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17 May 2018
A taste of the Med is coming to Shrewsbury in the form of a charity dining event. Shrewsbury-based Self Help Africa are hosting their ‘Tapas Trail’ on Tuesday 19th June. Steph Smith, Fundraising Executive at Self Help Africa, said guests will enjoy an evening of eating, drinking and socialising in true Mediterranean style;  “This movable feast takes guests to three of Shrewsbury’s best...
Secret Supper 2018
13 Feb 2018
Shrewsbury-based charity Self Help Africa has once again teamed up with Shrewsbury Food Festival and six ‘secret’ restaurants in the town to organise Shrewsbury’s ‘Secret Supper’ dining event on Tuesday 24th April. Fundraising Officer Steph Smith said the event had raised close to £20,000 for Self Help Africa since 2014, with many guests returning year on year:  “Marking the launch of the 2018...
Shrewsbury Market Hall festive late nights
13 Nov 2017
Shrewsbury Market Hall is running a series of festive late nights in the lead up to Christmas. They kick off on Wednesday November 15 when stalls and restaurants will be open until 9pm for the Shrewsbury Christmas lights switch-on and Christmas Cracker event in the town. The evening will include a line-up of live bands starting with Redkix Acoustic Duo at 5.30pm, followed by guitarist Alan Jaggs...
09 Nov 2017
A Shropshire hotel is celebrating retaining its two-rosette status - an achievement it has now held for 18 years. Bosses at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge say the award highlights the commitment to maintaining a consistently high standard of food. The AA Rosette Awards are long established and are a much sought after honour throughout the restaurant industry - with only 10 percent of...
Little Dessert Shop
08 Nov 2017
The Little Dessert Shop has opened a highly anticipated new dessert parlour in Shrewsbury, creating 25 new jobs and helping to breathe new life and vitality into the west end of the town. It is the ninth shop for the rapidly expanding dessert phenomenon that has taken the West Midlands by storm over the last two years. The shop has opened at 20 Shoplatch, beneath the town’s Market Hall,...
29 Aug 2017
Shrewsbury Market Hall is gearing up for its second monthly Saturday late night opening on September 2. Bars, cafes, restaurants and a selection of retail stalls will be open up until 10pm.  Market facilities manager Kate Gittins hailed the first regular late night, held on August 5, a “resounding success”. “What a fantastic night we had! The Market Hall was buzzing with people enjoying...
18 Jul 2017
A Shropshire college’s commercial restaurant has retained its ‘Highly Commended’ Rosette award for a further twelve months AND been voted one of the top eight College restaurants in the country Last year, Origins Restaurant at Shrewsbury College received a wealth of awards from the AA College Rosettes Scheme, such as ‘Gold Accreditation’ and a ‘Centre of Excellence’ status as well as their ‘...
The Shropshire Cook Book
04 Jul 2017
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION The Shropshire Cook Book, set for release on 22nd May 2017 encapsulates the diverse tastes of this quietly beautiful English county. From Ludlow’s French flare, to the resurgence of real ale in Shropshire’s breweries, ample delicatessens, and its traditional market towns offering fresh produce alongside local bakeries and butchers. Shropshire’s food scene...
27 Jun 2017
A restaurateur who moved away to study has returned to his hometown to take on an iconic building. Harry Wyatt, 27, opened House of Grain - formerly The Cornhouse - on Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, this week (June 15) after spending around four months renovating the building. Harry, from Underdale, quit his job on a management graduate programme in Manchester and moved back in with his mum in Shrewsbury...
27 Jun 2017
Shrewsbury Market Hall is throwing open its doors for a Summer Celebration evening on Saturday July 1 when its restaurants, bars and other attractions will open until 10pm. The event follows the huge success of its Lifestyle Festival and a deluge of requests by members of the public for more events like it. The market’s cafes and restaurants, ranging from tapas and Thai to Chinese and seafood,...
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