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Businesses invited to a slice of Stone Food and Drink Festival

Joule's Food and Drink Sponsor

Following the news that Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering is safe for another year, organisers are inviting businesses to sponsor the event, which will take place on 6, 7 and 8 October 2017. A range of packages designed to suit businesses of all sizes and budgets has been launched to encourage companies to get behind the volunteer-run event. Generating some £750,000* ...

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Food and Drink Festival under threat from park development

Westbridge Park

Last week we reported about the positive impact that the Stone Food and Drink festival has on the town (read here) but news from the festival organisers today paints a worrying picture for the event in 2017 and beyond. With the approval by Stafford Borough Council on the re-development of Westbridge Park, which the local town council had rejected, the ...

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Stone Food and Drink Festival 2016 Survey Results

Stone Food & Drink Festival 2016 Survey has shown that the local economic impact to be in the region of £750,000*. Students and staff from Staffordshire University Business School conducted the survey over the weekend of the festival, and comprised interviews with 611 visitors to Westbridge Park and covered questions ranging from average spend to group demographic and visitor satisfaction. Once again ...

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Tapas Trail Winners Announced

  The newest addition to the Stone Food & Drink Festival, the “Tapas Trail” was a huge success, and the winners of the event’s two competitive elements have now been announced. Stafford Borough’s twin town Tarragona provided local accountant Bob Knight with the inspiration for the event. He has enjoyed it’s counterpart in Spain numerous times, and believed the trail would be ...

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Rain doesn’t stop play at this years food festival

Despite the rain, floods of visitors descended on Westbridge Park as the Stone Food and Drink festival showed why it is Staffordshire’s best attended foodie festival! More visitors than ever before attended the Stone Food and Drink Festival on Friday with traders reporting their best sales for what has traditionally been the quietest day of the event; with talks and ...

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Cupcake Class Hits Choccy Top Spot

Stone Food Festival is well under way, & we kicked off Friday with a Cupcake Decorating class from Beth Lauren. Walking in to the tent and being greeted by rows of yummy looking cakes in pretty boxes was certainly a good start. Beth was welcoming & confident, and once everyone arrived we took our places behind the tables. Beth walked ...

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Talks and tastings to tickle the tastebuds

That’s adequate alliteration!  Among the most popular attractions on Westbridge Park over Food & Drink Festival weekend is the Talks and Tastings Tent, offering food and drink lovers a chance to hear and learn direct from passionate producers and sample their wares. 2016 looks set to be no exception, with the Talks & Tastings Tent once again kindly sponsored by ...

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Local chefs will be cooking up a storm

Matt Davies

Foodies can pick up tips from some of the county’s leading chefs in a packed Demonstration Kitchen programme at this year’s Stone Food & Drink Festival. Kindly sponsored by Platt’s Garage Group, Westbridge Park’s Demonstration Kitchen will feature live cookery demonstrations on the hour, every hour on Friday 30th September, Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 2016. Festival regulars will ...

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