Tideswell Food Festival 2015 – Saturday 2 May 2015

P1010697Plans are afoot – Tideswell Food Festival 2015 will be on Saturday 2 May 2015, 10 am to 4 pm.

Tideswell Food Festival 2014 had more than 6,000 visitors, and we intend to carry on growing.

If you are interested in getting involved as a stall holder, performer or volunteer, please email philip.walker@live.co.uk

A taste of the stalls at the 2015 Tideswell Food Festival – updated

Tideswell Food Festival 2015Here’s a taste of just some of the stalls that will be at the Tideswell Food Festival (2 May 2015, 10 am to 4 pm)

Keep an eye out for updates!





  • Alice Taylor Herbs – Herbs and plants
  • Bloomers of Bakewell – Bakewell puddings &tarts
  • Bakewell Soap – Hand made soaps
  • Beautiful Buttons and Books – personalised book art (Facebook)
  • Bedazzled Cupcakes – Cupcakes
  • Bittersweet Chocolates – Chocolate
  • Brock & Morton – Rapeseed oil
  • Cacoa Elora – Handcrafted chocolate
  • Cake Bakes – Baked goods and mini loaf cakes
  • Caroline’s Trad Fudge & Toffee – Fudge and toffee
  • Charlies Country Garden – Herbs and oils
  • Cossack Cuisine – Russian bakery
  • Delizia Market Deli – Italian food
  • Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
  • Derbyshire Winery – Wine
  • Double Dutch – Pancakes
  • Estern Foods – Olives and nuts
  • Flash Brewery – Beer
  • Gibbs of Tideswell – Hog roast
  • Hartington Cheese & Wine – Cheese
  • Hazelwood Desserts – Cakes & desserts
  • Homemade Delights – Biscuits, savouries, cheese, dips and pates
  • I Love Crepes – fresh crepes
  • Julies Pickles & Preserves – Chutneys
  • Kevins Pies – Homemade pies and pastries
  • Magnolia Jewellery – Jewellery
  • Mr Churros – Spanish churros with chocolate
  • Mrs Shah Food – Curry mixes (Facebook; Twitter)
  • Muffin Topps – Muffins
  • Nibble Nose Cheese Company – Cheese
  • Orchard House Pate – Pates
  • Peaches of Tideswell – Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Pieroth Wines – Wine
  • Sage Green Cuisine – Vegetarian and vegan deli
  • Saint Basil Olive Grove – olive oil
  • Saints & Sinners – Preserves
  • Sophisticakes – Patisserie
  • Staffordshire Savoury Eggs – Savoury eggs
  • Sticky Mix – cake mixes
  • Taste Of Sardinia – Italian bakery
  • The Chuck Wagon – Smoked American BBQ
  • Tornado Potato – Potato swirls
  • Two Thai Sisters – Thai food
  • Working The Streets – Polish sausage & baguettes

Parish Church joins in the Tideswell Food Festival

TideswellLabel-resized-image-200x200Tideswell Parish Church will be taking a starring role at the Tideswell Food Festival between 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm on Saturday 2 May. Come in and talk to local people about their favourite creations, try samples and buy the recipes. Get some hints and tips on food and cooking, and fill up your kitchen book shelves from the selection of ‘pre-loved’ cookery books on sale.

And remember that as Tideswell Food Festival is a busy day, take the opportunity to find some space for quiet reflection in the tranquil peace of Tideswell’s beautiful parish church, before you step out into the community kitchen garden behind the church. 

There will be home made refreshments available in Church between 1.30 pm and 4.30 pm.

More information at www.tideswellchurch.org

Limited Access 10-1pm due to Wedding

Tideswell Food Festival: Wines around the world in 30 minutes

John Hattersley pic

John Hattersley Wines will be hosting wine tastings at the Tideswell Food Festival, at the George Inn on 2 May 2015, at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm, with the opportunity to taste 6 different wines and learn more about them. Watch this space to find out more…


Tideswell Food Festival: Live cookery demonstrations at the Courtyard

The CourtyardThere will be live cookery demonstrations on the oil Rayburn cooker and ESSE wood oven at The Courtyard on 2 May 2015. Call in for your free pizza samples while you are at the Tideswell Food Festival!

