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Sponsors

Sponsors and Supporters

Stone Food and Drink Festival is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company and is run entirely by volunteers. We are therefore very grateful to all those organisations, companies, businesses and individuals who together make it possible for us to organise the Festival each year. It is impossible to list everyone who has been involved but particular thanks must be given to the following sponsors and supporters whose contributions have made a significant contribution to the event’s ongoing success…

Official Sponsors 2023:

Drac Group – Main festival sponsor

Drac group logoDrac started its journey in October 2009 with its office based in Stone High Street; with 3 Main Directors Alex Hayes, Gareth Evans & Allan Donaldson. Offering distribution and logistic services worldwide. Over the past 14 years by following the ethos of ‘delivering for our customers’ the business has grown and developed into the business it is today. Forming Drac Distribution Ltd 2021, with the opening of our 31,000sq ft Warehouse facility based in Opal Way, Stone Industrial Estate. To the recent strategic acquisition of Caledonian Logistics Ltd October 2022. In April 2023, Drac Distribution opened its second Warehouse facility 40,000sq ft in Rochdale. Drac prides itself in recognising key industry trends to ensure we are at the forefront of supply chain solutions – for our customers.

Granville’s & Barlow Motors – Official Sponsor of the Live Music Stage

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Seat Barlow Motors Stoke logoAt Barlow Motors, we’re passionate about our customers because our customers are passionate about the cars they drive.
We have been established since 2006 and are proud partners of both SEAT & Skoda brands for sales and service in the area. We quickly developed an excellent reputation for customer service with our team of dedicated professionals focused on customer satisfaction and keeping a family-like caring culture. Their dedication and forward-thinking attitude has resulted in massive ongoing success, which has rewarded us as local dealerships with continued growth and lots of happy customers! www.barlowmotors.co.uk

Aston Marina – Official Sponsor of the Demonstration Kitchen

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Aston Marina – the home of ‘Waterside Indulgence’…
An award-winning restaurant and exclusive use wedding venue overlooking its own tranquil marina on the Trent and Mersey canal, Aston Marina is among Staffordshire’s most renowned foodie hotspots.
With menus created around the best locally-sourced, seasonal produce and drawing inspiration from global as well as classic British flavours, Bar & Restaurant No.26 offers dishes to delight; whether you’re enjoying a leisurely brunch, lunch with friends or a celebratory meal. And, with private dining experiences from its waterside dining domes to the stunning ‘Hideaway’ available, it’s the perfect venue for intimate celebrations.
www.astonmarina.co.uk

Stonegate Wealth Management – Official sponsor of the shuttle bus service

Stonegate Wealth Management is based in our beautiful market town of Stone. We’re a financial planning practice specialising in pensions, investments and trusts. We provide bespoke financial advice and solutions to help our clients plan their future, manage their wealth and make their money work as hard as it possibly can. We offer a no pressure, professional service putting you and your family at the centre of everything we do. We are also Stone’s only “Top Rated Firm” as published by Vouchedfor and The Times, a qualification based solely on client feedback with only 100 firms qualifying throughout the UK.

Brown’s Recycling – Generous provision of skips and waste sorting/recycling services

Brown Recycling Limited

Dave Fox Cars – Gold Sponsor

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Stone Scaffolding – Gold Sponsor

Stone scaffolding Ltd logo

Moddershall Oaks – Gold Sponsor

Griffin & Grey – Pop-up restaurant

The Butchers Block logohttps://the-butchers-block.co.uk

Roo’s Bar – Pop-up cocktail bar

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SIXTOWNS – Pop-up gin bar

Bros Distillery is the passionate Staffordshire-based distillery behind the stunning SIXTOWNS craft spirit range, which includes a refreshing London Dry Gin, the perfect Summers Pink Gin, a super smooth Organic Vodka and a delicious Spiced Rum. Distilled at the iconic World of Wedgwood estate in their recently opened state of the art distillery, bar and shop (the distillery is now open for tours and tastings too!) they have captured the true craftsmanship of Stoke-on -Trent in their handcrafted SIXTOWNS spirits inspired by their home and the rich heritage of Stoke-on-Trent. Their spirits are encased in a stunning ceramic kiln shaped bottle which are also made in Stoke-on-Trent, of course!

