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Demonstrations, Talks & Tastings

The information on this webpage relates to our 2023 festival. Our 2024 festival will be back at Westbridge Park; as soon as information becomes available we will publish it here.

Demonstration Kitchen

Watch & learn from the experts…

In the Demonstration Kitchen we celebrate the crème de la crème of Staffordshire’s cookery scene. This year, the Demonstration Kitchen is kindly sponsored by Aston Marina – a waterside foodie haven on the edge of Stone.

SATURDAY 15TH JULY:

11 am
Adam Smith
Head Chef, The Dog & Doublet, Sandon

12 noon
Ben Manifold
No.26, Aston Marina

2 pm
Jakes Lowndes
Little Seeds, Stone

3 pm
Craig Lunn & Niall Keating
Lunar

4 pm
Eva Humphries
BANT Registered Nutritionist

SUNDAY 16TH JULY

11 am
James Cracknell
Head Chef, The Moat House, Acton Trussell

12 noon
Lee Lawson
Head Chef, No.26, Aston Marina, Stone

2 pm
Stuart Bruce
Sous Chef, Woodlands Restaurant, Chase Golf & Country Club

3 pm
Amarpal Harrar
iCookIndian

4 pm
Oksana Harris
COOK! Ukraine

Chef Profiles

Talks & Tastings

These sessions are very popular. Arrive early to guarantee a seat!

Saturday 15 July

11.30am
The fabulous role of dhals
iCookIndian

iCookIndian’s Amarpal Harrar gives a fascinating insight into dhals – a staple of Indian cuisine that elevates the humble lentil to a delicious variety of dishes.

12.30pm
A Flavour of Ukraine
Let’s Cook! Ukraine

How to get pickled Ukrainian style: Cook Oksana Harris, originally from Odesa and now based in Stone and business partner, Ingrid Wagner, talk all things Ukrainian food. Listen, learn and taste!

1.30pm
Brighten up your everyday meals!
Little Sutton Biltong Co.

Sammy introduces an exciting new range of versatile spice rubs, what foods will go best with which flavours and tips to make every meal delicious.

2.30pm
Cocktails from No. 26…
No.26, Aston Marina

It’s cocktail o’ clock! Mixologists from Aston Marina’s waterside bar and eatery show you how to recreate some of their favourite cocktails – including classics with a twist!

3.30pm
Tutored beer tasting & history lesson
Lymestone Brewery
Brewer Brad will talk about the history of Kibblestone Scout Camp and its associations with the Bradford family (including plenty of samples of Lymestone beers)!

4.30pm
Discovering the Perfect Sparkling Experience
Just Perfect Wines
Julia discusses Prosecco and sparkling wine; what factors to consider when striving for the perfect sparkling experience for you – lots of opportunities to taste & try!

5.30pm
Lunar Storehouse: An exciting new venture 
Lunar Storehouse
Learn all about this new branch of Niall Keating’s Lunar brand; providing accessibility and knowledge of the food suppliers used in the Lunar kitchen, as well as promoting local suppliers from the Staffordshire region through a new shop. Plenty of tasters!

Sunday 16 July

11.30am
Lunar Storehouse: An exciting new venture
Lunar Storehouse
Learn all about this new branch of Niall Keating’s Lunar brand; providing accessibility and knowledge of the food suppliers used in the Lunar kitchen, as well as promoting local suppliers from the Staffordshire region through a new shop. Plenty of tasters!

12.30pm
The quest for the ultimate Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Mac Daddies

Tom quit a well-paid corporate role to bring awesome Mac ‘n’ Cheese to the masses. Hear his story and enjoy a demo and tasters of his most popular dish ‘The Pig Mac’

1.30pm
Jamaica Blue Mountain® Coffee: Meet The Farmers
Small Farmers Coffee Ltd

Join us for a unique, unforgettable, interactive experience where you will meet one of the farmers of the cooperative, in Jamaica via zoom!

