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The Wayfarer: best brasserie in Staffs

Good Foods Award

The Wayfarer was named as the best brasserie / contemporary pub in the county at this year’s Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards. The country pub and restaurant at The Filleybrooks in Stone beat Stafford’s The Swan Hotel and The Shropshire Inn from Haughton to the prestigious title at an awards ceremony at The Moat House Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent on ...

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Talks and tastings galore at food festival

This year’s Stone Food and Drink Festival will feature a new ‘Talks and Tastings’ tent featuring top tips and masterclasses on a huge range of culinary topics. Talks will take place throughout the day on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October. Exhibitors and local businesses are signing up all the time to take part and the full programme ...

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Food festival fans – we need you!

Stone Food and Drink Festival weekend gets under way on Friday 5th October, with loads going on across the town in the week leading up to the big event, starting on Saturday night (29th September) with Lymestone Brewery’s Chilli-Off! The festival is one of the highlights of the year in the town and we’ll be covering it again this year ...

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Lizzie to open Food and Drink Festival

Joe Clarke

As well as switching on the Christmas lights this year, Stone’s London 2012 Olympian Lizzie Neave is set to open the eighth annual Stone Food & Drink Festival in October. Lizzie – who’s a keen baker and foodie – will open the festival on Friday 5th October at 1pm. After performing her VIP duties, Lizzie will later take the stage ...

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A spicy start to food festival week in Stone

There’s a packed week of events in the town in the lead-up to the big Stone Food and Drink Festival weekend on Friday 5th October – and things will get off to a suitably spicy start! Saturday, 29th September will see Brad and Viv of Stone’s Lymestone Brewery lay down the gauntlet in a ‘chilli challenge’ that looks set to ...

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Cream of local talent at food festival

The cream of Staffordshire’s culinary talent will be taking to the stage again this year to share their expertise with the crowds at this year’s Food and Drink Festival on  the festival from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October. Staffordshire’s most talented chefs will top the bill, with seasoned professionals and well-known faces rubbing shoulders with upcoming young stars. The ...

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Win three-day food festival passes

A Little Bit of Stone has a pair of three-day Stone Food & Drink Festival passes to give away. The new three-day passes – which cost £15 each – allow entry to the main Westbridge Park festival site on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October in a new fast-track lane to beat the queues! The festival site will ...

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Hot stuff at Lymestone chilli challenge

Lymestone Brewery has challenged local people to a special cook-off at their Stone base to find the best chilli-based dish in town. The Lymestone Chilli-Off takes place on Saturday 29th September from 7pm and registration is open now if you want to join in the fun and submit your dish! Your entry can be any type or style of food. It ...

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Langtry’s back in business with Rob and Rita

Langtry’s has opened its doors again, with a new landlord and landlady ready to bring the good times back to the Stone boozer. The Oulton Road pub had been closed for the last few months but finally opened up again on Thursday, with new landlord and landlady Rob Edwards and Rita Durkin behind the bar. The couple say there’ll be a ...

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Festival aims to inspire young foodies

The organisers of Stone Food and Drink Festival are puling out all the stops to make sure this year’s event on 5th, 6th and 7th October is the most family-friendly yet, with a Little Foodies marquee packed with fun hands-on activities aimed at inspiring a new generation of foodies. Kate from Kiddy Cook North Staffs, which runs cookery classes and ...

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