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1 STROUD Food & Drink Festival Friday September 4th - Sunday September 20th More than 80 local events over two weeks STROUD Walking Festival

2 Welcome The Food and Drink Festival is a two-week celebration showcasing Stroud's outstanding food businesses. We are delighted that the event has doubled in size this year, with more events and promotions for you to try. Whilst there are now lots of Food and Drink Festivals across the UK, many of them are clones of each other, involving outside exhibitors and celebrity chefs who are specially brought in for the event. In Stroud we wanted to do things differently and celebrate the local - the businesses that are here every day of the year. We think we have something to be proud of. So we set our colleagues the challenge of creating new ways to show off what they do best. The resulting programme is an interesting mix of new foods, themed events and special promotions. In an era dominated by supermarkets and multinationals, it is easy to lose touch with where your food comes from and who makes it. We are lucky to still have a great range of independent cafes, restaurants, markets, pubs, shops and producers who are part of the lifeblood of the local community. This festival forms part of a successful Shop Local campaign that has been running all year. Above all, the Stroud Food and Drink Festival is a celebration. It's an opportunity to eat, drink and be merry with loved ones and friends. To enjoy simply being here in Stroud, in what many of us consider the loveliest place on earth. We look forward to seeing you over the fortnight! Wesley Chef - J-RooL Bistro Erin Chef - Woodruffs Organic Cafe Grahame Co-owner - Kendrick Street Deli Nicholas Chef - Star Anise Arts Cafe - Associate Directors - Stroud Food & Drink Festival

3 Greetings and a very warm welcome to Stroud Now in our third year, the Stroud Walking Festival is getting bigger and better! Offering around 40 different walks, we continue with our aim of highlighting the wonderful countryside in which our town nestles. It s a Festival which, we believe, will open your eyes, stimulate your senses and reveal to you many of the hidden treasures of this enigmatic part of The Cotswolds - one of Gloucestershire s best kept secrets! Spread over 17 days, there is something for all tastes and abilities. Try a gentle stroll around our Museum in the Park, or a 26-mile marathon to Miserden and back. There are chances to explore pubs, local history, nature and Stroud s famous green credentials. This year we re going even further afield with walks around Arlingham, Chalford, Wotton and Dursley. All walks are guided and most are free. The most popular ones require tickets with all monies going to Teckels Animal Sanctuary at Whitminster from where we got our lovely dog - a Saluki called Suki (above). A big thanks to all the local organisations that have given up their time to help plan this event; to Stroud Town and Stroud District Councils who ve provided the funding; and to Stroud Life, Stroud News and Journal, MySingleFriend.com and SoGlos.com for their sponsorship and support. Thank you also to Stroud Town Centre Manager Vicky Hancock and to Shelley Dyte at the town council for all their help and guidance. Having now combined the Food and Walking Festivals, the Open Eco Homes and the Fringe Festival under the Stroud Festival Fortnight banner, the first two weeks of September is the ideal time to come and discover the delights of our area. Have a great time! Andy Read Stroud Mayor Co-ordinator Stroud Walking Festival and Stroud Food & Drink Festival 2009 Stroud Walking Festival and Stroud Food and Drink Festival are trademarks of Stroud Valley Festivals Ltd a not-for-profit company: Registered Company No Henley Villas, Uplands Road, Stroud. GL5 1UH. tel:

4 how to use this guide The following pages provide you with details of each of the 80 food, drink and walking events taking place as part of Stroud Festival Fortnight Events are listed chronologically so everything happening on a particular date can be found in the same place. To make it easy for you to skip through, dates are also listed down the outside strip of each page. Walking : Listed with a green header. All walks have a brief description followed by start time, location, distance and duration, terrain, whether suitable for dogs and pushchairs, how you can book and contact details for more information. Food & Drink : Listed with a red header. All events have a description plus details of how to book your place and how you can get more information. Each business will also have a brief description about itself with at least one of its events. To help you plan your time during Festival Fortnight, there is a full calendar with all events listed on page 34. Please also keep an eye on our website and in the local media, where extra events will be listed plus links to all the participants websites. contents p05-28 daily listings p29 special festival offers p30-31 events running throughout the festival p32-33 competitions p34-35 festival calendar more information For more free festival programmes, free town and district maps, accommodation and other places to visit in and around Stroud you can contact: Tourist Information, Subscription Rooms, Stroud. GL5 1AE tel: Festival Fortnight is a key part of our efforts to support the economic and social wellbeing of the Stroud Valleys: Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm

5 Friday September 4th WALK 1: Stroud Town Council Beating the Bounds Our traditional opening to the walking festival. This ll be the official launch of Gloucestershire's newest walking trail with a new leaflet guide and fully way marked route. The W.A.S. Way - Walk Around Stroud uses public footpaths to explore the entire boundary of the Stroud parish. Visiting many quiet, hidden corners, there are fantastic views of the town from each of the five valleys plus a stretch of canal. We'll stop at a Paganhill pub for drinks halfway. Bring a picnic or buy a snack. This is quite a difficult walk - reasonable level of fitness required. Last year's walk was fully booked - get in quick. Start: Uplands Playing Field Car Park off Folly Lane at 10am. Approx 10 miles / 6 hours with lunch break. Terrain: Very hilly. Walking boots essential. Not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs welcome, but need to lift over stiles. Booking information: Maximum of 16 places - booking required. Tickets: 2.50 from Stroud Tourist Office - charitable donation. Info: Andy or Debbie (Mobile on day of walk only) Friday September 4th WALK 2: Cotswold AONB The Cotswold Way - the King s Stanley loop A delightfully-mixed walk taking in woodlands, open grassland and the canal with a varied backdrop of wonderful views, industrial heritage and the Arts and Crafts movement. Route may alter slightly depending on weather conditions. Please call to check. Start: The Bell Inn, Kings Stanley - SO (car park opposite) at 10am. Approx 5miles / 3 hours. Terrain: Mixed: some stiles and steep sections. Not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs on leads. Booking information: People to book in advance by phone/ . Info/bookings: / 000 onb.org.uk Friday September 4th 5

6 Friday September 4th & Saturday September 5th 6 Friday September 4th Star Anise Arts Cafe The Stroud Vegeburger Launched today. To be served throughout the festival (and beyond). It's taken our chefs an age to create the perfect recipe, but we've finally done it! It's the very antithesis of the international, corporate, meat-filled fare found on every other High Street - our unique Stroud Vegeburger. Our secret combination of seitan, herbs, vegetables and breadcrumbs amounts to a quarter pounder-plus of mouth-watering yumminess. Served in an organic bun, it's yeast-free and vegan too, with a delicate, Middle Eastern flavour. Made daily in our kitchen they'll be available to take away or enjoy in our café with a side salad, and apple and onion relish. 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud Friday September 4th Stroud Slad Farm The Return of the Stroud Pasty One of the big hits of last year's Food and Drink Festival was the launch of this mouth-watering rival to Cornwall's best. Created by staff at Stroud Slad Farm on the edge of the town, the organic, handmade pasties are made with slow roast beef from the farm's Sussex/Angus cattle, vegetables from the farm, and flour from Shipton Mill, near Tetbury. Such was the demand for the pasties last year, that the farm has had to invest in new kitchen and cooking facilities. As a result, the Stroud Pasty will once again be available, along with other farm produce, in the Shambles market during the first two Fridays and Saturdays of this Festival Saturday September 5th WALK 3: Stroud Valleys Project Trees, valleys and views! (Summer Crescent to Catswood via Swift Hill) This is another instalment of the Top of the Town walks, exploring hidden little valleys and tranquil woods. Breathtaking views guaranteed. Please bring a packed lunch, walking boots and waterproofs. Start: Summer Crescent green space (between house nos 38 & 40), off Summer St, Stroud at 10am. Approx 6.5 miles / 4.5 hours (inc lunch break). Terrain: Public footpaths and lanes through woodlands and fields. Muddy and steep in places, stiles, cattle in fields. Not suitable for pushchairs. Families with older children welcome. Dogs on leads only. Booking information: Just 20 places. Donations welcome. Info/bookings: Ivi Szaboova on Mobile (on the day of the walk only).

