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Ale festival continues this weekend in selected Wimbledon pubs

Surrey Comet: The Prince of Wales pub in Wimbledon

2:33pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Ale festival continues this weekend in selected Wimbledon pubs

Talented students add new cocktail into the mix

Surrey Comet: The winning team, Aquila, from Epsom's Glyn School

5:30am Saturday 5th April 2014

Entrepreneurial students are in talks to have a unique cocktail they designed go into production.

Wallington cabbie set for TV fame as London's newest food critic

Surrey Comet: Food junkie: Joey Bone will tour London's eateries in his cab

9:28am Thursday 27th March 2014

A cabbie who knows London's eateries as well as he knows its streets is to star as TV's latest food critic.

Produce aplenty at Walton Farmers' Market

Surrey Comet: Tasty: the Farmers' Market at Walton

2:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

The ever-popular farmers’ market will once again fill the Heart shopping centre, offering a vast range of products.

On the Ale Trail - Wandsworth Beer Festival set for sixth year

Surrey Comet: On the Ale Trail - Wandsworth Beer Festival set for sixth year

10:04am Monday 24th March 2014

Wandsworth Beer Festival returns for the sixth year running with more breweries than ever before, writes Michael Greenfield.

Day out in Margate: top five things to do

Surrey Comet: Top five things to do in Margate

10:56am Thursday 27th February 2014

Where else but Margate can you enjoy mouth-watering cheeses washed down with cider, the works of Turner set against the sea and a mysterious grotto made of shells?

Three course meal made of food waste to be served in Tooting

Surrey Comet: Food For Thought: ‘Shepherds Pie’

1:52pm Monday 17th February 2014

A new charity is tackling poverty by providing meals made out of unwanted food.

Hampton Court Palace to reopen royal chocolate kitchens

Surrey Comet: Choctastic: rediscovered royal delights at Hampton Court Palace

5:00am Sunday 16th February 2014

Hampton Court Palace will open its rediscovered royal chocolate kitchens to the public this week, almost 300 years since they were last used.

Chateau Morden? Vineyard succeeding in unlikely setting

Surrey Comet: Brain Cooper is waiting for the spring when his vineyard will again flourish

5:00am Thursday 23rd January 2014

Wine lovers who look to Italy, France and Spain to stock their cellars will be surprised to learn Morden is home to a thriving vineyard producing hundreds of bottles every year.

Five of the best detoxing food and drinks

Surrey Comet: Christmas survival tips from Bexley bootcamp expert

8:54am Wednesday 22nd January 2014

EVERYONE tries to detox in January, but it’s not the easiest.

Recipe: Fruity Celery Juice

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Fruity Celery Juice

7:10am Wednesday 1st January 2014

Blended celery juice is thought to help a good night’s sleep because of the vitamins, mineral salts and nutrients it contains. This fruity version which packs a punch thanks to the peppery radishes is also a great way to start the day.

Grab yourself a cocktail at new Havana bar

Surrey Comet: A Havana cocktail

11:04am Friday 13th December 2013

A new bar is promising to bring the true spirit of Cuba to the heart of Crystal Palace.

Wanda reviews The 3 Monkeys Bar, Balham

Surrey Comet: Potent cocktails

1:00pm Friday 6th December 2013

The 3 Monkeys Bar asks visitors to leave their troubles at the door.

Saints and Sinners leads the juicing revolution in Petts Wood

Surrey Comet: There is a range of healthy juices and smoothies

2:45pm Friday 29th November 2013

ORPINGTON gym-bunnies can now get their juice on at an innovative new cafe in Orpington.

Pop into Little Nan's Bar in Deptford to try her 103-year-old drink recipes

Surrey Comet: Pop into Little Nan's Bar in Deptford to try her 103-year-old drink recipes

4:56pm Thursday 28th November 2013

A DEPTFORD bar is unleashing its 103-year-old drink recipes on customers for Christmas.

Londoners sip their first drink at 7pm and prefer champagne at Christmas, according to report

Surrey Comet: Londoners sip their first drink at 7pm and prefer champagne at Christmas

4:14pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

LONDONERS sip their first drinks at 7pm and it is likely to be sour, according to a new report.

WIN a chance to make your homebrew with the ale experts

Surrey Comet: Mark Russell and Simon Dale, the Cronx brewers

10:30am Thursday 14th November 2013

There is nothing quite like sitting by a roaring log fire during the winter months with a pint of real ale in hand.

Bottoms up for thousands of drinkers at the Twickenham beer and cider festival

Surrey Comet: Naked ladies beers by the fountains

5:20am Friday 25th October 2013

The 13th annual Twickenham Beer and Cider Festival was first port of call for more than 2,000 happy drinkers last weekend.

