Peperonata with eggs and ham

I make this a lot because my daughter loves peperonata –when she was little she would always call it ‘red stuff’ and that name has stuck in our family. Make sure you cut the peppers finely and cook them slowly. The longer you cook peperonata, the better it tastes.

Serves 2 for brunch or supper

Ingredients:

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
5 slices smoked ham, roughly torn
4 organic eggs
crusty sourdough bread, to serve

For the peperonata:
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 red pepper, seeded and sliced
1 yellow pepper, seeded and sliced
1 red chilli, seeded and sliced
1 garlic clove, sliced
1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
1 tsp capers in vinegar, drained
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method:

  • First make the peperonata. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and fry gently for 3–4 minutes until translucent, then stir in the peppers, chilli and garlic. Cook over a low heat for 20 minutes until the vegetables are softened, stirring occasionally.
  • Tip in the tomatoes. Increase the heat to medium and simmer gently for 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the capers.
  • While the peperonata is simmering, prepare the ham and eggs. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat, add the ham and fry for 2–3 minutes until lightly browned in places. Turn the heat down to medium-low and crack the eggs on top of the ham. Cook for a further 3–4 minutes until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
  • Spoon the eggs and ham on top of the pepperonata.Add a grinding of pepper and serve straight from the pan with some toasted sourdough bread.

Cherry hand rolls

Ingredients:

Cherry filling
400g cherries
65g caster sugar
Juice half a lemon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour

Pastry
350g plain flour
225g unsalted butter
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 tonka bean
85ml water
2 tbsp cider vinegar

Method:

  • For the filling, pit and half the cherries and add to a saucepan with the sugar, lemon juice and vanilla. Cook over medium heat until the fruit starts to break down and releases a lot of juice. Take 3 tbsp of cherry juice from the pan and mix together in a small bowl with the cornflour. Pour this paste back into the pan and and cook for a minute or so until very thick. Scrape this into a bowl and chill until needed.
  • For the pastry place the flour, sugar, salt into a food processor and pulse to combine. Grate in about 1 tonka bean and pulse once or twice. Add the diced butter and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Meanwhile mix the water and vinegar together. With the mixer running drizzle in the water until the pastry forms into clumps. Tip out onto the work surface and bring together into a dough. Divide into two short sausage shapes wrap in cling film and chill for an hour.
  • To assemble cut the pastry logs into discs (8 in total) and roll each slice out slightly larger than 5 inches. Use a 5 inch cookie cutter to cut into neat rounds. Place a small amount of filing in the middle of each round of pastry and fold over, using the back of a fork to seal. Use a sharp knife to poke a hole in each pie and place on a baking tray and chill for 20 mins.
  • When ready to bake brush each pie with a beaten egg and sprinkle with Demerara sugar. Bake at 190c for 25-30 mins until golden brown.

Herby scotch eggs

Ingredients:
6 eggs
300g pork mince
1 1/2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 1/2 tbsp chopped sage
1 tbsp chopped thyme
1/2 tbsp mustard powder
50g plain flour
125g panko breadcrumbs

Method:

  • Place 4 of the eggs into a saucepan filled with cold water. Place over high heat and bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 4-5 mins. Then immediately lift the eggs from the pan and place into a bowl of ice cold water and set aside for 10/15 mins.
  • For the coating add the mince, herbs and mustard powder to a bowl and use your hands to mix together, seasoning well with salt and pepper.
  • To assemble place the other two eggs into a shallow bowl and whisk together. Place the flour and breadcrumbs on to separate place. Divide the pork mixture into 4 pieces and place onto a sheet of cling film and press into a disc. Peel the eggs and place one on top of each disc of mince. Use the cling film to lift the mince around the edges of the egg, using your hands to carefully seal in the egg. Dip each egg first in flour, then egg, then breadcrumbs.
  • Preheat a deep fat fryer to 170c and fry the scotch eggs for about 7-8 minutes or until golden brown, draining on kitchen roll.

Picnic recipes

Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls

Rough puff pastry:
250g unsalted butter, diced and chilled
250g plain flour
120ml ice cold water
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tbsp fennel seeds

Pork and fennel filling:
2 onions, diced
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 tbsp fennel seeds
80g stale breadcrumbs
700g pork mince

  • Method:

