Top traders set for Bolton Food and Drink Festival 2016

Great Britain’s best sausages, award winning cheese, the finest malt whisky in the world and amazing burgers are just some of the highlights of Bolton Food and Drink Festival. More than 180 food, drink and craft traders will take over the town centre for the festival, which takes place from August 26 to 29. The market, opening ...

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 Winter Festival (28 Nov 2015 – Sun 3 Jan 2016)

Hi all, how are you doing? If you didn’t know, the Bolton Winter Festival kicks off this weekend. The festival has been going strong over recent years and the newest addition to this year’s Winter Festival are the magnificent tipis that will be taking up residence on the square. Yup, that’s right, you can nibble ...

Must visit Bolton Artisan Market (Sunday 15 November 2015)

Hi all, how are you doing? Storm Abigail is rocking into town, but apart from that, my weekend is pretty chilled out. If you want to do something cool, hop on over to the Heaton Fold garden centre this Sunday (November 15), where top local chef Alain Job will be joining the monthly artisan market, along ...

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 ...

Bolton Food & Drink Festival 2015

I can’t believe it’s been a week since the Bolton Food Fest. It’s one of the biggest food festivals in the country. Latest figures show over a whopping 200,000 people were in attendance (THAT’s why it was so crowded), with many making the trans-atlantic foodie pilgrimage from far afield as Cyprus and Australia. So, what’s so ...

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 ...

Great British Bake-Off returns (& Cake-Pops rule)!

Hey all, How are you doing? I’m trying to keep my posts weekly, but because it’s such a manic week, this Derby Foodie has lots going on so I just HAD to hop online again. So the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) started again, with 12 new contestants braving the marquee and Mary and Paul’s ...

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 ...

Big birthday bash for Bolton Food Festival 2015… I can’t WAIT!

This is one of the highlights of my year and it’s just around the corner. Yes, details of this year’s Bolton Food & Drink Festival have just been confirmed, with an all-star chef line-up and a packed menu of birthday treats to celebrate Bolton’s 10th outing. I think John Torode must have waxed lyrical to his ...