7 Saturday Sept 5th Saturday Sept 5th Saturday Sept 5th Stroud Farmers Market Cornhill, Stroud 9am-2pm The most awarded farmers' market in the South West, Stroud Farmers Market runs in the Cornhill Market Place and surrounding streets every Saturday from 9am- 2pm. Up to 60 stalls of local food, drink and other great products direct from the producer. Up to 10 organic producers sell a good range of certified organic food and drink, as well as heaps of local produce, including cooked food stalls all year. There is always a wide range of quality local crafts from traditional & contemporary makers, and the market cafe for a welcome rest. This famous market is well worth a visit whether you are a newcomer to farmers markets or a well seasoned lover of fine local food and drink G.R.E.E.N. Composting, Taste Testing & Food Quality Day From 11am to 4pm A small biodynamic research garden to visit where our Master Composter will answer all your questions. Taste the difference between potatoes grown by different methods, you'll be amazed! See samples of soil and food assessed using chromatography and discuss gardening and questions of quality with our small team of volunteers and experts. You may stay longer than you think! GREEN (Gardening for Research, Experiential Education and Nutrition), is based at Upper Grange, Lovedays Mead, off Folly Lane, Stroud. Limited wheelchair access and parking. Park in the Merrywalks multistorey Car Park and walk to site. Free entry, donations welcome. Jane Brown TASTE Official evening opening of Stroud s newest restaurant Bookings from 7-11pm For owner Martyn Roberts, a Gloucestershire lad through and through, TASTE combines a passion for food and travel into one bistro on Stroud s High Street. A range of tasty, flavoursome dishes which reflect Martyn's travelling background, TASTE will become a showcase for suppliers from across the county. TASTE will launch its exciting Autumn evening menu during the Stroud Food Festival, on Saturday 5th September. Set menu price between for three courses. 50 High Street, Stroud Open Thurs, Fri, Sat evenings 7-11pm. Every weekday 9am-4pm and Saturdays 8am-4pm. Saturday September 5th 7

8 Sunday September 6th Sunday September 6th Sunday Sept 6th Sunday September 6th 8 WALK 4: Natural England Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods The Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods National Nature Reserve (NNR) contains some of the best examples of beech woodland and limestone grassland in the UK. Join us for an informative walk looking at how these habitats were created, why they re so important for wildlife today and how we are managing them to maintain and improve biodiversity. Along the way we will enjoy spectacular views of the Painswick Valley and a tasty pub lunch at own cost (tbc)! Start: At 10am. Location to be given out at time of booking. Approx 9 miles/6 hours (includes 1 hour for lunch). Terrain: Uneven ground with a number of stiles, steep hills and mud in some parts. Walking boots strongly advised. No pushchairs. Only well behaved dogs kept under close control. Booking/Info: Book in advance by phone/ . Kate Gamez WALK 5: Stroud Rambling Club Painswick Valley & Beacon A varied walk following the Painswick Stream past sites of old mills and up to and over Painswick Beacon. Can be muddy in places - boots recommended. Start: Walkers car park, Painswick off B4073 Grid Ref at 2.30pm. Approx 5 miles / 2.5 hours. Terrain: Moderate. Not suitable for pushchairs or dogs. Booking information: Just turn up on the day. Info: Rita Apperly JRooL Bistro The Alternative Sunday Lunch Tables: 11.30am-2.30pm Not a roast beef or a Yorkshire Pud' to be seen on the menu. Our Sunday menu changes every week. Choose between; two courses or three courses Full list of wine and beers available to enjoy in our rear courtyard garden. Situated in the heart of the town, JRooL (pronounced Drool) Bistro is the perfect place to enjoy freshly prepared and honest food in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. With inside seating of up to 38, we also have a beautiful courtyard which seats up to 20. Our constantly evolving menu embraces seasonal ingredients, sourced locally to create the most tempting of cuisine. It is Stroud's best kept dining secret and the place in the Cotswolds for fresh seafood and game. 12 Union Street, Stroud

9 Monday September 7th Monday September 7th Monday Sept 7th WALK 6: Stroud Rambling Club Brunel s Viaducts A 5-6 mile linear walk from Chalford to Stroud using public transport. The great viaducts, which carry the GWR Swindon - Gloucester railway line down the Golden Valley were originally built on timber trestles and only later replaced by brick structures. This walk gives us the chance to look at their construction. For much of the walk we shall be beside the Thames and Severn Canal. Lunch-break at Brimscombe, once a thriving inland port where cargo was transferred from Severn trows on to narrow boats to go to the Thames and London. Walk ends at Tesco (coffee shop /loos). Start: At Merrywalks outside the Apollo Cinema at 11am. Approx 6 miles - Terrain: Mostly flat. Paths may be wet / slippery. Boots / stout footwear advised. No pushchairs/dogs. Booking information: Book in advance with Penny Femando WALK 7: STROUD FM High & Low From the high of Rodborough seeing the views over Thrupp to walking the valley bed and back up again. Start: Rodborough Community Hall GR at 6pm. Approx 2hrs miles. Terrain: Steep in places (stout footwear). Not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs allowed. Booking information: Book in advance by phone/ or just turn up on the day. Info: Bern Wakefield-Heath Star Anise Wholefood cookery course - 7 places only - 39 inc meal, drink and recipes pm. Autumn is harvest time and an ideal opportunity to celebrate the abundance of foods available. Join us for a simple, hands-on approach to making your own delicious and nourishing fayre. Our head chef Nicholas will uncover some of the secrets of wholefood cookery plus a whole list of tricks and tips he has picked up in his years in the kitchen. Creating a three course menu, the emphasis will be on wild foods and the lesser known grains. Just seven spaces available so plenty of attention. Cost 39. Includes tuition, meal you cook and wine/drink plus full recipes. 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud Monday September 7th 9

10 Tuesday September 8th Tuesday September 8th Tuesday September 8th Tuesday September 8th WALK 8: South Cotswold Ramblers Group Piedmont & Dillay Lots of ups and downs in scenic peaceful valleys. Start: Bulls Cross lay by on B4070 near Slad. Meet at 9.50 for 10am start. Approx: 3hrs - 5 miles. Terrain: Hilly. Walking boots recommended. Not suitable for pushchairs or dogs. Booking information: Just turn up at Info: Brian Kirkman WALK 9: Walking your Way To Health A Community Walk in Stonehouse A short walk in and around Stonehouse with the Walk Your Way to Health programme. Open to all. Strolling in Stroud is a nationally accredited scheme with fully qualified walk leaders. Start: Stonehouse Community Centre, Laburnum Walk at 10.15am. Duration: 45-60mins WALK 10: Scout Enterprises Nailsworth: Walk for Well-being A circular walk from the Weighbridge Inn taking in a mix of woodland and lanes. Start: The Weighbridge Public House Car Park, Nailsworth at 11am. Duration: 1.5-2hrs. Terrain: Uphill in places. May be muddy so please come prepared with adequate footwear. Difficult for pushchairs. Dogs allowed. Booking information: To guarantee a free place contact Jem. Terrain: Varied. Flat, comfortable footwear recommended. Suitable for pushchairs: No dogs. Info: Jem Sweet co.uk Booking information: Turn up on the day. Info: John Little (Walks Coordinator) or 10