    To make the rough puff pastry, place the flour, salt and paprika into a large bowl and mix together. Tip in the diced butter and use two knifes to cut into the flour, the resulting butter should be in irregular sized lumps about the size of large peas.
  • Drizzle in about a third of the water and use a knife to stir together. Repeat until all of the water has been added and the mixture is forming clumps. Tip the mixture out onto the work surface and use your hands to gently bring together into a dough. Form the dough into a rectangle, wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for 30 mins.
  • Roll the chilled dough out on a lightly floured work surface into a long rectangle, roughly 20x30cm. Brush off any excess flour and fold the dough into thirds, like a letter.
  • Turn the dough through 90 degrees so the open ends of the dough are facing you. Repeat the rolling process a second time before wrapping in clingfilm and refrigerating for a further 30 minutes. Once chilled repeat the rolling and folding twice more before chilling for a further 30 minutes before using. At this point you can chill the dough for up to three days before using.
  • To make the filling drizzle a little olive oil into a frying pan and over medium heat sweat the onion, fennel seeds and garlic, seasoning with a little salt, until the onion is soft and golden. Tip into a bowl with the breadcrumbs and allow to cool. Add the pork mince to the bowl and season generously with salt and pepper. Use your hands to really mix the pork mixture so that everything is well combined. Set aside for the moment.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C (180C fan).
  • Take the chilled pastry from the fridge and on a lightly floured work surface roll out into a rectangle, about 25cmx45cm. Cut the pastry through the middle into two long strips. Divide the filling into two equal portions and form into a long sausage shapes, along the middle of each piece of pastry. Brush one side of each pastry strip with the beaten egg and fold the pastry over the pork mixture, using the egg to seal the pastry together.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut into sausage rolls (it will make 16 large sausage rolls or 8 large). Place the rolls onto a parchment lined baking tray and brush the pastry with the egg, sprinkling with the fennel seeds. Bake the sausage rolls for about 30-40 minutes or until a deep golden brown. I prefer to serve these warm but they are delicious for up to three days after baking.

Classic Scones

Ingredients:
340g plain flour
20g baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
50g unsalted butter, diced
80g caster sugar
100ml milk
3 large eggs
60g raisins or sultanas

  • Method:

    Preheat the oven to 190C (170C fan) and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together. Add the diced butter and using your fingers or a pastry blender rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Mix in the sugar then make a well in the middle and pour in the milk, two of the eggs and the raisins. Using a wooden spoon mix together until it just comes together to form a soft wet dough.
  • Tip the dough out onto a well floured surface and gently knead by folding the dough in half and then turning through 45 degrees and repeating until the dough is smooth. Be careful not to overwork the dough, this is a light very brief action, you are not kneading the bread, it is more of a fold.
  • Lightly flour the surface of the dough and roll out to about 2.5cm inch thick. Using a 7cm round cookie cutter cut out as many scones as possible. Very gently bring the scraps of the dough back together and cut out more scones. Place the scones on the prepared baking tray and allow to rest for about an hour.
  • Beat the remaining egg together and brush over the tops of the scones (avoid getting any egg on the sides as this will prevent the scones from rising properly). Bake in the preheated oven for about 12 minutes or until golden brown on top. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
  • Best served warm with clotted cream and jam.

Spinach, Bacon and Pea Quiche

Shortcrust pastry
280 g plain flour
Pinch of salt
140 g unsalted butter, chilled and diced
6-8 tbsp ice cold water
1 large egg yolk

Filling
100 ml double cream
100 ml whole milk
4 large eggs
50 g cheddar cheese, grated
150 g cubed pancetta or lardons, cooked until crisp
150 g spinach, wilted and roughly chopped
50 g peas, frozen or fresh

  • Method:

    To make the shortcrust pastry, place the flour and salt into the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. Add the diced butter and pulse until the butter is in small pieces, no bigger than a small pea. Add 6 tbsp of ice cold water and pulse to combine. At this point check the consistency of the dough. If you can squeeze some of the dough together and it holds its shape then it is ready, if it crumbles add the remaining water and pulse to combine.

  • Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and gently bring together into a uniform dough. Press into a flat disc and refrigerate for about an hour before using.
  • To make the filling, preheat the oven to 200°C (180C fan) and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the cream, milk and eggs into a large bowl and whisk together to combine. Add all the remaining ingredients, except the peas and stir together the combine, seasoning with a little salt and pepper.
  • Once the pastry has chilled roll out on a lightly floured work surface into a round large enough to line a loose bottomed 9-inch tart tin. Gently drape the pastry into the tart tin and carefully press into the pan, pressing into the corners so the pastry sits flush. Trim off the excess and chill the pastry case in the freezer for 15 minutes. Line the chilled pastry case with parchment paper and fill with baking beans or rice and bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes before removing the beans and the parchment and baking for a further 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove the tart shell from the oven and reduce the temperature to 180°C (160C fan).
  • Brush the inside of the pastry case with the egg yolk and place back into the oven for a couple of minutes to seal. The egg yolk creates a barrier so that the filling doesn’t make the pastry soggy. Pour the filling into the tart shell and sprinkle with the peas. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the custard has just set and is very lightly browned around the edges. Allow to cool fully before serving.
  • Best served on the day made.

