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Food and Drink Festival as told on Twitter

This year’s Stone Food and Drink Festival created a real buzz on the social network Twitter, with hundreds of messages and pictures shared over the weekend. Before, during and after the festival, Twitter users shared pictures, video and their thoughts on what was going on in the town. Here’s a Storify tweet story showing just some of the comments over ...

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Video: Saturday festival farmers’ market

[youtube o05WJ3ktsng] Huge thanks to Sarah Gayton for filming this quite brilliant video of the Stone Food and Drink Festival farmers’ market on Saturday. It shows the build-up to the big day, with traders setting up and getting ready for the thousands of people who would descend on the High Street over the day. Sarah also chats to shoppers and ...

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In pictures: Best of Staffordshire beer festival

One of the highlights –  among many! – of this year’s Food and Drink Festival was the Titanic Brewery Best of Staffordshire beer tent. Twenty-four ales from all over the county, fruit wine, real cider, live music and George’s pies from The Blue Rooms. What more could you possibly want?! Saturday’s scorching temperatures certainly saw festival-goers parched. So much so, ...

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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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