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My Staffordshire Recipe winner revealed

The winner of a competition to find the best Staffordshire recipe received her prize at the Stone Food and Drink Festival. Trentham Estate deli Brown and Green ran the My Staffordshire Recipe competition aimed to unearth the very best family recipes that use Staffordshire produce and ingredients to the max! The winner was Vera Bloor from Newcastle, whose Honey Ale ...

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A right rum deal at Touchstone Wines!

James Gillespie of Touchstone Wines took guests on a tour of the Caribbean in a special event for this year’s Food and Drink Festival – well, a look at some of its finest rums, anyway! These beauties were tested on the night at the shop in Lichfield Street: Jamaica – Appleton Estate Bermuda – Gosling’s Gold La Reunion – Isautier ...

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Marquees going up for big weekend

The first marquee went up at Westbridge Park on Monday ahead of the big Food & Drink Festival weekend that kicks off on Friday. More will be put up over the next few days as Westbridge Park becomes the base for the Gourmet Food Marquees that thousands of people will enjoy on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This year, new plastic ...

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Lobby v scouse at The Pheasant

Mmm, lobby. Meat, vegetables, delicious stock, a big chunk of crusty bread – a Staffordshire classic. But what about scouse, the Merseyside equivalent which may well have been the inspiration for our famous dish? Apparently, after the construction of the Trent and Mersey Canal, it gave a new route for pottery to be exported through Liverpool, where that city’s barge ...

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Stepping Stone real ale trail pubs revealed

The pubs have been revealed for this year’s Stepping Stone real ale walking trail that will take place during the food and drink festival. During festival week (Monday 26th September to Sunday 2nd October) anyone who buys any Lymestone brew in the pubs on the trail will get a special card stamped. Completed cards can then be exchanged for a ...

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Treasure Trail fun for food festival

This year’s Food and Drink Festival features a fun Treasure Trail for the whole family to enjoy. The Trail will be organised by Treasure Trails Staffordshire, which works closely with Destination Staffordshire to promote the county. As part of the Trail, visitors will be able to explore the stalls and discover a world of delights for their tastebuds while, at ...

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Best of Staffordshire’s real ales at food festival

This year’s Stone Food & Drink Festival will have its own beer festival showcasing ales from across Staffordshire. Over a dozen Staffordshire brewers are taking part in the Titanic Brewery Best of Staffordshire Beer Festival, including Stone’s Lymestone Brewery, Blythe, Enville, Burton Bridge and Titanic. Titanic have attended the festival for the past three years, and this year have invited ...

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Food & Drink Festival keeps it local for 2011

There will be no ‘superstar’ TV chefs at this year’s Stone Food and Drink Festival. Instead, organisers are celebrating the very best of Staffordshire, with the county’s leading culinary stars lined up for the big weekend later this year. This year’s festival, which takes place from Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October, is focused on showcasing the ‘Very best of ...

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