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Stroud Festival of Food and Drink: a mouth-watering celebration


Plans for the Stroud Festival of Food and Drink are in full flow with less than six weeks to go.

Back for it’s second year after a hugely successful inaugural event in 2022, this years’ festival promises to whet the appetite once again. 

The Subscription Rooms plays host to some great guest speakers and masterclasses kicking off on Friday May 19th with Jack Monroe – In Conversation. Jack is a food writer and anti-poverty campaigner. What started as her local politics blog developed into budget food and recipes, which were picked up with interest by the national press as she detailed living with her son on a food budget of just £10 a week.

sri | Stroud Festival of Food and Drink: a mouth-watering celebration

Jack is an active campaigner and her seventh book Thrifty Kitchen was released in January 2023 and contains over 120 brand-new, delicious, low-cost recipes, plus household tricks guaranteed to save you money.

Oz Clarke will be on hand with a set of wine tasting masterclasses designed to be both informative and fun and if that’s not enough booziness for you, local expert Cyrus Johnson will be on hand to guide you through the wonderful world of scotch whisky. The amazing RSVP Bhangra will be performing at the Subs on Saturday night at a subsidised festival rate of £6 a ticket, so grab your tickets now 

This year all of the food demonstrations will be free to attend and will be taking place in Lansdown Hall featuring a host of local chefs such as Erin Baker, Tom Herbert and Matt Beardshall. Bank Gardens will once again play host to a fabulous family festival with loads of free stuff for kids to make, see and do while you relax and enjoy a drink and some of the fantastic street food. 

Fawkes Place will once again feature a number of amazing food trucks to satisfy every appetite with delicious food to  be washed down with a nice pint or fabulous G & T from the Polo Gin truck

The offering will stretch further this year with a great Woodchester wine bar serving their award winning wine outside the Sub Rooms. The Big Red Bus bar will be back in town on London Road surrounded by an even greater selection of food trucks and market stalls. 

Weber barbecues will be providing free lessons and demos in the Five Valleys Centre, Vegan Alley is back along Lansdown with a great selection of plant based street food and the ever popular Vegan Market will be taking over Cornhill on Sunday May 21st 

One of the main aims of this event is to also highlight the amazing bars, shops, restaurants, markets and cafes that Stroud has to offer and many of our existing providers will be entering into the spirit of the festival with late night and Sunday opening so as you can see, Stroud will buzzing for this fun and interactive event

For more information on tickets – https://www.stroudfoodanddrink.com

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