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June 26, 2015 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Shrewsbury Food Festival 27-28 June

Swan fishing on the River Severn

Swan fishing on the River Severn

Buttercups on the banks of the River Severn

Buttercups on the banks of the River Severn

Apley Estate daisies in May

Apley Estate daisies in May

Swan on River Severn

Swan on River Severn

This weekend on both Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 June, it’s the [third] Shrewsbury Food Festival. Shropshire’s absolutely the UK’s food county, so it follows that it’s biggest town should host a 2 day foodie fest ! And of course, Apley Farm Shop will have a stand. Our staff have been preparing & stocking the vehicles going, ensuring they have the right stock & enough of everything – it’s a bit like going camping ! The fresh (& still warm) pork pies have just been delivered by one of our butchers, John, this evening. So come & visit our stand & introduce yourselves to us. We love meeting our customers & hearing your ideas.

For full details see: http://www.shrewsburyfoodfestival.co.uk/

Opening times: Saturday 10-6pm & Sunday 10-5pm.

Tickets: £6 adults, £12 families. You can buy on the gate on the day or in advance online. Tickets give entry for one day only. Families mean 2 adults & up to 3 children aged under 16 years old.

Where exactly will Apley Farm Shop be ? What’s our stand number ? tbc tomorrow – but beginning with A means we’re at the top of the A-Z in the programme directory !

I have no photos (yet !) of the Food Festival, so here are some lovely ones I took when out filming around the Apley Estate on 30 May.

On a totally different subject, but before too much time passes, I must share with you this lovely email of feedback we received on 20 June: “Was there last Friday with my mother and wife and wanted to thank Becky for impeccable service, where nothing was too much trouble. She even expertly packed some left-overs to be taken home. Cream tea the best I’ve ever had. Will be back at Christmas, got my eyes on a beef rib joint. All the Staff were welcoming and helpful.

Isn’t that fabulous ! So nice that he took the time to write & tell us. Running the farm shop complex 7 days a week, nearly 365 days pa is quite an undertaking & appreciation like this makes it all the more worthwhile ! Thank you Mr DB !

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