11 Tuesday September 8th Tuesday September 8th Tuesday Sept 8th WALK 11: Walking your Way To Health A Community Walk in Nailsworth A short walk in and around Nailsworth with the Walk Your Way to Health programme. Open to all. Will include some short, but steep hills. Strolling in Stroud is a nationally accredited scheme with fully qualified walk leaders. Start: Nailsworth Library, Old Market at 2.30pm. Duration: 45-60mins. Terrain: Varied. Flat, comfortable footwear recommended. Not suitable for pushchairs or dogs. Booking information: Turn up on the day. Info: John Little (Walks Coordinator) or uk WALK 12: Natural England Sunset over Rudge Hill Common Rudge Hill Common is a bit of a hidden gem tucked away above Edge Village. Used for tank testing during WWII, it s since been left to wildlife and walkers and is now home to numerous species of butterfly and insect as well as fantastic displays of wildflowers. Why not come for an evening stroll and watch the sun set over the Painswick Valley whilst learning about some of the wildlife and history that makes the common so special? Start: at 6pm. Meeting place to be given out on booking. Duration: 1.5-2hrs. Terrain: Uneven ground with steep sections. Basic fitness level required. Walking boots recommended. Not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs allowed - must be kept under control. Booking information: Book in advance by phone/ . Info: Kate Gamez england.org.uk Sorrentos Restaurant & Pizzeria A selection of homemade, fresh pastas Sorrentos is a family run Italian restaurant serving traditional cuisine. Situated in the heart of town centre, and with lots of convenient parking, our menu offers superb presentations of traditional favourites such as pizzas and pasta, succulent steaks, chicken, veal and fish dishes. An excellent selection of Italian wines will complement your meal, or sip a refreshing Italian digestif such as Limoncello. Open: Lunch: Weds to Sun 12-3:30pm. Evenings: Thurs-Sun 5-11pm Weekends: 5-11:30pm Sorrentos, Russell Street, Stroud Tuesday September 8th 11

12 Wednesday Sept 9th Wednesday Sept 9th Wednesday Sept 9th Wednesday September 9th WALK 13: Walking your Way To Health A Community Walk in Cainscross A short walk in and around Cainscross with the Walk Your Way to Health programme. Open to all. If weather good, may include a field. Strolling in Stroud is a nationally accredited scheme with fully qualified walk leaders. Start: Ebley Mill, Cainscross at 12.30pm. Duration: 30mins. Terrain: Primarily flat, tarmac and footpaths. Flat, comfortable footwear recommended. Not suitable for pushchairs or dogs. Booking information: Turn up on the day. WALK 14: Walking your Way To Health A Community Walk in Stroud A short walk in and around Stroud town centre with the Walk Your Way to Health programme. Open to all. If weather good, may include a field. Strolling in Stroud is a nationally accredited scheme with fully qualified walk leaders. Start: Tesco car park, Stratford Road, Stroud at 2.30pm. Duration: 45-60mins. Terrain: Tarmac paths and canal towpath. May include a field. Flat, comfortable footwear recommended. Not suitable for pushchairs or dogs. Booking information: Turn up on the day. JRooL Bistro Our Famous Pudding Evening Tables from 6.30pm. Sponsored by For everyone with a sweet tooth! Enjoy one or two courses from our evening menu before having the tough choice of selecting from our one-off pudding menu. Up to ten deserts from around the world on offer. Last year this event was a sell-out success. So early booking is essential. The highlight last year was our 'assiette gourmande' - a plate full of puds - a little bit of everything - for 10. Perfect for sharing! Info: John Little (Walks Coordinator) or Info: John Little (Walks Coordinator) or 12 Union Street, Stroud

13 Wednesday & Thursday 9th /10th September Woodruffs Café Preserving The Harvest - Cookery Course Come and learn the secrets of the past by learning how to utilise the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables. We will infuse oils and vinegars with fresh herbs, chillies and fruit, capture the sweetness of summer fruits with homemade jams, pickle whatever we can get our hands on, create tasty chutneys, spicy salsas and the sweetest homemade tomato sauce. We will cover basic preserving techniques such as jarring, freezing and infusing. Dinner and wine will be provided, recipes to take away and of course, lots and lots of goodies for your larder! Classes are limited to 6 people and include tea and a snack to begin, professional demonstration and instruction, equipment, recipes to take away, ingredients and dinner of the recipes cooked during the class with wine. No washing up. We will have someone to help with that! Classes are very hands on, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere, teaching a general knowledge of cooking, not just specific recipes. We will provide knives and aprons; just wear comfortable and sensible clothing for being in a kitchen with lots of people and hot items. Classes start at 6 pm. The cost is 60 per person. A 20 deposit is required to reserve the space and complete payment is due one week before the class. 24 High Street, Stroud Thursday September 10th WALK 15: Walking your Way To Health A Community Walk in Dursley A short walk in and around Dursley with the Walk Your Way to Health programme. Open to all. Strolling in Stroud is a nationally accredited scheme with fully qualified walk leaders. Start: Dursley swimming pool at 2.30pm. Walk takes 45-60mins. Terrain: Varied. Flat, comfortable footwear recommended. Not suitable for pushchairs. No Dogs. Booking information: Turn up on the day. Info: John Little (Walks Co-ordinator) or Wednesday September 9th & Thursday September 10th Britain's first totally organic café, we serve fresh wholefood-based meals, home baked cakes and a large selection of drinks - especially our delicious smoothies, lassies and vegetable juices. People often pop in for a coffee.. but stay for a lot more! 13

14 Thursday September 10th & Friday September 11th 14 Thursday Sept 10th WALK 16: Stroudwater Textile Trust Exploring Stroud's Upp End This History walk is a ramble through the old streets of the top of the town. Stories will be told and attention drawn to buildings of interest. Start: Parliament Street Car Park at 6pm. Approx 2hrs. Terrain: Streets, some slight hills. Suitable for pushchairs and dogs. Booking information: Book in advance by phone/ . 1 payable on day. Info: or Friday September 11th WALK 17: Walking Your Way To Health 'Just a walkin' the dog' for an ice cream and views Fancy taking your dog for a walk with some tasty, locally made Winstones ice cream as an added incentive? How about if we also throw in a tranquil old mill pond, peaceful canal, lovely beech woods, the wide expanse of Rodborough Common grasslands with some of the best views in Stroud. Start: Shop entrance to Waitrose, London Road at 2.30pm. Approx 4 miles / 2.5 hours. Terrain: One steep hill up and down. Not suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs or very young children. Suitable for families. Dogs very welcome! Will need to be on lead part of the route. Booking information: Up to 20 people plus dogs. Free, but please book in advance. Bring money for ice cream. Info: Andy or Debbie (mobile on day of walk only). Friday September 11th WALK 18: Scout Enterprises Chalford: A Walk for Well-being A canal-side walk from Chalford to the Daneway at Sapperton. For those who only wish to walk as far as the Daneway, transport will be available to return you to Chalford. For those who choose, the return walk follows the same route as the outward one. Start: Lay-by on A419 Stroud - Cirencester road in Chalford on left hand side at bottom of hill at 11am. Duration: 1.5 hours one way, 3 hours return. Terrain: Level walking but may be muddy underfoot. Suitable for pushchairs: May be uneven surface for pushchairs. Dogs allowed. Booking information: To guarantee a free place contact Jem in advance. Info: Jem Sweet or scout-enterprises.co.uk

