Now a resident of the Britain, Bill embarks on a road trip around his new home using institutions like The National Trust and Big House Company and their weekend breaks in historic, unusual or highly desirable properties to explore the UK. Each episode of Tasty Weekends sees Bill entertain friends and family in one of these stunning properties; cooking and eating delicious recipes, and getting his hands dirty as he sources fantastic fresh food for himself. Exploring countryside, coastal areas and those secret locations only known to locals, he’ll meet food producers, cook brilliant food and gain all the local foodie gossip and knowledge.
Bill and the family are going camping but they’re not roughing it. This luxury campsite is in the grounds of the spectacular Layer Marney Tower in Essex and Bill’s in his element cooking outside on a camping stove which is perfect for his quick and easy recipes.
Sun, sea and sand and Bill’s trusty barbecue are the perfect ingredients for the Granger weekend. So Bill is in his element staying in a spectacular house on the stunning beach at Camber Sands in Sussex.
This weekend Bill is in Dartmouth and he’s King of his own castle staying in the Gun Tower of Kingswear castle. Bill’s here to get his hands on Cornwall’s’ fabulous seafood and he couldn’t have picked a better time as a local water festival is in full swing.
This weekend Bill’s in the Cotswolds staying at a former banqueting hall on a Jacobean estate. The perfect location for a foodie weekend. The Gloucester Old Spot pig is the main attraction when Bill throws his version of a medieval banquet for the locals.
Bill is staying in a vertigo inducing water tower on the Sandringham Estate and is inspired to serve up the perfect steak when he gets up close to the Queen’s very own cattle.
Isle of Wight
For this weekend away Bill takes his three daughters to England’s largest Island – the Isle of Wight, which has the reputation of being the most haunted in the world. He arrives by ferry and stays in a bolt-hole with a view of the ocean and gathering ingredients for a spooky feast.
With a hunting lodge on the magnificent Chatsworth Estate as his base Bill tries his hand at clay pigeon shooting and the age old sport of Falconry and makes easy work of game with a delicious lunch of pheasant wrapped in pancetta and also venison bolognaise with polenta.
This weekend Bill Granger is staying in an eco friendly house in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. He tries his hand at the classic Yorkshire Pudding with the help of the local WI, meets a monk who has performed miracles with the Amplethorpe orchard and Bill makes his quick and modern version of the traditional Sunday roast.
Bill Granger might just be staying in the wackiest weekend retreat in the country. His home for the weekend is the House in the Clouds in Suffolk; a local tourist spot that stretches seventy foot into the sky. Bill’s also here to try and catch the first sprat of the season with local fisherman Dean Fryer, take a high speed boat trip and try his hand at the Great British favourite, fish and chips.
Bill Granger’s childhood dream is coming true as this weekend he’s in the beautiful Somerset countryside staying in a tree house but this one has old mod cons. He tracks down one of the country's rare herd of buffalo, with the meat makes the delicious and simple redang curry and then goes to the home of the couple that once owned the luxury label Mulberry to find out about their latest venture; growing walnuts!