Love Local: Valentines in the Ouse Valley

Stay at home and celebrate Valentines whilst supporting local business in the Ouse Valley.

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It might not be all about the grand romantic gestures this year, but you can still celebrate love with your significant other, friends, housemates or yourself from the comfort of your sofa. We have rounded up a selection of treats from around the Ouse Valley, to satisfy a variety of Valentine’s Day cravings. 

The Sun, Felmersham - Valentine’s French Feast:For the classic romantic touch, The Sun in Felmersham is offering a Valentine’s French Feast. This extravaganza includes a variety of options to create your three course meal. Even the more adventurous of dates will be satisfied with frogs’ legs as one of the starter options!

Available Sunday 14th February, via collection. £32 per person. www.thesunfelmersham.com143257749_3468200703309580_2555625973548573106_n.jpg

The Red Lion,  Stevington - Hearty Three Course Meal: Including a bottle of house red, white or fizz, The Red Lion will be serving a three course meal, centred around a Wellington (beef or mushroom) for the main course. A hearty warming feast using the finest local ingredients, with the option to order for one or two people. 

Available Friday 12th and Saturday 13th February, via collection. £25 per person. www.redlionstevington.co.uk145877784_1053273095184127_8977327408298965309_o.jpg

Browns of Stagsden - Cheese Board: The ultimate comforting adventure. Break out the red wine and take a tasting journey through the variety of cheese that Browns of Stagsden has to offer. Our personal recommendations are Blue Monday, Brie de Mieux and Vacherin Mont D’or (all subject to availability). If you’re not able to be with your partner this year, Browns are also offering gift cards. Certainly, one to make your significant other melt, without the need for cheesy pick up lines...

Order 24-48 hours before collection, opening hours 10-3 Tuesday to Saturday. www.brownsofstagsden.co.uk

Top End Farm - Steak Night:Cooking is a great way to spend quality time together. Top End Farm are offering a Valentine’s Steak Box, with a choice of rump, ribeye, sirloin or fillet steak, including ingredients to create your side dishes fresh from the farm. Top End Farm are also working in association with buds2bloom and are taking orders for Valentine’s flowers. Give them a call and let Top End Farm take care of you.

Call to order and arrange collection, £29.99 (extra charge for fillet steak). Flowers available for collection and delivery. 01234 376426

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The Barn, Cardington - Chocolate Temptations: Pick up a box of eight loose chocolates and a bottle of sparkling wine in a gift bag from their Warden Abbey Vineyard for £28 or treat yourself to their gorgeous hand-decorated heart shaped brownies. If you have more of a savoury palette, The Barn also offer sausage rolls, samosas and scotch eggs to name a few.

Opening times 9-530 Tuesday to Saturday, 10-4 Sunday. Chocolate and wine offer £28, available now until 14th February. www.thebarncardington.com

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Spice things up- Indian Takeaway: The ultimate cosy comfort food for a night in. The Ouse Valley isn’t short of Indian restaurants. If you’re nearer to Harrold, we recommend firm favourite Spices of Paradise, or if you’re closer to Sharnbrook there is the wonderful Spice Tree. Both offer home delivery.

www.spicesofparadise.co.uk or call 01234 721779, www.thespicetreesharnbrook.co.uk or call 01234 782967

One step further… entertainment.

  • Rent a board game from Ready Steady Roll. Keep things exciting with some friendly competition - consider renting a second game too, to keep the kids entertained. www.readysteadyroll.co.uk

  • Missing the theatre? Check out Manimals, a playfully filthy online show, inspired by real-world dates. Live, with audience interaction and gaming, performed over Zoom. tickets are available from The Place Theatre’s online Box Office, and will be streamed 10th - 14th February. www.theplacebedford.org.uk 

  • Unable to celebrate together? Send flowers to a loved one. Local florists offering delivery include buds2bloom (via Top End Farm), Pick-A-Lily in Sharnbrook ( www.pickalily.co.uk) or Daisy May Florists in Bedford (www.daisymayflorist.co.uk).

  • Pamper yourself and your loved one with Mamma TT’s beautiful organic homemade soaps and skin care, in a range of romantic designs. Using unrefined & raw cold pressed oils, butters, edible spices, botanicals and pure essential oils and produced locally.  www.mammattorganics.com

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