Food and Drink

Passionate Baker? Pork Pie Maker?

Passionate Baker? Pork Pie Maker?

Prestigious Food Festival Competitions – entry form deadline 15 August Every year dozens of enthusiast home cooks and professionals take part in the prestigious ‘Best of the Marches’ competition at the Ludlow Food Festival.  With such a packed schedule at this years’ event, the organisers have decided to run the competitions as…

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Alfie & Billy’s Host Kids Cupcake Workshops

Alfie & Billy’s Host Kids Cupcake Workshops

Alfie & Billy’s coffee shop and restaurant are running two workshops for children this summer.               Kids Cupcake Corner runs on Monday 15th and Monday 29th August from 2-4pm. Cost £10 per child inc 4 cupcakes to take home and drinks. The workshops are…

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Award winning Chocolatier scoops 2 Gold Stars at this year’s Great Taste Awards

Award winning Chocolatier scoops 2 Gold Stars at this year’s Great Taste Awards

Julia Wenlock, Chocolatier at Toot Sweets based in the Market Hall Shrewsbury has been awarded  2 Gold Stars in this year’s Great Taste Awards. The 2 Stars were awarded to her Dark Chocolate Shropshire Lavender Truffle, made using locally sourced cream and Lavender from Shropshire Lavender base near Newport. Previously…

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Exhibitor Bursary for Ludlow Food Festival – Application Close 31st July

Exhibitor Bursary for Ludlow Food Festival – Application Close 31st July

Organisers of the Ludlow Food Festival have introduced a new bursary this year to help new or smaller exhibitors take part in the UK’s longest and most respected running food festival. The exhibitor bursary, open to local food and drink producers based within Ludlow and The Marches, will enable those…

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Serving Up a Slice of Country Life

Serving Up a Slice of Country Life

On the borders and Herefordshire, Shropshire and Wales, the Mortimer Country Food Fair at Brampton Bryan on Saturday 9th July was a glorious event.  Around 50 exhibitors from food to crafts came together to provide visitors with a wide range of lovingly made produce and gifts. Organised by Carolyn Chesshire…

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Food Festival with Ooh La La

Food Festival with Ooh La La

Imagine the scene – a glorious sunny afternoon, the smell of coffee lingering enticingly on the breeze, people sitting enjoying a cool drink outside numerous cafes and fresh local produce being sold at dozens of stalls lining the streets.  You could be forgiven for thinking I was in the south…

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WiRE Supports Creative Businesses at the Newport Show

WiRE Supports Creative Businesses at the Newport Show

Although the Newport Show is known as an agricultural event there’s lots more going on including a great food hall, dare devil BMX display stunts and a marquee to indulge in a bit of retail therapy.  Its here you’ll find lots of WiRE members (Women in Rural Enterprise).  An organisation…

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Tasty Oswestry Food & Drink Festival this Weekend

Tasty Oswestry Food & Drink Festival this Weekend

The Oswestry Food & Drink Festival is celebrating its fifth birthday this weekend when the 2011 event takes place on the streets of the market town.  The festival opens at 10am till 4pm both days along Cross Street, Bailey Street and New Street. More than 50 producers from truffles to…

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Newport Show proves a ‘feastival’ of delights

Newport Show proves a ‘feastival’ of delights

THERE will be plenty to set tastebuds tingling at this year’s Newport Show. A giant-sized Food Hall looks set to be a truly mouth-watering attraction with scores of delicious foods to sample from all over the country. Purveyors of fine food and drink will find everything from real farmhouse cider…

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Penkridge Summer Fair…

Penkridge Summer Fair…

When: 17th July, 2011

Penkridge Business Association have announced today that following a very successful Christmas Victorian Market, they will be holding their first ever Summer Fair on Sunday 17th July. The event will take place on the site of Penkridge Market (by kind permission of Penkridge Markets) between 10am and 4pm, and admission…

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