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Moddershall Oaks restaurant wins prize at awards night

The restaurant at Moddershall Oaks health spa near Stone scooped the runners-up prize in the Best Restaurant (European influence) category at last night’s Taste of Staffordshire awards. Restaurants, pubs, brasseries, tearooms and banqueting venues compete for these prestigious awards and are judged for quality and excellence, particularly their use of locally produced ingredients. Moddershall Oak’s restaurant won the European influence ...

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Hairy Bikers cook up a storm

Huge thanks to Julie Sorrell for these great pictures of the Hairy Bikers’ visit to Stone today for the Food & Drink Festival. You can see lots more of her pictures from this weekend on her Flickr site here. Did you see one of Dave and Si’s demonstrations today? What did you think? You can leave a comment below.

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Artists join Food & Drink Festival fever

The Radford Gallery joined in the Food & Drink Festival fun on Saturday by having an Artists in Residence day. Artist Rita Banks was one of the artists to share her tricks of the trade with shoppers at the Radford Street gallery. The Radford Gallery is a wonderful space in the town, showcasing work from a large number of artists ...

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Food & Drink Festival gourmet marquees are open!

The gourmet food marquees opened to the public at 1pm on Friday and, despite the rain, hundreds of people poured into the site in the first hour. The site has been in construction all week and looks magnificent. There’s a huge gourmet food marquee, a Taste of Staffordshire marquee, Titanic beer tent (sure to be popular!) and brilliant cookery demonstration ...

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Christmas wine tastings at Whitebridge Wines

Whitebridge Wines are holding their not-to-be-missed Christmas wine tastings in November. They take place at the wine warehouse at Unit 21 on the Whitebridge Estate on Friday 12th November, 6pm to 9pm (£12), and Saturday 13th November, 11am to 2pm (£8). Over 100 wines will be available for tasting on both days and the ticket price is refundable if you ...

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Minibus Real Ale Trail – by Twitter!

Tuesday night saw the first Titanic Minibus Real Ale Trail of this year’s Stone Food & Drink Festival – and one man on board kept people updated via Twitter. James Billingham (@bilstar on Twitter) posted updates and photos throughout Tuesday night, and they were great to read! The pubs featured on the trail this year are The Brushmakers’ Arms in ...

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