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  • National Fish & Chips Day 2019

    The nation's favourite dish, Fish & Chips, is so iconic it's been recognised with its own National Day to be celebrated each year! Taking place on the first Friday in June, this year on the 7th, the celebration of this quintessentially British dish is supported by retailers, pubs and restaurants, fishermen and farmers and of course fish & chips shops across Britain. The aim of the dish having its own day is to give it the recognition it deserves whilst maintaining its prominence as the nation's…

  • Father's Day Gift Ideas

    Father's Day is fast approaching and you're probably wondering what gift you can give your dad to show him how much he means to you. It can be difficult choosing a present especially when they tell you not to bother and they don't want anything. Don't fret, this blog is full of inspiration and ideas for gifts, no matter his hobbies, age or interests.   Unique Food Gifts A food-related gift will always be well received and appreciated. From a box of chocolates to a food hamper, there are so many…

  • Weber BBQ Demonstrations

    Get inspired and become a BBQ expert with the Weber Cooking Course. After recently taking place in our Llantrisant store, the event is back, this time in Cross Hands and Melksham. Learn how to master different types of Weber barbeques whilst learning how to make delicious BBQ recipes, ranging from snacks to main meals. Sounds tempting? We know. Here's all the info you need: The next event will be held in our Cross Hands Store, 1st June 13:00 - 16:00. The following week, on the 7th June our Melksham…

  • AEG Live at Leekes Llantrisant

    Discover how you can take taste further at home with AEG this January. If your New Year's resolution is to improve upon your home cooking, or simply to cook more often, come and join us at Leekes Llantrisant on Saturday 5th January for in-store demonstrations from our AEG expert - Penny Rumford. The fun and informative day will involve live cooking demonstrations featuring a selection of recipes from Penny, including the following: Sundried Tomato Bruschetta Bacon and Onion Mini Quiches Cheese…

  • Seasonal Bites - August

    Fully embrace the summer and gorge on the wonderful array of seasonal produce that's on offer while they're at their ultimate prime. Fruit Apricot - These juicy fruits are packed with so much goodness as they are a source of vitamin A and are also rich in fibre and potassium. Blackberry - These popular forest berries are not only perfect for smoothies and juices but can also be scattered on top of desserts to add more flavour and texture. Fig - A very versatile fruit that works for both sweet…

  • Seasonal Bites- June

    As we make the transition from Spring to Summer, now is the best time to eat fresh, local produce. Follow our handy list below to incorporate these seasonal bites into your meals. Vegetables Broad Beans- Not only are broad beans an excellent source of protein and fibre- they are also delicious. Add them to salads and as an accompanying side to a Sunday roast to really get their benefits. Mangetout- Perfect to throw into stir-fry's when you want to add that extra crunch, mangetout's can also be…

  • Our Top 10 Summer Dining Must Haves

    Why not make the most of the gorgeous weather and take your dine in the outdoors by hosting a dinner party in your garden, or even organising a sophisticated picnic? At Leekes, we've got you covered with the Santorini Pic Nic collection that offers you everything from salad bowls, pitchers to cooler bags to ensure that your food stays nice and fresh. The  Maxwell & Williams Boho collection boasts designs that are heavily inspired by Mexico with bold hues of blues, clean whites and terracotta…

  • Get Ready to Embrace Wimbledon

    With the sun finally rearing it’s head, it feels as though summer is on its way. And what better way to spend a typically British summer than with the tennis? That’s right, it is almost that time again - get the garden games and Pimms at the ready because Wimbledon is here. Ensure you are ready to embrace Wimbledon and all it has to offer with a tennis themed party this summer. You don't have to be sports mad to enjoy Wimbledon and all its glory. We’ve listed some of our favourite ideas…

  • Get Ready for Afternoon Tea Week

    Whether you're situated in a cosy café or in the comfort of your own home, there is something quintessentially British about devouring an afternoon tea with copious amounts of freshly brewed tea with your loved ones. To honour our most beloved beverage, us Brits have dedicated a whole week to the wonderful art of Afternoon Tea. Think finger sandwiches all layered with the most delicious fillings, generous slices of homemade cake and, of course, scones adorningly topped with layers of jam and fresh…

  • The Perfect Picnic

    This Summertime, create the perfect picnic atmosphere and enjoy the sunshine with our range of beautiful Santorini Pic Nic collection that oozes a vibrant, blue Mediterranean aesthetic. From plates, bowls and cups to serving pieces and cool bags, this range will have a little something for everyone. What you choose to serve your food on is as important as the food itself, so do it in style with our stunning Santorini Pic Nic collection. To begin, pick a picturesque location where you can relax…

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