2.30pm
The art of foraging
Gangplank Spirits & Preserves
Sam & team create stunning spirits and preserves from ingredients foraged from her narrowboat. In this talk you’ll pick up foraging tips for beginners & taste test some delicious foraged products

3.30pm
The ultimate Espresso Martini
BEAR | Discover better coffee at bemorebear.co
The expert mixologists from BEAR show how to recreate their legendary house Espresso Martini – in the comfort of your own home. Naturally, you’ll get to try it, too!

4.30pm
A ‘potted’ history of SIXTOWNS Gin
SIXTOWNS Gin
From lockdown growth to the launch of its own Bar and Distillery, Matt will regale the story of SIXTOWNS gin and spirits and its roots in Stoke-on-Trent – including their famous porcelain bottles. Plus the chance to taste signature cocktails created for the bar at World of Wedgwood.

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CHEERS to our competition winner Lee and his partner Janine - here they are enjoying a pint of Joule’s finest as part of their prize with Festival Chairman Richard Stevens and Emma Burbridge from Crown Wharf. They also bagged a pair of 3 day passes to The Stone Food & Drink Festival at Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July.

Have you booked your tickets yet? 

@crownwharfstone @joulesbrewery 

#stonefood #foodies #foodfest2024 #enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #wearestaffs #FoodFestivalFun #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodandrink #westmidlands #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefoodie #stonefooddrinkfest #westmidlandsfood

CHEERS to our competition winner Lee and his partner Janine - here they are enjoying a pint of Joule’s finest as part of their prize with Festival Chairman Richard Stevens and Emma Burbridge from Crown Wharf. They also bagged a pair of 3 day passes to The Stone Food & Drink Festival at Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July.

Have you booked your tickets yet?

@crownwharfstone @joulesbrewery

#stonefood #foodies #foodfest2024 #enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #wearestaffs #FoodFestivalFun #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodandrink #westmidlands #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #stokefoodie #stonefooddrinkfest #westmidlandsfood
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Drac is back!

We are delighted to announce that Stone-based logistics specialists Drac Group has once again signed as Lead Sponsor for the 2024 festival.

We are delighted to have Drac on board as we prepare to return to Westbridge Park and are hugely grateful to Drac and all the other businesses who sponsor and support the event.

More to come on Drac and our other fantastic sponsors in the run-up to the ‘big weekend’! 

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefood #FoodFestivalFun #foodfest2024 #westmidlands #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefooddrinkfest #wearestaffs #stokefoodie #stonefoodandrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #foodlovers #foodies #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #ourbeautifulborough

Drac is back!

We are delighted to announce that Stone-based logistics specialists Drac Group has once again signed as Lead Sponsor for the 2024 festival.

We are delighted to have Drac on board as we prepare to return to Westbridge Park and are hugely grateful to Drac and all the other businesses who sponsor and support the event.

More to come on Drac and our other fantastic sponsors in the run-up to the ‘big weekend’!

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefood #FoodFestivalFun #foodfest2024 #westmidlands #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefooddrinkfest #wearestaffs #stokefoodie #stonefoodandrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #foodlovers #foodies #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #ourbeautifulborough
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We have a WINNER! Congratulations to Lee Baughen 🎉 Thank you to everyone who entered - we hope to see you all at Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’ (book your tickets online in advance to save on gate prices)! https://stonefooddrink.org.uk

We have a WINNER! Congratulations to Lee Baughen 🎉 Thank you to everyone who entered - we hope to see you all at Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’ (book your tickets online in advance to save on gate prices)! https://stonefooddrink.org.uk ...

*COMPETITION CLOSED* 
WIN a pair of 3-day passes to the 2024 Stone Food & Drink Festival PLUS 2 pints in Joule’s Crown Wharf!

To celebrate Joule’s Brewery coming on board as the sponsor of our Live Music Stage, we’re giving away a pair of 3-day passes to join us on Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July!

The lucky winner will also bag themselves and a friend a pint each to enjoy at Joule’s Stone brewery tap, Crown Wharf!*

To be in with a chance of winning tell us who you’d bring along in the comments and why you’d like to win! Make sure you like our page, too… 

Entries close midnight on Sunday 7 April 2024 and the winner will be selected at random from all entries across FB & IG. Good luck!

P.S. Please be scam aware - we will never ask you to click a link and give us your details if you have won. Winner will be contacted direct and announced on our social channels. 