Forest Hill curry house crowned Britain's best Indian restaurant

Surrey Comet: Staff at Babur which has been crowned Britain's best Indian restaurant

1:01pm Monday 21st October 2013

A FOREST Hill curry house has been crowned Britain’s best Indian restaurant and the first ever to score a sizzling full marks by a panel of secret judges.

Drink and dance with a view at Zinc nightclub which stands 31 floors high

Surrey Comet: The interior of Zinc

5:56pm Tuesday 15th October 2013

FOR A drink and dance with unparalleled views, try cradling a cocktail on a dance floor situated 31 floors high.

Raft of American and British beers on offer at 16-day festival

Surrey Comet: The Assembly Rooms, in Epsom, will be holding a 16-day beer festival

5:00am Sunday 13th October 2013

Fancy drinking an extremely self-conscious ale or the world’s biggest liar?

Twentieth Wallington Beer Festival begins this weekend

Surrey Comet: The Hope in Carshalton

5:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013

Sample the best of the area's real ale and cider this weekend.

News Shopper night out at Rise Superclub in Leicester Square

Surrey Comet: Review of Rise Superclub night club in Leceister Square

2:10pm Wednesday 18th September 2013

WHO better to send on a saucy, laser-lit night out in the West End than Petts Wood’s own dancing dream team of News Shopper reporters?

Review: Mr Fogg's quirky Mayfair bar for novelty night out

Surrey Comet: Review: Mr Fogg's quirky Mayfair bar

11:50am Tuesday 17th September 2013

“Leave your rank with your sword at the door”.

Great Greenwich Burger Off cancelled

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Lamb & Sweetfire® beetroot burgers with feta

2:30pm Tuesday 10th September 2013

BURGER fans will be disappointed as the Great Greenwich Burger Off has been cancelled.

Gold rush: Choosing a good chardonnay

Surrey Comet: Gold rush: Choosing a good chardonnay

Fancy a drink? Our drinks columnist Sam Wylie-Harris rediscovers the fruity charms of a good chardonnay.

VIDEO: Croydon barman attempts the perfect summer cocktail

Surrey Comet: Simon Minien demonstrates cocktail skills.

6:00am Wednesday 24th July 2013

The sun is shining, the BBQ is sizzling, the music is playing, all you need is a perfect summer cocktail to wash everything down.

Hither Green wine lover sets up club - and pop-up restaurant

Surrey Comet: Hither Green wine lover sets up club - and pop-up restaurant

9:50am Tuesday 23rd July 2013

RAISE a glass to wine lover Daniel Jackson, whose interest led him to start up a wine club in Hither Green – and he’s just branched out into food too.

Cocktail of the month: The Belvedere Independent Lady

Surrey Comet: Cocktail of the month: The Belvedere Independent Lady

8:55am Friday 19th July 2013

WE’VE chosen this month’s cocktail for no other reason than it has Belvedere in the title – otherwise it’s just a lovely summery drink.

Luxury hot chocolate cafe Cocoba coming to Bluewater

Surrey Comet: Clocking On: Vibe goes up against your internal body clock

2:39pm Thursday 18th July 2013

LUXURY hot chocolate brand Cocoba will open its first chocolate café outside London at Bluewater this autumn.

Recipe: Radish Bloody Mary

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Radish Bloody Mary

7:10pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

A delicious Bloody Mary recipe complete with retro celery sticks and the requisite balance of fresh and bold flavours. This can be made to taste depending on your guest. The addition of the radish rubbing shoulders with the lime presents a really effective new twist to a classic drink.

Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, prosecco, Campari, elderflower and mint cocktail

Surrey Comet: Recipe: Sweet Eve strawberry, prosecco, Campari, elderflower and mint cocktail

10:00am Monday 15th July 2013

This cocktail is a delicious and beautiful drink to get the party started. The flavours of summer - strawberry, elderflower and mint - add sweetness and colour to fizzy, dry Prosecco and the slight bitterness of Campari.

It ticks all the boxes: Pubspy visits The George in Croydon

Surrey Comet: The George

10:10am Wednesday 10th July 2013

The George Pub is, as a Wetherspoons outlet, pretty much the same as all the others you go to, but it serves an excellent use.

VIDEO: A sommelier's Tour De France

5:15pm Tuesday 9th July 2013

AS CHRIS Froome slogs his way up a mountain in the name of Great Britain, you can sit and watch another type of Tour de France.

