This new and exciting food club offers a chance to be engaged with food, street/urban, local and diverse foods. Hear about why the choices made, the ingredients that go in and how you can cook it at home. THEN of course eat the food prepared. There is even dessert available for just an extra 2.50 so if you have room you can buy a pud. .
The supper is part of Forge’s sustainable food plan where we look at fab ways of using overgrown, surplus and leftover foods to make delicious new ones – and showing those joining us on the evening how its done.
At just 5.00 per person this will be a great event to come on your own, with friends or family and meet up with other food lovers. The 5.00 will include your one main course supper (you go up twice if you want and/or try everything) if you want to add dessert on the evening its just an extra 2.50 the choice is yours. To reserve your place at the table go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/supper-club-celebrating-the-wonderful-diversity-of-food-tickets-64293619948
July’s supper club will remain focused on food sustainability if time allows we will share the food range or names of guest food producers ahead of the event – if not join us for the mystery menu !
On Saturday 3rd August, join the team at Shropshire Hills
Discovery Centre for their Shropshire Food Fair. With local food and drink suppliers displaying their products, the Centre staff are proud to be celebrating all that our wonderful area has to offer! If you are interested in exhibiting, contact the Centre for more information and a booking form. FREE ENTRY for visitors with lots of yummy produce to try and buy.
On Sunday 11th August between 3pm and 7pm, Iscoyd Park, the private country house wedding and events venue, will be hosting an Afternoon Tea with The Mercia Ensemble, a celebrated chamber music group. Tickets for the event are £42, which includes a glass of Champagne on arrival, and decadent afternoon tea.
The highly anticipated event takes place in the historical venue of Iscoyd Park with guests welcomed by a chilled glass of the house champagne on the terrace, followed by a decadent afternoon tea and immersive Opera from The Mercia Ensemble, a brilliant chamber music group comprising of prize-winning pianist Petra Milarová, Claire Wild, Soprano, and Emma Pountney, Clarinet.
The performance will be followed by an indulgent afternoon tea served on the terrace overlooking the gardens, prepared by Iscoyd’s Michelin trained Chef, David Cox, formerly head pastry chef at one of London’s finest Michelin restaurants, La Trompette.
From prawn with homemade mayonnaise and honey roast ham sandwiches to sausage rolls with hand-crafted puff pastry and Welsh sausage meat served with a pickled walnut puree and black pudding scotch eggs, the menu is a true homage to the art of afternoon tea.
Once the savoury course has been devoured, guests can look forward to a myriad of cakes and pastries, including a selection of plain and apple and raisin scones alongside the Head Chef’s signature pastries, involving choux buns, raspberry cheesecake trifles and fruit tartlets…
Director of Iscoyd Park, Phil Godsal, comments: “The team has been working tirelessly to put together this highly anticipated event and we’re so looking forward to welcoming The Mercia Ensemble to Iscoyd. The kitchen team have put together a quintessentially British afternoon tea menu but one like you have never tasted before. Now we just can’t wait for guests to come and enjoy the afternoon.”
Much in demand as individual artists, the trio formed the Mercia Ensemble in 2015 and have travelled globally with their vast repertoire of operatic arias, classical music and modern songs.
Afternoon Tea with The Mercia Ensemble will take place on Sunday 11th August between 3pm and 7pm with tickets available to purchase for £42. The price includes a glass of Champagne on arrival, as well as afternoon tea.
For more information on Iscoyd Park’s Afternoon Tea with The Mercia Ensemble or to book, visit: https://iscoydpark.com/2019/05/the-mercia-ensemble-supper-club/
Meet with friends or family for a traditional Summer Afternoon Tea at Derwen College’s Garden Cafe from 12th to 28th August.
The college, near Oswestry, will be serving up an elegant selection of traditional afternoon tea treats at the Garden Café this summer.
Enjoy a delicate assortment of finger sandwiches. Then indulge in freshly-baked scones and cream with Derwen’s home-made jam, followed by home-made cakes and pastries and an unlimited supply of tea and coffee. All for just £8.95 per head.
Eat in the cosy café or make the most of the sun in the Garden Café’s outdoor space before enjoying time at the College’s Garden Centre and Shop and beautiful Walled Garden.