Assistance dogs

There are a number of accredited Assistance Dog organisations in the UK that help over 7000 disabled people with practical tasks as well as the emotional benefits and greater independence that such dogs bring.

They help with everything from safely crossing the road to getting clothes out of the washing machine. There are also dogs who can provide assistance for people with autism and those who need seizure alert, while Guide dogs help those who are blind or partially sighted and Hearing dogs help those with a hearing impairment.

Assistance dogs are trained to a very high standard. They need to behave well in public, have safe and reliable temperaments, have a clear health check, be fully toilet trained and wear a specific harness and coat.

Thank yous

Monday 25 – Friday 29 July

 

EPISODE 35: Marianne and Clive Harte-Lovelace, Maidstone

 

EASY PRINT
Business card printing scene
www.easy-print.co.uk 

HENGIST RESTAURANT
Game plan chat
www.hengistrestaurant.co.uk

LINENS DIRECT
Shopping scene
www.linensdirect.co.uk/locations/maidstone 

MAIDSTONE MUSEUM & BENTLIF ART GALLERY
Lisa’s research scene
www.museum.maidstone.gov.uk 

MAIDSTONE VISITOR INFORMATION
Research Scene
www.visitmaidstone.com 

VISIT MAIDSTONE
Lisa research’s scene
www.visitmaidstone.com 

 

EPISODE 34: Lina and Natasha Smith, Bournemouth  

Lilibet McFetrich
Comparison Property
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/9077136
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/9297933

HAMLEY HOUSE
Lisa Research Trip
www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/4853599 

SPY GLASS & KETTLE
Game plan chat
www.spyglassandkettle-pub.co.uk

WE MOVE SOUTH
Removal services
www.wemovesouth.co.uk

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION
Shopping Trip
www.bhf.org.uk

FLUDES CARPETS
Shopping Trip
www.fludes-carpets.co.uk

FRANCESCA PARRATT
Painter and Decorator
07956 073 251

EPISODE 33: Nicole and Jamie Dixon, Shepperton


BOHO TEA ROOM & COFFEE SHOP
Lisa iPad research
www.barnshotelbedford.co.uk 

HAMPTON COURT PALACE
Research location
www.hrp.org.uk

NUMBER 33 WALTON ON THAMES
Comparison property
www.number33walton.co.uk

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk

SHEPPERTON OPEN WATER SWIM
Market research
www.sheppertonopenwaterswim.co.uk

 

EPISODE 32: Pam Cohen, New Mills


JO POLLOCK, LADIES WHO PAINT
Painting and decorating
www.ladieswhopaint.co.uk  

UNDERLEIGH HOUSE
Comparison property
www.underleighhouse.co.uk

RICHARD & RICHARD’S DESIGN AND INSTALATION SPECIALIST
Bathroom expert advice
www.richardskbb.co.uk

PACK HORSE INN
Lisa Research Location
www.packhorseinn.co.uk

VISIT NEW MILLS
Information providers
www.visitnewmills.co.uk


EPISODE 31: Cheryl and Jemima Mackay, Streatham

CAFÉ BARCELONA
Research scene
www.cafebarcelonalondon.co.uk

EVIIVO
Research scene
www.eviivo.com

HEART STREATHAM
Marketing scene
www.heartstreatham.co.uk

PARKLANDS BOUTIQUE BED & BREAKFAST
Comparison property
www.simplyhospitality.com/parklands

 

Monday 18 – Friday 22 July

 

EPISODE 30: David Pippin and Tracey Hills, Gravesend

ALL KENT PLUMBING AND HEATING
Provided test guests
www.facebook.com/allkentplumbing/ 

BLACK HORSE COTTAGE
Market research
www.blackhorsecottage.net 

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION
Shopping scene
www.bhf.org.uk 

CAFÉ ROUGE
Lisa’s iPad research scene
www.caferouge.com/locations/bluewater

DECOY FARM
Comparison property
www.decoy-farm-holiday-cottages.co.uk

EBBSFLEET DEVELOPMENT
Research scene
www.ebbsfleetdc.org.uk

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk 

THE SIX BELLS PUB
Game plan chat
www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pubs/rochester/six-bells

 

EPISODE 29: Rose Drake-Davis and Arnie Searle, Lifton


COLCHARTON FARM

Comparison property
www.visit-dartmoor.co.uk

CRAIG FURSE
Building / carpentry advice
craig@cfcarpentry.co.uk 

DUNELM
Online Shopping website
www.dunelm.com 

HOGS BOTTOM PRESERVES
Shopping scene
www.hogsbottom.co.uk 

LANHYDROCK HOTEL & GOLF CLUB
Lisa’s iPad research scene
www.lanhydrockhotel.com 

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk 

REFURNISH
Shopping trip
www.refurnish.org.uk/stores/tavistock 

THE BARNS HOTEL
Phone call scene
www.barnshotelbedford.co.uk 

THE ESTATE CAFÉ & BRASSERIE
Game plan chat
www.eastgatetavistock.co.uk 

THE HORN OF PLENTY
Research scene
www.thehornofplenty.co.uk 

WADES OF BRADWORTHY
Shopping scene
www.wadesofbradworthy.co.uk 

WOODS CAFÉ
Lisa’s iPad research scene
www.woodscafecornwall.co.uk

 

