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Phipps NBC

The Albion Brewery 54 Kingswell Street Northampton Northamptonshire NN1 1PR

Phipps Northampton Brewery Company is the oldest and best known name in the local brewing world. Founded in Towcester in 1801, it opened its second and larger brewery in Northampton in 1817. For nearly 175 years the company produced a distinctive range of cask ales headed by the legendary Phipps IPA. After a hostile take over by keg beer kings Watney-Mann, the Northampton Bridge Street Brewery was closed and the site handed over to Carlsberg who brew there to this day. Phipps continued in the form of a regional pub chain, buying in beers from outside the county. In 2004 local management seized the opportunity to take over the brand and turn the company into an independent brewer once more. With the help of a gallant band of old Phipps Bridge Street Brewers and a return to the board of the founding Phipps family, Phipps IPA was put back on the area's bars from 2008. Since then many more iconic and much loved Phipps brews have appeared along with a growing range of new contemporary beeers. In 2014 the business mobed production back to the last surviving part of th eold Phipps brewery complex, the 1884 Albion Brewery in the heart of the old town. Today the building is also home to the Albion Brewery Bar, a popular destination for locals and brewery history enthusiasts alike. After reviving the company's brewing range, attention was turned to Gin production, something Phipps had abandoned as long ago as 1940. Today the wide variety of Phipps gins, distilled in the Albion Brewery, carry the company 's name even farther afield than the beers.

Sol Haven - The Loving Chef

New Manor Farm Harvey Lane Moulton Northamptonshire NN3 7RB

Sol Havens Community Interest Company is a fulfilment of dreams for Sammuel and Natasha and their personal stories have both fueled and directed their passion to make it happen. With the help of volunteers from all over the world, they are creating a community farm based in Moulton, Northampton. Their aim is to connect homeless and vulnerable adults together with Mother Earth, providing a world of nourishment and rejuvenation through improving peoples' mental and physical wellbeing. Offering steps up so others can help themselves, grow, evolve and believe in themselves, to blossom to their greatness while respecting the gift of which Mother Earth has given, so we can all live in harmony with each other and nurture the planet we live on. "Our Purpose in life is to coordinate and orchestrate safe havens to heal, nourish and rejuvenate wholeness and light while connecting with mother earth" They work closely with the Northampton Hope Centre, and other charities and organisations providing training on rural skills, growing, cooking and budgeting enabling people to gain confidence and social skills. They nurture and grow vegetables, herbs and flowers, all of which, are used by their in-house Michelin trained chef Natasha, who creates award-winning beautiful handcrafted Vegan food. She then goes out and attends food festivals, farmers markets, performs cookery demonstrations, keynote speaking and cookery lessons while sharing her knowledge and wisdom. On-site there is a large national lottery-funded Yurt perfect for private hire, bespoke courses, retreats or meditations, corporate days, team building, or your own very special celebration gathering all offered with catering by The Loving Chef. The yurt also opens her doors for a pop-up restaurant on Friday lunch times, where Natasha offers 2 courses, a communal table with an opportunity to meet others and spend time in the like-minded company There are many wellbeing events put on at the farm like yoga, drumming and cooking Master Classes - check out their website for further information. Who is the Loving Chef? As long as Natasha can remember all she ever wanted to do was create passion, texture, colour and taste on a plate and to see peoples delight as they experienced their first mouthfuls of her truly exquisite food. It all started around the age of 10 with Natasha running a small chocolate business supplying local catering businesses with sweet delights. Taking this passion into higher education, Natasha went on to be trained as a Michelin chef and qualified in Cambridge. Her highlight during this time was when she had the honour to serve Steve Hawkins, Lady Diana, Daley Thompson while working in Trinity College and various other hospitality arenas around the country. At the age of 28, Natasha became a restaurateur serving local communities homecooked traditional menus, private parties and outside catering on a large scale, including VIP tent on race days in Newmarket for thousands of guests a day. She took a change in direction around 2003 and became Senior manager of a seafood bar at Stansted airport for Caviar House and Prunier - the market leader worldwide for its unique selection process and the high quality of its caviar, serving thousands of people, kilos of caviar and popping hundreds of champagne corks a day. During this period, she further trained at Ecole Hoteliere Lausanne in Switzerland - widely renowned as the best hotel management school in the world. With a short gap in the hospitality the passion and desire to help others, never waned and her most recent venture is as The Loving Chef, offering TLC for your Soul was created. The Loving Chef’s mission is to nourish, heal and rejuvenate through food, and Natasha now shares her knowledge and wisdom combined with spiritual eating habits to the world, through keynotes at Vegan Life Live events, blogs and social media and cookery demonstrations and one to one lessons. Natasha’s other interests include offering an open community farm in Moulton and eco therapy for the less advantaged, vulnerable including the homeless. With nearly an acre of land, she loves to harvest, prepare, cook and serve in the shortest amount of time, therefore offering the most nutrients and flavour in the dishes she prepares.