15 Friday / Saturday 11th / 12th September JRooL Bistro Seafood Extravaganza Lunch: pm Dinner: pm One of the most popular of our regular themed menus. For two days only during the Festival Fortnight, we are offering a special menu showing off a range of seafood dishes featuring oysters, crab risotto, lobster thermidor, razor clams and seafood paella. The emphasis will be on fresh, seasonal fish from the coasts of Devon and Cornwall. Our usual range of delicious puddings and a wide range of quality wines, beers and juices will also be on offer. 12 Union Street, Stroud Sponsored by Saturday Sept 12th WALK 19: South Cotswold Ramblers Group Heavens, Horns and Wasa Wasa A walk around three of Stroud's most beautiful corners offering marvellous views over the canals, woods and streams. Start: Meet at the lay-by on A419 just before the Pavilion Restaurant in Brimscombe. Meet at 9.50 for 10am start. Duration: 3.5 hours, 5/6 miles. Terrain: Hilly. Walking boots recommended. Not suitable for pushchairs or dogs. Booking information: Just turn up at 9:50. Info: Bernard Smith on Saturday 12th September Launch of Stroud Pounds Add new interest to your shopping experience by joining Stroud Pound Co-op Ltd and trying out some beautiful new vouchers. Find out more at a special launch stand open throughout the day. Saturday Sept 12th Stroud Community Supported Agriculture Open Farm & Work Day with BBQ and Beer Stroud Community Supported Agriculture is a new type of sustainable farming. Built on co-operation and mutual support, the risks and rewards of farming are shared between the farmers and consumers. Find out more by visiting our farm at Hawkwood. There will be an opportunity to have a tour of the farm, help out and enjoy BBQ and salads made from farm produce. There will also be local beer available from the award winning Stroud Brewery. Event takes place at Hawkwood College, off Wick Street, Stroud between 11am & 3pm. Free entry but there will be a charge for food and beer! Info: ture.org CommunityAgriculture.org Friday September 11th & Saturday September 12th 15

16 Saturday September 12th 16 Saturday Sept 12th Stroud Farmers Market Launch of Fairtrade Directory Cornhill, Stroud 9am-2pm Do you know where can you get Fair Trade products locally? We will be launching the new, revised edition of the Stroud and Nailsworth Fair Trade Directory with a stall at the farmers market. Come along & see for yourself the wide range of Fairtrade delicacies you can get and show your support for farmers round the world by buying something delicious to take home with you. Also pick up your copy from St Laurence s Church in The Shambles, The Centre Christian Bookshop or Stroud Town Council, to find out where you can buy top quality Fair Trade goods in the area. Produced by Stroud Fairtrade Steering Group and Nailsworth Fairtrade Steering Group with support from Stroud Town Council and others. Ceri Sheppard Saturday Sept 12th The Biodynamic Agricultural Association High Street, Stroud 9.30am-1.30pm Our stall in the town's High Street will offer everything you ever wanted to know about biodynamic farming and gardening. We'll have displays and information as well as books and leaflets, and maybe even a few tastings of biodynamic food. Stop by and find out more. The BDAA is a registered charity with its head office in Stroud. It was founded in Great Britain in Its main objectives are to foster and promote the agricultural impulse started by Rudolf Steiner in 1924 and to train and support those wishing to put it into practice. Its reliance on home produced compost, manures and animal feeds makes it one of the most sustainable forms of agriculture in existence. Membership is open to all. (BDAA) Painswick Inn, Stroud. Tel: Saturday Sept 12th The Shambles Market Giant Paella - free tastings There s been a market in The Shambles since the 1500s. The old wooden butchers tables fixed to the walls give a taste of its history. Now held every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, with up to 12 stalls outside and ten in the St Laurence Hall. All are run by local businesses. The longstanding fish, cheese and vegetable stalls are joined by those selling Spanish Meats and Olive olive plus organic vegetables from across the globe. Every Friday you ll find the popular WI Market open from Drop by and sample a delicious luxury seafood paella. Also: The Return of the Stroud Pastry - see Page 6. Stroud Farmers Market Cornhill, Stroud 9am-2pm Up to 60 stalls of local food, drink and other great items direct from the producer. See Page 7 for full details.

17 Sunday September 13th WALK 20: Transition Stroud & Stroud District Council Open Eco Homes Walking around the town we will visit a variety of houses with solar hot water, photovoltaic, wood heating, dry lining, external cladding and more! Some of the houses have been part of Stroud District Council's innovative Target 2050 Project, which seeks a 60% cut in household carbon emissions by Strolling through the fields towards Rodborough we will visit a new house built with sustainability at its heart, and the newly opened Elite Efficient Energy information centre, where many renewable heating systems are displayed. This walk is a great first step towards a more sustainable home. Lunch not included in price. Bring a packed lunch or visit one of two local pubs in Rodborough. Return to Bisley Old Road allotments by 4pm. (Some details may need to change nearer the time.) Start: Bisley Old Road allotments at 9.30am. Approx 6.5 hours - 4 miles. Terrain: Hilly. Not suitable for dogs or pushchairs. Booking information: Tickets 5 from Stroud Tourist Office (p4), to be bought by Saturday 12th Sept. Max 15 people. Info: Debbie Hewitt This walk links with the Eco Renovation Open Homes weekend. See for more information. Sunday Sept 13th WALK 21: Stroud Rambling Club Minchinhampton & Nailsworth Taking in Minchinhampton Common, Hyde and Besbury then down to the Nailsworth Valley. Bring a picnic lunch. Possible pub stop. Start: Minchinhampton town centre at 9.30am. Approx 11 miles. Terrain: Hilly but good paths Not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs welcome. Booking information: Just turn up on the day. Info: Sunday September 13th 17

18 Sunday September 13th Sunday September 13th Sunday September 13th 18 WALK 22: Museum In The Park A Stroll in the Park A gentle walk through the trees and pathways of Stratford Park, with a commentary on the park's history by staff from the museum. Start: The Courtyard, Museum in the Park at 2pm. Duration: Approx 45mins Terrain: Mostly pathways, some slight inclines. Suitable for pushchairs. Dogs on a lead please. Booking information: Turn up on the day. Info: Stroud Slad Farm 2-6pm A Connection with Real Local Food Walks around the farm and the woods, plus the market garden which supplies members of one of Stroud's two Community Supported Agriculture Schemes with seasonal, organic vegetables. Talks and demonstrations on local food and drink, with plenty of things to sample, including the farm's very own Stroud Pasty. An event for all the family and a chance to explore a working Slad Valley farm. Over the past decade, this small and beautiful farm on the edge of the town has been turned into a thriving, organic business producing beef and lamb, plus firewood, a market garden and a range of other activities. Parking is limited. To reach the farm, continue along the lane from the end of Summer Street/Woodside towards The Vatch See also: The Return of the Stroud Pasty: Page 6 Woodchester Fine Foods will be organising events to promote their sauces and preserves as part of Stroud Food & Drink Festival. More information will be available closer to the event. See our website