EPISODE 28: Diane and Pete Heath, Ramsgate

ALBION HOUSE
Comparison Property
www.albionhouseramsgate.co.uk

ANDREWS OF KENT REMOVALS
Removals Company
www.andrewsofkent.co.uk

BLITZ WALKS                         
Research location
www.visitkent.co.uk/events/12009

BREWERS MARGATE
Shopping location
www.brewers.co.uk

COCO LATINO
Lisa iPad research scene
www.cocolatino.co.uk

DREAMLAND
Research location at the Vintage Arcade
www.dreamland.co.uk

GEORGE VI MEMORIAL PARK
GVs
www.thanet.gov.uk

ITALIANATE GLASS HOUSE
Game plan chat location
new.italianateglasshouse.co.uk

MARITIME MUSEUM
Lisa’s research trip and chat with Ralph Hoult
www.ramsgatemaritimemuseum.org

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk

PARAPHERNALIA
Marketing scene
www.facebook.com/Paraphernalia-Antiques-Vintage-113330055422564

PETTICOAT LANE EMPORIUM
Marketing scene
www.petticoatemporium.com 

PRS FOR MUSIC
Music licensing research
www.prsformusic.com

RAMSGATE TUNNELS
Research location
www.ramsgatetunnels.org

SANDWICH BAY OBSERVATORY TRUST
Research location
www.sbbot.org.uk

FRANCESCA PARRATT
Painter and Decorator
07956 073 251

EPISODE 27: Angela Whitlock and Andy Johnson, Ripon  


CAMP KATUR
Research trip
www.campkatur.com 

CROSS KEYS
Game plan chat
www.facebook.com/thecrosskeys32 

EXCLUSIVE MIRRORS
Cheval distressed mirror in makeover
www.exclusivemirrors.co.uk 

GRAYFINCH
Shopping trip
www.facebook.com/GrayFinchRipon

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk 

RIPON CATHEDRAL
Research trip
www.riponcathedral.info 

RIPON SPA HOTEL
Research trip
www.riponspa.com 

THE UNICORN HOTEL
Research trip
www.jdwetherspoon.com/hotels/england/north-yorkshire/the-unicorn-hotel 

YORKSHIRE LAKESIDE LODGE
Comparison property
www.yorklakesidelodges.co.uk

Jo Pollock, Ladies Who Paint
Painting and decorating
ladieswhopaint.co.uk 

 

EPISODE 26: Ray Grimmett & Ken Whitehead – Southbourne

BED AND BREAKFAST BY THE BEACH
Comparison Property
www.bedandbreakfastbythebeach.co.uk

BOURNEMOUTH PAVILION THEATRE
Research Scene
www.bournemouthpavilion.co.uk

BREWERS
Shopping location
www.brewers.co.uk

FRANCESCA PARRATT
Painter and Decorator
07956 073 251

JOHN LEWIS
Shopping location
www.johnlewis.com

SHELLEY THEATRE
Research Trip
www.shelleytheatre.co.uk 

THEATRE DIGS BOOKER
Research Scene
www.theatredigsbooker.com

THE FISH STALL MUDEFORD QUAY
Shopping location
mudefordfishstall.co.uk

Monday 11 – Friday 15 July


EPISODE 25: Steven Kraft, Ilford

WITH THANKS – VALENTINES MANSION AND GARDENS

ABASTO
Game Plan Chat Location
www.abasto.co.uk

BERLITZ
Information providers
www.berlitz.co.uk

BODGERS OF ILFORD
Shopping Trip
www.bodgersilford.co.uk

BRITANNIA STUDENT SERVICES
Research scene/Test guest
www.britanniastudents.com

DIGIPIX
Business card printing scene
www.digipixilford.com

NEXUS MAGAZINE
Research scene
www.nexusmagazine.com

SANDERSON SWEETING ANTIQUES
Shopping trip
www.sandersonsweeting.co.uk

REDBRIDGE CENTRAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM
Research trip
www.redbridge.gov.uk/museum

THE BARNS HOTEL
Research phone call scenes
www.barnshotelbedford.co.uk

THE PAVILION HOTEL
Comparison property
www.pavilionhoteluk.com

VALENTINES MANSION AND GARDENS
Research trip
www.valentinesmansion.com

 

