Lucy's of Ambleside
"In essence, Lucy's is one person's interests in a diffusion range – Lucy's Specialist Grocers houses the deli, while there's a café and restaurant next door, an affiliated cookery school, a wine-bar franchise and a catering company," says Matthew. "The deli is still the main draw. Triple its original size, much of the produce is baked in the kitchen, with the emphasis on quality Cumbrian fare. You may come here to shop, but you'll likely stay to eat," he warns.
Where: Church Street, Ambleside, Cumbria (01539 432288; www.lucysofambleside.co.uk)