Warners Distillery

Falls Farm 34 High Street Harrington Northamptonshire NN6 9NU

Real craft is more than a sticker on a bottle. It’s dirty hands, hard work, full hearts, and a deep love of the land. It’s coming to work every day with a smile on your face and a fire in your belly to make uncompromising, epic gin. Real craft means graft. Real craft keeps you humble. We started in 2012 on our beautiful family farm, with no idea what we were getting ourselves into. We began with the things that matter most and a dream to save the world from mediocre gin. We ended up stripping the industry back to its roots: we became gin farmers. Our gin is crafted with nature. We draw water from our spring, grow the botanicals, and collect fresh honey from our own beehives. We try to keep things local and, as custodians of the land, we harvest with a respect for nature and the community. As we go, we try to give back more than we take: re-sow, replant, rebuild. When it’s time to distil, we question, experiment and invent epic gins, including some never imagined before. We do it in small batches in our gorgeous bespoke copper stills, Curiosity and Satisfaction. We have a lot of fun and think outside the bottle. This is how, after years of planning and months of experimentation, we created our first, award-winning London Dry Gin. Then we pushed further, forging new gins… and whole new categories of gin. Creating world firsts, like our sweet, tangy rhubarb gin. Our gut is our guide, and nature our inspiration. So, raise a glass with us: to craft, to the land, to laughter and loved ones. In the end, those are the things that matter most!

Nobby's Brewing Company Ltd

Unit 2 Cottingham Way Thrapston Northamptonshire NN14 4PL

At Nobbys Brewery we only use Four ingredients, nothing more than a lot of skill and passion are added to the beers.We brew in a totally traditional manner, after all, several hundreds of years of technology can’t be wrong…. Water… This is our main asset, without good water you very rarely get good beer. We have been fortunate to find our source of water is almost perfect for brewing Due to the number of times we have moved we have become experts on water manipulation and can now skillfully recreate any water type from around the world. As a result we get a unique stability, brightness and flavour to our beers. Malt… The main ingredient of our beers and hence one of the most important, specially selected from only U.K. grown barleys. Nobbys use a number of malts from Crisp Malt including roasted, toasted, crystallized and blackened varieties all imparting flavour and colour to our range of beers. Wheat malt is also used to stabalise head retention. Hops… Humulus Lupulus as some old Latin guy called them is a plant much related to cannabis and nettles. We use the flowers of this wonderful plant to impart bitterness and a vast variety of flavours and aromas into our beers. Flavours such as citrus, blackcurrant, earthy and spicy and aromas of oranges, green grass with floral notes are but a few. These along with the malts are part of the brewers paint pallet allowing us to create many uniquely different beers. We source our hops from around the world. Yeast… The hardest workers at the brewery, many billions are employed requiring little more than a good feed of maltose sugars, extracted from the malt and a little love and attention. However we are hard on them, only the very best get to stay with us to help strengthen our unique strain. The very best from the previous brew are placed into the next beer having undergone a full medical under the gaze of the microscope.