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Grow a mo like Captain Smith, says Michelle!

Grow a mo like Captain Smith, says Michelle!

A challenge to “Grow a Mo Like Captain Smith” has been made by the Royal Exchange as Titanic Brewery’s pubs join the Movember fundraising effort next month. The brewery is backing  the annual fundraising marathon for Cancer Research which sees men growing a moustache for a month to raise money. Titanic is changing the...

Chairman’s delight at food festival success

Chairman’s delight at food festival success

The chairman of Stone Food and Drink Festival has said that he’s delighted with the success of this year’s event, which saw record crowds over all three days. Richard Stevens said: “Our goal every year is to make the festival bigger and better than before – and we’re delighted to have succeeded again this year!...

In pictures: Food and Drink Festival Saturday

In pictures: Food and Drink Festival Saturday

The Food and Drink Festival on Saturday was probably the busiest single day in the event’s history. Thousands of people enjoyed the good weather, the farmers’ market and the attractions at Westbridge Park. All photos again by Joshua Cope – thanks for doing such a fantastic job Josh! You can see lots more of...

In pictures: Food and Drink Festival Friday

In pictures: Food and Drink Festival Friday

What an amazing weekend in Stone! Thousands and thousands of people, good weather and a brilliant Food and Drink Festival. Here’s a photo slideshow from Friday’s opener. All pictures by Joshua Cope – loads more to come from Saturday and Sunday soon, as well as lots of audio and video.

Lizzie makes a splash at food festival!

Lizzie makes a splash at food festival!

Stone’s Olympian Lizzie Neave enjoyed her first time back in her home town since London 2012 by opening this year’s Food and Drink Festival on Friday and spending Saturday meeting fans and signing autographs at Westbridge Park. Lizzie got the big weekend under way on Friday lunchtime by cutting a pumpkin to officially open the...

The Wayfarer: best brasserie in Staffs

The Wayfarer: best brasserie in Staffs

The Wayfarer was named as the best brasserie / contemporary pub in the county at this year’s Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards. The country pub and restaurant at The Filleybrooks in Stone beat Stafford’s The Swan Hotel and The Shropshire Inn from Haughton to the prestigious title at an awards ceremony at The...

Talks and tastings galore at food festival

Talks and tastings galore at food festival

This year’s Stone Food and Drink Festival will feature a new ‘Talks and Tastings’ tent featuring top tips and masterclasses on a huge range of culinary topics. Talks will take place throughout the day on Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October. Exhibitors and local businesses are signing up all the time to...

Food festival fans – we need you!

Food festival fans – we need you!

Stone Food and Drink Festival weekend gets under way on Friday 5th October, with loads going on across the town in the week leading up to the big event, starting on Saturday night (29th September) with Lymestone Brewery’s Chilli-Off! The festival is one of the highlights of the year in the town and we’ll...

Lizzie to open Food and Drink Festival

Lizzie to open Food and Drink Festival

As well as switching on the Christmas lights this year, Stone’s London 2012 Olympian Lizzie Neave is set to open the eighth annual Stone Food & Drink Festival in October. Lizzie – who’s a keen baker and foodie – will open the festival on Friday 5th October at 1pm. After performing her VIP duties,...

A spicy start to food festival week in Stone

A spicy start to food festival week in Stone

There’s a packed week of events in the town in the lead-up to the big Stone Food and Drink Festival weekend on Friday 5th October – and things will get off to a suitably spicy start! Saturday, 29th September will see Brad and Viv of Stone’s Lymestone Brewery lay down the gauntlet in a...

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