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Food and Drink Festival under threat from park development

Westbridge Park

Last week we reported about the positive impact that the Stone Food and Drink festival has on the town (read here) but news from the festival organisers today paints a worrying picture for the event in 2017 and beyond. With the approval by Stafford Borough Council on the re-development of Westbridge Park, which the local town council had rejected, the ...

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Stone Food and Drink Festival 2016 Survey Results

Stone Food & Drink Festival 2016 Survey has shown that the local economic impact to be in the region of £750,000*. Students and staff from Staffordshire University Business School conducted the survey over the weekend of the festival, and comprised interviews with 611 visitors to Westbridge Park and covered questions ranging from average spend to group demographic and visitor satisfaction. Once again ...

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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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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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Talks and tastings to tickle the tastebuds

That’s adequate alliteration!  Among the most popular attractions on Westbridge Park over Food & Drink Festival weekend is the Talks and Tastings Tent, offering food and drink lovers a chance to hear and learn direct from passionate producers and sample their wares. 2016 looks set to be no exception, with the Talks & Tastings Tent once again kindly sponsored by ...

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Joule’s ‘spiritual home’ return with festival beer tent sponsorship

The beer tent at Stone Food and Drink Festival is among one of the event’s most popular attractions, drawing real ale fans from far and wide with its strong showing of Staffordshire breweries. This year looks set to be no exception – with regulars Lymestone Brewery, Slater’s Ales, Titanic Brewery, Freedom Brewery and Peakstone Rock Brewery joined for the first ...

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New events and old favourites lined up for Food & Drink Festival

With the Stone Food & Drink Festival’s eagerly awaited print programme dropping through letterboxes over the coming weeks, this year’s gastronomical extravaganza looks set to offer foodies a crammed week of events yet again. Of course, this all culminates with The ‘big weekend’ – which runs from Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October inclusive – and will once again see ...

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