Resurgent real ale proves just the tonic for recession-hit pub industry

Surrey Comet: Hoppy ending: Microbreweries are doing a thriving trade

10:39am Tuesday 2nd July 2013

Sipping a drink under the summer sun or while cuddled up by a log fire is a favourite way to spend an evening for many of us. But our choice of tipple is changing.

Head down to Hersham for beer festival fun

Surrey Comet: Drinking fun: Happening in Hersham

7:00am Monday 1st July 2013

Good beer and jolly times are promised as real ale, live music and stand-up comedy come together.

VIDEO Cocktail of the month: The Bramble

Surrey Comet: Cocktail of the month: The Bramble

12:03pm Wednesday 19th June 2013

Enjoy this classic summery gin-based drink with a blackberry finish with a recipe courtesy of Henry’s Cafe Bar.

Sydenham's Millennium Tandoori manager overjoyed after takeaway crowned nation's best

Surrey Comet: Manager Kamal Ahmed puts his success down to hard work

11:58am Wednesday 19th June 2013

THE manager of a Sydenham Indian is ‘flying in the sky’ with happiness after winning Britain’s best takeaway.

VIDEO: Food lovers flock to Clapham Common Foodies Festival

Surrey Comet: Ed Baines giving a talk on Italian cooking

2:00pm Monday 10th June 2013

Food lovers flocked to Clapham Common to take part in a festival celebrating the culinary industry.

Get ready for Wimbledon

Surrey Comet: Get ready for Wimbledon

Wimbledon is just weeks away and Belvedere Vodka would like to share a sweet and refreshing long drink recipe with tennis fans and cocktail drinkers, to celebrate the coming of the world's oldest tennis tournament.

Revamped Epsom pub The Rifleman stocks up on authentic cask ale

Surrey Comet: The Rifleman, on East Street, Epsom, is back in business with a new range of authentic ales and a focus on locally-sourced food and drink

4:00pm Monday 3rd June 2013

A revamped Epsom pub with a new focus on authentic cask ale and locally-sourced food and drink is back in business.

Celebrate Eagles' promotion at Crystal Palace Beer Festival

Surrey Comet: The Cronx brewers Mark Russell and Simon Dale with the Crystals.

12:00pm Friday 31st May 2013

The promotion celebrations are continuing at Crystal Palace this weekend as they hold their third Beer Festival tomorrow.

One in ten Kingston food providers must improve hygiene standards

Surrey Comet: Zero-rating: Dallas Chicken and Ribs in Clarence Street was given the lowest rating last year

7:30am Friday 31st May 2013

Special report: More than one in ten food providers in Kingston need to improve their hygiene standards – with 78 requiring ‘urgent’ or ‘major’ improvement.

French market coming to Epsom

Surrey Comet: Recipes: French Crepes with Pink Lady Apples

6:00am Monday 27th May 2013

A taste of all things French will be coming to Epsom market.

Live celebrity cook-off with Cheryl Baker at Epsom Playhouse

Surrey Comet: Cheryl Baker will be taking part in a live celebrity cook-off at Epsom Playhouse

6:00am Saturday 25th May 2013

A live celebrity cook-off with Bucks Fizz legend Cheryl Baker will be staged at the Epsom Playhouse for the very first time.

Cocktail of the month: The Key West Cooler

Surrey Comet: Cocktail of the month: The Key West Cooler

1:41pm Thursday 23rd May 2013

STAY cool this month with this colourful, fruity number from the experts at Henry’s Cafe Bar in Bromley.

Wacky Tolworth food festival could be next on the menu

Surrey Comet: Robin Hutchinson

6:30am Thursday 23rd May 2013

Foodies hope to take over Tolworth and Thames Ditton next year as plans for the second Surbiton Food Festival take off.

Review: Hardy's Freehouse, Greenwich

Surrey Comet: Review: Hardy's Freehouse

3:06pm Wednesday 22nd May 2013

IF FILM directors are looking for a good old-fashioned boozer for a set, they could do worse than Hardy’s Freehouse.

Tickets running out for Crystal Palace beer festival at Selhurst Park

Surrey Comet: Cronx brewers Simon Dale and Mark Russell with the Crystals

6:04pm Monday 20th May 2013

The Crystal Palace Beer Festival is back for a third time this year and it is expected to be bigger than ever this weekend.

Come for the burger, stay for the scotch egg: Review of Ben's Canteen, Battersea

Surrey Comet: REVIEW: Ben's Canteen, St John's Hill

6:30am Thursday 16th May 2013

Ben's Canteen, in St John's Hill, Battersea, has fast gained a reputation for bringing delicious food to South London.

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