We are so, so proud of the people who keep the town’s food industry going that we genuinely want to showcase it. Of course, we also want to give you something to do that’s fun and enjoyable once you leave The Quarry.
We’ve gone out of our way to create trails and activities that encourage people to visit the town’s market, local shops and our brilliant, brilliant independent restaurants. We’ve always been keen to spread the love – or, business, if you prefer a literal translation
This year, we’ve got a series of events around town. There’ll be a pudding tasting at the town’s Baptist Church, where more than 100 desserts will be on offer. We’ve got a vegan fringe event to show our support for those who eat a meat-free diet.
The Market Hall will be holding their amazing market on the Saturday so walk up those stairs and have a look, the town’s Castle Grounds will be open free of charge and local bakers, cafes and eateries will be participating in our cake trail. Oh, and of course the brand new ale trail throughout town.
The 2016 Restaurant Safari, sponsored by Monks makes the biggest and best dining event in Shrewsbury.
The idea of the #RestaurantSafari is simple. Throughout June, restaurants serve a lunchtime menu with courses starting at £3-£5-£3 for a starter, main and dessert. Some restaurants offer a similar menu during evening service – but please check ahead as the event is focused around lunchtime eating from Monday to Thursday.
Vegan Fringe Festival
Shropshire Veggies and Vegans are hosting a Vegan Food Fair on Saturday 25th June at the Wightman in Shrewsbury. This is a fringe event for Shrewsbury Food Festival.
There will be a range of food stalls with treats to eat in or take away, and they will also have a cafe on site. There will also have other food related and charity stalls too.
Don't forget that early attendees will get a free goodie bag filled with vegan treats.The event is free and starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm.
Further information on this Fringe Festival can be found here!
O Joy Burger Night
In addition to the Food Festival Fringe, Self Help Africa are inviting food-lovers across Shropshire to our their new dining event with OJoy on Friday 24th June. Tickets for the three-course event are £31.95 per person, which includes welcome appetizers and a glass of wine or beer. Places are limited, so book now for an extra special evening here!
Proceeds from the event will be donated to Self Help Africa. Based in Shrewsbury, who support families across nine African countries to escape hunger and poverty.
Wine Tasting & Tours of Tanners
The Guardian have said Tanners Wines is 'a bit like the cellars of Hogwarts as imagined by Charles Dickens…Infinitely more fun than any supermarket.’ The Independent proclaimed Tanners as 'the ultimate country wine merchant.’ The Times said it contains 'one of the most outstanding wine selections in the country' and was one of Country Life's 'Ten Most Charming Shops in Britain'.
As part of the Shrewsbury Food Festival, from 22nd to 26th June Tanners are hosting a Wine Fest, with an event every day!
Events with availibility still left are:
Friday 24thJune. Battlefield Deli will be joining forces with Tanners to offer a foodie’s delight – a food and wine matching evening that promises to be very special. (Tickets: £20) @battlefield1403
Tanners has pulled out all the stops for their event on Saturday 25th June, with free entry throughout the day to their International Wine Fair! Guests who visit Tanners’ Wyle Cop Cellars Shop between 11am and 4pm will be treated to a free tasting of wines from around the world and get the opportunity to meet a host of international winemakers. They will also be invited to taste the entire Tanners ‘House’ range and be taken on a free guided tour of the shop’s historic cellars. (Free entry)
Sunday 26th June. Tanners are offering the perfect end to the Wine Fest with their “Wind down with Prosecco” event on Sunday afternoon, serving refreshing glasses of Prosecco in their sunny courtyard to the rear of A Taste of Tanners on Wyle Cop.
For more information about the events on at Tanners please