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Get a glimpse of historic transformation with Crown Wharf site tours

Get a glimpse of historic transformation with Crown Wharf site tours

As part of the forthcoming Stone Food & Drink Festival celebrations, there will be the chance to sign up for an exclusive tour of the town’s historic Crown Wharf site, where lead sponsor Joule’s Brewery is breathing life back into its founding home.

Derelict since the Brewery closed in 1974 the site was acquired by Joule’s in 2017, some 7 years after entrepreneur Steve Nuttall resurrected the famous brand back in 2010, with the establishment of a new independent brewery behind an original Joule’s pub, the Red Lion, in Market Drayton. The firm has gone from strength to strength; now boasting 45 pubs across Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire, and its return to Stone – where the original brewery was founded in 1779 – has long been in the planning.

Work started on the ambitious transformation of the Crown Wharf site in February 2019, with a new Joule’s taphouse set to open its doors in 2020 alongside a community heritage centre and theatre.

The tours, which will take place over festival weekend on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October, will offer an exclusive chance to see behind the scenes as the project brings vision to reality. Vicky Shirley, Brand & Communications Manager at Joule’s, says:

“We’re hugely excited to open the gates at Crown Wharf for these exclusive tours. The local support for the project has been phenomenal, so we wanted to offer people the chance to see the progress to date. The project has been a true labour of love for us and we want to share the fascinating journey we have had – including artefacts and stories donated by local people with links to the brewery and details such as the casting of new finials for the roof, modelled on an original finial we found by chance during site clearance.”

Richard Stevens, Chairman of the Stone Food & Drink Festival, says:

“This is a fantastic addition to the festival programme; celebrating a project that is hugely important for our town. Unsurprisingly, we’ve already had a significant amount of interest in the tours already and, with spaces limited, we’d advise booking tickets online as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

Tour places will be priced at £5pp and, in addition to the tour, will include a voucher for ½ a pint of Joule’s in any Joule’s taphouse in Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire. Proceeds from ticket sales will go direct to the Stone Food & Drink Festival CIC.

The tours will take place on festival Saturday (6th October) and Sunday (7th October) at 11am, 12 noon and 1pm. To book your space head to
https://stonefooddrink.digitickets.co.uk/event-tickets/24199?catID=23640&

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Time to introduce four more fantastic traders you’ll find in the shopping village at Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’!

We Love Man Food: chunky and funky pickles, chutneys, sauces, beer jellies and cocktail jams

Little Sutton Biltong Co: Artisan biltong (dried, cured meat originating from South Africa)

Nidhoggr Mead Co: Purveyors of premium mead

Nelson’s Distillery: Multi-award-winning producer of fine craft spirits.

Have you booked your tickets yet?

@welovemanfood @nelsonsdistillery @littlesuttonbiltongcompany @nidhoggrmeadco

Time to introduce four more fantastic traders you’ll find in the shopping village at Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’!

We Love Man Food: chunky and funky pickles, chutneys, sauces, beer jellies and cocktail jams

Little Sutton Biltong Co: Artisan biltong (dried, cured meat originating from South Africa)

Nidhoggr Mead Co: Purveyors of premium mead

Nelson’s Distillery: Multi-award-winning producer of fine craft spirits.

Have you booked your tickets yet?

@welovemanfood @nelsonsdistillery @littlesuttonbiltongcompany @nidhoggrmeadco
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*SPONSOR SHOUT OUT*

Today we’re showing appreciation for our Sustainability Partner, Brown Recycling.

Here’s a little bit more about them and, in the coming weeks, we’ll be telling you more about how they’re helping us manage the festival’s waste to minimise its impact on the environment:

“Brown Recycling is the leading independent provider of total waste management and recycling services to businesses across Staffordshire, Cheshire, and the Midlands.
 
“From trade and commercial waste collection, to recycling solutions including cardboard, plastic, scrap metal, and hazardous materials, our total waste management services meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. And we work to the highest levels of safety, compliance, and sustainability in every aspect of our operations.
 
“Our loyal and satisfied customers choose to work with us for our 99% on time service delivery and our zero waste to landfill commitment for waste processed at our three sites in Stoke-on-Trent.”

To find out how Brown Recycling could help your business, head to: https://www.brownrecycling.co.uk

Brown Recycling 

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stonefooddrinkfest #foodfestivals2024 #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #westbridgepark #stokefoodie #staffsfoodanddrink #sponsor #community #recycling #environment #sustainability

*SPONSOR SHOUT OUT*

Today we’re showing appreciation for our Sustainability Partner, Brown Recycling.

Here’s a little bit more about them and, in the coming weeks, we’ll be telling you more about how they’re helping us manage the festival’s waste to minimise its impact on the environment:

“Brown Recycling is the leading independent provider of total waste management and recycling services to businesses across Staffordshire, Cheshire, and the Midlands.

“From trade and commercial waste collection, to recycling solutions including cardboard, plastic, scrap metal, and hazardous materials, our total waste management services meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. And we work to the highest levels of safety, compliance, and sustainability in every aspect of our operations.

“Our loyal and satisfied customers choose to work with us for our 99% on time service delivery and our zero waste to landfill commitment for waste processed at our three sites in Stoke-on-Trent.”

To find out how Brown Recycling could help your business, head to: https://www.brownrecycling.co.uk

Brown Recycling

#enjoystaffordshire #stonefoodanddrinkfest #stonefooddrinkfest #foodfestivals2024 #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodfest2024 #westbridgepark #stokefoodie #staffsfoodanddrink #sponsor #community #recycling #environment #sustainability
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Four more fantastic traders you’ll find in this year’s Shopping Village at Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July 2024…

Shaw Meats – Gluten Free Butcher whose range includes Salamis, Cured Meats, Game, Fresh Meats, Fresh Sausages, Burgers, Black Pudding, Haggis

Sixtowns Gin - Stoke's finest spirits.