*Total ticket prize value £50 on the gate. You must be able to enjoy your pints at the Crown Wharf before the end of April 2024 and be happy to take part in a promo photo of you enjoying your pints for our social channels. Prize not transferable and no cash alternative. This competition is in no way endorsed or approved by META. 

@crownwharfstone @joulesbrewery 

#stonefooddrinkfest #enjoystaffordshire #westmidlandsfood #stonefood #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #westmidlands #stokefoodie #stonefoodanddrinkfest #FoodFestivalFun #wearestaffs

*COMPETITION CLOSED*
WIN a pair of 3-day passes to the 2024 Stone Food & Drink Festival PLUS 2 pints in Joule’s Crown Wharf!

To celebrate Joule’s Brewery coming on board as the sponsor of our Live Music Stage, we’re giving away a pair of 3-day passes to join us on Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July!

The lucky winner will also bag themselves and a friend a pint each to enjoy at Joule’s Stone brewery tap, Crown Wharf!*

To be in with a chance of winning tell us who you’d bring along in the comments and why you’d like to win! Make sure you like our page, too…

Entries close midnight on Sunday 7 April 2024 and the winner will be selected at random from all entries across FB & IG. Good luck!

P.S. Please be scam aware - we will never ask you to click a link and give us your details if you have won. Winner will be contacted direct and announced on our social channels.

*Total ticket prize value £50 on the gate. You must be able to enjoy your pints at the Crown Wharf before the end of April 2024 and be happy to take part in a promo photo of you enjoying your pints for our social channels. Prize not transferable and no cash alternative. This competition is in no way endorsed or approved by META.

@crownwharfstone @joulesbrewery

#stonefooddrinkfest #enjoystaffordshire #westmidlandsfood #stonefood #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #stonefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #westmidlands #stokefoodie #stonefoodanddrinkfest #FoodFestivalFun #wearestaffs
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Why not surprise the foodie in your life this Easter? 🐣

Instead of a chocolate egg that’ll be gone in minutes, why not buy them a whole day of food & drink fun?

With a gourmet shopping village packed with artisan traders, global street food, pop up bars, live cookery demonstrations, talks & tastings, great live music and family fun* all in the ticket price it’s a fantastic foodie day out!

(Plus this year we’re BACK on Westbridge Park!)

*Accompanied under 16s get in free! 

Book now before the price goes up on 1st April!

(Link in bio/comments)… 

#stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #foodlover #streetfood #FoodFestivalFun #enjoystaffordshire #stonefooddrinkfest #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #westmidlandsfood #westmidlands #foodlovers #foodies #stokefoodie #stonefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #artisanfoods #ourbeautifulborough #stonefood

Why not surprise the foodie in your life this Easter? 🐣

Instead of a chocolate egg that’ll be gone in minutes, why not buy them a whole day of food & drink fun?

With a gourmet shopping village packed with artisan traders, global street food, pop up bars, live cookery demonstrations, talks & tastings, great live music and family fun* all in the ticket price it’s a fantastic foodie day out!

(Plus this year we’re BACK on Westbridge Park!)

*Accompanied under 16s get in free!

Book now before the price goes up on 1st April!

(Link in bio/comments)…

#stonefoodanddrinkfest #stokefood #staffsfoodanddrink #foodlover #streetfood #FoodFestivalFun #enjoystaffordshire #stonefooddrinkfest #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #westmidlandsfood #westmidlands #foodlovers #foodies #stokefoodie #stonefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #artisanfoods #ourbeautifulborough #stonefood
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We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Hairy Biker Dave Myers. 

We were honoured to host Dave and Si at the Stone Food & Drink Festival back in 2010 when they headlined the Demonstration Kitchen. What a lovely, friendly and humble gent he was. 

Our heartfelt condolences to Si, Dave’s friends and family.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Hairy Biker Dave Myers.

We were honoured to host Dave and Si at the Stone Food & Drink Festival back in 2010 when they headlined the Demonstration Kitchen. What a lovely, friendly and humble gent he was.

Our heartfelt condolences to Si, Dave’s friends and family.
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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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