Bear – Pop-up Coffee Shop

Born in the Midlands, BEAR serves sustainably sourced speciality coffee, seasonal fresh food, cocktails and craft beer in beautifully thought-out spaces. We currently have five houses across the Midlands & Cheshire, with more landing in nearby towns & cities very soon!
Although coffee is the heart and soul of our brand, BEAR is much more than a coffeehouse. Community is at our core, and sustainability is woven through everything we do and every decision that we make. We embrace an ethos that is daring, adventurous and lives for the journey.
BEAR is influenced by adventure, connection and lifestyle.
Good coffee. Good people. Good times.

Austin & Roe Estate Agents – Event Support

A family-run firm built on the accumulated wealth of experience that spans over 100 years of serving the Staffordshire area.
Whether looking to buy, sell or rent property with Austin & Roe you are in capable hands with a specialist team highly enthusiastic about property and will guide you all the way through to completion.
Austin & Roe offers independent, clear, concise and honest advice and service on all aspects of sales and lettings, using professional photography, the best Virtual Tours and detailed floorplans to showcase your property, with its Stone centre office open 6 days a week. https://austinandroe.co.uk/

Star Private Hire – Sponsors

logo for local private hire businessStar Private Hire is a taxi company based in Stone, Stafford. We provide a friendly, competitive service from local taxi journeys to private airport runs, from corporate travel to executive travel. With our wide range of vehicles from wheelchair access to premium and executive class. We also offer a wide range of 6 passenger people carriers also with wheelchair access and plenty of boot space for your luggage. No Journey is too long or short, Star Private Hire will take you anywhere.

Rooftop Studios

At Rooftop Studios we’re passionate about training youngsters in the arts; building confident individuals who strive for excellence.

We welcome new starters at all levels and abilities and have created a safe space, both inclusive and accepting, giving ALL our students a home to express themselves, be whoever they want to be and realise their full potential.

Our timetable covers classes for all ages. A Stage Academy helping students hone skills in drama and musical theatre. A Dance Academy incorporating many styles of dance and acro taking students from beginner level to internationally-recognised exams; Adult singing, dance and fitness classes, Silver Swans over 50s Ballet, plus one-to-one coaching in music and singing.Throughout their training, Rooftop Studios’ students will enjoy a varied timetable performing arts classes; leading to examinations, public performances and theatre productions. They will also benefit from in-house demonstrations and professional workshops with industry specialists.

We enter our students for examinations with the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), and LONDON ACADEMY OF MUSIC & DRAMATIC ART (LAMDA); proudly boasting a 100% pass rate in all examinations and a high level of Distinctions. Students who wish to progress in their arts training to audition for further training colleges will receive full guidance and encouragement.

We have a successful history of alumni and students currently at Mountview Theatre Arts, Arts Educations Schools, ALRA, Institute for Contemporary Theatre, and other University Performing Arts courses. Whether destined for a career in the industry or taking part purely for fun and social skills, we have something for everyone and will guide students down the correct path to whichever future destination they desire.

Canal Cruising Co – Ale Trail Sponsor

Operating from a picturesque boatyard in the heart of Stone, Canal Cruising Co. has been run by the Wyatt family for over 69 years –making it the oldest hire company on the canals.

It offers a wealth of experience alongside warm and friendly service, with special attention given to overseas visitors and those new to canal boating. A pet-friendly company, a Canal Cruising Co. holiday is ideal for walking holidays and those keen to take in the heritage of Staffordshire and its surrounding areas. https://www.canalcruising.co.uk/

Local Heroes:

Dave Williams – For organising the live music stage
Emma Joustra – For creating the town centre map in her inimitable style
Lymestone Brewery – For the many ways they help throughout the year and their festival spirit!
ALBOS – For their support in promoting the festival and its events
Canal Cruising – For offering their workshop & skills to make or repair anything and everything
The Times & Echo Group – For the production and distribution of the festival programme
Oulton First School PTFA – For running the Little Foodies’ milkshake bar & activities

Our supporters:

Olly Shenton Design – For creativity in producing the designs for the festival marketing and on-site
materials
Kibblestone Scout Camp – For working with us to provide an alternative venue while Westbridge Park is unavailable
Stafford Web – For designing, building and hosting our dynamic website
Squash PR – For working with us to promote the festival and generally ‘spread the word’

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Don’t miss out! 

