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Joule’s Brewery Acquires Crown Wharf Land

Crown Wharf

Joule’s Brewery has today confirmed that they have acquired the land adjacent to the Trent and Mersey canal as it passes through Stone town centre. The plot is known as Crown Wharf and was a part of the original Joule’s Brewery warehouse operation when the company exported Stone Ales from Liverpool docks around the world. Joule’s was the first English ...

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Christmas Weekends at Sandon Hall

Sandon Hall’s Christmas events start this weekend, to help get you into the spirit of the season. The Staffordshire country house will be opening its doors for two festive celebrations in the coming weeks, and as an extra special treat, one horse open ‘sleigh’ carriage rides around the grounds will be available throughout the course of both events. Sandon Christmas ...

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Top Foody Awards for Stone Businesses

Stone Businesses scooped some of the top awards at two prestigious awards ceremonies last month. Friday, 20th October saw movers and shakers of the Staffordshire culinary scene attend a glittering ceremony at Lichfield Cathedral to mark the NFU Mutual Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards 2017. Stone Food & Drink Festival Chairman Richard Stevens was awarded a special Recognition within ...

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Autumn Flavours for No 26 at Aston Marina

The inspiration behind the dishes of Aston Marina’s new No.26 bar and eatery is the use of the finest seasonal ingredients, all sourced as locally as possible. This is highlighted by the restaurant’s new seasonal menu which launched at the beginning of October. Seasonal fruit, veg, meat and fish is celebrated from starters through to main courses, with wholesome, comfort-inducing dishes ...

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Local Businesses in the Running for Good Food Awards

A glittering awards ceremony at Lichfield Cathedral will see food & drink businesses from across the county will go head-to-head this month, with local businesses hoping to win recognition. The Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards on Friday 20th October has forty of the best restaurants, pubs, tea rooms and other food & drink businesses are in the running for ...

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Pick your own pumpkin near Stone

Pick Your Own Pumpkin

Halloween is just around the corner so here’s where you can pick your own pumpkin in the Stone area Halloween is celebrated on the 31st of October and the pumpkin is often the centre piece of the decorations. Although local fruit & veg shops as well as supermarkets stock these mammoth orange squashes there’s something special about roaming around a ...

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Stone Food and Drink Festival – Weekend Review

Stone’s most anticipated foodie weekend, Stone Food & Drink Festival, is over for another year. And what a weekend it has been!   The last day saw team ALBOS on our third & final cookery masterclass, our second with iCookIndian, this time whipping up some tasty channa masala, pilau rice and naan breads. Once again Amarpal & the team led ...

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Stone Community Hub Dual Initiative for the Elderly & Vulnerable

Stone Community Hub has two new initiatives this autumn; The Boredom Buster, and Hub Grub! Hub Grub, funded by a £1,500 grant from the Santander Foundation, will provide a hot, healthy meal for those who are struggling due to financial hardship or lack of knowledge/confidence in cooking. The meals will be available on Mondays from 12.30pm to 1.30pm from the 2nd October. No ...

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