Pork Farms show support for Newstead Abbey Great Food and Drink Festival

Pork Farms, the UK’s favourite pork pie brand has signed up as a headline sponsor for the Great Food and Drink Festival at Newstead Abbey.

The festival is one of the highlights of the summer calendar in Nottingham and, as one the region’s key local businesses, Pork Farms wanted to support the event.

Michael Holton, brand marketing manager of Pork Farms said: “This year we’ve been involved in food festivals up and down the country, showing off some of our latest product ranges, but we wanted to go that extra mile for our own local festival at Newstead Abbey.  It’s a great event, a real highlight for food lovers locally, so we’ve signed up as sponsor and are working to support the event in every way we can.”

Newstead Abbey Great Food and Drink Festival runs from the 26th-28th August and includes food and drink stalls, entertainment and demonstrations from celebrity chefs including Candice Brown current GBBO champion, Rosemary Shrager, Danielle Gotheridge and Gizzi Erskine

Admission tickets include entrance to the show, formal gardens, house entry and car parking.

Renshaw Proudly Sponsor The Big Bake at Newstead Abbey

Cake decorating and bakery experts, Renshaw, are the proud sponsors of this year’s Big Bake Festival hosted at Newstead Abbey over the bank holiday weekend in August, 26th-28th.

The British food manufacturer, established in 1898, are the leading UK producer of ready to roll icing, marzipan, frosting, caramel and bakery ingredients. With over 100 years of experience, Renshaw are experts when it comes to cake decorating, product innovation and inspiration.

Renshaw Brand Manager David Ferguson said “At Renshaw we have been celebrating cake for generations, and we are proud to sponsor The Big Bake. With Renshaw’s range of products, you can achieve fantastic, professional results that will have your family and friends in awe of your cake decorating abilities”

The event which is now in its third year, and first as a ‘Big Bake’ festival, will see the likes of current GBBO champion Candice Brown, Rosemary Shrager, Gizzi Erskine and Cherish Finden demonstrating their brilliant baking abilities in the kitchen demonstration theatre.

You can see a host of baking demonstrations take place in the main Kitchen Demonstration Theatre, as well as workshops in the Workshop Zone and children can learn to bake too, with Go Bake.

To find out even more about the product range provided by Renshaw, visit their website by going to www.renshawbaking.com You can find out everything you need to know about The Great Food and Drink Festivals by visiting www.greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk

Butchers Bar & Steakhouse Sponsor the Big Bake at Markeaton Park.

Following a fantastic three days exhibiting at the Nottingham Food & Drink Festival, The Butchers Bar & Steakhouse will be returning to the Derby Food and Drink Festival on 17th/18th June as sponsors of the event.

Graeme Fulton (Owner) said “It was so great to speak with so many local people that have a real interest in quality food and drink. Sponsoring the Derby event and having the chance to meet even more people who may be interested in visiting our restaurant was really a no brainer. The team will be on our stand giving away some of our bar snacks, 10% off vouchers for the restaurant and even free samples of Pravha, a new lighter tasting pilsner from the brewers of Staropramen. Come and find us, say hello and grab yourself a free beer!”

The Butchers Bar & Steakhouse is a fiercely independent restaurant in the heart of Long Eaton with a strong “food first” ethos.

Housed in a former 19th century textile mill, the interior is unlike anything in the local area. Vintage Edison bulb lighting, contemporary art and original Victorian features make for a truly unique dining experience.

Begin your journey with a local gin, craft beer or even a culinary inspired cocktail such as the ever-popular Bacon Espresso Martini. There’s even the opportunity to sample local acoustic talent once a month as artists perform against the backdrop of a 10 foot high mural of the Butcher himself.

The Josper charcoal oven takes centre stage in the restaurant, providing intense flavour to a menu that is sure to be a hit with any urban carnivore. Locally sourced meat is more than just a fashionable tag line here. It’s the mantra. There is more to The Butchers than quality cuts of Derbyshire beef though, fish, chicken and vegetarian dishes are all available and prepared with the same unique style.

Diners speak of exceptional food accompanied by impeccable service, original and exciting décor and above all else, quality.

This is The Butchers


The Butchers, Westgate Long Eaton, NG10 1EF

Arriva Midlands provide travel to the Big Bake at Markeaton Park

Arriva Midlands are delighted to be involved with the Great Food and Drink Festival Big Bake as part of our mission to connect Derby.

Visitors to the event can leave the car at home and travel in style in our comfortable and modern buses, which are fitted with complimentary Wi Fi and USB ports.

Arriva will be running a special shuttle service to The Big Bake - Great Food and Drink Festival from Derby bus station on Saturday and Sunday. The service will run from the station at 9.10am and then run every 30 minutes until the last bus leaves Markeaton Park at 5.25pm.