19 Sunday Sept 13th Star Anise Arts Cafe Mexican brunch Traditional Sunday brunch with a Mexican sprunch. 10am-2pm. Take a rest from your kitchen and let us handle your Sunday lunchtime. A traditional brunch, as served in the back street cafes of Mexico. Tuck into a classic tortilla with re-fried beans, juevos rancheros (eggs) and salsa. You can even wash it down with a shot of tequila! Other favourites will be available amid lively discussion with friends or a slow read through the papers. 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud JRooL Bistro The Alternative Sunday Lunch Tables 11.30am-2.30pm. Not a roast beef or a Yorkshire Pud' to be seen on the menu. See page 8 for full details Sunday September 13th James Gourmet Coffee Co Gourmet Coffee Tasting Star Anise Arts Cafe 3-5pm We always try to bring you something a little different and this is it. Tasting the coffee - a tutored coffee tasting plus discussion on what is really Fair Trade. Everything you ever wanted to know about coffee and its journey from plantation to cup. A fascinating two hours with experts from Stroud s closest gourmet coffee roaster. Lots of tips on how to prepare and enjoy the best cup possible. Small selected lots of the most fantastic coffees on the planet. Wow. When you ve tasted the best coffee, there is no substitute. Formed by Peter and Anni James from May Hill in the Forest of Dean, James Gourmet Coffee is a craft coffee roasting company that is dedicated to sustainable and passionate coffee. James buys its coffee on merits of taste, not price or purely certification. We are ECO Coffee pioneers and have just installed the first genuine Eco-roastery in Europe, using Loring Smart Roast technology. Using less energy and kinder to the environment, emitting less Co2 than any other roaster of its size. Tickets: Priced 3.50 are available from Star Anise to cover all tastings. Just 30 places are available. Early booking advised. There will be a selection of the Cafe s delicious fresh cakes and pastries available for purchase. Everyone is giving their time for free, so all proceeds can go to the charity Coffee Kids. Star Anise Arts Cafe, 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud Sunday September 13th 19

20 Monday September 14th & Tuesday September 15th Monday Sept 14th WALK 23: Stroud FM Selsley & Woodchester The Woodchester and Selsley escarpment taking in the historic villages and some of its history. Start: Selsley car park (along B0466) GR: at 6pm. Duration: 2hrs / 3 miles. Terrain: Moderate to steep (stout footwear). Not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs allowed. Booking information: Book in advance by phone/ or turn up on the day Info: Bern Wakefield-Heath Monday Sept 14th Make a Meal of it Uplands: Meal at 6.15pm This is a fortnightly event that occurs in the All Saints Centre in Uplands. A meal is provided by a team of four who prepare, cook and clear up. The food is seasonal, organic and vegetarian and is purchased as locally as possible. The team are members of the households that have committed to the venture. About 23 households are involved so far, paying up-front towards the cost of hall hire and in advance for meals to enable ingredients to be purchased. As part of the food festival we will be offering a special twocourse meal to anyone interested in getting involved or setting up a similar scheme elsewhere in the Stroud Valleys. Tuesday Sept 15th WALK 24: Strolling In The Stroud District A Community Walk in Stonehouse A short walk in and around Stonehouse with the Walk Your Way to Health programme. Open to all. Start: Stonehouse Community Centre, Laburnum Walk at 10.15am. Duration 45-60mins. See P10 for full details. WALK 25: Strolling In The Stroud District A Community Walk in Nailsworth Cost 4.00 ( 2.50 for children 5-12 years. Under fives eat for free). Advance booking only by the preceding Thursday. Further information or to book ring Jenni Edwards on or A short walk in and around Nailsworth with the Walk Your Way to Health programme. Open to all. Start: Nailsworth Library, Old Market at 2.30pm. Duration 45-60mins. See P11 for full details. 20

21 Tuesday September 15th Tuesday September 15th Tuesday Sept 15th WALK 26: Walking Your Way To Health The Arlingham Horseshoe We'll enjoy one of four new circular walks created as part of the Arlingham Horseshoe Project. Initiated by Arlingham Parish Council in partnership with GCC, local landowners and businesses, it aims to open up the countryside for residents and tourists. The Salmon Route crosses farmland at the beginning and end, with a long and lovely stretch of the River Severn in between. Suitable for all. Stay and enjoy a pint and lunch in the Red Lion afterwards. Start: The Red Lion, Arlingham at 10.30am. Approx five miles / 2.5hours. Terrain: Gentle, flat walking, kissing gates and bridges. Not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs welcome! Will need to be on lead part of the route. Booking information: Up to 16. Just turn up. Free. Info: Andy or Debbie (mobile on day of walk only). WALK 27: Scout Enterprises Wotton: A Walk for Well-being A circular walk to and from Wotton-under-Edge that follows part of the Cotswold Way. Far-reaching views of the Severn and the 2 bridges. Start: Wotton-under-Edge - The Chipping Car Park at 11am. Approx 2hrs. Terrain: Steep climb from Wotton. Some parts may be muddy underfoot. Not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs: Yes. Booking information: To guarantee a free place contact Jem Info: Jem Sweet TASTE The 100% Shambles Market Menu Challenge Tables available 7-11pm To celebrate local food for the Festival and to reduce his food miles, chef Martyn Roberts will be creating a special menu using 100% ingredients from the neighbouring Shambles Market. This will be a one-off and a great opportunity to sample Stroud's newest restaurant. Early booking advised. 50 High Street, Stroud Tel: Sorrentos Restaurant & Pizzeria Special Fish Night Our chef will create a special menu featuring a range of traditional Italian fish dishes. Booking strongly advised. Russell Street, Stroud Tuesday September 15th 21

22 Wednesday Sept 16th Wednesday Sept 16th Wednesday Sept 16th Wednesday September 16th WALK 28: South Cotswold Ramblers Group Around Miserden Walking via Caudle Green and back through Misarden Park. Pub lunch available at the end (pre-order at start if possible). Start: Miserden Carpenters Arms. Meet 9.40am for pre walk coffee and 10.00am start. Duration: 3 hours 6 miles. Terrain: Moderately hilly. Walking boots recommended. Not suitable for pushchairs or dogs. Booking information: Just turn up at 9.40am. Info: Richard Davis WALK 29: Stroudwater Textile Trust In the tracks of the Millworkers This History walk is along much loved tracks from Minchinhampton to Longfords via Box. The Playne family, their mill and business are the focus of the walk while enjoying superb views and beautiful dells. Start: The Market House, Minchinhampton at 2pm. Duration: 2.5-3hrs. Terrain: Rough walking; steep downhill & steep up. Not suitable for pushchairs or dogs. Booking information: Book in advance by phone/ . 1 payable on the day. Info: or WALK 30: Strolling In The Stroud District A Community Walk in Cainscross A short walk in and around Cainscross with the Walk Your Way to Health programme. Open to all. Start: Ebley Mill, Cainscross at 12.30pm. Duration 45-60mins. See P12 for full details. WALK 31: Strolling In The Stroud District A Community Walk in Stroud A short walk in and around Stroud with the Walk Your Way to Health programme. Open to all. Start: Tesco car park, Stratford Road, Stroud at 2.30pm. Duration 45-60mins. See P12 for full details. 22

23 Thursday September 17th WALK 32: Strolling In The Stroud District A Community Walk in Dursley A short walk in and around Dursley with the Walk Your Way to Health programme. Open to all. Strolling in Stroud is a nationally accredited scheme with fully qualified walk leaders. Start: Dursley swimming pool at 2.30pm. Duration: 45-60mins. Terrain: Varied. Flat, comfortable footwear recommended. Not suitable for pushchairs or dogs. Booking information: Turn up on the day. Info: John Little (Walks Coordinator) or Thursday & Friday September 17th & 18th Sponsored by JRooL Bistro Lobster evening Calling all Lobster Lovers! Fresh from the Cornish coast, JRooL Bistro will be hosting a Lobster Evening for two nights only. Choose your favourite from Thermidor to warm with garlic butter or for those who love it natural, just plain with homemade mayonnaise. A great evening if you ve always wanted to give Lobster a try. We will also be running a normal menu for guests who do not fancy a treat from the deep. Booking and deposit essential for one of our most popular events. 12 Union Street, Stroud. Tel: Friday September 18th Tony's Butchers The Stroud Sausage Festival Open from 9am-4pm A special Festival selection of our award-winning hand-made sausages. Up to ten different sausages to taste and take away throughout the day. All made on the premises from fresh local ingredients, including several recipes we've never used before. Come in and try our best-selling Stroud Sausage made with only the best local pork, or go for something new such as our tangy Thai sausage. You can also find out which sausage was created by the winner of our Butcher For An Afternoon competition. For a lunchtime snack we'll also be offering sausages with onions in a roll from Walkers Bakery, and traditional bangers 'n' mash soaked with our own traditional gravy. Kendrick Street, Stroud Thursday September 17th & Friday September 18th See also Page 32 23