EPISODE 24: Martine and Vibs Bonne-Gray, Margate

BEACHES CAFÉ
Game plan chat location
www.facebook.com/beaches.broadstairs

LOVELY’S GALLERY
Marketing Scene
www.lovelysartsupplies.co.uk

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk

RESORT STUDIO’S
Marketing Scene
www.resortstudios.co.uk

RG SCOTT FURNITURE MART
Shopping location
www.scottsmargate.co.uk

SHELL GROTTO
Lisa’s research trip
www.shellgrotto.co.uk

SOUTH LODGE
Comparison Property
www.visitsouthlodge.co.uk

THANET REMOVAL’S
Removal professionals
www.thanetremovalsandstorage.com

THE BATHROOM BOYS
Plumbers
www.checkatrade.com/TheBathroomBoys

THE CUPCAKE CAFE
Lisa’s iPad research scene
www.thecupcake.biz

THE WALPOLE BAY HOTEL
Research trip
www.walpolebayhotel.co.uk

TURNER CONTEMPORARY
Research location
www.turnercontemporary.org

 

EPISODE 23: Andy and Helen Glanville, Sharnbrook


BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY

Research trip
www.bhs.org.uk

CARPET MONKEY
Carpet fitters
www.carpetmonkey.co.uk

CARTERS YARD BED AND BREAKFAST
Comparison property
www.cartersyard.co.uk

GLOBE FARM EQUESRTRIAN CENTRE
Research and marketing scenes
www.glebefarmec.co.uk

INTERPHASE INTERIOR DESIGNERS
Design ideas scene
www.interphaseonline.com

LANHYDROCK HOTEL & GOLF CLUB
Lisa’s iPad research scene
www.lanhydrockhotel.com

PINTEREST
Design ideas scene
www.pinterest.com

THE BARNS HOTEL
Phone call scene
www.barnshotelbedford.co.uk

THE SNOOTY TAVERN
Game plan chat
www.thesnootytavern.co.uk

 

EPISODE 22: Vic Brown, Llanelli

DUNELM LLANELLI
Shopping location
www.dunelm.com

EJ’S CAFÉ, BAR AND RESTAURANT
Provided food for filming
www.ejsbar.net

LLANELLI & BURRY PORT CYCLE
Bike hire shop
www.llanelliburryportcycles.co.uk

OLD MANSE BED AND BREAKFAST
Comparison Property
www.oldmansebandb.co.uk

PONTARDDULAIS GARDEN CENTRE
Shopping location
www.pontarddulaisgardencentre.co.uk

WWT LLANELLI WETLAND CENTRE
Research scene
www.wwt.org.uk

 

EPISODE 21: Vikki Livsey, Darwen

DARWEN DASHERS
Contributors in filming
www.dashers.org.uk

DARWEN FURNITURE & GIFTS
Shopping trip
www.darwenfurniture.com

DOLLY’S TEA ROOM
Game plan chat
www.darwenfurniture.com/tea-room

MEADOWCROFT FARM BED & BREAKFAST
Comparison property
www.meadowcroftfarm.co.uk

MUSBURY FABRICS
Shopping trip
www.musburyfabrics.co.uk

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk

THE AINSCOW HOTEL
Lisa’s iPad research scene
www.theainscow.com

WITTON COUNTRY PARK
Lisa’s research scene
www.blackburn.gov.uk/Pages/Witton-Country-Park-.aspx

STEPHEN STEWART
Painting and decorating
www.stephenstewart.co.uk

 

Monday 4 – Friday 8 July

 

EPISODE 20: JULES GRIFFITHS – LEDBURY

 

CALLOWAY LTD
Landscape contractor
rich@calloway.ltd.uk 

CHANG THAI
Game plan chat location
www.thailudlow.co.uk

FOREST OF DEAN COUNCIL
GV’s of Newent and Forest of Dean
www.fdean.gov.uk 

FORESTRY COMMISSION
GV’s
www.forestry.gov.uk/forestofdean

HILLSIDE GYPSY CARAVANS
Comparison property
www.hillsidegypsycaravanholidays.co.uk 

HOLLOW ASH HUTS
Research location
www.hollowash.co.uk

JONATHAN GRINSTEAD
Photographer

NATSOL
Research compost toilets
www.natsol.co.uk

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk

THE DOME GARDEN
Research location
www.domegarden.co.uk 

THE KINGS HEAD HOTEL
Lisa’s iPad review and research scene
www.kingshead.co.uk 

TRIOSCAPE GARDEN CENTRE
Shopping location
www.trioscape.co.uk

 

EPISODE 19: Paul Spencer, Shepshed

 

DUNELM
Shopping trip
www.dunelm.com

EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT
Lisa’s research trip
www.eastmidlandsairport.com 

