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Grove Cottage’s Festival of Flavour returns to Bishop's Stortford




An inflatable pub, live music and aromas of street food will entice visitors to Sworder’s Field on Sunday (July 7) when Bishop’s Stortford’s popular Festival of Flavour, staged by Grove Cottage, returns.

The ultimate day out for foodies, now in its third year, will feature a wide range of tasty food and drink stalls, as well as pop-up gift shops, a prosecco bar and children’s inflatables.

The event will be open from 11am until 4pm and entry costs £5 for adults, although children can get in for free.

Grove Cottage Festival of Flavour, Sworders Field, Bishops Stortford. Some of the Grove Cottage team at the event, with event organiser Sue Fishpool (second from the left).. (12974840)
Grove Cottage Festival of Flavour, Sworders Field, Bishops Stortford. Some of the Grove Cottage team at the event, with event organiser Sue Fishpool (second from the left).. (12974840)

All proceeds will be donated to Grove Cottage, the London Road home of Mencap, which provides social and educational activities for people with learning disabilities.

This year’s offering is expected to be the best one yet. Rosie Wren, Grove Cottage’s fundraising manager, said: “This year will be bigger and better with around 55 different stalls offering a wide range of food and drink for people to eat on the day or take home, including many with an international theme as well as vegetarian and vegan stalls.

“We encourage everyone to bring a picnic blanket and make a day of it.”

Grove Cottage Festival of Flavour, Sworders Field, Bishops Stortford. Left to right: Joe and Becky Stubbs with their baby Beau Stubbs 8 months, Logan Stubbs 10 months with mum Laura Chatt.. (12974865)
Grove Cottage Festival of Flavour, Sworders Field, Bishops Stortford. Left to right: Joe and Becky Stubbs with their baby Beau Stubbs 8 months, Logan Stubbs 10 months with mum Laura Chatt.. (12974865)

This year, some of the confirmed local suppliers include Mayfly Cider, Mauds Ice Cream, Giggly Pig, Hadham Brewery, the Truckle Cheese Co, Balkan Pottery, Brockleby Pies and more.

An assortment of live performers, such as Shakila K, Teenage Revolution and Cider and Yours, will entertain crowds throughout the day and Grove Cottage’s performing arts club will also take to the stage to showcase their own members’ talents.

Rosie added: “We are very grateful to our main sponsor Tees Law and to our other sponsors HR GO, Gü Puds and Hadham Brewery, as well as to East Herts Council, for all their help and support.

Grove Cottage Festival of Flavour, Sworders Field, Bishops Stortford. An inflatable beer tent!. (12974766)
Grove Cottage Festival of Flavour, Sworders Field, Bishops Stortford. An inflatable beer tent!. (12974766)

“We hope that it will be a great event and will raise lots of money to help us support more local people with learning disabilities.”

Visit www.mencapgrovecottage.org for more details.



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