Food Bites!

Tuck into our page of Food Bites which brings you the latest news on our restaurants, rural country inns, chefs and local artisan producers who all make Preston and the Fylde a region of outstanding gastronomy

The world’s biggest coffee morning was held for another year on Friday 29th September. Coffee mornings were held over the UK to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The grand total from this year is still being counted, but hopefully will beat last year’s amazing total of £29.5million!

Happy Birthday to Haighton Manor which has recently hosted a birthday party to celebrate its first year in business. The anniversary was celebrated with the whole team and many of their guests over the weekend. Entertainment included live music, a hog roast, a barbecue, face painting, games, a raffle and even a dog show.

Congratulation to Preston based Clegg’s Chilled Food Service which has been shortlisted at The Food Awards England 2017 in the Wholesaler of the Year category. The awards celebrate the talented individuals and businesses dedicated to constantly delivering high-quality dishes, produce and supplies to ensure impeccable service to their customers.

Bees Country Kitchen in Chorley has been voted North West Winner of Café/Bistro of the Year in this year’s Food Awards England 2017. The café has been in Chorley since 2015 and is owned by Mike Bryan. As well as outside catering, it is known for its homemade dishes using locally sourced produce. The award was voted for by its loyal customers.

The first ever Taste Lancashire food and drink conference has been declared a resounding success. The event which was organised by Marketing Lancashire, brought together food entrepreneurs, retail bosses, international trade experts and influencers from the hospitality industry. Taste Lancashire 2017 aimed to challenge, inspire and celebrate the county’s food and drink economy.

The National Fish and Chip Awards have named The Fylde Fish Bar in Southport the North West’s best fish and chip shop. The Fylde Fish Bar will attend a presentation evening in London where it will be competing against other contestants from around the UK for the overall national title.

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