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Cheers! Stone pubs win Camra end-of-year awards

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Stone has a richly deserved reputation for its quality pubs. Lots of them are listed in the national 2016 Camra Good Beer Guide. And now Stone pubs have come out on top in the Camra Heart of Staffordshire 2015 pub-of-the-year awards. The Heart of Staffordshire branch covers a large area, almost as far as Newport in the west to Uttoxeter in the east, Stone to ...

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Christmas gift ideas from Old School Wines

Christmas gift

Old School Wines have put together a lovely Christmas gift guide to help you buy something extra special for your loved one this festive season. Wine, whisky, gin, Champagne – they’re all covered, as well as gift vouchers and brand new Old School Wines Appreciation Day vouchers (more on those below). Here’s the top 12 gift ideas… 1 Whisky Calendars! 24 fantastic ...

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Big Banger Challenge for British Sausage Week!

British Sausage Week

Stone’s Aston Marina has thrown out a challenge to sausage lovers in the town for British Sausage Week – come up with your own flavour of banger! The winner of the competition will see their sausage idea become a reality and sold during December in the deli. As well as the competition for British Sausage Week (2nd to 8th November), there will ...

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Stone’s Aston Marina named ‘Deli of the Month’

The farm shop and delicatessen at Aston Marina in Stone has been named Fine Food Digest Magazine’s ‘Deli of the Month’ for October. Aston Marina features in the October edition of the speciality fine food and drink bible which is widely read by independent delicatessens, farm shops, food halls and speciality food buyers. Being featured is something of a landmark ...

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Our guide to the 2015 Stone Food and Drink Festival

Stone Food and Drink Festival site plan 2015

It’s the big Stone Food and Drink Festival weekend, the biggest gastronomic gathering in Staffordshire. Events have been taking place in pubs and restaurants all week, and local shops have been getting involved too, but on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October, it’s the big weekend itself, with Westbridge Park transformed into a culinary heaven. Here’s our guide ...

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