Food news & reviews

County pubs shine

County pubs shine

Three Shropshire pubs have been shortlisted as finalists in the prestigious Great British Pub Awards. Whitchurch’s Hamner Arms has been listed for Turnaround Pub, while…
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Café for the community

Café for the community

A brand-new community café, which is a collaborative project between Bridgnorth Endowed School and the school caterers, Aspens, was opened at the town’s Leisure Centre…
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Sideways on

Sideways on 

When Niki Segnit realised she was reading more about recipes than using them, she decided it was time to approach cookery in a new way.…
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Harvest home

Harvest home 

To mark the year’s most bountiful season, an event at Black Country Living Museum on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October will explore old harvest…
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Crime does pie!

Crime does pie! 

The British Ironwork Centre has announced an unusual new culinary adventure: ‘prison pies’ made by inmates of HMP Berwyn. HMP Berwyn in Wrexham aims to…
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Dairy impressive

Dairy impressive 

Ludlow Food Centre are celebrating having won Bronze awards for both their Unsalted Butter and the intriguingly-named Cheese With No Name at the 2018 British…
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Award for meringues

Award for meringues 

Shropshire bakers Flower & White are enjoying a double celebration. As well as launching a limited-edition collection of chocolate-themed meringues ahead of the festive season,…
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Quarrying flavour

Quarrying flavour

Up to 25,000 people will descend on Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park for the town’s annual food festival on the weekend of 23 and 24 June. Organisers…
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Preserving pride

Preserving pride

 Ludlow Food Centre’s marmalade makers are celebrating for the 10th year in a row after scooping three awards at this year’s Dalemain Marmalade Awards. Darren…
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Gorge yourself!

Gorge yourself!

Foodies who thrive on trying different cuisine will relish the chance to sample a range of dishes at a new event at Enginuity in May.…
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Steam en-gin journey

Steam en-gin journey

The Warwickshire-based Little Gin Company is offering passengers the chance to board a Severn Valley Railway train with a difference on Saturday 23 June. Gin…
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Meringues are just right

Meringues are just right

A local firm is introducing an innovative addition to their stunning range of gourmet handcrafted meringues. Award-winning Telford bakers Flower & White have launched an…
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RECIPE: Flour power

RECIPE: Flour power

A new recipe book is putting the spotlight on different types of flour. Flour by Christine McFadden (Absolute Press, £26) explores the options available to…
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Cooking for wellbeing

Cooking for wellbeing

If you’re feeling a little sluggish after the festive season’s excesses, a one-day cookery course at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre may be for you.…
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Very Vegan

Very Vegan

January is known by some as Veganuary, when people give up dairy products and eggs for a month. The annual event sees diners eschewing animal…
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Tanners success

Tanners success

Tanners is celebrating a win at July’s International Wine Challenge Merchant Awards. The annual awards, often referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of the wine world,…
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Food Centre on form

Food Centre on form

Ludlow Food Centre is on winning form at the moment, gaining recognition for its cheeses and sweet products. The dairy team at the Bromfield-based centre…
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Real ale read

Real ale read

The Telford and East Shropshire branch of CAMRA have launched a new magazine, Shropshire Tales, aimed at real ale enthusiasts. The magazine made its debut…
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Perfect pickles

Perfect pickles

Autumn is when the fruits and vegetables in our gardens are at their bountiful best, and Acton Scott’s programme of workshops continues with a session…
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Tiggy at Tanners

Tiggy at Tanners

The newest branch of Bridgnorth-based vintners Tanners has opened in neighbouring Cheshire – and it’s taken a little bit of Bridgnorth with it. In the…
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Bake off queen

Bake off queen

Candice Brown, winner of last year’s Great British Bake Off, will be the star attraction at the Newport Show this year. The PE teacher-turned-baker, who…
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Wood’s addition

Wood’s addition

Wood’s Shropshire Lad was first brewed in 1996 to celebrate the centenary of the publication of AE Housman’s poem collection, and today it and Shropshire…
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Summer pub

Summer pub

The Pheasant Inn at Neenton near Bridgnorth has been voted Summer Pub of the Season by the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale…
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