And that’s entertainment: More than just food at the Tideswell Food Festival 2 May 2015

Tideswell Food Festival 2015Tideswell Food Festival 2015 is about more than just food – there’s entertainment too!

There will be music from Tideswell Band and Tideswell Singers, dance and spectacle from Ripley Garters Morris Dancers, and something different for the children from Madame Zucchini’s vegetable entertainment. The donkey rides are back, and Flossy Teacake is going to host a craft demonstration. So come along on 2 May 2015 and join the fun from 10 am to 4 pm.

Garden Work Force Plea

The Kitchen Garden in snow - March 2013So much for spring on 24 March, it was more like midwinter. We couldn’t even find the raised beds, never mind getting them ready for planting.

So, please mark SUNDAY 14 APRIL on your calendar as the day that we work on the garden. Same place and same time – 11am. Look forward to seeing you there.

Maureen (01298 871542) & Judy (01298 872408)


It’s spring (hopefully) and time to get more of the Kitchen Garden ready for planting.

So – on SUNDAY 24 MARCH at 11am (weather permitting) we want to get an enthusiastic work party together to get the garden licked into shape (perhaps dug into shape is more appropriate)!

We have areas that need destoning and digging over, grit to be dug in to improve drainage and a pathway to be made.  And that’s just for starters!

So if you would like to help please join us for an hour or so – everyone is welcome.  We’ll be in the garden (behind St John’s Institute) between 11am and 1pm.  If you would like to find out more about the Kitchen Garden please contact Maureen (01298 871542) or Judy (01298 872408).

We hope to see you there!

Tideswell Food Festival Stall Holders

Trader registrations are coming in thick and fast, covering a wide range of artisan producers. A few of the confirmed stallholders are listed below;Boverie Lodge,  So Me, Yorkshire Pie and Pea Company,

Bitter Sweet Chocolates, Magnolia Jewellery,  Litton Larder,

Kevin’s Pies, Brindley Garden Products, Muffin Topps,

Mrs Shah, Maxine’s Mobile Pizza Oven, Homemade Delights,

Bedazzled Cupcakes, Greenside Deli,

Maries Chocolate Heaven, The Tastes of Sardinia.


See more about Tideswell Food Festival at our facebook page                      www.facebook.com/TideswellFoodFestival




Valentines Gift Ideas

valentines blogThere’s a reason why Valentines Day falls where it does in the year, and it’s not all to do with saints. With the memory of Christmas fading, and Easter still barely on the horizon, Valentine’s fills what would otherwise be a gaping hole in the Chocoholic’s Calendar.

Food remains a universal language of love, and at Tideswell School of Food we have a whole range of courses coming up in Spring. From bread-baking to wine-tasting, any of these would make a great gift or a romantic outing together. In March we’re offering another day course with Great British Bake-Off semi-finalist Danny Bryden, and in April we’ll be running one of Oliver’s ever-popular Chocolate Workshops.

Perhaps you’d like to gather a few chef secrets yourself, to impress your partner with an elegant home-cooked meal – check out our French or Italian courses, or Middle Eastern,Thai and Vietnamese for something a bit more exotic. Or if you’re just looking to spend some quality time together, you can get the children out of the house on one of our Children’s Cookery days.

Or why not take advantage of our special Valentines offer? Book a place on a selected course in February and March and bring the love of your life for half the price! By booking a course at Tideswell School of Food you will not only enjoy a range of delicious dishes, but get the chance to spend the day with the person you love in a relaxed and fun environment.

So, whether you’re looking for a special gift for one, or a memorable and rewarding experience to share, we really do have something to suit all tastes – and remember, the most direct route to the heart is via the stomach.

Find out more about Tideswell School of Food here or call a member of the team on 01298 871262.