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Stone Food & Drink Festival 2023: What’s On in & around town…

Stone Food & Drink Festival 2023: What’s On in & around town…

In the run-up to the ‘big weekend’ at Kibblestone Scout Camp on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July, there’s plenty to look forward to in and around town during foodie week, as local shops, bars and eateries get into the festival spirit. Here we look at the events and offers being run by local businesses throughout the week…

AEDdonate

AED donate are generously providing the festival with two defibrillators during the course of festival weekend. This amazing local company relies to a large extent on donations for their charity shops. It is therefore our pleasure to remind fetival goers that donations of clothing, shoes, bags, linen, bric-a-brac, books and CDs can now be made at their collection centre at Unit 14, Emerald way, Stone business Park from Monday to Friday 9 AM to 4 PM. Please support this very worthy cause.

Aston Marina Lichfield Road, Stone

Special Cocktail Offer available every day during Festival week! Claim a free cocktail by producing a copy of the Festival programme or the special Aston Marina Festival flyer. (T&C’s apply)

BEAR, High Street, Stone

Happy Hours Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July – 5-7pm and 9pm to close. Whether you’ve been to the Festival or not, why not pop into Bear for a special cocktail offer? Two cocktails for £12.

Canal Cruising Crown Street, Stone

Open Day at the Boatyard – Saturday 15 July 10am-4pm

Your chance to see Stone’s unique boatyard. The drydock is the oldest on the canal network and you can take a look at some of the cruising fleet. Book today and get 10% discount on any short break holiday or day cruise.

Griffins the Butchers Adies Alley, Stone

A week of special festival offers!
Tuesday 11th July – Porkpie and Pastry Day. Come and see our fantastic display of home-made bakery delights

Wednesday 12th July – Steak specials; 2 x dry aged Ribeyes £14; 2 x dry aged Sirloins £12

Thursday 13th July – Innovation Products. Come and see our in-house products including Hunter’s Chicken; Bombay chicken; Beef Wellingtons; Italian meatballs; beef truffles and more

Friday 14th July – Four of our award-winning home-made meat pies for £10 – handmade in-house by our very own Baker Karen.

Saturday 15th July – Come and see our incredible selection of local meats and pastry in our award-winning butchery

Little Seeds Radford Street, Stone

Saturday 15 July – Enjoy a special five seasonal courses set lunch for £35 per person. Wine pairing is also available for an additional £20 per person.

Sunday 16 July – Sunday lunch at Little Seeds – two courses for £28 or three courses for £34.

The Artisan Kitchen High Street, Stone

Special offers all week!

Tuesday 11 July – Free coffee with every £20 spent in shop

Wednesday 12 July – Two lunches for £15

Thursday 13 July – Coffee or tea and piece of cake for £5

Friday 14 July – Cold sandwich and cream tea for £12

Saturday 15 July and Sunday 16 July – Free hot drink with every breakfast

The Butcher’s Block (formerly The Talbot), Station Road

It’s been the worst-kept secret in the history of the town! Yes, our award winning butcher Nick Griffin and his business partner Adam Gray have refurbished the former Talbot pub and have opened an amazing steak house called the Butchers Block. Nick assures us that there will be some very special offers available during festival week. Keep an eye on social media and their website: https://the-butchers-block.co.uk/

The Crown and Anchor, Granville Square, Stone

Tapas Weekend! A choice of a dozen Tapas dishes which you can compliment with a choice of promotional drink offers. Available on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th July from 12 noon to 8.30pm and on Sunday 16th of July from 12 noon to 6 pm

The Wren, Granville Square

Exciting times ahead! As we go to print, Chris is moving the Wren from Market Square up the road to Granville Square. The Wren will soon reopen in the old Cat Cafe premises. It is too early for Chris to have final details of his offers but he promises to be open for special festival offers throughout Festival week! Check The Wren’s socials for further details as they become available.

The Swan, Stafford Street, Stone,

25 Staffordshire real ales on draught each day!

Live music-Thursday 13th July at 9.30pm – Guitar Monkey / Saturday 15 July at 10.00pm – Fat Lip

The Crown of India, Market Square
The Five Curries Taster was so successful last year that the Crown of India is doing it again this year! You will get tasters of five of the chef’s fantastic curries served with onion bhaji, rice and naan bread for only £12.95.

In addition to these offers, an Ale Trail – kindly sponsored by Canal Cruising Co – will run from Friday 7th – Sunday 16th July with the chance to win a weekend on a narrowboat for up to eight people! Participating pubs include The Bridge; The Borehole; The Crown & Anchor; The Royal Exchange; The Wren; The Poste of Stone; Crowne Wharf, The Swan & The Red Lion – entry cards available from all pubs on the trail.

On Saturday 15th July, the High Street will also play host to the Festival Edition Market – with a host of stalls selling food, drink, gifts and crafts – perfect for browsing before hopping onto the shuttle bus to enjoy the main event at Kibblestone Scout Camp.

The 2023 Stone Food & Drink Festival will take place at Kibblestone Scout Camp on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July with free, regular shuttle buses from town centre bus stops to Kibblestone all weekend, plus there is the option of on-site or Park & Ride parking. For more details and to book advance tickets head to: www.stonefooddrink.org.uk

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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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