The sooner you book, the more you save with our ‘early bird’ ticket offer! 

Prices will go up again from 29th Feb 2024 so book online now and bag yourself a bargain ticket to this summer’s hottest foodie event…

(Accompanied under 16s go FREE - no ticket required!)

https://stonefooddrink.org.uk/tickets/

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westmidlandsfood #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #FoodFestivalFun #stonefooddrinkfest #foodlover #streetfood #stokeontrent #westmidlands #stafford #staffordshire

Don’t miss out!

The sooner you book, the more you save with our ‘early bird’ ticket offer!

Prices will go up again from 29th Feb 2024 so book online now and bag yourself a bargain ticket to this summer’s hottest foodie event…

(Accompanied under 16s go FREE - no ticket required!)

https://stonefooddrink.org.uk/tickets/

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westmidlandsfood #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #FoodFestivalFun #stonefooddrinkfest #foodlover #streetfood #stokeontrent #westmidlands #stafford #staffordshire
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Happy Pancake Day!

What will you be enjoying on your pancakes today? Our vote is classic sugar & lemon 🥞🍋

#westmidlandsfood #stokefood #stonefoodanddrinkfest #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodandrink #enjoystaffordshire #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefoodie #foodies #foodlovers #foodiesofinstagram

Happy Pancake Day!

What will you be enjoying on your pancakes today? Our vote is classic sugar & lemon 🥞🍋

#westmidlandsfood #stokefood #stonefoodanddrinkfest #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodandrink #enjoystaffordshire #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefoodie #foodies #foodlovers #foodiesofinstagram
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Great turnout already for our Volunteers’ Recruitment Evening at Bod Stone - we’ll be here for a couple of hours if you want to pop in and find out more!

Can’t make it but interested? Please email volunteers@stonefooddrink.org.uk 

Bod Stone

#westmidlandsfood #FoodFestivalFun #enjoystaffordshire #foodfest2024 #staffsfoodanddrink #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefood #stonefooddrinkfest #wearestaffs #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stonefoodandrink

Great turnout already for our Volunteers’ Recruitment Evening at Bod Stone - we’ll be here for a couple of hours if you want to pop in and find out more!

Can’t make it but interested? Please email [email protected]

Bod Stone

#westmidlandsfood #FoodFestivalFun #enjoystaffordshire #foodfest2024 #staffsfoodanddrink #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefood #stonefooddrinkfest #wearestaffs #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stonefoodandrink
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We are now taking applications for traders for the 2024 Stone Food & Drink Festival, which returns to Westbridge Park this year on Fri 5, Sat 6 & Sun 7 July.

Whether you’re a purveyor of fine produce, trade in artisan food & homeware or create sublime street food flavours we’d love to hear from you. 

Please email traders@stonefooddrink.org.uk 

#stokefoodie #foodfest2024 #FoodFestivalFun #staffsfoodanddrink #foodlover #staffordshirefoodandrink #westmidlandsfood #wearestaffs #stokefood #stonefooddrinkfest #enjoystaffordshire #staffordshirefoodanddrink #artisanfood #artisanfoods #artisanfoodproducers #streetfood #streetfoodtrucks #foodstalls #farmersmarket

We are now taking applications for traders for the 2024 Stone Food & Drink Festival, which returns to Westbridge Park this year on Fri 5, Sat 6 & Sun 7 July.

Whether you’re a purveyor of fine produce, trade in artisan food & homeware or create sublime street food flavours we’d love to hear from you.

