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Ben Winstanley

Deputy Editor

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The Pass confirms Tom Kemble as the most talented young chef in the UK

You might not expect to find one of the UK’s best new restaurant in a 19th-century manor house, but that’s exactly what Ben Winstanley discovers at The Pass inside West Sussex’s South Lodge hotel

Obsession 2020: a gastronomic festival like no other

In the serene rolling hills of Lancashire, Ben Winstanley discovers a surprising fortnight-long culinary event bringing together the world’s best chefs

Seabird: the seafood specialists of The Hoxton hotel

Checks out the coolest new seafood spot in London – the aptly named Seabird

Tech tock: the most technically advanced luxury watches

While the mass market may be proliferated by smart watches, the high end is still the domain of Swiss luxury. Ben Winstanley selects the mechanical watches still pushing the boundaries

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: The Judges

From auctioneers and retailers, journalists and collectors, meet this year’s judging panel for the Square Mile Watch Awards 2019

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: Best Complication shortlist

We're looking for the watch that has created the smartest solution, whether that is visual or mechanical, to a watch complication

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: Military-inspired Watch shortlist

Whether it's inspired by military heritage or simply plays on military themes, which watch did it best this year?

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: Technical Innovation shortlist

What technical innovation has moved the world of watchmaking forward most this year?

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: The Icon shortlist

These are the watches we know and love but with a fresh face for 2019. It might be a new complication or a new design entirely, but which icon suits its new guise best?

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: Heritage Watch shortlist

The heritage watch of the year is awarded to the timepiece that has most successfully delved into its archives and given a new lease of life to an old design

PGA European Tour Championship 2019 Preview: Francesco Molinari

Ahead of September’s BMW PGA Championship we look at the year that was of the 2018 champion Francesco Molinari.

"Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow." Massimo Ferragamo chases his dreams

Massimo Ferragamo – youngest scion of the Salvatore Ferragamo dynasty – has gone from fashion mogul to resort pioneer. Ben Winstanley heads to Tuscany to meet one of Italy’s most stylish sons...

Square Mile Watch Awards 2019: Watch of the Year shortlist

This category encompasses the best of the best – what watches did our judges feel made the biggest impact on the industry this year?

Everything you need to know about making a Swiss watch

World-renowned brand Jaeger-LeCoultre boasts one of the oldest watch factories on the planet. Ben Winstanley heads inside to find out what it takes to make a genuine piece of haute horology

The Bar Necessities: Double Standard

The Standard has just opened its big and brash design hotel concept in King’s Cross, but it’s the cocktail bar that leaves a lasting impression. Ben Winstanley takes a seat at Double Standard…

"I hope I still have time to make mistakes!" Philippe Sereys de Rothschild is looking to the future

The Rothschild name is synonymous with Bordeaux winemaking. Now the latest descendant Philippe Sereys de Rothschild is at the helm of Mouton Cadet, he talks to Ben Winstanley about the future

Watch Dogs: Laurent Perves, Vacheron Constantin

Laurent Perves, chief marketing officer of Vacheron Constantin, talks to Ben Winstanley about vintage timepieces, blockchain and the future of the watch industry

Martin Kaymer: "Winning The Open would be the biggest victory of my career" | The Open 2019

We sit down with two-time Major champion, Ryder Cup legend and BOSS ambassador Martin Kaymer to talk about why qualifying for this year's The Open would mean so much

Two marines, five islands, several near-death experiences – is this the exploration feat of the decade?

From the jungles of Borneo to Greenland’s arctic tundra, ex-Marines Louis Nethercott and Anthony Lambert are attempting a world first in exploring

It's not easy going green: a tour of the best Irish golf courses

Whether it meanders through serene parkland or scythes through wild dunescape, golf in Ireland is an unmissable experience for lovers of the game