Apley's Christmas Food Fair
PUBLISHED: 13:43 10 November 2014 | UPDATED: 13:47 10 November 2014
Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth will be holding its annual Food & Drinks Fair on Advent Sunday, November 30, during which a range of food and drink will be offered by some of Shropshire finest producers
Apley Farm Shop will be brimming with festive produce to share with family and friends. Cheerful Christmas lights and natural decorations including holly, ivy, mistletoe, pine cones and teasels, silver and gold sticks will all be available in the Courtyard, near the large Christmas tree sourced from Apley Estate’s own woodlands.
Whilst a quintet of saxophonists from the Abraham Darby Academy plays to visitors, they can enjoy mulled wine, minced pies, hot turkey and cranberry rolls served in the Courtyard.
Younger visitors can post their letters to Father Christmas in Alley Katz toy shop and watch him arrive on his sleigh, and this year there will be no booking required for his grotto, once again organized by Scotty’s Donkeys & Animal Park.
There are plenty of presents and Christmas stocking fillers in the Farm Shop and the Courtyard shops – Alley Katz, Elizabeth Beckett Skincare and Lottie’s. Particularly popular are the Apley Christmas hampers which come in 3 sizes, and can be tailored to your requests or bought pre-prepared. Head Baker Julie has been busy baking Christmas puddings, Christmas cakes and Apley minced pies, whilst the Head Gardener in the Walled Garden has been tending the Apley crops of Christmas Day lunch vegetables.
At The Creamery Café, Chef Martin McKee has compiled a menu of festive dishes, mixing traditional turkey and ham recipes with some more unusual ingredients, such as a butternut squash and blue cheese Wellington. The popular Breakfasts with Santa are also being held in The Creamery.
Christmas orders will be open on the butcher and delicatessen counters. Between them, they can supply the full spread for a Christmas meal, including turkey, hams, bacon, stuffing, Apley game and the recently revived Apley Cheese. The delicatessen also has a wide selection of cold meats, tartes, pies, ready made meals and olives.
For full details and times, see www.apleyfarmshop.co.uk or call 01952 730 345