The event will also be served by our regular Number 9 Derby Albert Street to Mackworth Radbourne Lane service, travelling via Markeaton Park and Mackworth Estate, running every 20 minutes through the day on Saturday and every 30 minutes on Sunday.

A special return ticket will be available on both the shuttle and the number 9 service for the Big Bake, at £3 for an adult ticket and £5 for a family day saver (for two adults and up to three children).

For further details visit https://www.arrivabus.co.uk/midlands/services/9---derby-to-radbourne-lane/

Look out for our bus at the festival to find out more about Arriva services and our great deals and offers.

Nottingham’s Brand New Brew Pub, Brewhouse and Kitchen, comes to Nottingham Castle

Brewhouse and Kitchen, which opens its doors to the public in mid-June, have come on board as a main sponsor of this year’s Nottingham Castle Great Food and Drink Festival.

The event, which takes place on May Bank Holiday (27th-29th), will see Brewhouse and Kitchen’s brewer, Nick Antoniades, take to the main stage on Sunday 28th at 2pm as well as multiple workshops over the weekend. Visitors will also be able to sample an array of alcoholic beverages as well as purchasing bottled beer to enjoy in the comfort of their own home.

A long-time brewer, Nick decided to make a career out of his passion and completed his brewing diploma in 2015.

When it comes to making beers, Nick likes to push the boundaries, he is inventive and creative with the flavours he chooses to use. His latest projects are attempting to create a 0 IBU beer and working closely with the head chef of his pub. Nick will be creating beers that can be paired with the chef’s specials.

 Nick Antoniades, Head Brewer at Brewhouse and Kitchen

Nick Antoniades, Head Brewer at Brewhouse and Kitchen

Brewhouse & Kitchen will be opening on Trent Bridge, brewpub who specialises in brewing craft beer onsite in a micro-brewery, they will serve 50+ different craft beers and ciders and their entire food menu will be beer matched to different styles of beer. 

General Manager, Jon Bellamy said

“We are very proud to be part of Nottingham Castle Great Food and Drink Festival and looking forward to bringing the Brewhouse and Kitchen brand to Nottingham.

The renovations on site are well under way and the venue is beginning to take great shape.

The venue will be opening on Sunday 18th June - Father’s day for reservations only. Due to be fully open on Monday 19th June, we look forward to welcoming you all then.”

The menu has a focus on cooking with beer; their 21-day aged Birchstead beef burgers are topped with their very own cask ale relish and are served in a sourdough beer bun with a side of garlic & hop salted skin-on fries and an IPA cured pickle… and their Tortilla Chips & Beer Dips served with IPA hummus & cask ale cheese sauce are great for groups to share!

Brewhouse & Kitchen will also host Beer Masterclasses and Brewery Experience Days –providing you with a chance to spend the day brewing beer with their brewer!

To be kept up to date with the latest news and for an invite to their opening events you can register on their website here: www.brewhouseandkitchen.com

Cirio Become Headline Sponsors of Nottingham Castle’s Great Food and Drink Festival

The Great Food and Drink Festival are delighted to announce that global market leading brand, Cirio, are the official headline sponsors for their Nottingham Castle event, which takes place over the May Bank Holiday (27th-29th).

The Italian company, who are primarily known for their tomato based products, produce a staggering 650,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables a year thanks to their 14,500 associated farmers. Continuing to grow on a global scale, Cirio have now attained 11% of the tinned tomato market through the UK.

The excellence of Cirio's products comes from the exceptional quality of the 100% Italian raw produce and the extreme care they take throughout the growing, picking, processing and packaging process.

Their products are “Tracked from Seed to Fork” with a vigorous Quality Assurance System that monitors each stage from growing the vegetables right through to the packing process, ensuring that the end-products are up to their own high standards.

The Great Food and Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle sticks with the Italian theme, as the Godfather of Italian Gastronomy, Antonio Carluccio takes to the kitchen demonstration theatre on Saturday 27th May. Carluccio, who has been a Cirio brand ambassador for the last two years, will be doing three cooking demonstrations for fans at the festival.

Jean-Christophe Novelli, the nation’s best French Chef, and Adam Simmonds, winner of The Great British Menu will also be at the festival over the weekend on the Sunday and Monday respectively.

To find out more about the products Cirio offer, as well as recipe ideas, their history and more about the company, visit www.cirio1856.co.uk and follow them on social media channels.

You can also find out more about the Great Food and Drink Festivals and how to book your tickets to see their celebrity chefs by going to www.greatfoodanddrinkfestivals.co.uk