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Lymestone’s 20-20 beer festival


Lymestone Brewery is holding its third 20-20 beer festival on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th March. As usual there will be a wide range of 20 real ales and 20 ciders/perries on offer and live music each night at the brewery on the Mount Road industrial estate. During the afternoon on the Saturday, the brewery will also be screening the Six ...

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Nominate Stone farmers’ market for a BBC award

Stone farmers' market

The 2015 BBC Food and Farming Awards are looking for the best in UK food and farming. Now in their 15th year, the awards honour the very best food producers and retailers, but they’re also looking to find the UK’s best food market. Nominations are now open and will close on Monday 26th January, so please get nominating – like ...

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Something exciting is cooking at The Wheatsheaf

Niven Ziad in the kitchen with a student from Unity School

The Wheatsheaf in Oulton closed its doors over two years ago, but the village pub is being brought back into life in an unusual way. Matt Wilcox from Stone runs an award-winning social enterprise called the Unity Foundation that provides opportunities for young people between 14 and 16 to achieve and develop into positive citizens, mainly through the arts, sport ...

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Chicos wins Best Mexican Restaurant award

Best Mexican

Chicos in Stone won the Best Mexican Restaurant award at the inaugural England and Wales Food Awards. We’re a bit late with this great news (thanks to Alison O’Mara for letting us know about it), but it’s definitely still worth sharing! The restaurant, which is at the rear of the Crown Hotel, beat Mexican restaurants from Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield and ...

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Food festival survey prize winners revealed


Ho ho ho!  Christmas has come early for the lucky winners of a host of fantastic foodie prizes up for grabs as part of the visitor survey at this year’s Stone Food & Drink Festival. The winners were picked at random from over a staggering 600 entries; and all have now been informed by post or email. Winners include (drum roll, ...

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Work starts on Lymestone’s first Stone pub

The Borehole 2

  Work has started on Lymestone Brewery’s first pub in Stone, The Borehole, and it’s set to open in March next year. The pub will be a stone’s throw from the brewery, on Mount Road on the edge of the industrial estate, in a building that has been, amongst other things, National Rivers Authority offices. Lymestone opened its first pub ...

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Couple clock up 8,000 miles for food festival

Lynne Daun, Sandy Daun, Karen Slesser and Graeme Slesser

As the Stone Food & Drink Festival marked its 10th birthday, there were probably plenty of visitors who could lay claim to having attended each and every event in its 10-year history. However, it’s unlikely that anyone has clocked up 8,000 miles in the course of travelling to the event over the past decade – like Aberdeen-based Graeme and Karen ...

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