Eat, Drink and Forty Winks is about all things food, drink and hotels with a strong emphasis on quality British produce, products and businesses. We aim to point you in the right direction when it comes to picking a hotel to stay at, letting you know about an exciting food or drink product and sharing great recipes with you. If you are interested in eating, drinking and sleeping, this is the place for you!

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About the Blogger

My name is James Bailey, I live in Warwickshire in a small rural village with my fiancé Kate and my Border collie Willow. I am an ex chef having worked in country pubs to a Michelin star hotel so I have a good overview of the catering and hotel industry. Although I no longer work in the industry, my passion for it has not diminished. I still love to cook fresh and exciting food and come up with new dishes. I also love a drink, maybe too much! I am especially interest in gin, Scotch Whisky, real ale, craft beer and English wine. Kate and I also stay at many hotels, be it a special night away or as a base for a holiday. For me hotels are great because it often brings great food and drink together in a relaxed atmosphere or picturesque area.

I am also big on British produce for two reasons; firstly, my family background is in farming and food production with my Grandfather working for Tuckers in Somerset. They were sheep and dairy farmers and also made cheese. My father also worked in farming for many years along with many family friends so I know how hard they work. Secondly, there are so many amazing food and drink producers in Britain and I don’t think we as a country use and celebrate them enough. If we don’t support these businesses they will not be there to sell great British products in the future.

I hope you enjoy the blog and find it useful and of interest.

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Whether a post is sponsored or not all thoughts and opinions are my own. I will not advertise or endorse a product or business that I do not use or believe is great. All information given is correct to my knowledge at the time of the post. All sponsored posts will be stated as such.