King’s Favourite – you might think I’m talking about racehorses, pantomime characters, or at a push 19th Century novels – no, all wrong they're apples – beautiful British apples!!!!

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Dickinson & Morris

The bustling market town of Melton Mowbray, nestled in the heart of rural Leicestershire, is renowned for its distinctive, traditionally cooked Pork Pies and the area is fondly known as the pork pie.

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Duerr's & Sons Ltd.


Mark & Richard Duerr have been running the family business since dad handed over the reigns some years ago. Mainly concentrating on marmalade, jam and peanut butter.

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Grasmere Gingerbread

Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread shop lies in the heart of the English Lake District National Park, just north of Lake Windermere.

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Sillfield Farm

The farm is 30 acres and Peter Gott has 26 saddleback pigs (currently). He also has wild boar and sheep on site. Peter is passionate about sausage making and the quality of his produce.

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Whitstable Oysters

The oyster fishery in Whitstable has been here since Roman times and has become the home of the British oyster.

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Irwins Bakery

While not truly British this Irish bakery is just too good to not mention. Welcome to Irwin's and the world of Irish breads. Irwin's are Northern Ireland's largest independent bakery and supply a wide range of traditional Irish breads to supermarkets throughout the UK and Ireland. If you like bread you'll love Irwin's! In England you can find our products under the Rankin Selection name.

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Trethowan's Gorwydd Caerphilly

CaerphillyCaerphilly is a traditional Welsh cheese. It is named after the town and county in South Wales, where it was first produced by local farmers for domestic use in order to use up surplus milk.

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Oldroyd's Rhubarb

The rhubarb process has always fascinated me, my father used to grow the maincrop variety in large amounts. At home we always had large bowls of cold stewed rhubarb and custard.

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RoddasRodda's is renowned world wide for the production of Cornwall's most famous delicacy, clotted cream, and whether the outlet is a corner shop or an supermarket chain, Rodda's customers know they can depend on total freshness and choice every time.

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Furness Fish & Game Supplies

Les Salisbury has been shrimping now for the best part of 50 years, his company is one only a handful left to shrimp the treacherous sands of Morecambe bay.

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