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Spring menu revealed at Aston Marina’s Bistro

spring menu

Spring has officially arrived at Aston Marina with the launch of the latest seasonal menu from its award-wining Bistro. Renowned for its use of delicious seasonal ingredients, the Bistro’s kitchen team has sought to celebrate Staffordshire’s finest produce with the new menu; delivering one of the finest a la carte dining experiences in the county. Menu highlights include several mouth-watering ...

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Aston Marina to celebrate county’s finest food on Staffordshire Day

Staffordshire Day

Aston Marina will mark the first ever Staffordshire Day on Sunday 1st May by showcasing some of the county’s best and most celebrated produce. Staffordshire Day will take place for the first time this year to commemorate the 1000th anniversary of the county’s foundation. As the name suggests, it will celebrate all that’s great and good about Staffordshire – from its stunning ...

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The Star is shining bright again!

The new owners of The Star in Stone are launching a brand new menu on Friday 1st April, the latest stage of their ambitious plans for the canalside pub. Becky and Dom Plant have been at The Star since October last year and have spent the last few months giving it some serious TLC, inside and out, as well as putting ...

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Pasta di Piazza revs back to life at official reopening

Pasta di Piazza

More than 150 invited guests including Stone Mayor Councillor Mike Williamson, local businesses and loyal customers were treated to a taste of Italy at an official launch event to mark the refurbishment and reopening of High Street restaurant Pasta Di Piazza Italiana. Councillor Williamson officially opened the restaurant and guests enjoyed an authentic Italian experience with a welcome ‘guard of ...

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Aston Marina marks National Butchers’ Week

national butchers week

To celebrate National Butchers Week, Aston Marina is laying on a series of special events designed to highlight the locally produced, high-welfare meat on offer at its own on-site butchery and encourage people to use their local butcher. National Butchers’ Week takes place between 14th – 20th March, and the Marina is hoping to encourage people to learn more about ...

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Use your loaf on new bread baking courses!


Fancy learning how to make your own bread? Stone’s Breadheads and Doughnuts are running four courses this year which will give you all the skills to give Paul Hollywood a run for his money! Bookings are now being taken for these dates: Saturday 28th May Saturday 11th June Saturday 30th July Saturday 10th September Each course at Barlaston Village Hall ...

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Smoke and Rye now open in Stone

Smoke and Rye

Stone’s newest restaurant Smoke and Rye may be based in a Staffordshire town, but it has its heart and soul planted firmly in the US of A. Smoke and Rye opened without fanfare a few weeks ago above Oatcakes & Milkshakes in what used to be The Olives. The owners wanted to have a gentle launch, to make sure everything was ...

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The Fitzherbert Arms open again after major refurb

Fitzherbert Arms

The Fitzherbert Arms in Swynnerton is open again following a major refurbishment over the last few months. The restoration of the village pub – which dates back to 1818 – has been a joint venture between Lord Francis Stafford and pub entrepreneurs Mary Mclaughlin and Tim Bird. Mary and Tim also own The Cholmondeley Arms near Nantwich and in April will ...

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