The Bell Alderminster dessert

Autumnal Dinner with Purity
Friday 5th October
The Bell, Alderminster
7 – 10pm

Indulge in a five-course tasting dinner, created by Head Chef, Adam Pieprzak, matched to Purity beers by Ali Brown. Todenham Manor Farm Pork Loin and Peanut Butter Parfait with Caramelised Banana are just two of the delicious courses on offer.

Beth Lauren Cakes

Stone Food & Drink Festival
Friday 5th– Sunday 7th October
Westbridge Park, Stone
Tickets – cash on the day £7 for one day or £15 weekend pass (Early bird discounts available until 9th September)

Claims to be Staffordshire’s biggest gastronomic gathering. A celebration of all things food and drink – discover the finest artisan produce, learn with live cookery demos, talks, tastings and masterclasses. In addition to the weekend festival at Westbridge Park, Stone’s pubs’ restaurants and shops really get into the festival spirit to ensure the party goes on all week, with from foodie quizzes to themed meals and special deals.

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Burger Fest
Saturday 6th October
The Bond, Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham
Noon – 6pm
£6.50 entry and under 12’s go free

Seasonal Markets is launching Birmingham’s first burger festival, with patty-flipping heavyweights including Original Patty Men, The Patty Freaks, The Flying Cows and Low ‘n’ Slow. There will be beers from Dig Brew Co, cocktails served by Cocktail Caravan and The Market Hall will be packed with food producers.

Bekis Brownies

Warwick Chocolate Festival
Sunday 7th October
Market Place, Warwick
Free entry

Think artisan chocolate, dipping chocolate, chocolate cake, and perhaps even chocolate beer!Lots of chocolate, be it cake, truffles, beer, wine and even gin, in this one day celebration.

Tardebigge Cider

National Cider & Perry Trip
Saturday 13th October
11am – 6pm
CAMRA Members £22 Non Members £24 (incl lunch)

CAMRA is again offering you the opportunity to visit cider producers. During the trip you will have the chance to visit Tardebigge Cider, Tutnall; and v Barbourne Cider orchards, spend time with experienced producers and find out how they make their cider. Tickets available via Eventbrite

Hill Close Gardens Apple Day and Country Fair

Autumn and Apple Day
Sunday 14th October
Hill Close Gardens, Bread & Meat Close, Warwick,
£3 – Child 50p

Since 1856 apples, pears and plums were known to have been grown in the Gardens as well as soft fruit. Now there are more than 60 different varieties in the Gardens.  This is a chance to explore the gardens and enjoy apple tasting and sales. craft stalls, bee keeping, competitions and children’s activities. Hot lunches and teas, sales of plants, produce and gifts.

Gordon & MacPhail whisky

Whisky Tasting
Friday 19th October
Leamington wine company, 99 Warwick Street, Leamington
7 – 9pm

Guest speaker Luke Tood-Wood from Gordon & Macphail will be hosting a tutored whisky tasting showcasing some of the fantastic single malt whiskies available in store.
Guiding us through a selection of whisky styles covering smokey and peaty drams from Speyside, classic bourbon and sweet cask finishes from the Highlands, a rich sherry style from Campbelton, and a vibrant single malt from Goa, India.

The Highfield Birmingham

Live life on the veg
Tuesday 23rd October
The Highfield, 22 Highfield Road, Birmingham
7 – 10pm

Join  Daniel Acevedo, executive chef and author for a one-off evening celebrating the very best of vegetarian dishes. Daniel oversees the running of Mildreds four restaurants across London and will be working with the pub’s head chef  Ian Meek to create a series of Asian influenced dishes.