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Burn’s Night Whisky tasting at Aston Marina

“Freedom and Whisky gang thegither!” Burn’s Night whisky tasting at Stone’s Aston Marina Whisky lovers and those keen to develop a taste for Scotland’s most enduring export treat this month, as Stone’s Aston Marina hosts a special Burn’s Night whisky tasting event. Taking place on Wednesday, 25th January 2017 (a school night!) the evening will celebrate Scotland’s bard in traditional ...

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Tapas Trail Winners Announced

  The newest addition to the Stone Food & Drink Festival, the “Tapas Trail” was a huge success, and the winners of the event’s two competitive elements have now been announced. Stafford Borough’s twin town Tarragona provided local accountant Bob Knight with the inspiration for the event. He has enjoyed it’s counterpart in Spain numerous times, and believed the trail would be ...

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Every vote counts in Lymestone lager election

Lymestone Lager Election - Cast your vote

Stone’s Lymestone Brewery is inviting real ale lovers to cast their votes and help them choose their first ever lager at a blind tasting event in December. The family-run brewery has built an enviable reputation over the last eight years for its award-winning range of cask and bottled ales and now it’s turned its attention to producing an equally high ...

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Aston Marina charity Bake Off winners announced

With the 2016 Great British Bake Off champion having recently been crowned, Stone’s very own star bakers have been recognised following a similarly styled charity event organised by Aston Marina. The event raised over £50 for local children’s hospice charity the Donna Louise Trust, with all proceeds from entries going direct to the cause. The competition was split into two ...

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Christmas Market coming to Stone High Street

On 7th December 2016, with a mixture of retail and food, Stone High Street will be hosting a Christmas Market. Along with late night opening of Stone’s independent traders, it is hoped there will be something for everybody. Stone Traders are organising the event with the market stalls being donated by Stone Town Council. The market, with late opening from ...

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Griffins of Stone pick up sausage awards

Griffins of Stone

Griffins of Stone scooped 2 awards in The Great British Banger – National Sausage Week Awards which was judged at Harper Adams University in Shropshire. Each class has around 600 entrants and for the classes that Griffins entered they achieved 2 silver awards. The first class was “Best Traditional Sausage” where they entered their traditional sausage which they named “As ...

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Rain doesn’t stop play at this years food festival

Despite the rain, floods of visitors descended on Westbridge Park as the Stone Food and Drink festival showed why it is Staffordshire’s best attended foodie festival! More visitors than ever before attended the Stone Food and Drink Festival on Friday with traders reporting their best sales for what has traditionally been the quietest day of the event; with talks and ...

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Cupcake Class Hits Choccy Top Spot

Stone Food Festival is well under way, & we kicked off Friday with a Cupcake Decorating class from Beth Lauren. Walking in to the tent and being greeted by rows of yummy looking cakes in pretty boxes was certainly a good start. Beth was welcoming & confident, and once everyone arrived we took our places behind the tables. Beth walked ...

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