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Stone pubs make 2016 CAMRA Good Beer Guide

The CAMRA never lies!  Some of Stone’s popular pubs have made it into the prestigious 2016 CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Pubs that make the guide have been selected by CAMRA branches and the 175,000+ active members. The guide says: The Swan – ‘a thriving free house in a carefully renovated Grade II listed building with nine handpulls, serving anything from anywhere ...

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‘Griffins of Stone’ butcher opening in town centre

High Street

Stone town centre will soon have a butcher’s shop again. ‘Griffins of Stone’ is opening on Thursday 17th September in the shop in Adie’s Alley that used to be Stone Country Butchers, which sadly closed earlier this year. The shop will be a traditional family butcher’s, with quality products and service with a smile. Make sure you support! There’s lots ...

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Cullens makes 2016 Good Food Guide

Richard and Kara Cullen

Cullens in Stone has made it into the prestigious 2016 Good Food Guide, the only restaurant in Staffordshire to be featured. Since 1951, The Good Food Guide has reviewed the best restaurants, pubs and cafés across the UK. Each year, the Guide is completely rewritten and compiled from scratch. All reviews are based on the huge volume of feedback that ...

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Blogger of the year at food and drink festival

Stone Food and Drink Festival will, for the second year running, be offering visitors the chance to get ‘hands on’ with food in their adult cookery masterclasses at Westbridge Park. The festival is a non-profit organisation that was founded in 2004 to bring the community together to celebrate the very best of the local produce. The festival has gone from strength to ...

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Takeaway plan for the back of Baileys DIY

Baileys DIY Stone High Street

A planning application has been submitted to convert the rear of the empty Baileys DIY unit on Stone High Street into a takeaway. The plans – submitted by national planning consultants DPP – seek permission to sub-divide the building, creating a takeaway at the back. The area had previously been used by Baileys DIY, which closed earlier this year, as a storage ...

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Cocktail king at Stone Food and Drink Festival

The UK Bartender of the Year and one of the UK’s most innovative cocktail makers will be causing a stir during this year’s Stone Food and Drink Festival. Paul Gilmore from The Wheatsheaf, and Whitebridge Wines, have both enticed Ali Reynolds back to Staffordshire to showcase his abilities. Ali, who can be found on Instagram as @alicampari, a former student of Staffordshire’s ...

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