FOOD & DRINK

THIRST EXTINGUISHERS

What happens when a former firefighter follows his dream? He converts a 1981 Dennis fire engine into a mobile bar and cafe. That’s the story of Paul Weller, who runs The Blue…

HOME-BAKED HERITAGE

On the surface, Mullins is a quaint coffee shop selling hot brews, home-baked cakes and sandwiches. So far, it sounds just the sort of place you find around the towns and neighbourhoods…

SOUP OF THE DAY

Like millions of other people, Lucy Charlesworth found herself furloughed in the first lockdown. So, with unexpected spare time on her hands, she decided to channel her inner-foodie and do something for…

LOVE MEAT TENDER

Nic Betchley bought the former Les Alan butcher shop in Redhill in 2016 after the same family had run it for three generations, going right back to the 1960s. Nic’s old boss…

HOT PLATES

If you feel the name Cullenders is burned into your subconscious, there’s no need for alarm. You’re not going mad; you’re merely observant. Marc and Joelle Cullender have been synonymous with Reigate…

BIKES & BARISTAS

The cycle cafe phenomenon has really taken a grip over the last decade or so, drawing fixie fans, digital nomads and urban hipsters the world over. But things have taken a different…

BAKING BAD

Sarah Simpson’s passion is cakes, and for just over a month she’s been cooking up a storm of brownies and cakes from her mum’s kitchen for her new enterprise, Guilty Bakes. Sarah…

FOOD WITH FEELING

Two Many Cooks is a catering and cafe business that was the brainchild of Joanna Rowlands. After graduating from Leith’s School of Food and Wine school she began a sandwich round and…

COUNTER CULTURE

Despite being a longstanding aficionado of good food and fine coffee, it wasn’t until August 2017 that Paul put his culinary passion to work and changed his way life. Giving up jobs…

CRAFTY PINTS

Hop Stop specialises in craft, classic, and Instagrammable beers to either enjoy in the bar or take home from the shop. But it doesn’t stop at hops, because sommelier-chosen wines and limited-edition…

STABLE DIET

Serving up artisan street food from a converted horse box, Mike Davies wasn’t always a stallion of mobile catering. In fact, he spent 30 years in IT. Like a lot of Redhill…

CURRENT BUNS

Chim Wongprasert unveiled her first Thai eatery when pregnant with daughter, Jade Richmond. Twenty-five years and two restaurants later, Jade and Chim are business partners in the newly-born Eighty Ate Burger. The…