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New spring food festival arrives in Banbury this weekend

Shoppers are in for a seasonal treat at Banbury’s Market Place this Sunday, April 22.

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PICTURE GALLERY: Ten of the best pub gardens in and around Banbury

The sunshine has finally arrived in Banbury and we’re all desperate to be outside enjoying it.

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Oakman started out with The Akeman in Tring, Herts, and now has over 20 venues in 9 counties

First straws now single-use plastic, popular pub group makes serious pledge

It has been widely acknowledged that Oakman Inns, which operates popular pub-restaurants across Bucks, Herts, Beds, Oxon, Northants and Warwickshire, was the first multiple-site pub group to end the use of plastic straws across their 20 plus venues.

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Aldi launch new BBQ pizza ovens

Aldi launch new BBQ pizza ovens

Hawaiian, Pepperoni or Margarita – whatever your topping of choice would-be chefs can create pizzas like a pro as Aldi are launching a new outdoor pizza oven.

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VIDEO: Lick my face! Sugar-smiths can now make YOUR face into a giant lolly

hh Forget chocolate eggs this Easter, now you can get your face made into a lolly in the ultimate confectionary personalisation.

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Little Amsterdam, Banbury, has been included in 'Where Chefs Eat'. Proprietor, Ilja Abbattista, centre, with left, Faith Faulkner and right, Katie French, team members. NNL-180320-185310009

Banbury’s Little Amsterdam receives double recognition

One of Banbury’s most popular independent cafes is also a favourite of professional chefs and has been named as one of just three Oxfordshire restaurants ‘Where Chef’s Eat’.

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Purston Lamb's livestock lives outside and lambs are reared by their mothers. Purston Lamb/Tracey Philby NNL-180316-163649001

Banburyshire farmer urging customers to buy lamb from source

A farm outside Banbury is encouraging customers to buy lamb directly from them instead of the supermarket.

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Calum Bourne has started up a mobile pizzeria selling classic Neapolitan pizzas in Banbury NNL-180319-122032001

Entrepreneur brings pizza know-how back home to Banbury

An entrepreneurial chef is finding success bringing his skills of how to make classic Neapolitan-style pizzas to Banbury.

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The Black Horse in Thame

Review: French brasserie meets British pub classics in Thame

The Black Horse in Thame is a bit like entering Dr Who’s tardis. You enter what appears to be a fairly ordinary 16th century pub then wander into a gloriously sunny garden room before moving into the original coach house, which has been given a new lease of life, transformed into an impressive dining room with striking metal chandeliers strung between original beams and with real linen napkins on the tables. This sets the scene for an extremely pleasing dining experience, for the food served here is simply divine.

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What food would you like to see at A Taste of Spring? Photo from previous Banbury food fairs, courtesy of Banbury Town Council

New food festival coming to Banbury celebrating best of spring

It may not feel much like spring just yet but a new food festival is set to bring the season's finest delights to Banbury next month.

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The Oakman Inns team at Best Companies ceremony

Growing pub group retains top 20 position in Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For List

One of the UK’s fastest growing pub groups, Oakman Inns & Restaurants Ltd - which has popular venues across Herts, Bucks, Beds, Northants, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire - has again been voted by their own team as one of the top employers in the UK.

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Asda develops Easter egg made entirely out of cheese – but not everyone’s convinced

Asda is bidding to make Easter accessible to those who don’t like chocolate with a festive egg made entirely out of cheese.

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Video: Prezzo turns to the dark side with the launch of the UK’s first charcoal-based pizza

Pizza and pasta restaurant Prezzo has launched two exciting black pizza options made with a charcoal dough base.

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Eight bizarre food trends you’ll want to avoid in 2018

Eight bizarre food trends you’ll want to avoid in 2018

Forget pedestrian avocado toast and, frankly, dull doughnut burgers – according to the experts, 2018 has got some truly strange food trends up its sleeve.

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Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Pie-lovers are up in arms because tinned Fray Bentos ‘contain less meat’

Horrified carnivores have blasted a British food institution online – complaining famous tinned Fray Bentos pies ‘don’t contain enough meat.’

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Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Coca-Cola to shrink bottles and raise prices due to UK sugar tax

Fizzy drinks giant Coca-Cola is to launch smaller bottles at higher prices.

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