Blueberry Hill Preserves - Hand-made preserves with a big dollop of northern soul of a different type - an amazing amount of flavour packed into every jar...

Flint & Flame - Exquisite German steel knives

@shawmeatsltd @sixtownsbar @blueberryhillpreserves @flintandflameuk 

#stonefooddrinkfest #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westbridgepark #enjoystaffordshire #FoodFestivalFun #foodanddrink #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodstalls #foodfest2024 #artisanfoodproducers #westmidlandsfood #westmidlands #artisanfood #foodfestivals2024 #foodadndrink #staffsfoodanddrink #staffsfood #stokefoodie #stokefood #foodies #foodlovers

Four more fantastic traders you’ll find in this year’s Shopping Village at Westbridge Park on 5, 6 & 7 July 2024…

Shaw Meats – Gluten Free Butcher whose range includes Salamis, Cured Meats, Game, Fresh Meats, Fresh Sausages, Burgers, Black Pudding, Haggis

Sixtowns Gin - Stoke`s finest spirits.

Blueberry Hill Preserves - Hand-made preserves with a big dollop of northern soul of a different type - an amazing amount of flavour packed into every jar...

Flint & Flame - Exquisite German steel knives

@shawmeatsltd @sixtownsbar @blueberryhillpreserves @flintandflameuk

#stonefooddrinkfest #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westbridgepark #enjoystaffordshire #FoodFestivalFun #foodanddrink #foodiesofinstagram #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodstalls #foodfest2024 #artisanfoodproducers #westmidlandsfood #westmidlands #artisanfood #foodfestivals2024 #foodadndrink #staffsfoodanddrink #staffsfood #stokefoodie #stokefood #foodies #foodlovers
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Stone Street Food is underway in the High Street. We’re here till 9pm - who’s joining us? 🍕🍔🌭🥙🌮🍩🥘🍛

Stone Street Food is underway in the High Street. We’re here till 9pm - who’s joining us? 🍕🍔🌭🥙🌮🍩🥘🍛 ...

It’s time to shout out another four of the fabulous traders who’ll be gracing the festival shopping village on 5, 6 & 7 July at Westbridge Park - three of which have a refreshing theme fitting for this mini heatwave ☀️

Natural Iced Lemonade – Delicious, fresh lemonade made on site…

Black Lodge Potions - Premium craft spirits, conjured in the Black Lodge!

Great British Cheese Co - Cheese is not just an ingredient but should be the main feature of the dish, board or plate!

Root2Ginger – Concentrated, alcohol free ginger drinks made using premium organic products including cold pressed Peruvian ginger root, raw cane sugar, lemon juice, fresh limes and spices.

@blacklodgepotions @greatbritishcheese @root2ginger 

#FoodFestivalFun #stonefoodanddrinkfest #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodfestivals2024 #westmidlands #foodanddrink #westbridgepark #enjoystaffordshire #artisanfood #artisanfoodproducers #foodstalls #foodiesofinstagram #stonefooddrinkfest #foodfest2024 #westmidlandsfood

It’s time to shout out another four of the fabulous traders who’ll be gracing the festival shopping village on 5, 6 & 7 July at Westbridge Park - three of which have a refreshing theme fitting for this mini heatwave ☀️

Natural Iced Lemonade – Delicious, fresh lemonade made on site…

Black Lodge Potions - Premium craft spirits, conjured in the Black Lodge!

Great British Cheese Co - Cheese is not just an ingredient but should be the main feature of the dish, board or plate!

Root2Ginger – Concentrated, alcohol free ginger drinks made using premium organic products including cold pressed Peruvian ginger root, raw cane sugar, lemon juice, fresh limes and spices.

@blacklodgepotions @greatbritishcheese @root2ginger

#FoodFestivalFun #stonefoodanddrinkfest #staffordshirefoodandrink #foodfestivals2024 #westmidlands #foodanddrink #westbridgepark #enjoystaffordshire #artisanfood #artisanfoodproducers #foodstalls #foodiesofinstagram #stonefooddrinkfest #foodfest2024 #westmidlandsfood
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Check out this year’s site map, kindly sponsored by Stonegate Wealth Management!

Based in the heart of Stone, Stonegate Wealth Management is a financial planning practice specialising in pensions, investments and trusts. It provides bespoke financial advice and solutions to help clients plan their future, manage their wealth and make their money work as hard as it possibly can - find out more at stonegatewealth.co.uk

Thanks for the support, guys! 🙌

#community #foodanddrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westmidlands #wearestaffs #foodfestivals2024 #staffordshirefoodandrink #enjoystaffordshire #FoodFestivalFun #westbridgepark #sponsor #community

Check out this year’s site map, kindly sponsored by Stonegate Wealth Management!

Based in the heart of Stone, Stonegate Wealth Management is a financial planning practice specialising in pensions, investments and trusts. It provides bespoke financial advice and solutions to help clients plan their future, manage their wealth and make their money work as hard as it possibly can - find out more at stonegatewealth.co.uk

Thanks for the support, guys! 🙌

#community #foodanddrink #stonefoodanddrinkfest #westmidlands #wearestaffs #foodfestivals2024 #staffordshirefoodandrink #enjoystaffordshire #FoodFestivalFun #westbridgepark #sponsor #community
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