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Family Festival at Stafford Castle

Stafford Castle will be providing the backdrop for a new event for all the family in July.   Art workshops and face painting will be going on throughout the day with live music from local bands, and DJ sets. Different types of street food will be on offer with cuisines from authentic Caribbean dishes to Vietnamese and Thai style foods. Activities get underway at ...

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The Red Lion completes £178k refurbishment

Red Lion Bar

Staff and customers are celebrating at The Red Lion in Stone, following completion of the pub’s £178,000 refurbishment by national pub operator, Punch. The Red Lion is located on the High Street and is the oldest pub in the town.  The pub offers a traditional pub experience with a wide range of quality beers, wines and spirits including a range ...

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Last Call for Stalls at Sandon Spring Fair

Businesses interested in taking a stand at Sandon Spring Fair on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017 are being warned that time is running out. The event, which aims to offer a real celebration of spring in the midst of historic Sandon Hall’s extensive formal gardens, welcomes applications from traders specialising in both food and craft products Visitors can ...

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American-style Diner to open at Flip Out

A new £150,000 American-style diner is to open at Flip Out on the 1st April This significant investment comes just months after the business celebrated its one year anniversary and is planned to create an additional 15 new jobs at their Stone Business Park complex. Flip Out Stoke owners, Matthew Melling and Elliot Shuttleworth, said the latest project would see ...

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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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Stone’s oldest pub to close for a refurbishment

Stone’s oldest pub, the Red Lion, will be closing its High Street doors as they call last orders on Sunday 19th March to allow for a refurbishment inside and out The refurbishment will create a new secluded beer garden at the rear of the pub, which will extend all the way back out to the bypass. Inside sees a full ...

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Boat House offers Sunday Dining Options

Stone eatery Aston Marina’s Bistro has closed it’s doors whilst work is underway on it’s new restaurant. But don’t worry, foodies keen to enjoy the marina’s popular take on dishes created using only the finest local ingredients needn’t miss out at the Boat House venue is operating as a pop-up restaurant every Sunday until mid-May. From Sunday 12th March – Sunday 7th ...

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Food and Drink Festival To Go Ahead

Stone Food and Drink Festival

The Stone Food and Drink Festival, following consultation with Stafford Borough Council have today confirmed that this years planned event will go ahead as originally scheduled. Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic event will take place on the weekend of Friday 6th, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October 2017 and was under threat from being cancelled due to a reduction in space allowed ...

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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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