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Tuck into our page of Food Bites which brings you the latest news on our restaurants, rural country inns, chefs and local artisan producers who all make Preston and the Fylde a region of outstanding gastronomy

New tastes
A new Syrian Bistro has opened in Leyland as part of a unique Syrian refugee resettlement programme. The idea behind the launch is to encourage resettled families to share their culture through food and entertainment while working and socialising amongst the local communities. The programme is led by South Ribble Borough Council and Brothers of Charity.

Freshly made
Spain-based AMC Group has created 100 jobs in Skelmersdale with the opening of a £11m factory purpose-built to produce freshly-squeezed juice and a variety of healthy foods. Construction of the new 55,000 sq ft site began in February 2018 and production of dairy-free products, baby food and soups started in August. After further development, the new juice facility has recently begun production, and is now capable of squeezing 960 oranges per minute.

Holiday Hunger
A Hoghton-based community charity is hosting a Children’s Fantasy Festival to help support South Ribble families who suffer from Holiday Hunger. Instead of payment for entry to the festival, Gregson Green is asking for donations of non-perishable food items or toiletries. Donations gathered at the event will be delivered to Home-Start Central Lancs. The Chorley-based charity will then create food parcels to distribute to families in need this summer throughout Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire.

Shaken not stirred
A new cocktail bar is open in Winckley Street. Lonely People is the new venture for Serena Baxter and Paul Harrison, who together own Room 32 in Guildhall Street. The pair has teamed up with bartender Kevin Dunlop, who has spent the past 10 years perfecting his mixology skills. It aims to take you out of the ordinary and into a world of experimental cocktail making.

Best restaurant
A restaurant that clocked up two Michelin stars within two years of opening, has been crowned the best in the UK, as more restaurants in the north of England and Scotland gained plaudits in the National Restaurant Awards than ever before. Moor Hall in Aughton, which offers seasonal modern British cuisine in an unstuffy country house setting, is one of 23 north of England and Scottish eateries named in Restaurant magazine’s top 100 after its annual poll.

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