24 Sponsored by Friday September 18th & Saturday September 19th 24 Friday September 18th WALK 33: Stroud Community Land Trust Lunch with the Queen A wonderful woodland walk touching the outskirts of Pitchcombe and Whiteshill and including a bit of the Cotswold Way to Painswick - the town known as the Queen of the Cotswolds. We will stop for an hour to enjoy the many pubs, tea rooms and shops or to just wander around the pretty streets. Then return to Stroud on the other side of the valley. Start: Museum In The Park entrance Stratford Park, Stroud at 10.30am. Approx 8 miles - 4 hours + lunch break. Terrain: Mainly pasture and woodland. Several hills. Can be muddy in places. Good walking boots required. Not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs under close control only. Booking information: Maximum of 12 places - booking required. Free. Info: Andy or Debbie (mobile on day of walk only). Saturday Sept 19th WALK 34: Stroud Town Council A Miserden Marathon For the serious walker only! Last year we did a similar walk but a mere 20 miles. This year we're going for the full marathon to capture the fantastic countryside on offer on a day's walk from Stroud. Our route includes the Cotswold villages of Slad, The Camp, Caudle Green, Edgeworth, Sapperton, Oakridge and Eastcombe. We'll pass historic houses, explore peaceful woodlands and nature reserves and enjoy super hilltop views. Pub lunch or picnic will be enjoyed in Miserden with the option of other pub stops enroute. Are you up for it? Last year's walk was fully booked - get in quick. Start: Uplands Playing Field car park, off Folly Lane, Stroud at 8am. Approx 26 miles / 10 hours plus stops. Terrain: Numerous steep hills and muddy tracks. No dogs. High level of fitness req. Booking: Maximum of 10 places - booking essential. Tickets: 2.50 charitable donation from Stroud Tourist Office. Info: Andy or Debbie (mobile on day of walk only). Saturday Sept 19th WALK 35: South Cotswold Ramblers Group Quiet country near Bisley Visiting peaceful Sudgrove and the hamlet of Througham. Pub lunch possible in Bisley afterwards. Start: Bisley, Windyridge layby on Birdlip road 200 yards from the Stirrup Cup. Meet 9.50 for 10.00am start. Duration 3 hours 5.5 miles. Terrain: Plateau-like countryside with occasional short steep downs and ups. Walking boots recommended. No pushchairs or dogs. Booking information: Just turn up at 9:50. Info: Mike Garner

25 Saturday Sept 19th Saturday Sept 19th Saturday Sept 19th Stroud Farmers Market Cornhill, Stroud 9am-2pm Up to 60 stalls of local food, drink and other great items direct from the producer. See Page 7 for full details JRooL Bistro Authentic French Evening Tables available pm Booking strongly advised With the world s most varied and classic cuisine starting in France, JRooL Bistro is showcasing some of the old favourites with a modern twist. An evening for the true food lover with dishes such as Provencal Fish Soup, Escargot in garlic butter, Confit duck leg and Pied de Cochon to name a few. Confection Affection Chocolate Fondue Fountain Flowing from 10am-3pm The return of this popular chocolate feast for the final Festival Saturday. Dip your marshmallows or fudge pieces into the flowing chocolate delight and try not to lick your lips! 4 Threadneedle St, Stroud Saturday September 19th The Shambles Market Special Cheese Tasting Day Up to 12 stalls outside and ten inside the St Laurence Hall. All run by local businesses. The longstanding fish, cheese and vegetable stalls are joined by those selling Spanish Meats and Olive oil plus organic vegetables from across the globe. Drop by and sample local and international cheeses. Details P16. Book early to experience a true culinary journey. 12 Union Street, Stroud Sponsored by Kendrick Street Deli Taste of Stroud Final judging and winners announced in new competition for home-made jams, preserves and baking. See Page 32 for full details of the competition and how win some top prizes. 25

26 Saturday September 19th & Sunday September 20th Saturday Sept 19th Star Anise Arts Cafe Tapas and Flamenco evening Paella evening with Sangria and flamenco/latin guitar from 7pm We're only in our second Food Festival year, but already this has become the traditional closing evening event. Last year it was a sellout success - so early booking is strongly advised. A taste of Spain will be brought to a small but perfectly formed corner of Stroud. Seafood and vegetable paella, olives and tapas, organic wines and lagers, plus ales from Stroud's very own brewery will be on the menu with entertainment provided by regular performer Martin. Come into eat or just enjoy a drink and the music. Doors 7pm. Music begins at 7.30pm. Suggested minimum donation of 3 for musician. Sunday September 20th WALK 36: Stroud FM From Common to Common A round walk from Selsley common to Rodborough and Minchinhampton commons taking in the beautiful common land and the views from one to the other. Also including some of the myths, legends and history between. Pub stop half way. Start: Selsley common car park along B0466 GR: at 10.30am. Duration: 7.5 miles - 4 hours Terrain: Steep in places (stout footwear). Not suitable for pushchairs. Dogs allowed. Booking information: Book in advance by phone/ . Tickets 2 payable on the day. Info: Bern Wakefield-Heath Sunday September 20th WALK 37: Stroud Rambling Club Around Chalford Valley A walk via the picturesque villages of Frampton Mansell, Oakridge and Chalford. Start: Lay-by at top of Cowcombe Hill on A419 at 10am. Duration: 3.5hrs - 6 miles. Terrain: Hilly. Walking boots or strong shoes advisable. Not suitable for pushchairs or dogs. Booking information: Just turn up on the day. Info: Richard Davis Gloucester Street, Stroud Sponsored by

27 Sunday September 20th Sunday Sept 20th Sunday Sept 20th WALK 38: Museum In The Park Birdwatching Walk in the Park A walk through the trees and pathways of Stratford Park, looking at nest sites and bird species in the park. Start: The Courtyard, Museum in the Park at 2pm. Duration: Approx 1-1.5hrs. Terrain: Mostly tarmac pathways, but one section on woodland path. Some slight inclines. Suitable for pushchairs. Dogs on a lead. Booking information: Turn up on day. Info: Star Anise Arts Cafe Mexican brunch Traditional Sunday brunch with a Mexican sprunch. 10am-2pm. Take a rest from your kitchen and let us handle your Sunday lunchtime. A traditional brunch, as served in the back street cafes of Mexico. See Page 19 for full details. 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud JRooL Bistro The Alternative Sunday Lunch Tables 11.30am-2.30pm Not a roast beef or a Yorkshire Pud' to be seen on the menu. See P8 for full details. Union Street, Stroud Programme design, words and layout: Stroud Valley Festivals Ltd. All photographs copyright Andy Read accept the following: Natural England (Front cover and P5 Cotswold Way sign; Painswick P8; walks 13,14,23,32,33,36); Stroud Community Agriculture (P15); James Gourmet Coffee (P19); J RooL Bistro (P25); Star Anise Arts Cafe (P9 & 27); Steve Marshfield/Jeff Wilson (sitting at table P27); Stroud Valleys Project (walk 3). Rajdoot (P29). Walking Boot Festival Logo created by Steve Roberts, The Big Classroom, Stroud Licensed works: Walk 27 (Synwell Liberation Front); Walk 6 (Gloskeith); Walk 17 (Eleventh Earl of Marl); P23 JRooL (Lupus); P29 Fish&Chips (Andy J Crowder); P30 Mash (avlxyz); P23 Sausages (cobalt123); P7 Compost (Colinj); P31 Chips (f10n4);walk 18 (BAZZA). Sunday September 20th 27