LRS LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLAND SPORTS
Marketing Scene
www.lrsport.org 

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk 

THE FALCON INN
Comparison property
www.falconlongwhatton.co.uk

VISIT ENGLAND
Provided Test Guest
www.visitbritain.org

 

EPISODE 18: Laura and Graham Jolliffe, Preston

 

BARTON GRANGE GARDEN CENTRE
Shopping trip
www.bartongrange.co.uk 

BOWLAND WILD BOAR ANIMAL PARK
Lisa research scene
www.wildboarpark.co.uk 

COCKLESTORM FENCING
Fencing
www.cocklestorm.com 

CURLY KALE
Research trip – Website advice
www.curlykale.net 

FERRARI’S COUNTRY HOUSE
Comparison property
www.ferrariscountryhouse.co.uk

THE SPACE CENTRE
Research trip
www.thespacecentre.org 

STEPHEN STEWART
Painting and decorating
www.stephenstewart.co.uk

WALLPAPER DIRECT
Donated Albany Marble Wallpaper
www.wallpaperdirect.com 

EVERGREEN DIRECT
Donated living walls
www.evergreendirect.com 

MATHMOS
Donated Projector
www.mathmos.co.uk 

BARTON GRANGE
Donated outdoor plants
www.bartongrange.co.uk 

COCKLESTORM FENCING
Fencing suppliers
www.cocklestorm.com

 

EPISODE 17: Lee and Hilary Spicer, Worthing

 

BREWERS
Shopping scene
www.brewers.co.uk

CRAFTS & HOME
Shopping trip
www.candh.co.uk 

HILL BARN GOLF CLUB
Marketing trip
www.hillbarngolf.com

HISBE
Shopping scene
www.hisbe.co.uk 

JOHN HARVEY TAVERN
Game plan chat
www.johnharveytavern.co.uk 

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk 

MARTIN’S WOOD FARM
Research trip
www.martins-wood-chickens.co.uk 

SKYHOUSE ECO CHIC B&B
Comparison property
www.skyhousesussex.com

SIX
Food hygiene lesson and sampling breakfast
www.sixbrighton.com 

THE ORCHARD CAFÉ
Lisa iPad research scene
www.theorchardcafeworthing.com

 

EPISODE 16: Jane Rees and Greg Halligan, Merseyside

 

J & D REMOVALS
Removal services
www.jdremovals.com

MEREBROOK HOUSE
Comparison property
www.merebrookhouse.co.uk

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk

SHIVERPOOL
Lisa iPad research
www.shiverpool.co.uk

TERRY TANG DESIGNER CAKES
Catering providers
www.terrytangdesignercakes.co.uk 

THE WOMENS ORGANISATION
Market research and social media training
www.thewomensorganisation.org.uk

AMORINI ANTIQUES
Shopping trip
www.amoriniantiquescentre.co.uk

 

Monday 27 – Friday 1 July


EPISODE 15: Alan Diamond – Birmingham

 

BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY
Vox Pops
www.bcu.ac.uk

EXPERT CLEANERS 4 U
Professional cleaners
www.expertcleaning4u.co.uk

GRAFFITTI ARTIST.COM
Artist
www.graffitiartist.com

NOCT OFFS
Shopping location
www.noctoffs.com

STEPHEN STEWART
Professional painter and decorator
www.stephenstewart.co.uk 

THE OLD CROWN PUB
Comparison property
www.theoldcrown.com

192.COM
www.192.com

 

EPISODE 14: Laura Pilley – Telford

 

BARNUTOPIA
Research location
www.barnutopia.com

ENGLISH HERITAGE
www.english-heritage.org.uk

GOOD TIMES BISTRO
Game plan chat location
www.goodtimesbistro.co.uk

HOO FARM ANIMAL KINGDOM
Research location
www.hoofarm.com

IRONBRIDGE ANTIQUES, ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTRE
Research location
www.lancingperch.com

MERCURE TELFORD MADELEY COURT HOTEL
Research location
www.hotels-telford.com

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk

QUIRKYACCOM
Research interview
www.quirkyaccom.com

TELFORD & WREKIN COUNCIL
www.telford.gov.uk

THE RANGE
Shopping trip location
www.therange.co.uk

 

EPISODE 13: Debbie Pugh-Jones – Golant

 

FOWEY RIVER GALLERY
Research location
www.foweyrivergallery.co.uk

CORNWALL COUNCIL
www.cornwall.gov.uk

JOHN BRENTON
Artist
www.johnbrenton.co.uk

GORDON HUNT
Research location
www.gordon-hunt.co.uk

THE GOOD DOG GUIDE
Research website
www.thegooddogguide.com

DOG FRIENDLY
Research website
www.dogfriendly.co.uk 

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk 

THE SHIP INN
Game plan location
www.shipfowey.co.uk 

LANHYDROCK HOTEL AND SPA
Lisa iPad research location
www.lanhydrockhotel.com

TREVANION GUEST HOUSE
Comparison property
www.trevanionguesthouse.co.uk

 

