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Sharrow and the City

Sharrow and the City
Sharrow Bay’s Head Chef Mark Teasdale showcases the best of Cumbria at Harvey Nichols flagship store in Knightsbridge

Food lovers in the Cumbria will have an extra reason to celebrate their local cuisine this month as, after the phenomenal success of last years event, Sharrow Bay has once again been picked to showcase its Michelin star cuisine at the prestigious Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor restaurant in Knightsbridge as part of the British Food Fortnight celebrations.

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Made in Britain awards - Best food producer in Britain


Caroline Watson of Yew Tree Farm Heritage Meats from Coniston has reached the finals of the inaugural Country Living and Waitrose Made in Britain Awards. One of only 18 businesses from more than 200 food and drink producers that entered the Awards, Yew Tree Farm Heritage Meats is hoping to be selected as one of the five Made in Britain Food Producers of the Year at the Awards Ceremony on Friday 5th September.

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Cumbria Life - Sharrow in the City

For one week only Londoners will forgo their green wellies,
Barbour jackets and travel to the Lake District to enjoy Sharrow
Bay's Michelin-starred cuisine as the Sharrow Bay chefs takeover
Harvey Nichols prestigious Fifth Floor Restaurant in Knightsbridge
to showcase the very best cuisine the North has to offer.
The Sharrow Bay chefs have created a
special six-course tasting dinner menu
for the Fifth Floor Restaurant, which
features a selection of their signature dishes,
including their world famous sticky toffee
pudding (which will also be available to

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Telegraph - A meaty twist in the tale of Beatrix Potter

Mark Hughes-Morgan finds Herdwick and 'belties' on Peter Rabbit territory

Miss Potter, now in cinemas, follows the life of the writer Beatrix Potter before and during her time in the Lake District. And anyone who sees it will discover that the creator of Peter Rabbit bought a cottage called Hill Top in a village near Windermere.

What they won't know is that the Hill Top of the film is not the real one. The filmmakers chose instead to "makeover" a farm once owned by Miss Potter: Yew Tree Farm, close to Tarn Hows, one of the Lake District's most renowned beauty spots.

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Farmers Guardian - A Lakeland farm with its own tales of heritage

When Jon and Caroline Watson took over the tenancy of a historic National Trust farm in the heart of the Lake District they knew they would have to draw on a number of income streams to make a living. Their latest venture is the sale of traditionally reared beef and lamb in insulated boxes.

Like the farm’s former owner, the children’s author Beatrix Potter, Lakeland farmers Jon and Caroline Watson realised that they needed more than simple farming to support a family at Yew Tree Farm, Coniston – a National Trust owned property.

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