Ripley: a pretty village just off the A3 with what seems like more than its fair share of great places to snarf down a good bit of grub, including Muddy Awards finalists Drakes restaurant and Pinnocks cafe. The Talbot Inn, is the latest to join their ranks after a recent potted history.
The pretty 250-year-old inn has recently gone under the scalpel for major facelift surgery, and has come out looking pretty darned spiffy – in a stylish and tasteful manner.
I love food that is easy to prepare and cook, with an end result that gives the impression of great levels of skill and time spent. I admit it, I’m a fraud when it comes to cooking. And cutting corners is probably what I do best.
It’s not surprising then, that I love the spice blends created by Redhill-based Sarah Lazell of Little Spice. I can add a bit of pizazz to my dinners, without any actual effort on my part.
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