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Top 5 places to eat in Bury

The Clarence Eagle and Child – Ramsbottom The Eagle and Child is an award winning gastropub dedicated to serving the finest locally sourced and seasonal produce; including home-grown vegetables and fresh hen’s eggs from their 'Incredible Edible Beer Garden.' All of these wonderful ingredients are…

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Top 5 buildings

Manchester's top 5 buildings by Sarah-Clare Conlon who blogs at Words & Fixtures about language, literature, arts and culture. UMIST Manchester Modernist Society highlights architectural gems at risk, including the Toast Rack in Fallowfield and parts of the UMIST campus. Tucked in next to the apex…

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Top 5 Vegetarian Restaurants

(Photo: As chosen by Alex Connell, the Principal Tutor of The Vegetarian Society Cookery School. Greens Simon Rimmer’s restaurant is a well-loved establishment for veggies and non-veggies. It’s a great venue for celebrations and when you fancy a treat. One of my…

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Greater Manchester Local Delicacies

Black Pudding A delicacy typically associated with Bury, black pudding is a dark sausage made from pig's blood and fillers such as barley, oats and suet. Can be purchased in a hot boiled form on many local markets, and eaten locally as a takeaway snack dowsed with malt vinegar. If you'd like to…

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Top 5 cookery courses in Manchester

Cooking at home is healthy, thrifty, fun and relaxing. Lots of places in Greater Manchester offer courses that suit all budgets and levels of skill. Cracking Good Food A cooking network based in Chorlton that focuses on teaching people how to cook delicious, healthy, seasonal food from scratch, on a…

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Top 5 Butchers in Greater Manchester

We’ve scoured Greater Manchester for the best butchers, sourcing quality local meat from farms in the Northwest. So treat yourself to some local lamb or regional rump from people who can proudly answer your questions about provenance. Walmsleys of Ramsbottom As well as winning awards, Walmsleys are…

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Top 5 historic Manchester facts

Manchester stories that have shaped the modern world. Rolls Royce In 1904 Frederick Royce produced the first car from his factory in Cooke Street, Hulme. He soon attracted the attention of Charles Rolls and following a meeting in the Midland Hotel, they set up the famous company bearing their names…

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