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All hail good ale

All hail good ale

Bridgnorth’s Railwayman’s Arms Samantha Hayward and her team have been awarded the Cask Marque accreditation for serving the perfect pint of cask-conditioned ale. Samantha says,…
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Tea brings jobs

Tea brings jobs

Up to five full-time equivalent jobs will be created at a new themed tearoom and bookshop in Wellington. Beatons Tearoom, inspired by royal photographer and…
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No plastic here

No plastic here

A Shropshire meringue maker has beaten the likes of Mars and Nestlé to become the first company in the confectionery sector to move into plastic-free…
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Hell’s kitchen

Hell’s kitchen

Visitors to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums at Coalbrookdale will be able to extend their day at the historic attractions with a visit to the new…
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Silver anniversary

Silver anniversary

This year Ludlow Food Festival, the original festival for food and drink lovers, celebrates its 25th anniversary with a feast of mouth-watering events in the…
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Oktoberfest returns

Oktoberfest returns

The huge beer tents for Shropshire Oktoberfest are due to return to Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park on Friday 4 to Saturday 5 October. The Shropshire Festivals…
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Outdoor Cooking

Outdoor Cooking

The River Cottage library of simple recipes that use the best of British produce, continues to expand, with the latest handbook, Outdoor Cooking, now available.…
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Eat street

Eat street

If you like street food, live music and a cocktail or two, you’ll love the Cosford Food Festival. Hitting RAF Museum Cosford on Saturday 20-21…
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Farm fresh

Farm fresh

If the summer brings out the chef in you, one of the workshops at Acton Scott’s Historic Working Farm might just ignite your culinary passion.…
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Porter wins silver

Porter wins silver

Hop & Stagger Brewery’s Bridgnorth Porter was named as silver medal winner in the International Cask Ale category at the International Brewing and Cider Awards…
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Cup winners

Cup winners

A ground-breaking deposit coffee cup scheme has already led to a 50 per cent reduction in single-use plastic cups being used in participating cafes in…
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Raise a glass!

Raise a glass!

A new beer, created to raise funds to protect one of the West Midlands rarest butterflies, is being launched in pubs across the region. Wood’s…
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Moorish

Moorish

As the culinary director of the Stafford London and a collaborator with top chefs such as Jason Atherton, Ben Tish has been forging his own…
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Why WI?

Why WI?

Sheriffhales WI recently welcomed Helen Sadler, who spoke on the controversial topic of How to Become a WI Judge. Helen only became a judge last…
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Free for all

Free for all

One of the UK’s leading nutrition experts will among the chefs and speakers taking to the stage at Shropshire’s first ‘free-from’ festival. Jenny Tschiesche, known…
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Dairy convenient

Dairy convenient

A dairy farm near Shifnal is offering customers the chance to go plastic-free. Chathams have been caring for cows on their award-winning family farm in…
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Join the chip train!

Join the chip train!

Bridgnorth Hospital League of Friends is welcoming travellers to a special Fish ‘n’ Chip Supper, taking place on Friday 24 May. The League’s Sue Burrows…
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Discovery anniversary

Discovery anniversary

April marks five years since the Grow Cook Learn charity took over the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre from Shropshire Council. The charity’s chair of trustees…
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Clive revived

Clive revived

A pub near Ludlow is set to undergo an exciting refurbishment that will help cement its identity as part of one of the country’s most…
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Cosford’s a hit

Cosford’s a hit

Applications for this year’s Cosford Food Festival are flying in, with a record number of local producers applying to attend the two-day event. This year,…
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Dragon roars again

Dragon roars again

Iconic Much Wenlock pub and restaurant the George and Dragon is celebrating a bumper few months of trading after reopening in October thanks to a…
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Wild about James

Wild about James

A chef with a passion for local produce has been making waves nationally with his Wild Shropshire project. James Sherwin, who’s based at Ternhill Farm…
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Hobsons’ haul

Hobsons’ haul

Hobsons Brewery started the year with a spring in their step, bringing home five regional CAMRA awards at the annual Birmingham ceremony. Hobsons dominated the…
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Fairtrade Bake Off

Fairtrade Bake Off

The focus of this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight is the plight of small-scale cocoa growers around the world. Many of these are women, hence the Fairtrade…
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Street eats

Street eats

David and Charlotte Bailey serve nutritious, unrefined wholefoods from their street food van, Wholefood Heaven, as they travel the world in search of new and…
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Pack it in!

Pack it in!

A local coffee manufacturer has taken on board the national drive to cut down on packaging waste. Ground coffee specialists Hundred House Coffee, based near…
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Flour arranging

Flour arranging

An Ironbridge baker is picking up on the trend for homebaking with a range of breadmaking courses for locals who’d like to give Paul Hollywood…
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Animal-free app

Animal-free app

On World Vegan Day in November, the Vegan Society launched an app to help those who want to try out a plant-based lifestyle find foods…
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Social gathering

Social gathering

A new cookbook brings together simple, thrifty recipes that first made it big on social media. Ben Lebus is a young man with a mission.…
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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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