28 Sunday September 20th 28 Sunday September 20th WALK 39: Stroud and Nailsworth Breweries (joint Food & Drink Festival event) The Craft Brewery Ale Trail Finish Festival Fortnight in fine style (or maybe go out with a big thud!!!). We ve planned the route that visits five pubs, two micro breweries, samples ales from every Craft Brewer in the Stroud District, enjoys lunch at the best pub in the Stroud Valleys, plus a six-mile stroll over commons and woodlands with spectacular views of the two towns. Distance: Approx 6 miles. Duration: Until closing time! Terrain: One steep ascent/descent. Dogs: Sorry - no. Start: Stroud Brewery, Phoenix Works, London Rd, Thrupp at 10.30am for a guided tour with its founder Greg Pilley. Then up to The Bear at Rodborough before lunch at the Black Horse (Stroud Branch CAMRA pub of the year 2009). Then off to the Amberley Inn before descending to The Ram at Woodchester. After a guided tour of the Nailsworth Brewery we ll sample a selection of its ales in the comfort of the Village Inn for as long as you wish. You ll be able to sample some of the 20 ales created by the Stroud, Nailsworth, Uley Breweries and the Severn Vale Brewery (Cam). Booking: Maximum of 20 places advance booking required. Tickets: 7.50 from Stroud Tourist Office, to include samples and tours at Nailsworth and Stroud breweries. Bring plenty of money for drinks en route, lunch and a taxi home! Info: Greg Pilley Stroud Brewery is a craft brewery producing premium, naturally conditioned beers using high quality ingredients. We use whole hops and our malting barley is grown on the Cotswolds. Current ales include the award-winning Tom Long plus Redcoat, Woolsack and the Budding Pale Ale. Our ales can be found in more than 20 local inns or can be purchased directly from the Brewery in 9, 18 or 36 pint polypins Unit 7, Phoenix Works, London Rd, Thrupp, Stroud. Commercial brewing returned to Nailsworth after a period of 96 years. So what has changed since the time of the original Nailsworth Brewery? Well, not a lot really. They brewed with Nailsworth's finest spring water, malt, hops and yeast and nothing else, just like us! No automation or computers in their day, just like us! They were an award winning brewery, just like us! We even dress the same! The Village Inn, The Cross, Bath Road, Nailsworth

29 Rajdoot Tandoori 16 Gloucester Street, Stroud % off Reduction applies to food only for all customers dining in our restaurant between Sunday 6th- Thursday 10th, and Sunday 13th - Thursday 17th September Please present this festival brochure voucher when ordering your meal. TONY'S BUTCHERS 15% off your purchases in the shop during Festival Fortnight. Please present this voucher when paying your final bill. Valid only between September 4-19th 2009 inclusive. Original vouchers only. 1 Kendrick Street, Stroud Confection Affection 4 Threadneedle Street, Stroud % off everything during festival fortnight Having opened in September 2007, we cater for the sweeter things in life. We offer a wide selection of traditional boiled sweets, specialist collections, unusual goodies and more familiar Milk, Dark and White Chocolate Bars. We have something for everyone. Just present this coupon when paying, any time between Friday 4th and Saturday 19th September HIGH STREET CHIPPY 2 High Street, Stroud Haddock & Chips only 3.95 throughout Festival Fortnight. Just present this coupon when paying, any time between Friday 4th and Saturday 19th September FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL SPECIAL OFFERS 29 7

30 * THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL FORTNIGHT * Tony's Butchers Daily Tastings & Become a Butcher for an Afternoon Every day during the Festival we will be offering different tastings from our extensive range of meat and poultry, as well as home-made pies and pasties, local cheeses and of course our award-winning sausages. Food Specials: Throughout the Festival Fortnight For the first week of the Festival Tony's will be running a competition sponsored by Stroud Life. The lucky winner will become a butcher for an afternoon. The winner will discover exactly how a sausage is made and have the opportunity to create their own sausage for people to enjoy during Tony's Sausage Festival being held on Friday September 18th. Pop into the shop or fill out the entry form in the pages of Stroud Life. * See the coupon on Page 29 for 15% off your purchases during Festival Fortnight. * See Page 23 for details of our Sausage Festival. After many years without a butcher in Stroud's town centre, Tony's opened in Kendrick Street around three years ago. Previously a chef and with six years experience at the family shop in nearby King's Stanley, Tony Spencer applies his love of food to offering not only the traditional favourites, but also some modern ideas for the dinner table. The team at Tony's has won a long line of national awards, especially for its home-made sausages. The shop has become a firm favourite in the town. Shop at Tony's and you'll appreciate the difference between pre-packed meat, and that which has been freshly prepared by a proper butchers. Tips to get the most flavour from your meat are freely offered as are suggestions of different cuts you could try. 1 Kendrick Street, Stroud * THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL FORTNIGHT * Kendrick Street Deli Cookery demonstrations and tastings Throughout the fortnight you will have the opportunity to taste many of the Guild of Fine Foods' Great Taste Award winning products available at Kendrick Street Deli. Also throughout the festival Kendrick Street Deli has lined up a number of chefs and local producers who will be doing cookery demonstrations and tastings. Kendrick Street Deli is home to a wide range of products with a strong British and West Country influence including the award winning Jess's Ladies Organic Farm Milk, luxury organic fruit cakes from The Cheltenham Seriously Rich Fruit Cake Company, Kitchen Garden Preserves, and Cotswold Handmade Meringues. In addition to our hand-made and freshly baked quiches, tarts and pastries, we offer a number of antipasti items and olives marinated in-house to our own special recipes. These perfectly compliment our selection of cheeses and cooked meats. 30 Having just celebrated their first year in business, owners Grahame Day and Richard Fennel have built up a loyal following and a reputation for an ever-changing selection of quality products. 1 Kendrick Street, Stroud Open 8.30am-5.30pm

31 * THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL FORTNIGHT * Bar Nine The 'Stroud Festival Pizza New for the festival, the 'Stroud Festival Pizza', is made from locallysourced ingredients. Enjoy a Festival Pizza and a continental beer of your choice for just NINE is a bar / restaurant in central Stroud. For those who have not been before, we are exactly what it says on the tin! A place to eat, drink and relax. We offer a Mediterranean style of food with pizzeria, which is available lunch times and evenings. We have a wide selection of wines, champagnes and continental beers and we can rustle up a cocktail or two! With a laid back sofa bound bar, a dedicated dining area and a cosy courtyard, NINE is an ideal venue for all occasions. We can be found opposite the Cornhill Market entrance on the corner of Union Street and John Street. Lunch served from 12 until Dinner served from 6 until 9.30pm. 9 John Street, Stroud * THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL FORTNIGHT * The Retreat Becoming a Real Boar! For our lunchtime menu throughout the Festival Fortnight our chef has created a Festival Burger and Festival Chilli made with organically reared Wild Boar from the Forest of Dean. The Retreat is a lunchtime food destination and operates as a bar in the evening. Lunch is served from pm six days a week. Closed on Sundays. Sponsored by Church Street, Stroud * THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL FORTNIGHT * High Street Chippy Back to the Good Old Days Food Specials: Throughout the Festival Fortnight After sixteen years in business and amid plans for a major revamp of the shop, this traditional chippy is going back in time to mark the Festival. For this fortnight only customers can have their meals wrapped in the traditional way - old newspaper. 2 High Street, Stroud

