Brilliant British Wine from Buzzard Valley Vineyard

Appleby Magna Food GustoBuzzard Valley Vineyard will be joining us at the Ashby Food Gusto Festival bringing their delicious fruit wines as well as other delights, all grown and pressed at their vineyard in Staffordshire. Using time-honoured traditional methods, they build flavour and texture throughout the harvest, giving their wines wonderful flavour. They are only visiting us on Saturday so make sure you don’t miss out on wonderful wine.

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The Ashby Food Gusto Festival takes place on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th of May, Gates open 10:30am-5:00pm at the Bath Grounds in Ashby. For more information call us on 01530 411337 or email

The Ashby Food Gusto Festival 2017 – Just Three Days Away

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Join us on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of May for for the Ashby Food Gusto Festival set in the Bath Grounds in the centre of the town.  We are hoping for some sunshine to add to the fantastic food, drink & music. With carefully selected  artisans producers to sample from and hot delicious food all day it will be worth visiting. Combined this with the Rotary Gusto Teddy Bears Picnic, music and dancing you will find something for all the family. (Site Address  LE652GP)

Below are a few of the pictures from last years event – more to follow!

Ashby de la Zouch Food Gusto Festival Sat 27th & Sun 28th May

Save the date for an amazing Bank Holiday weekend at the Ashby de la Zouch Food Gusto Festival Sat 27th & Sun 28th May. The popular Ashby de la Zouch Food Gusto Festival is back for another weekend-long celebration of the region’s finest food and drink.

Wes Ewing from Food Gusto says ‘The festival returns to the Bath Grounds Ashby de la Zouch (LE65 1GP) bringing a wide range of high quality, unique gourmet food and drink to the area’.

This year’s festival is set to be the biggest and best yet, with exhibiting businesses again being hand picked for variety, provenance and passion to ensure visitors get a taste of something different from the region’s finest producers.

The tantalising array of food and drink will be complemented by a packed programme of entertainment, bringing together all the ingredients for a perfect day out for foodies and families alike.


In addition to the sight, smell and taste of amazing food from dozens of artisan producers, Ashby de la Zouch Food Gusto Festival will include a full line-up of live music from local artists, plus fairground rides for the children and Rotary’s Gusto Bears Picnic. The Rotary’s Gusto Bears Picnic completes the day out for families as children can enjoy the Punch and Judy Shows, Magicians and take part in the competitions while their parents can relax with some great food and drink.
Food Gusto event director Wes Ewing said: “The Food Gusto Festivals have really taken off and we’ve worked hard to create an unforgettable experience for the festival goer.
Our festivals are about relaxing and having a good time as a family, while sampling some amazing food and drink. The event is improving all the time as we establish it as one of the region’s best food festivals.
“Each pitch is carefully considered so that visitors experience a variety of culinary delights, such as artisan bread, farmhouse cheese, pickles, cured meats, locally produced wine and beers, Prossecco, handmade confectionery, unique cakes, delicious pies and much more.”


Thousands of people visited last year’s event which boasted high quality and varied stalls, including hog roasts, bison burgers, wood fired pizza, Indian, Caribbean and Spanish dishes, oak-smoked cheeses and handmade fudge. These could be washed down with real ale, cocktails, organic wines, milk shakes and barista coffees.
Entrance is £2 per adult and under 12’s free. For more information call 01530 411337.

Great Food, Drink & Sunshine makes Ashby Food Gusto Festival a Winner

The Food Gusto 2016 Ashby Festival was a sellout success!

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of May saw yet another successful Food Gusto Festival. With record crowds, great exhibitors and sunshine it was a fantastic day. The stalls were packed with  a mixture of hand crafted artisan products and the region’s best food and drink making it a good visitor experience. Combined with the Rotary Gusto Teddy Bears Picnic, beer tent, music and dancing it was so successful that many visitors stayed all day.

Beloware a few of the pictures from the day – more to follow. The next event is the Appleby Gusto festival on Saturday 27th August – see you there!



Taste Bare Bones Pizza This Weekend

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Bare Bones Pizza will be bringing their pizza van to the Ashby Food Gusto Festival on Saturday 28th.