EPISODE 12: Lisa and Simon Oliver – Chichester

 

CHERRY END B&B
Comparison property
www.chichesterbedandbreakfast.net

CHICHESTER FESTIVAL THEATRE
Research location
www.cft.org.uk

FONTWELL PARK RACECOURSE
Research trip
www.fontwellpark.co.uk

NORFOLK ARMS HOTEL
Lisa iPad research location
www.norfolkarmsarundel.com

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk

SOUTHERN HOME FURNISHINGS
Shopping location
www.shfurnishings.co.uk

 

EPISODE 11: Ian Mutch – Glastonbury


DAISY CENTRE

Research location
www.daisycentres.com

FOUR SEASONS CLEANING
Professional cleaners
www.four-seasons-cleaning.com

THE GLASTONBURY TOWNHOUSE

Comparison property
www.glastonburytownhouse.co.uk

HAWTHORNS HOTEL
Lisa iPad research location
www.hawthornshotel.com

HOUSE OF TEA AND CHI

Lisa iPad research location
www.glastonburyacupuncture.co.uk

MELHUISH AND SAUNDERS
Building contractors
www.melhuishandsaundersltd.com

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk

STONE AGE
Lisa’s crystal treatment location
www.stoneage.co.uk

THE SWAN HOTEL – BEST WESTERN PLUS
Research location
www.swanhotelwells.co.uk

YING YANG OF GLASTONBURY
Shopping scene
www.yinyang.org

 

Monday 20 – Friday 24 June

 

EPISODE 10: BENN REYNOLDS AND NICK DAY – BREDON, GLOUCESTERSHIRE


BROADWAY TOWER

Photography location
www.broadwaytower.co.uk

CHELTENHAM RACECOURSE

Marketing research
www.cheltenham.thejockeyclub.co.uk

DEER PARK WEDDINGS
Marketing research
www.deerparkweddings.co.uk

DOWNS VIEW B&B
Comparison property
www.upperbeeding.com

HANOVER HOUSE LUXURY BED AND BREAKFAST CHELTENHAM
Comparison property
www.hanoverhouse.org

NETTL OF GLOUCESTER
Business card location
www.absolutecreativemarketing.co.uk

THE CROWN PUB KEMBERTON
Research location
www.thecrownkemberton.co.uk

 

EPISODE 9: CARLA TER MAAT – NEWHAVEN

 

CHARLIE’S SWEET EMPORIUM
Shopping location
www.charliessweets.co.uk 

ENGLAND AT HOME
Shopping location
www.englandathome.com

HILLCREST CENTRE
Lisa iPad research location
www.hillcrestcentre.co.uk

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk

PLUMPTON COLLEGE
Research location
www.plumpton.ac.uk 

STAY LEWES
B&B Website
www.staylewes.org 

THE HOPE INN
Research location
www.hopeinnnewhaven.co.uk

THE OLD SCHOOL GUEST HOUSE
Comparison property
www.theoldschoolguesthousedenton.co.uk

 

EPISODE 8: IAIN AND ANGELA MINNS – REIGATE

 

BELFRY CARS
Research trip
www.belfrycars.com

GATWICK GUEST HOUSE ASSOCIATION
Research trip
www.gatwick-guesthouses.co.uk

KAREN & CHRIS’ AIR BNB PROPERTY
Comparison property
www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/7932280?s=DUX6H8lR

PARTNER FOR PRINT LTD
Business card location
www.partnersforprint.co.uk

ROSEMEAD GUEST HOUSE
Research location
www.rosemeadguesthouse.co.uk

TAYLORS REMOVALS
Removal men
www.taylorsremovals.co.uk

THE BARNS HOTEL
Lisa iPad research location
www.barnshotelbedford.co.uk

THE LAWN GATWICK GUEST HOUSE
Research trip
www.lawnguesthouse.co.uk

 

EPISODE 7: JOCELYN CRAWFORD – BRUTON, SOMERSET


AT THE CHAPEL
Shopping location
www.atthechapel.co.uk

BEAN SHOT CAFÉ
Lisa iPad research location
www.beanshot.co.uk

GILLINGHAM SUITE AND BED CENTRE
Shopping location
www.suitesandbeds.co.uk

GODMINSTER VINTAGE
Shopping location
www.godminster.com

OUT OF EDEN
Hospitality supplies
www.outofeden.co.uk

PHILLIPS AND SKINNER
Research trip
www.phillipsandskinner.com

SEXEY’S SCHOOL
Research trip
www.sexeys.somerset.sch.uk 

THE WING, BRUTON
Comparison property
www.thewingbruton.co.uk

 

