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How to apply for the Taste of Staffordshire Quality Marque

The Taste of Staffordshire accreditation, used only by the very best food & drink businesses in the county

The Taste of Staffordshire accreditation shows that you have achieved the highest standards in your food & drink business.


The marque can help you generate new business by proving you offer food & drink and customer service excellence, and showing your commitment to local produce and suppliers.


You could also save money on stand space at major events like the Stone Food & Drink Festival.


To apply, click the button adjacent to download the membership form, and return it by post or email


The Four Seasons Restaurant at Swinfen Hall Hotel, near Lichfield


Independent Restaurant

Establishments whose primary purpose is for dining, providing table service of meals where the menu typically consists of starter, main course and dessert dishes as a minimum. 

Fully licensed.

Likely to be elegant in style with an emphasis on food preparation which will be of a high degree of culinary expertise.


Restaurant - Casual Dining

Establishments whose primary purpose is for dining providing table service of meals in a casual atmosphere, mostly licensed.

Meals are moderately priced.

There is an emphasis of the use of fresh ingredients, locally sourced where possible.

The Brasserie at The Swan Hotel, Stafford


Tea Rooms & Coffee Shops*

In addition to refreshments, a good range of food will be available, including a range of teas, coffee, cakes and light snacks.

(*includes visitor attraction food service)

The tea room at World of Wedgwood, near Stoke-on-Trent
Locally sourced produce at Canalside Farm Shop, near Stafford


Food and Drink Retailers

Offers produce on sale of which at least 20% must come from within a 40 mile radius of the establishment.

The Red Lion pub at Bradley, near Stafford


Tourism Pub

Must serve a choice of cask-condition real ales and fully licensed.  

Open to non-diners for alcoholic drinks.  

A choice of snacks and service of meals must be informal.


Exciting News!

The Taste of Staffordshire accreditation has been revamped and refreshed for 2017, in partnership with NFU Mutual's Stone Agency.

There will be a series of free industry events throughout the year, and the Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards will return on 20th October with a black-tie event at the magnificent Lichfield Cathedral.

There will be 11 categories to enter, and Taste-accredited businesses will be entered automatically.

Details are in our membership pack, which you can download here.

Celebrate with us at the Taste of Staffordshire launch event, at the National Brewery Centre in Burton
Click here to buy tickets for the Food Awards dinner
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