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A Staffordshire Feast of Fantastic Foodie Events

Come and tantalise your taste buds at one of our mouth-watering Staffordshire food and drink festivals. Throughout the year you’ll find a series of fabulous food festivals in Staffordshire, from Leek to Lichfield, and Shugborough to Weston Park, you can sample many local gourmet delights at our annual food and drink events. With monthly Staffordshire Farmers Markets as well, you’re sure to find an event to whet your appetite!

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Couple stirring Paella at Stone Food and Drink Festival


Stone Food & Drink Festival 2016

Each year during the first weekend of October, Staffordshire's premier gastronomic gathering takes place. Supported by Taste of Staffordshire, Stone Food & Drink Festival has all the ingredients for an unforgettable experience. Enjoy cooking demonstrations & classes by top local chefs, talks and tastings, gourmet food shopping, live music, beer festival and farmers' market.

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Indulge in a wonderful menu of autumnal flavours in the historic dining room at Weston Park, pictured here


Autumn Flavours Dine & Stay

Indulge in a weekend of splendour and luxury at Weston Park, with an overnight stay in one of the beautifully furnished bedrooms and meals featuring the finest Autumn flavours. 

Enjoy a tantalising selection of the best autumnal produce, including a five course menu in the historic dining room, before exploring some of Capability Brown's stunning parkland.

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Independent Brewers' Beer Festival

Sample the UK's best ales from independent breweries at the National Brewery Centre on 14th and 15th October.

Back for a third year, the Independent Brewers' Beer Festival features 50 different ales and keg beers from across the country, with live music, DJs and a hog roast and BBQ running throughout the weekend.

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Sample the best ales from independent breweries at the National Brewery Centre, pictured here

Food and Drink Events

Fabulous food to feast on

Great British Food Festival


Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

The Great British Food Festival combines the nation's love of great food and drink with some of the country's most treasured locations, providing a unique opportunity to explore new flavours and beautiful venues.

Sandon Hall Spring Fair

Sandon Spring Fair


Sat 27 - Sun 28 May 2017

See out the last few days of Spring in an English country garden… Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May will see Staffordshire’s 19th Century country house Sandon Hall open its gates to the public for the second annual Sandon Spring Fair.

The Champions League of BBQ

Burton Upon Trent

Sat 27 May 2017

Brew ‘N ‘Q is a low ‘n’ slow BBQ competition rolled into one with teams from all around the globe trying to win the title of “Grand BBQ Champion 2017”.

The Champions League of BBQ

Burton Upon Trent

Sun 28 May 2017

Brew ‘N ‘Q is a low ‘n’ slow BBQ competition rolled into one with teams from all around the globe trying to win the title of “Grand BBQ Champion 2017”.

Vineyard Tour and Tasting


Sat 3 Jun 2017

The event includes a guided tour of vines and winery, followed by a presentation and tutored wine tasting of 3 still and 1 sparkling wines with a two course meal.

Murder Mystery Night


Sat 10 Jun 2017

Why not try to solve the murder mystery while enjoying a four course meal.

Monthly Market

Fine Food & Artisan Craft Fayre


Sun 11 Jun 2017

Join us on the second Sunday of every month where there's something for everyone.

Craft Ale Tasting with supper


Thu 15 Jun 2017

Sample six ales from local brewery, Quartz brewing, followed by a superb supper - what better way to celebrate National Beer Day?

Pirates of Caldon Canal Murder Mystery

Pirates of The Caldon Canal Mystery


Fri 16 Jun 2017

Shiver me timbers and join us for a pirating Murder Mystery. Meet Captain Jack Barrow and his crew as they try to solve the mystery of the Black Boil and raise the skull and crossbones over the Caldon Canal.

Cheese and Ale

Stafford Cheese & Ale Festival


Fri 16 - Sat 17 Jun 2017

Cheese makers, breweries and local food producers will fill the Market Square in Stafford, with a fantastic range of products and a fine array of artisan food, as the county town hosts the 2017 Stafford Cheese, Ale and More Festival.

Alton Beer & Classic Car Festival

Alton Towers area

Sat 17 - Sun 18 Jun 2017

Alton Village Pubs and other venues around the village. On Saturday there will be a Street Market on the High Street and on Sunday there will be Classic Cars on display. Live entertainment across the whole weekend.

Moorlander Lunch Trains

Moorlander Lunch Trains


Sat 17 Jun 2017

Enjoy a 4-course Lunch with full waitress service whilst enjoying the fabulous scenery along the Churnet Valley line. Full bar facilities are available on board the train.

Father Day Lunch


Sun 18 Jun 2017

Why not treat your Dad to a fabulous lunch in our Stables Bar & Grill.

Father's Day Lunch


Sun 18 Jun 2017

Show your Dad how special is he by treating him to a hearty three course lunch.

Father's Day Lunch Train


Sun 18 Jun 2017

Join us for an afternoon in the Churnet Valley, as we celebrate all dads on-board our elegant dining train. Board our First Class Dining coach at Froghall Station and enjoy a 4-course Lunch with full waitress service.

Father's Day Sunday Lunch


Sun 18 Jun 2017

Bring your Dad to The Dining Hall for a hearty Sunday lunch on Father’s Day and we’ll treat him to a bottle of local beer on the house! Book your table today and we’ll also include a chance for Dad to test his skills on the potter’s wheel.

Ascot Ladies Day


Thu 22 Jun 2017

Ladies Day returns by popular demand! includes a glass of Pimms on arrival, a delicious three course lunch, assorted afternoon tea cakes, big screen TV’s showing all the races and on site betting facilities.

Murder Mystery


Fri 23 Jun 2017

Our new murder mystery dinner presented by the Mow Cop Players is the perfect way to forget about the world around you and enjoy some fun time trying to discover who was murdered, why and by whom!

Taittinger Supper


Fri 23 Jun 2017

Taittinger and canapés on the terrace overlooking the gardens and deer park, followed by a sumptuous meal from the best restaurant in Staffordshire, with each course paired with a different Taittinger Champagne. Unashamed luxury.

Food through the Ages


Sat 24 Jun 2017

Enjoy recipes, cooking and dining from medieval times to WWII. Experience Medieval, Tudor, Stuart, and Georgian; food and fare.

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