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New directors for food and drink festival

New directors for food and drink festival

As the Stone Food & Drink Festival approaches its ninth annual event, two new additions to the board of directors have been announced. Stone residents Robert Ball and Mick Powell join fellow directors Richard Stevens, Antony Lucas, Adam Jones, Tim O’Malley and John Follwell in the management of the community interest company (CIC). The...

Brewing heritage day at Lymestone

Brewing heritage day at Lymestone

Lymestone Brewery are holding a Brewing Heritage Day at their Mount Road base to celebrate their fifth birthday in the town. The free event is being held on 31st August from 12.30pm to 4pm – the brewery’s fifth birthday – at their base on the Mount Road industrial estate, which used to house Bents Brewery....

Appeal from couple to save village pub

Appeal from couple to save village pub

The couple who stepped in to save their local pub from closure last year have appealed to locals to band together to keep it open for good. Phil and Julie Dale from Hilderstone stepped in at the end of November when Admiral Taverns were getting ready to board up The Roebuck in their village....

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Beer festival at cricket club this weekend

Beer festival at cricket club this weekend

There’s a beer festival this weekend at Stone SP Cricket Club from noon till midnight on Saturday and Sunday (27th and 28th April). Lots of quality ales on offer, including a trio from Stone’s Lymestone Brewery. The event has been sponsored by a host of local businesses and individuals. Details here - Beer Festival Sponsors

Virtual brewery for real ale fans

Virtual brewery for real ale fans

Ever dreamed of brewing that perfect pint, exactly how you want it? Now you have the chance! Lymestone Brewery has teamed up with the Best of British Beer to offer real ale fans a chance to become ‘virtual’ brewers. People who sign up will be able to make all the key decisions during the brewing...

Titanic Brewery cuts the price of a pint!

Titanic Brewery cuts the price of a pint!

Titanic Brewery is cutting the price of its beer following the Chancellor’s decision in last week’s Budget to scrap the Beer Duty Escalator. Drinkers at the brewery’s seven pubs – including at the Royal Exchange in Stone – will see a 5p reduction in the price of a pint across all Titanic’s own beer...

Plans in place for food and drink festival

Plans in place for food and drink festival

We’re only in March but preparations for the ninth Stone Food & Drink Festival in October have been under way for some time. The organisers have issued this press release – and there’s lots being planned for the big event… Now in its ninth year the Stone Food & Drink Festival, which is set...

Best boozer award for The Swan!

Best boozer award for The Swan!

Congratulations to The Swan Inn in Stone, which was named best pub in the borough at the Best Bar None awards. Nineteen pubs, bars and clubs went head to head in the third year of the ‘Best Bar None’ competition. The competition was launched in Stafford Borough in 2010 and is designed to raise...

The Lymestone Vaults opens for business!

The Lymestone Vaults opens for business!

Brad and Viv from Stone’s Lymestone Brewery have opened their first pub. The Lymestone Vaults in Newcastle opened for business on Thursday evening after a launch party on Wednesday night for friends, family and supporters. The first Lymestone boozer is based at the former Wine Vaults on Pepper Street in Newcastle, a Grade II...

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...

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