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GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF
Channel 4 have announced that Leyland firm Dr Oetker will be broadcast sponsors of the new series of The Great British Bake Off when it returns for its eighth series. Dr Oetkers sponsorship represents the first time the pizza and baking brand has sponsored a primetime television show.
LANCASHIRE TOURISM AWARDS
Entries have now opened for the Lancashire Tourism Awards 2017 which will be hosted at the Blackpool Tower Ballroom on 9th November. This year’s competition features 22 awards including two new categories – Cafés/Tearooms and the county’s growing number of Dog-Friendly establishments. Applications will close on 4th September, the shortlist will be announced the week commencing 25th September.
TASTE LANCASHIRE 2017
Travel and tourism experts will gather to discuss the future of Lancashire food at this year’s Taste Lancashire event. Travel guru Alastair Sawday, Edwin Booth, CEO and Chairman of Booths, and Jay Rayner have been announced as speakers at the inaugural conference at the trade event at Holmes Mill, Clitheroe, on Wednesday 6th September.
INNOVATIVE COFFEE LOUNGE
New coffee and lounge bar Chameleon is coming soon to Broughton, Preston. Chameleon understands the importance of sourcing good quality local produce and are proud that they will serve Atkinsons’ tea and coffee, Walling’s ice cream and Latham’s desserts. The specialist coffee shop will offer customers a place to eat, drink and relax.
A NEW ADDITION TO GARSTANG
Café by day, restaurants by night Oliver Rowlands and chef Travis Hunter have introduced The Mad Hunter to Garstang. This unique new eatery offers a full main menu or a light snack plus an extensive drinks list. Head Chef Travis has previously worked as a chef at the Wagon and Horses, Lancaster and the Seafood Pub Company, he now brings his talent to The Mad Hunter.
INTERNATIONAL CHEESE AWARDS
The world’s largest annual cheese show was held on 25th and 26th July in at Dorfold Hall Nantwich. From its humble beginnings in 1897, the Cheese Awards has grown to be the world’s largest and oldest established cheese show. Congratulations to Dewlay Cheesemakers of Garstang who were the overall trophy winner of the Champion Farmhouse Lancashire Cheese award.
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