Snow slide returns for 2016 Winter Festival, Bolton

With Christmas just over two months away, Bolton is getting into the festive spirit by organising a special treat with a difference. A huge snow slide, a covered ice rink and a festive market will be the star attractions in Bolton town centre this Christmas. This year's Winter Festival, from Saturday, December 1 to Sunday, January 8, has been organised ...

Happy first birthday to Bolton’s Artisan Market!

There’s nothing like a good old birthday party to lift spirits in this washout of a summer. Get yourself down to the Heaton Fold artisan market this weekend, as it celebrates its first birthday with a feast of food and crafts for sale. Traders will be selling a range of high quality and locally sourced food, ...

Malaysian market hits Bolton

Hi all, I hope you're all doing well. It's Friday, hallelujah! What plans have you got for the weekend? I'll be writing and editing all weekend, but as a treat, I'll be popping into this gorgeous artisan market on Sunday in Bolton. Why? A taste of Malaysia from a Manchester street food favourite will be there this ...

Bolton gets into the Christmas spirit (62 sleeps to go to the big day)..!

Hey all, how are you doing? It's Friday (woot woot!) and it's been a busy week. What have you been up to? This Sunday, we'll be exactly 2 months away from the magical time that is Christmas. When I heard about this fantastic Winter Festival that's coming to Bolton town centre, I did a mini ...

Sunday afternoon chat with baker Rose Dummer aka Cake Diva!

Hello all, hope you're having a lush Sunday? You know that splendid Bolton Food Festival which was on a few weeks ago? Well, I managed to catch up with the inimitable and thoroughly fabulous Rose Dummer. In spite of her young years, she’s something of a baking legend. Her work has been showcased on Graham Norton ...

Review: Slattery’s Afternoon Tea, Bolton Food Fest 2015

This year’s Bolton Food Festival was the best to date. It was a special one too, as the festival was celebrating its 10th birthday. To mark this momentous occasion, Bolton hosted an afternoon tea in the dreamy and gorgeous Celebrity Chef Marquee replete with billowing white chiffon. I loved the quaint table setting that channelled ...

Bolton Food Fest smashes all records!

Hey guys, what were you up to this lovely Bank Holiday weekend? I had the best time ever. I was one of hundreds of thousands of foodies who flocked to Bolton for the town’s biggest and best food and drink festival yet. Organisers are still calculating visitor figures but early indications suggest they are set to ...

Artisan Market to start at Bolton garden centre (with yummy jam)…

Hey all, how are you doing? So, I just heard there's a new Artisan Market launch at Heaton Fold Garden Centre on Overdale Drive this Sunday (June 21). I know I'm a Derby foodie, but I cannot resist hopping back up north for a weekend of foodie fun. Around 20 producers and suppliers will be selling high ...

The Countdown is on… Bolton Food & Drink Festival Madness Ahoy!

Hello Guys, How are you? Me? I’m delirious with happiness, practically giddy. Not because I bought a gorgeous sari this weekend (more on that later). Nor because there was a tub of free cakes in the office (I’m easily pleased). Nope, the reason I had a spring in my step is because I checked my calendar ...

Bolton Food Festival Pre-Launch – rock on August Bank Holiday!

Hello guys, Hope you’re all having a lovely rain-free weekend, how have you been? I can’t believe we’re in May already; I feel I’m just about getting used to writing 2014. Been up to anything fun lately? I was super excited to be invited to the pre-launch of the Bolton Food & Drink Festival 2014, which is ...