Bare Bones Pizza is a family run company based in Birmingham that produce Wood Fired Pizzas. All of their pizzas are cooked to order right in front of you from their pizza van. In less than a minute you have your very own piping hot fresh Pizza, made with fresh ingredients.

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Win a signed England Football Shirt at the Ashby Food Gusto Food and Drink Festival

Harley Logo Round - Full Colour Version with Charity No-page-001You have a chance to win a signed England football shirt at the Ashby Food Gusto Festival on the 28th and 29th of May. We are pleased to support the Harley Staples Cancer Trust and have received some amazing donations for our charity raffle.

The Harley Staples Cancer Trust has been selected as the Ashby Food Gusto Festival Charity this year as it supports local children with cancer. The charity was started in 2010 in memory of Harley who lost his battle with a rare leukemia, B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia Burkitt type in 2009. 9 Months after his diagnosis Harley passed away at the age of 8.

We have some great prizes up for grabs including a signed England Shirt from Midfielder Jordan Henderson.

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All the money raised from the raffle will be donated to The Harley Staples Cancer Trust. The donations will help to do everything from entertainment events both on and off the children’s cancer wards to purchasing and renovating a holiday home in the Leicestershire countryside for children with cancer and their families. We hope to see you on the day at the Ashby Food Gusto Festival.

For more information on the charity please find their website at

Beautiful Designs From Duck and Peach

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Sophie from Duck and Peach will be joining us at the Ashby Food Gusto Festival on Saturday the 28th of May.

Sophie designs beautiful illustrations that she then adds onto products. She will be bringing some of her wonderful bits and bobs, including Framed Art Prints, Mini Art Prints, Greetings Cards, Notebooks, Totebags and Mugs.

Find her at

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Bespoke Handmade Gifts From Aluminium Art

Aluminium Art Food gusto 2016 2Aluminium Art will be joining us for the Ashby Food Gusto Festival on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th of May.

Coming from a studio from the heart of the National Forrest in Ashby de la Zouch, Aluminium Art produce bespoke gifts, sculptures and artwork, all handmade in aluminium, creating a gift that maintains its original colour and beauty as it ages.

You can find them at

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The Ashby Food Gusto Festival is This Weekend


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Join us this bank holiday weekend for some of the Region’s best food & drink producers in Ashby de la Zouch, on the Bath Grounds. This event focuses on producers, great food with provenance, locals wines, beers and artisan producers, along with plenty of entertainment for both children and adults throughout both days.


Ashby-Food-Festival-crowdOur fantastic artisan producers will be bringing a wide range of handpicked gifts ranging from woodcraft, clothes, hand bags, children’s hair accessories, jewellery, ceramics and much more. If you get peckish while browsing the stalls, why not join us for a juicy hog roast, an organic beef burger, Asian food, venison or even paella which will definitely satisfy your hunger. Producers will be selling meats, cheese, wine, beer, artisan breads, vegetables, jams, pickles, pates, herbs, charcuterie, hand made crisps, crepes and much more.


Ashby de la Zouch is in the heart of the national forest, close to the A42 so easily accessible for visitors from Leicestershire, Derbyshire and across the region. Entry is just £1 for the day for adults, while the entry for children under 16 is free. The festival starts at 10.30 am and finishes at 5.00 pm on Saturday and 4.30pm on Sunday.


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Nibble, Bite, Eat and Chew at a Food Gusto Ashby Festival 28th & 29th May 2016

This exciting event will be held on the Bath Grounds Ashby de la Zouch on the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.  The Food Gusto Festival runs in association with Ashby Town Council and takes place at the same time as the Ashby Arts Festival making it an excellent day out for the all the family. Come and taste the flavour and quality of a wide range of food and drink, as well as our talented artisan stalls, along with live entertainment and samplings.

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Future Events

Appleby Food Gusto Festival – Sat 27th August

Tamworth Food Gusto Festival – Sat 10th & Sun 11th September

Ashby Food Gusto Christmas Festival – Sat 3rd & Sun 4th December

We would like to thank everyone who attended our events throughout 2015 and helped make them the huge successes they have been, we look forward to seeing you all at our future events.