Archive for the ‘Drink’ category

Archaeologists discover 100-year-old St Austell Brewery beer at St Piran site in Cornwall

March 22, 2014

Archaeologists unearthing the secrets of St Piran’s Oratory in the shifting sands at Perranporth, Cornwall have discovered a bootle of local beer more than 100 years old.

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The green bottle of Walter Hicks ale from St Austell Brewery is thought to date from around the time of the encasement of the oratory in 1910.

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Cornwall’s St Austell Brewery launches Tribute with something Extra

March 12, 2014

St Austell Brewery in Cornwall has launched Tribute Extra, a bigger and bolder version of its top-selling Tribute beer.

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The new 5.2% ale will go on sale in 500ml bottles after gaining what the brewer said was a “growing cult following” when released as a limited-edition seasonal ale.

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Rock Oyster Festival on Camel Estuary in Cornwall announces 2014 date

March 12, 2014

Rock Oyster Festival is set to return to the millionaire’s playground on the banks of the bivalve-friendly Camel Estuary in Cornwall this summer on Saturday July 12.

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The festival is now in its fifth year and returns to the idyllic grounds of Dinham House, near Wadebridge, as a midsummer celebration for all the family with music, entertainment and, of course, oysters.

And for the first time this year, the festival will include a farmers’ market.

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Healeys launches new Cornish Gold “crafted” Cyder

March 11, 2014

Cornish “cyder” maker Healeys has launched Cornish Gold, a new 4.5% draught cider.

It is the Perranporth company’s latest tie-up with St Austell Brewery, with whom they made the first Cornish whiskey for centuries, which was first bottled in 2011.

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Healeys hopes the beer, whose tap architecture looks a little like Castlemaine XXXX to me, will be on sale in 150 bars and pubs by July.

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The Food Shop at Dartington in South Devon reopens with larger premises

March 11, 2014

The Food Shop at Dartington in south Devon will reopen on Saturday March 15 after a revamp that has seen it triple in size.

Packed full of homemade cakes and puddings, artisan fresh breads, pastries and pies, premium locally sourced meats, regional ales, ciders and wines and cheeses, owner the Dartington Hall Trust says the new food shop will showcase the very best of produce from both the local region as well as the wider West Country. 

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Relaunch for Fat Hen’s wild food cookery school in west Cornwall

March 10, 2014

A ground-breaking wild food cookery school re-opens its doors in west Cornwall this spring, with a course celebrating the Cornish coastline.

Fat Hen’s Fish and Shellfish Day on April 19 will be led by Mark Devonshire, formerly head tutor at Rick Stein’s Seafood Cookery School.

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The course will combine the sourcing, preparation and cooking of some of Cornwall’s best-loved seafood, with an insight into the local, foraged ingredients which partner them so perfectly.

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Clifton FoodFest offers £10 meals in restaurants in Bristol’s Clifton Village

March 10, 2014

With three weeks to go, 15 restaurants, cafés and delis across Clifton Village have signed up for Clifton FoodFest, a new festival for food lovers that gives people the chance to eat out for just £10.

Clifton FoodFest, the first of its kind in Bristol, will celebrate Clifton’s diverse range of restaurants, cafés and delis by bringing together an assortment of its finest eateries, each offering an exclusive £10 offer.

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Building on Bristol’s strong foodie reputation, this food festival with a difference will run between Monday March 31 and Sunday April 13, offering an affordable option for both lunchtime and evening meals.

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