We are very pleased to announce that genuinely hand-made, local beers will be coming to Inspire Cambridge 2018, courtesy of Lord Conrad's Brewery.
Manor House farm in Dry Drayton had a brewhouse many years ago so 'Lord Conrad' felt great to be putting that tradional skill back into a beautiful village, replacing a piece of lost history.
In 2011 the brewery set up in an converted dairy/pig farm building and at the same time drew inspiration from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall a talented writer, broadcaster and campaigner, who is widely known for his uncompromising commitment to seasonal, ethically produced food and has earned a huge following through his River Cottage TV series and books.
The ultimate goal was to source as much as they could from their doorstep, so that every brew has a piece of local produce within. Like honey from Over, and hops from Swavesey, local lavender and herbs.
With every brew Lord Conrad hopes to have pushed your taste buds to limit.
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We are very pleased to announce that British Herb Kitchen is participating in the inaugural Inspire Cambridge, presented by Velvet Magazine.
British Herb Kitchen is on a mission to bring a delicious and nutricious range of forgotten or neglected British herbs back to our tables. Founder Victoria McNeill, after years of cooking and eating all over the world, started looking at Britain's culinary heritage. Why was British food so under-represented?
She made some wonderful discoveries! There was a wide range of interesting and flavoursome herbs that had grown in Britain, in our soil and in our climate, for centuries.
British Herb Kitchen has developed a range of easy-to-use products -pestos, sauces, salts, oils- using our tasty British herbs. To help you rediscover these herbs, British Herb Kitchen provides recipes and growing tips at britishherbkitchen.co.uk
Each month Victoria showcases a 'herb of the month', packing up a direct-delivery box for you, containing that herb to grow, some cut herb to experiment with and a selection of British Herb Kitchen and other hand-picked British artisan products.
Visit the website for more information or find Victoria at Inspire Cambridge!
Selling a unique edit of homeware and fashions, Epiphany in Bishop's Stortford is more than a boutique: tucked at the back of the store, there's a hidden gem of a cafe.
Promoting Epiphany Espresso Bar at Inspire Cambridge, owner Alex Banks will be selling finest Ozone coffee beans, plus a selection of productions from Chilly's, the keep-cup and bottle brand.
"Chilly's mission is to accelerate the adoption and everyday use of reusable products," explains Alex. The brand's metal bottles are not only built to last, thanks to double-walled vacuum technology, they keep drinks hot for 12 hours- and cold for 24. Plus they come in a wide range of chic designs, from on-trend rose-gold metallic to cute avocado print.
"They create products for an active urban lifestyle, with the perfect balance of distinctive style and unrivalled performance," adds Alex. "With Chilly's, staying hydrated has never been so easy or enjoyable."
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We are pleased to announce that Hall & Co. Event Design will be participating in the inaugural Inspire Cambridge, presented by Velvet Magazine.
Hall & Co. is a full-service events company, covering everything from planning to decor, catering to logistics. They provide creative event design for any occasion, large or small; from weddings to product launches, corporate gatherings to photo shoots. They will work with you to create an entirely bespoke, first-class experience from conceptualisation to realisation.
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We are very happy to announce that Pinkster Gin will be showing off their fantastic range of gins and gin-based products at the inaugural Inspire Cambridge presented by Velvet Magazine.
Pinkster Gin came about when founder Stephen realised wine and beer no longer agreed with him. A keen maker of sloe liqueurs and other concoctions, he turned his attention to spirits and started experimenting at home, mashing assorted fruits with different spirit strengths. He wasn't intentionally creating a pink drink, it's just that after working his way through an entire fruit bowl, raspberry delivered the best flavour.
G&J Distillers, one of the world’s oldest gin distilleries, was recruited to the cause. They produce the core spirit with five botanicals to the Pinkster original recipe. They then macerate with a further three botanicals, including fresh, plump raspberries grown locally to their rural base outside Cambridge.
Judging by their growing band of admirers, it certainly seems that people are ready for something a little unusual to tickle their taste buds.
Pinkster makes a refreshingly different G&T, with a delicate flavour appealing both to seasoned gin drinkers and recent converts. Best of all, they recycle the raspberries, albeit slightly intoxicated, and sell them in farm shops and food halls as Boozy Berries and Gin Jam.
Head over to the Pinkster Gin table at Inspire Cambridge presented by Velvet Magazine, to discover the natural gin with a mischievous grin for yourself.