Situated on the outskirts of Ludlow, there’s no better place to learn about the finest, culinary, wild food. These courses are within easy reach of Tenbury Wells, Bishop’s Castle, Church Stretton, Bridgnorth, Craven Arms, Cleobury Mortimer and Knighton.
The course starts with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes, where they relate to foragers.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the forest, teaching you how to identify the different plants, flowers, fruits and mushrooms that we find.
There will be a break along the way for some homemade refreshments such as our lovely wild food soup or elderflower champagne.
After the walk we will end the day with a tasty wild food lunch based on what we have found. This will include some treats made from our recent finds and a wild salad that we will pick on the day.
After the course we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day; to help you remember what you have learnt. There are limited spaces available so please book your tickets online.
Matt Billing who makes Ascension Cider in Sussex is a keen hot air balloon pilot and is sponsoring the Oswestry Balloon Carnival flyers this year. We will be having a small cider festival in The Bailey Head with a range of his cider, perry an flavoured ciders during the festival. All ciders will be £3.60 a pint.
Welcome to the Sweeney’s Fourth Annual Gin-Fest – August 24th & 25th. Come and meet the exhibitors on the Saturday & Sunday, sample their wares and buy a bottle of your favourite (1-6pm). A plethora of Live Music both days. Street food and our wood fired pizza’s will be in full flow….. Various Gin Bars will be open around our grounds and in the Exhibitors room. For those that are not partial to Gin we have a fully stocked bar in the hotel. Don’t forget the fireworks to close the night on both Saturday and Sunday!
Tickets are priced according to date and include entry to the Sweeney, a Gin on arrival and all entertainment
All Gin and mixers are priced at £5.00. Cocktails will be individually priced.
Our Sponsor this year is our Locally made Gin Henstone!
High Ercall Village Hall, in partnership with Morgan’s Country Butchers, will be bringing some of Shropshire’s finest local food and drink producers together for a day of great food and family fun. Families can enjoy a bouncy castle, face painting, and a variety of outdoor games. Browse a range of food stalls, enjoy food tastings, a BBQ and real ales, a variety of gins, wine and prosecco at the bar. Free admission.
Prepare to laugh the night away at our comedy and curry night – this promises to be a hugely popular and entertaining evening with a line-up of hilarious comedians.
Ian Stone is a British stand-up comedian, broadcaster and writer notable for appearing as a guest on shows like Mock the Week and is also a regular guest on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk. He currently presents the weekday breakfast show on London-based digital and AM sports radio station Love Sport Radio.
Kate Lucas is an award-winning musical comedian known for her razor sharp and deliciously dark songs. She combines catchy melodies with original lyrics to showcase her playfully bitter musings on life. Audiences have come to expect what not to say and how not to behave from this gloriously talented young comic.
Jonathan Elston is a fresh, punchy, gag-driven comic who combines sharp joke writing and quirky observations with a youthful likability that charms his audience and endears him to any room.
A cash bar will be available throughout the night serving soft and alcoholic drinks AND curry! For just £8.95 you can treat yourself to a curry, rice and naan (veggie curry available).
Parking is at the Museum of Iron and Enginuity. Doors open at 7pm. Recommended age for this event is 16+.
The UK’s first-ever food festival celebrates its Silver Jubilee. To mark this momentous milestone, Ludlow Food Festival is hosting a spectacular line up of demonstrations, talks, workshops and tastings – as well as showcasing 180 top-quality local food and drink producers from across the Marches.
Held in the stunning historic surroundings of the town’s medieval Castle, the Festival features 4 live cooking demonstration stages. Attracting some of the most eminent names on the food scene – from Michelin starred chefs to respected food writers.
Spend the day with friends visiting 9 pubs dotted around the Shropshire countryside, without worrying who’s driving! Hop on and off buses that arrive every 30-45 minutes at each pub between 11am and 10pm. Start and finish at any pub on route. Sample locally brewed ales, tasty food and soak up the atmosphere.
Join us this autumn for an unmissable celebration of the West Midlands’ only UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Ironbridge Gorge.
The Festival of Imagination will showcase the amazing story of the Ironbridge Gorge, past, present and future as it’s never been seen before.
Presented by Ironbridge World Heritage Festival and partners, the programme will see the Gorge come alive with a fantastic fiesta of arts, crafts, culture, virtual reality, music, film, poetry, family-friendly events and food and drink.
