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5th, 6th & 7th



Staffordshire's Biggest
Gastronomic Gathering

Town Centre 

Local Business Special Offers & Events for 2017

From foodie quizzes to themed meals and special deals, Stone’s pubs’ restaurants and shops really get into the festival spirit to ensure the party goes on all week, not just on Westbridge Park over the ‘big weekend’. 


Watch this space for details of 2018 festival happenings in and around town!



Town Real Ale Trail 


Mon 2 Oct – Sun 8 Oct 
Celebrate Stone’s fabulous pubs and visit as many as you can during festival week – by a pint in at least 5 and get your card stamped for the chance to win £50 toward a round 'on us'. Pubs include: 
The Pheasant; The Borehole; The Talbot; Langtry's; The Crown and Anchor; Granvilles; The Poste of Stone; The Swan Inn; The Star; The Royal Exchange; The Red Lion and The Three Crowns plus The George & Dragon at Meaford and both The Brushmaker’s Arms and The Wheatsheaf at Oulton.
View the programme for full details

A Guided Foodie History of Stone

Wed 4 Oct 
In a new addition to the 2017 festival programme you can discover the town’s fascinating foodie history with a guided tour led by Steve Booth and Philip Leason of Stone Historical Society. You’ll learn about Hovis flour; Gooseberry fairs; fish ponds, breweries – and much more besides.
To take part, simply meet at The Star pub at 6.30pm prompt on Wednesday, 4th October.
The tour will cost £2 per adult and £1 children under 16 (cash only) with all proceeds going to Stone Historical Society.

Festival Farmers’ Market


Sat 7 October, 9 am – 4 pm approx.
A part of the food festival since the very beginning, Stone Farmers’ Market has gone onto become a regular event; taking place the first weekend of every month and widely regarded as the best farmers’ market in Staffordshire. The Festival Farmers’ Market - always the biggest of the year - graces Stone High Street on Saturday; celebrating the county’s agricultural heritage as some of the very best producers in the area sell their ‘farm to fork’ wares.
View the programme for full details

Tapas Trail

Wed 3 Oct & Thu 4 Oct 
Enjoy a tapas dish in one of 9 local eateries for just £3.50 – then move onto the next venue (and the next dish)! Participating restaurants include: 
The Wheatsheaf, Oulton; Roo's Bar; The Lounge; Little Seeds; The Crown & Anchor; The Star; The Red Lion; Granvilles & The Crown of India. Kindly sponsored by R.A. Knight & Co



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