32 Festival Competitions 32 * FESTIVAL COMPETITION 1 * Woodruffs Organic Cafe Do you have the recipe to create the best seasonal soup in Stroud? In the lead-up to the festival Woodruffs will be running a special competition in conjunction with the Stroud News and Journal. They are looking for local people to give them their favourite soup recipe. It may be one that has been passed down through the family, one that you've picked up from your travels, or even one that you've created yourself. Recipes need to be for either vegetarian or fish soups, and ideally with ingredients that are both seasonal (for the September period) and can be sourced organically. Our chef Erin will select her three favourite recipes from those submitted by August 8th. The three entrants will then be invited into the café one evening to help create their soups. After a good sampling the best soup will be selected to be served in Woodruffs café every weekend during the festival fortnight. Look out in the Stroud News and Journal and our café window for full details and pop into our café every Friday and Saturday during the Festival Fortnight to sample the winning soup and pick up a free recipe sheet of the three finalists. 24 High Street, Stroud. tel: * FESTIVAL COMPETITION 2 * Kendrick Street Deli TASTE OF STROUD AWARDS 2009 As a finale of the Stroud Festival fortnight, Kendrick Street Deli will be hosting the TASTE OF STROUD AWARDS The Deli is offering all the amateur cooks and bakers of Stroud the opportunity to showcase their favourite recipes. The awards will cover three categories; Home Baking, Jams & Marmalades, Chutneys & Relishes. Judging will take place on Saturday 19th September Joining Kendrick Street Deli on the team of judges will be award winning local producers plus Stroud's Mayor and a reporter from Stroud Life. The winning entry from each category will receive 25 of Gift Vouchers to spend at Kendrick Street Deli. For more information and an entry form, please contact Kendrick Street Deli, Kendrick Street, Stroud, GL5 1AQ. Tel: Closing date for Taste of Stroud Award entry forms will be Saturday 12th September Dishes must be delivered to Kendrick Street Deli by 10am on Saturday 19th September. Good Luck and Get Cooking!!!

33 * FESTIVAL COMPETITION 3 * Do you enjoy great food? Become a Taste of Stroud Awards 2009 judge Kendrick Street Deli is looking for a Foodie to join its award-winning producers on the judging panel for its Taste of Stroud Awards The lucky winner will also receive 25 of gift vouchers to spend at Kendrick Street Deli. To enter please tell us in less than 25 words, why you think you would be a great judge. Completed forms should be returned to Kendrick Street Deli by Saturday 5th September Judging will take place on Saturday 19th September. I think I would be a great judge because: Festival Competitions Your name: Address: Postcode: Telephone number Kendrick Street Deli. Kendrick Street. Stroud. GL5 1AQ. tel:

34 DIARY Day by Day Food & Drink This looks good Walking This looks good Fri 4th Shambles Market: Return of the Stroud Pasty also 5/11/12 th Star Anise - Launch Stroud Vegeburger Beating The Bounds 10am The King Stanley Loop 10am Sat 5th Stroud Farmers Market 9am also 12th and 19th GREEN Composting 11am Trees, valleys & views! 10am Sun 6th TASTE Evening menu launch JRooL Alternative Sunday lunch also 13th +20th Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods 10am Painswick Valley & Beacon 2.30pm FESTIVAL DIARY Mon 7th Tues 8th Star Anise - Wholefood Cookery course 7pm Sorrentos - Homemade Pasta Brunel's Viaducts 11am High & Low 6pm Piedmont & Dillay 10am Community Walk in Stonehouse 10.15am Walk for Well-being 11am Community Walk in Nailsworth 2.30pm Sunset over Rudge Hill Common 6pm Weds 9th JRooL Pudding evening Woodruffs - Preserves Cookery course +Thurs 10th Community Walks: Cainscross 12.30pm Stroud 2.30pm Community Walk Dursley 2.30pm. Thurs 10th Stroud's Upp End 6pm Fri 11th JRooL Seafood Extravaganza + Sat 12th Walk For Well-being 11am Ice cream and views 4.30pm 34 Sat 12th Shambles Market - Giant Paella Farmers Market & launch of the new Stroud Fair Trade Directory 9am Heavens, Horns and Wasa Wasa 10am

35 Food & Drink This looks good Walking This looks good Sat 12th Stroud CSA Open Farm & Work Day 11am BDA stall, High Street 9.30 Sun 13th JRooL Special Sunday lunch Star Anise Mexican brunch Gourmet Coffee Company Tasting - Star Anise 3pm Open Eco Homes am Minch & Nailsworth 9.30am A Stroll in the Park 2pm A Connection with real local Food - Stroud Slad Farm 2pm Mon 14th Make a Meal Of It 6.15pm. Selsley & Woodchester 6pm Tues 15th Weds 16th TASTE - 100% Shambles Menu Sorrentos Fish night Community Walks in Stonehouse and in Nailsworth 2.30pm Arlingham Horseshoe Project 10.30pm Walk for Well-being 11am Around Miserden 10am Community Walks in Cainscross 12.30; Stroud 2.30pm Festival Diary In the Tracks of the Millworkers 2pm Thurs 17th JRooL Lobster evening +18th Community Walk in Dursley Fri 18th Tony's Butchers Sausage Fest Lunch with the Queen 10.30am Sat 19th JRooL French evening Shambles Market cheese tasting Chocolate Fondue Fountain - Confection Affection A Miserden Marathon 8am Quiet country near Bisley 10am Star Anise Tapas and Flamenco Sun 20th Stroud Craft Brewery Ale Trail JRooL Special Sunday lunch Around Chalford Valley 10am Common to Common 10.30am Star Anise Mexican brunch Birdwatching Walk in the Park 2pm 35

36 In addition to all the events taking place as part of the Food and Drink & Walking Festivals, Stroud is also hosting two other major events during Festival Fortnight: The long-running Stroud Fringe Festival takes places from September 4-6th with music and entertainment in venues across the town including this year a special stage in Bank Gardens. Details at: In the middle weekend of Festival Fortnight there will be an unusual opportunity to explore renewable technologies and insulation for the home, when Eco Renovation Open Homes takes place. Now in its second year, more than 750 people visited the 12 homes that opened their doors last time. September 12-13th is the date set for the event. Details at: As proud supporters of the third Stroud Walking Festival, Kendrick Street Deli is pleased to provide refreshments to the avid and budding walkers exploring the stunning Stroud valleys. In addition to providing a welcoming "pit-stop" for selected walks, we ve put together a number of exclusive "Walkers Offers" Picnics for walks throughout the festival. Lunch in a Bag!! (serves one) - Includes your choice of freshly made Deli Sandwich, Packet of Burt's Hand-Fried Potato Chips, Piece of Fruit, Premium Fruit and Nut Bar and a Bottle of Cotswold Spring Water Standard Picnic Hamper (serves two) - Includes two deli sandwiches, selection of marinated olives and anti-pasti items from the deli counter, Burts hand-fried potato chips, Belvoir fruit pressé or Two Trees apple juice Deluxe Picnic Hamper (serves two) - Includes Hobbs House Bakery bread rolls, selection of Continental meats, assortment of British cheeses, selection of marinated olives and anti-pasti items from the deli counter, Belvoir fruit pressé or Two Trees apple juice If you're looking for something a little different, why not pop in to Kendrick Street Deli where the team will be more than happy to help. All "Walkers Offers" must be ordered by 12 noon on the day prior to the walk and will be available for collection from 9am. For more information or to order your "Walkers Offers", please contact Kendrick Street Deli, Kendrick Street, Stroud, GL5 1AQ; Tel: ;