This year, the north Staffordshire market town of Stone on the Trent & Mersey Canal will host its annual Stone Food & Drink Festival from 5 to 7 October, celebrating all things gastronomic.
The festival features a range of themed gourmet marquees, a Real Ale Trail, demonstrations by top chefs, a special two-day farmers’ market, plus evening events.
There are also lots of special events and offers at local pubs and restaurants, including the ‘Manger at Trois’ roving meals event, where diners enjoy an elegant three-course meal, with each course served in a different restaurant.
Stone is on the Four Counties Ring which is easily reachable from Drifters’ canal boat hire bases at Brewood, Bunbury, Gailey, Great Haywood and Stoke. Canal boat holiday-makers can also reach Stone on a short break from Gailey.
So why not head to the Stone Food & Drink Festival on board a Drifters boat and enjoy tasting some Staffordshire’s finest fresh local produce and watching some of the county’s most talented chefs at work, as part of your canal boat holiday this autumn.