Please email [email protected]

#stokefoodie #foodfest2024 #FoodFestivalFun #staffsfoodanddrink #foodlover #staffordshirefoodandrink #westmidlandsfood #wearestaffs #stokefood #stonefooddrinkfest #enjoystaffordshire #staffordshirefoodanddrink #artisanfood #artisanfoods #artisanfoodproducers #streetfood #streetfoodtrucks #foodstalls #farmersmarket
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With plans well underway for the 2024 Stone Food & Drink Festival (Fri 5, Sat 6 & Sun 7 July) and the exciting news that the event will be returning to Westbridge Park, we are now putting the finishing touches to this year’s Sponsorship Packages.

If your are interested in supporting this event right at the heart of the community, and putting your business in front of an audience of thousands, we have packages and opportunities available for all budgets. 

Please email sponsors@stonefooddrink.org.uk to register your interest. 

#ourbeautifulborough #wearestaffs #stonefoodandrink #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stonefooddrinkfest #stokefood #foodlover #enjoystaffordshire #foodlovers #staffordshireresturant #westmidlandsfood #staffordshirefoodandrink #community

With plans well underway for the 2024 Stone Food & Drink Festival (Fri 5, Sat 6 & Sun 7 July) and the exciting news that the event will be returning to Westbridge Park, we are now putting the finishing touches to this year’s Sponsorship Packages.

If your are interested in supporting this event right at the heart of the community, and putting your business in front of an audience of thousands, we have packages and opportunities available for all budgets.

Please email [email protected] to register your interest.

#ourbeautifulborough #wearestaffs #stonefoodandrink #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stonefooddrinkfest #stokefood #foodlover #enjoystaffordshire #foodlovers #staffordshireresturant #westmidlandsfood #staffordshirefoodandrink #community
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Your festival needs YOU! 

As a not for profit, Comminuty Interest Company the Stone Food & Drink Festival relies on a small army of volunteers to make the event a success.

Whether you can spare a few hours to help set up (or break down), the whole weekend or half a day there are ways you can help - from litter picking to working the gate, supporting traders, stewarding - and many, many more roles. 

To find out more why not join us at Bod in Stone High Street for a drink, a few nibbles and an informal chat about how you could get involved and help support this great event.

Please email volunteers@stonefooddrink.org.uk to confirm attendance.

Your festival needs YOU!

As a not for profit, Comminuty Interest Company the Stone Food & Drink Festival relies on a small army of volunteers to make the event a success.

Whether you can spare a few hours to help set up (or break down), the whole weekend or half a day there are ways you can help - from litter picking to working the gate, supporting traders, stewarding - and many, many more roles.

To find out more why not join us at Bod in Stone High Street for a drink, a few nibbles and an informal chat about how you could get involved and help support this great event.

Please email [email protected] to confirm attendance.
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Happy New Year!

A huge thanks to all our visitors, traders, sponsors, volunteers & supporters… See you on 5, 6 & 7 July 2024 at Westbridge Park?

P.S. 3 day tickets are still HALF PRICE online till midnight on Mon 1 Jan 2024! 

#foodlover #staffordshireresturant #FoodFestivalFun #westmidlandsfood #ourbeautifulborough #stokefood #wearestaffs #foodfest2024 #stonefoodandrink #stonefooddrinkfest #foodiesofinstagram #stonefoodanddrinkfest #staffsfoodanddrink #westmidsfood #foodlovers #foodies #enjoystaffordshire

Happy New Year!

A huge thanks to all our visitors, traders, sponsors, volunteers & supporters… See you on 5, 6 & 7 July 2024 at Westbridge Park?

P.S. 3 day tickets are still HALF PRICE online till midnight on Mon 1 Jan 2024!

#foodlover #staffordshireresturant #FoodFestivalFun #westmidlandsfood #ourbeautifulborough #stokefood #wearestaffs #foodfest2024 #stonefoodandrink #stonefooddrinkfest #foodiesofinstagram #stonefoodanddrinkfest #staffsfoodanddrink #westmidsfood #foodlovers #foodies #enjoystaffordshire
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