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Flowers in bloom in Stone town centre during farmers market

Local Events

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.

Bringing a buzz to Stone town centre…

The aim of the Stone Food & Drink Festival has always been to bring visitors into Stone for the benefit of local businesses. Which is why we’re delighted to be working with Stone Traders’ Group again this year to bring you some fantastic High Street events!

Stone town centre during Stone Food & Drink Festival

SPECIAL EVENTS, OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS

All week

Stone’s pubs, restaurants, bars and local shops have once again got into the festival spirit with a range of special menus, themed events and offers to tempt you into town throughout the festival week.

View the full programme and plan your week to support local businesses in our wonderful town.

Stalls in Stone town centre

FESTIVAL MARKET

Saturday 15th July

9am – 3pm. Free entry

The town centre will be filled with a host of delightful stalls selling everything from delicious foodie sweet and savoury treats to handcrafted items and gifts.

When you’ve browsed the high street, it’s easy to hop on a free shuttle bus from any of the bus stops around town and head up to Kibblestone.

P.S. Stone Farmers’ Market will still hold its regular first Saturday of the month position in the calendar – taking place on Saturday 1st July then on 5th August.

Group of men with ale

ALE TRAIL

Friday 7th July – Sunday 16th July

Calling all beer lovers – the town centre Ale Trail is back!
Kindly sponsored by Stone’s Canal Cruising Co.

Enjoy a pint at every pub on the trail throughout festival week (collecting a stamp at each venue on your Real Ale Trail Card), fill in your name and address when complete and hand it in at any of the pubs on the trail and you’ll be entered into a draw to WIN a weekend on a barge for up to eight people – donated by Canal Cruising Co.

Pick up a card from any of the participating pubs, which include:
The Bridge; The Borehole; The Crown & Anchor; The Royal Exchange; The Wren; The Swan; The Red Lion; The Crown Wharf and The Poste of Stone.

The Butchers Block logo

Black Tie Charity Ball

Friday 14th July @ Kibblestone Scout Camp

Griffin & Grey are hosting this great event in aid of Cancer Research UK – Prosecco Reception, 3 Course Dinner & Live Entertainment. £50pp – Tickets via https://bidevents.co.uk/store

Local Offers

AEDdonate
AED donate are generously providing the festival with two defibrillators
during the course of the festival weekend.
This amazing local company relies to a large extent on donations for their charity shops. It is, therefore our pleasure to remind festivalgoers 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 at Bear.
Friday 14 and Saturday 15 July – 5-7pm and 9pm to close.
Whether or not you’ve been to the Festival, 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. If you book today you will 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 Sirloin’s £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 a 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 Butchers 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.

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 8:30 PM 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 social media and our website 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 9:30 PM Guitar Monkey
Live music Saturday 15 July at 10 PM-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.

Town Centre Map

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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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