Who doesn’t LOVE food

……………and trying something new to tickle our taste buds

How do we celebrate our love of food? With an INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL , of course! If you’re looking to broaden your palate, check out this  Food and Drink Festival which will take place in St Anne’s Square on the 9th and 10th of April. It will be a culinary journey were you can  experience new tastes and flavours.. So get ready to discover the best local food and drink offerings the North West  has to offer and the best local restaurants to try out next

Recipe 1

The way I see it,  the weekend can be can be covered in two main recipes

  1. First fire up your taste buds, 
  2. Take local food and drink producers (see below),
  3. Add in real time demonstrations by chefs from some of your favourite local restaurants (schedule below),
  4. Sample said food, 
  5. Give yourself a break perhaps in Ashton Gardens or one of the fabulous new micro pubs/breweries
  6. Repeat as many times as you can

So which local producer/makers are going to be there??

Recipe 2

First MIX 

Who will be at International food Festival in ST Annes on Sea
Snow Fro
Delicious dessert that consists of ice shavings and topped with yummy flavoured sugar syrup, the kids will love it (and so will you)
Cake Up North
If Willie Wonka was to go into cakes, then this would be it!
North West Game (on Twitter)
Honest, no fuss, locally sourced wild game street food
Kick Ass Cheddar
A selected full flavoured extra mature cheddar. The cheese is tangy with a distinctive and powerful flavour. Strong Cheddar with an extra kick !!


Who will be at International food Festival in ST Annes on Sea
Deliciously different luxury handcrafted chilled (Not-baked) Individual cheesecakes with oodles of  flavours
Bree’osh – a lightly-sweet, soft baked brioche bun with an exquisite savoury filling
Coppice Cakes and Bakes
If you want to treat yourself or someone else, it’s GOT TO BE a  cupcake
Some like it HOT, and some like Berties!!!!


Who will be at International food Festival in ST Annes on Sea
Cakes, brownies, blondies, cookies in fact everything to make you go oooooh!
Global Nomad
Artisan Sauces, Spices & Preserves. Home of Ginalade® (Vegan) Our Original Marmalade Infused with Luxury Gin. (WOW)
Shaw Meats
A  wide range of products including Salamis, Cured Meats, Game, Fresh Meats, Fresh Sausages, Burgers, Black Pudding, Haggis and a quality you can see for yourself
The Wilde Bakery
Artisan flapjack. Creating a modern twist to an old favourite with a variety of flavours, pick your favourite


Who will be at International food Festival in ST Annes on Sea
JB Event Food
Popular catering at events and festivals, have come over all Chinese with some popular dishes and also offering Vegan and vegetarian options.
Carol’s Cake Tin
Cream Teas with the most divine scones, cakes, tarts and slices, need I say more
Bedazzled Drinks
BeDazzle your favourite drink with this range of flavoured shimmer products, Pimp your Prosecco, Glam up your Gin, Va Va Voom up your Vodka (ok I’m done!)
Bowes Dairy
MORE cheese Grommit??? Luxury cheese boxes and hampers


Who will be at International food Festival in ST Annes on Sea

Crafty Clarence (Sweets)
I was GOING to say something for the kids, but you know who is the one sneaking them out of the bag. All types of sweets and Easter Treats
High quality cocktails, made with premium products, along with mocktails oh and beer too!
Skyclad Vodka
Stepping away for their vodka this time, their stall will be serving hot drinks including the finest barista coffee, cakes and savouries.
Churros Rueangsiri
Anything that gets dipped in melted chocolate has to be fabulous! But if its light airy fried dough, then EVEN better


Truly Scrumptious Ice Cream
It’s all in the name!

The Drink Event

includes these fabulous local small batch distillers and brewers proudly offering gins, rums, liqueurs and beers, in total 25 different drinks.(oh my!)

Tickets only £20.00  which include free gin glass, samples of gin from all of the distilleries showcasing their gins 🍹A tasting platter provided by Booths with lots of tasty nibbles and live music. Buy here ➡️ http://stannesginfestival.co.uk/home/shop

black powder gin at st annes on sea food and drink festival

Black Powder Gin Multi Award Winning Black Powder Gin.is situated in the picturesque countryside and overlooking the coastal peninsula of Western Lancashire resides one of the most unique and diverse distilleries in the region.

Goosnargh Gin More award winning Gin lovingly crafted by us, Richard and Rachel Trenchard, at their distillery based at the foot of Beacon Fell, based on the edge of the Forest of Bowland (and one of the loveliest labels!) .


Wild Fox Distillery Firstly  fourth Generation farmers with an inherited passion for quality & caring for the surroundings. Diversifying in to ‘farm-to-bottle’ Gin crafting in 2019, they strive to embody the heritage of their farm

Lytham Gins Unity Gin being launched at st annes on sea food and drink festival

Lytham Gin Multi award winning Exquisitely crafted, small batch gin and rum made in Lytham’s only distillery by Sandgrown Spirits, launching a NEW version at the Festival

Lastly BEER from Farm Yard Brew Co

farm yard brew at st annes on sea Food and Drink festival

As recipes go, let’s leave it to the professionals

Live Demonstrations on the Sunday

Sunday 10th  live demos from Chefs from these local restaurants (and butchers)

Their emphasis on serving the highest quality, local, farm fresh produce makes us the place to buy your meat on the Fylde Coast  and how to cook it! Check out the Steakhouse on the website
11.45 Le Patio
All around the Mediterranean in 20 dishes (and tapas too)
A  world of flavours and spices, with authentic dishes and completely fresh Indian cuisine

13.15 The Firepit – St Anne’s
What these guys dont know about THE best cuts of meat is not worth knowing .

14. 00 Olivers
Small but perfectly formed ……One of ST Annes on Sea  hidden secrets and firm family favourite

It’s where Italian families would eat1
A  traditional Indian/Bangladeshi chef with some show stopping specials,
All types of Asian flavours and of course SPICE
Last but NOT least and the Chairman of STEP Veli Kirk of the No 2 Restaurant in the area
All this has been put together by STEP  
and the merry band of dedicated volunteers helping put St Annes On Sea firmly on the map.
Oh why can it not go on for a week though?
Article written by author ably abetted by  Aileen Aimes of STEP 
Keep track of what’s on in Lytham St Annes with the Events Calendar on this site and have a  look at the Directory Page which is a bit of an insight as what is FABULOUS in the area and what truly encapsulated #lythamstyle