Knutsford’s walking food tour, Taste
Knutsford, launched last autumn has recently celebrated its 1st
The tour showcases the best of Knutsford’s
culinary offerings with guests walking around Knutsford tasting a variety of
foods from brunch, nibbles, ice creams, and sorbet, tapas through to afternoon
tea, cheese and gin. The tour lasts
approximately 3 hours and is led by local resident and cake maker – Lucy Farnon
of Knutsford Bake Club assisted by Nicola Arnell who ensures the social media
feed during each tour is kept up to date.
Sandra Curties, Town Centre Manager said, “Since
the Autumn 2018 around 160 people have enjoyed a food tour – meaning they have
tasted 160 sausage rolls, ice cream, tapas and cheese amongst other treats! We are really pleased about how well the
tours have been received, our Trip Advisor reviews, and how hard the venues
work when hosting a tour. The guests
really love meeting the owners and finding out more about the establishment and
Knutsford than you would on a normal visit”.
The tours can be booked via www.tasteknutsford.co.uk and private tours for groups of six or over
can also be arranged. These private tours are great for hen nights, birthdays
or anniversaries. Eateries taking part
in the tour include:
The Market Café
Morgan Edwards Fine Wines & Spirits
Rose & Crown
Real Fruit Creamery
Wine & Wallop
The Old Sessions House
The Cheese Yard
Dexter & Jones
The Tea Room
Cunliffe of The Real Fruit Creamery said, “We love taking part in these tours. It is a great way to meet people and for
people to ask questions, find out about the business and raise awareness”.
Vincent Lazzarini, Director of The Cheese Yard said, “The Taste Knutsford tours are a great
opportunity for me to showcase my independent business and what The Cheese Yard
has to offer. We look forward to hosting more Taste Knutsford guests in the
any Knutsford establishment wants to get involved, please contact us.
Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford invites residents to
join him for a fundraising dinner at The Lost & Found on Tuesday 12
Tickets are priced at just £25 per person for a 3-course
meal with a glass of Prosecco. All
proceeds will support the Mayor’s fundraising for Knutsford youth sports and a starter
fund for a new skate park for Knutsford.
Please book your place by Monday 4 November.
please join me and the Mayoress, for what should be a fun night, or food, drink
and great company, all in aid of my youth and sporty causes.”
ready to welcome residents and visitors alike to its annual Pumpkin Path trail
on 31st October from 4pm to 7pm.
Like last year Knutsford Town Council are
organising the event in conjunction with many of the town’s retailers and
businesses. As per previous years the
event will see youngsters and their parents scouring King Street’s shops and
restaurants to find the eleven carved pumpkins which spell out “PUMPKIN PATH”
before submitting their entries to the Heritage Centre and Wallwood’s
spooky post boxes. A huge number of local traders will join in the fun to make
Knutsford a truly special and spooky place to visit.
Curties, Town Centre Manager, said “This year is a true community led event
with dancing provided by Fuchsia School of Dancing, and singing from local
choir Knutsford Beats. Main sponsor Savills will be providing a goodie bag to
collect treats and offering ‘story time’ sessions in Wallwood at the end. Another
sponsor Mere Day Nursery will also be having a little pop-up stall. It is so lovely
to see so many shops stay open late and join in – not just the Pumpkin Hosts
and see local (and not so local) families having fun. There will be a few spooky characters along
the path and Wallwood will be decorated in true Halloween style. This event has become huge and we couldn’t do
it without help from our volunteer groups and business community who are all
As well as
the shops hosting pumpkins (kindly donated by Jonty’s Fruit & Veg of
Knutsford Market Hall) the whole of the community gets involved. A huge variety of retailers will be
decorating their windows, including Town & Country, Lockton’s, Wendy Diddams
and Mr Simms. Families can collect their
entry forms and wristband from one of four ‘Registration Desk’s dotted along King
Street. People can vote for their favourite by completing the entry form on the
night and the top three will be announced by the Mayor the following day.
Market Hall will also be staying open hosting traditional Halloween games,
mulled wine from Morgan Edwards, Face Painting (donation to Knutsford May Day) and
some Halloween food from The Market Café.
This year those who complete the path will be given a bag of treats
courtesy of Swizzels Matlow and a commemorative bookmark declaring ‘I Survived
the Pumpkin Path’.
company Event Buddha are providing traffic management services and volunteer
groups Knutsford and Districts Lions and Knutsford Hosts, Savills and Little
Waitrose are assisting with marshalling duties.
To enable the Pumpkin Path to take place safely, road closures will be in place as follows:
King Street at the junction with Church Hill to the junction with Drury Lane
There will also be parking bay suspension
from midnight Wednesday 30th October from King Street junction with Tatton
Street to junction with Drury Lane to enable two-way traffic to enable residents’
access to be maintained.
residents have been contacted directly