EPISODE 6: IRENE AND KISHAN TAKAHASHI – NEWPORT 


DEWSTOW GARDENS
Inspiration location
www.dewstowgardens.co.uk

LEWIS BALLARD LIMITED
Research trip
www.lewisballard.co.uk

MARENGHI’S
Game plan chat
www.facebook.com/MarenghisItalian

PARC PANTRY
Shopping tea trip
www.parcpantry.co.uk

RAMADA RESORT CWRT BLEDDYN HOTEL AND SPA
Lisa research location
www.ramanda.com/hotels

SHABBEY ROAD RECORDING STUDIOS
Studio location
www.shabbeyroad.com

192.COM
www.192.com

 

Monday 11 – Friday 15 June

 


EPISODE 5: LUKE BAINES – SALFORD


BLACK DOG BALLROOM
Backstory location
www.blackdogballroom.co.uk

THE SHACK BAR AND GRILL
Game plan chat
www.shackbarandgrill.co.uk

WALRUS
Design inspiration location
www.walrusmanchester.com

INSITU ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE
Shopping trip
www.insitumanchester.com

THE WHISKEY JAR
Research trip
www.thewhiskeyjar.com

THE AINSCOW HOTEL AND SPA
Lisa iPad research location
www.theainscow.com/index.php

DEAF INSTITUTE
Research trip
www.thedeafinstitute.co.uk

RUBY LOUNGE
Research trip
www.therubylounge.com

STEPHEN STEWART
Painting and decorating
www.stephenstewart.co.uk

NIGHT AND DAY CAFÉ
Research trip
www.nightnday.org

192.COM
www.192.com

 

EPISODE 4: JAMES AND PETRINA PUGH – RUDFORD

 

DUNELM MILL
Shopping trip
www.dunelm.com

NATURE IN ART
Marketing interview
www.nature-in-art.org.uk

ANGEL FISH
Demonstrating online booking platform
www.angelfishsoftware.co.uk

 

EPISODE 3: PHIL AND LINDA KING – ELSTOW, BEDFORD


THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE
Comparison property
www.breakfastinbeds.co.uk

DUNELM
Shopping trip
www.dunelm.com

THE PLOUGH AT BOLNHURST
Game plan chat
www.bolnhurst.com

THE BARNS HOTEL
Lisa iPad research
www.barnshotelbedford.co.uk

THE ST HELENA RESTAURANT
Research location
www.sthelenarestaurant.co.uk

ELSTOW TEA GARDEN
Website research
www.elstowteagarden.weebly.com 

 

EPISODE 2: AUDREY DEMBINSKI – LEYTON


THE RUSKIN HOTEL
Comparison property
www.ruskinhotels.co.uk

ADAMS AND SONS
Instore Visit
www.bedsbedsbeds.net

PRIMEVIEW
Vox pops
www.primeviewsetates.com

ALL YOU READ IS LOVE
Game plan chat
www.allyoureadislove.com

192.COM
www.192.com

SUZANNAH PERKINS, THE PINK PAINTER
Painting and decorating
www.thepinkpainter.co.uk

QUEEN ELIZABETH OLYMPIC PARK
Research location
www.queenelizabetholympicpark.co.uk

 

EPISODE 1: ROGER YOUNG – SOMPTING

 

 

SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY
Roger’s research trip to lancing ring
www.southdowns.gov.uk

BRIGHTON CITY AIRPORT
www.flybrighton.com

PERCH CAFÉ
Lisa’s iPad research scene
www.lancingperch.com

DUNELM
Shopping trip location
www.dunelm.com

DOWNS VIEW B&B
Comparison property
www.upperbeeding.com

192.COM
www.192.com

Setting up your own B&B

To B&B The Best aims to give both the homeowners filmed and the programme’s viewers some helpful tips and guidance on setting up a B&B in their homes, but it doesn’t cover all of the rules and regulations involved, which can vary depending on where you live in the country and your personal circumstances.

If you’re thinking of hosting paying guests in your home, we would advise you to carry out your own research and perhaps seek professional advice about some or all aspects of such a venture.

Here are some links which may be helpful to get you started:

https://www.visitengland.com/biz/advice-and-support/businesses/understanding-legislation

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/do-you-have-paying-guests

Help and support: Eating disorders

If you’ve been affected by the issues raised in Karen Carpenter: Goodbye To Love, there are organisations that can help.

Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders and difficulties with food.

It also has an email service and an online one to one service.

Visit the website: www.b-eat.co.uk

Adult Helpline: 0808 801 0677 or email help@b-eat.co.uk

Youthline (u18): 0808 801 0711 or email fyp@b-eat.co.uk