Archive for October, 2019

Taste Knutsford turns one

Knutsford’s walking food tour, Taste Knutsford, launched last autumn has recently celebrated its 1st birthday.

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
  • Evuna
  • Real Fruit Creamery
  • Wine & Wallop
  • The Old Sessions House
  • The Cheese Yard
  • The Courthouse
  • Dexter & Jones
  • April’s Kitchen
  • Project 53
  • Courtyard Café
  • Giovanni’s
  • The Tea Room

Alison 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 coming year”.

If any Knutsford establishment wants to get involved, please contact us.

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Join the Mayor for a Meal

Cllr Andrew Malloy, Mayor of Knutsford invites residents to join him for a fundraising dinner at The Lost & Found on Tuesday 12 November. 

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.

Andrew said: “Do 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.”

For more information visit: http://www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/council/town-mayor/fundraising or contact the Mayor’s PA Annabel Irvine: 01565 653 929 / Annabel.irvine@knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk.

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Pumpkin Path is Coming

Knutsford is 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. 

Sandra 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 amazing”.

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.

Knutsford 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’.

Local 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.

Road Closures

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
  • Minshull Street

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.

All affected residents have been contacted directly

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