£5.00 Entry unless you have a valid train ticket for the 14th or 15th of September
Live Oompha Band
German Beers, Lager and Wines and lots of lovely food
Come and listen to the band have a dance and enjoy the atmosphere
This event is not suitable for under 18’s
There is no travel included in this event it is an on station event only
Join Milly Rees to learn how to add greater depth to your cooking to make it more delicious and memorable. Turn up the flavours to make every dish the most delicious it can be. We will learn how to layer seasoning and add depth using simple techniques and ingredients. By doing a lot of tasting along the way we will discover how knowing when to add a pinch of this or a dash of that can make a huge difference to even the most humble supper. As usual, everything you make you can take home so bring a selection of spill-proof containers.£35 per person, booking essential.
The award winning Ginger and Spice Festival is making a welcome return this September 2019 for a four day celebration of all things spicy during British Food Fortnight. Set in and around the centre of the medieval Shropshire town, Market Drayton, the festival celebrates the town’s culinary heritage, links to the ancient spice routes and what is thought to be the oldest gingerbread in the country!
The fun packed festival includes many inspiring festival fringe events plus an abundance of speciality food and drink with plenty of produce featuring a ginger twist! Saturday 28th September only features the Spice Exchange Street Market where visitors can journey into an exotic and fascinating world of spice, secret recipes, ancient gingerbread guilds and delicious hot & spicy street food .
The Spice Exchange Street Market will include everything from ginger teas, spicy pies, enrobed chocolate gingers, spice-infused jams, aromatic gin, local real ale, cured gourmet meats as well as a host of ginger-themed delicacies! Visitors can also watch live cookery master classes from top, regional and local chefs all at the back of the Clive and Coffyne Pub. Plus there will be educational cookery and food related activities for the little ones with Fordhall Organic Farm, The Original Biscuit Bakers and Savuer Spices! Also join in our annual gingerbread baking contest as well as our best-read head competition!
Over two days there will be a heritage spice trail and competition dedicated to exploring the town’s culinary history, including tastings in shops, cafes, the brewery, Church, Museum, Festival Drayton, Covered market and more. This is free and there will be prizes for lucky winners!
Visitors can also enjoy many festival fringe events such as live music, comedy, pop-up restaurants; foraging walks, ginger inspired competitions, talks and more.
Whilst the Spice Exchange Street Market on Saturday 28th September 2019 is free, visitors should expect to pay for some events taking place in the evening and at private venues in the town. Booking ahead for these private events is essential.
For all festival fringe events, please visit the What’s On section of the website: www.gingerandspicefest.co.uk
10th Annual Wem Harvest Market
A popular Food, Drink, Craft, and Plant Market organised by Wem Combine Harvesters. Stalls in the Town Hall (SY4 5ER) and the Senior Club (SY4 5DG) with a wide range of high quality, locally-produced goods including apple juice, baked goods, beer, cheeses, chocolates, cider, gin, honey, meat, flowers, pot plants, preserves, vegetables, wine plus textile and wood crafts, homeware, jewellery, painting and photography. Both these sites are covered.
An open-air Green and Charity Market will also be on the Jubilee Square (near Wem Co-op).
On the morning of the market there will be a free Park & Ride bus service (North Salop Wheelers) between the Bowensfield Car Park (a free car park) and central Wem plus free parking in Edinburgh House car park.
Raffle on the day of the market.
Come and meet Wem’s Miss Wales and John Bull who will act as guides to the traders available.
Shropshire Oktoberfest is taking place on 4th & 5th October 2019 at the Shrewsbury Quarry Park – Following the success of the past 2 Shropshire Oktoberfest we are back! Over 150 real ales, ciders, bubbles, gin, cocktails, rum and more served alongside amazing live music, street food, farmers market, and comedy club this promises to be another amazing event inside Shrewsbury Quarry Park!
The event runs;
5pm – 10pm Friday 4th October – £6 in advance (£8 on the door)
11am – 10pm Saturday 5th October – £12.50 entry in advance (£15 on the door)
VIP tickets – £30 in advance (Saturday only, £35 on the door)
For tickets and more information check out www.shropshireoktoberfest.co.uk
Mortimer Forest covers 1000 hectares of diverse mini habitats, with ancient oak, conifer woodland, beech, birch and plenty of bilberries. This wide variety of trees gives us a very diverse selection of tasty edible mushrooms throughout late summer and autumn.
