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Taste of Staffordshire Marque 

 Apply and get the Staffordshire taste of quality accreditation marque

The taste of Staffordshire accreditation marque shows that you have been inspected and assessed by qualitfied, experienced inspectors and achieved the highest standards of excellence for the quality of your food.

Five Categories are: Restaurant - Fine Dining, Restaurant - Casual Dining (from 2017),  Tourism Pub, Food and drink retailer or Tea/Coffee Shop.

To apply just download the Membership form and fill in and either send it back by post or email to 


Marque Criteria

Your business must be located within the county of Staffordshire and pay business rates to a Staffordshire local authority.

Your business must achieve a minimum 3 star environmental health assessment (Rate My Place or equivalent).

Your business must comply with all current fire, hygiene, employment, health and safety legislation.

Your business must demonstrate a commitment to quality and local sourcing.


Restaurants - Fine Dining

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 licenced.  Meals are moderately priced. There is an emphasis of the use of fresh ingredients, locally sourced where possible.


Tourism Pub

Must serve a choice of cask-condition real ales and fully licenced.  Open to non-diners for alcoholic drinks.  A choice of snacks and service of meals must be informal.

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Tea Room and Coffee Shops

includes Visitor Attraction Food Service

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

Food and Drink Retailers

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



FREE Mystery Shopper visit with grading assessment by qualified, experienced inspectors.

FREE Optional entry in the annual Tourism Awards

DISCOUNT on stand space at the Stone Food and Drink Festival supported by Taste of Staffordshire (food and drink producers only)

ENTITLEMENT to display the Taste of Quality Marque at your establishment and in your marketing all year round.

Membership Form 2017
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