We’ll meet at the Black Pool car park where the course starts with a short introduction on what to look for and a brief of the general countryside codes.
Then we’ll set off on a roughly 2.5 hour walk around the forest, teaching you how to identify the different edible and poisonous plants and mushrooms we find, stoping along the way for some seasonal homemade refreshments such as our lovely wild mushroom soup.
We’ll round the day off with a wild food lunch based on homemade treats and what we have found during the course.
After the course, we will email you a list of everything we talk about on the day to help you to remember what you have learnt.
Adults £50, under 16’s £25, under 12’s free.
Please see our website page for full details of times and further course dates at this venue.
“A Garden Well Placed. A designer’s Harmony Between House and Garden”
Iscoyd Park, the Shropshire-based private country house wedding and events venue looks forward to welcoming highly acclaimed British Garden Designer, Xa Tollemache, to talk at their latest Supper Club on Thursday 17th October.
Hosted within the luxurious settings of the 18th-century Grade II*-listed Georgian house, guests will be welcomed with a selection of drinks and canapés in the Drawing Room followed by a fascinating talk from Xa, who is the brains and flair behind Iscoyd Park’s beautifully extensive gardens. Xa will touch upon her career designing gardens all over the world, her triumph at Chelsea Flower Show and some of her top designing tips.
Having redesigned and worked tirelessly on her own spectacular gardens at Helmingham Hall in Suffolk, Xa gained much of the experience and knowledge that has earned her the reputation she has today. Her first appearance at The Chelsea Flower Show in 1997 won her a Gold Medal for her garden, which had been commissioned by the Evening Standard since which she has completed many outstanding projects both in the UK and abroad.
Her style is both classic and contemporary. “I don’t think of myself as having a particular style” she says. “But I use the influence of the house, landscape and the lives of the people living there as a start button for the design that will follow.”
Xa has been instrumental in helping Phil and Susie Godsal, owners of Iscoyd Park, develop their gardens, virtually from scratch, since they took over the house ten years ago.
Xa’s talk at Iscoyd Park will be followed by a garden themed dinner in Iscoyd’s recently renovated Coach House, prepared by their fantastic in-house team – lead by Michelin trained Head Chef, David Cox and their newly appointed Development Chef, Gareth Jones, previously Head Chef of Chester Grosvenor Brasserie, in Chester.
From goat’s curd and olive flower pots with pickled carrot to slow roasted duck breast and hay toasted panna cotta, guests can expect to feast on a number of delicious garden themed dishes throughout the evening.
Director of Iscoyd Park Phil Godsal, comments: “We are so looking forward to welcoming Xa back to Iscoyd. Xa has had a fascinating career and created beautiful gardens all over the world. We have always been so grateful to her for the wonderful gardens she has designed at Iscoyd and we are very happy that she is coming to share her expertise at one of our supper clubs. It promises to be a wonderful evening – educational, fascinating and delicious!”
The Supper Club with Xa Tollemache will take place on Thursday 17th October from 19:00 – 23:00 and tickets are available to purchase for £48.00 per adult. Dinner, Bed & Breakfast packages are also available with prices starting from £198.
Real Ale Train
6.30pm departure from Llangollen Station
Step on board and soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying the Real Ales on offer at our well stocked bar.
Double return journey – arrive back approximately 9.30pm.
£18 Advanced ticket price includes a free Llangollen Railway pint glass.
REAL ALE – £3 per pint, Wines and Soft Drink also available
Food will be available to purchase from The Station Cafe + Bar on the evening, along with a BBQ on the platform.
Reserved seating will be provided for parties of eight or more.
It is not advised that children attend this event.
Advanced tickets – £18 per person with a FREE Llangollen Railway Pint Glass
Tickets purchased on the evening – £20 per person
Due to the terms of our premise licence – Passengers are NOT permitted to bring their own alcohol on board the Real Ale Train. Any alcohol brought will be removed from the customer for the duration of the event, the railway reserves the right to refuse admittance if the request is not complied with. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Come along to celebrate the apple on National Apple Day!
Enjoy the local cider on offer at our stand and check out our cookery demos, making apple jelly and toffee apples.
Get crafty with apples in our family activity.
Take a break in our licensed cafe, grab a cider or apple juice and sample apple delights made by our award winning team.