Taste Knutsford brings in the crowds | Knutsford Times

Taste Knutsford brings in the crowds

By on February 15, 2019

Knutsford’s walking food tour, Taste Knutsford, launched last autumn has proved popular with tourists and residents alike.

The tour showcases the best of Knutsford’s culinary offerings with guests walking around Knutsford tasting a variety of foods from brunch, charcuterie, ice creams and sorbet, tapas through to afternoon tea and gin.  The tour lasts approximately 3 hours and is led by local resident and cake maker – Lucy Farnon of Knutsford Bake Club.

Each tour is limited to 15 people to keep it friendly and small and is best suited for 14 years plus. Private tours are also available (minimum number of six).  The tours start at 11 am and finish around three hours later. The tours are fun and informal sometimes groups have stayed and carried on having fun once the tour is over!  Eateries taking part in the tour are:

  • Booths Supermarket
  • The Market Café
  • Morgan Edwards Fine Wines & Spirits
  • The Freemasons
  • Evuna
  • Real Fruit Creamery
  • Wine & Wallop
  • The Old Sessions House
  • The Cheese Yard
  • Courthouse
  • Dexter & Jones

Taste Knutsford works with the venues to produce a ‘running order’ for each tour with some offering a quick ‘pitstop’ and others offering a more leisurely sit-down experience. Lucy Farnon, the tour guide details the story of each business with background notes on the food offered which makes the experience stand out from the usual restaurant visit.   Once the tour is over visitors can re-visit their favourite stop or just enjoy the shopping and heritage Knutsford offers. Jane Dowler of Evuna, said “Here at Evuna we love being involved in ‘Taste Knutsford’ and giving customers a chance to try a different cuisine, they may not have necessarily tried before – with our gorgeous, fresh tapas, it’s a true taste of Spain!”

The Cheeseyard is also a keen participant, Sarah Peak owner said, “The tour is a fun and enjoyable day, eating and drinking at the best foodie destinations in Cheshire”.

The Courthouse are another eatery involved and Ruben Pita, General Manager, adds, “The Taste Knutsford Tours are a great opportunity for us to showcase the delicious food in Barristers and for guests to learn a bit more history of The Courthouse.  We’re looking forward to welcoming more Taste Knutsford guest this year!”

Sandra Curties, Town Centre Manager said, “We are really happy with the uptake on the tours so far and have had some amazing Trip Advisor reviews.  We really appreciate the effort the venues put in to make these tours work and if any independent café, bar or restaurant wants to join the team or find out more they can get in contact.  We arranged a private tour in December and have just been asked to arrange another at the end of May. This is in addition to our public tours details of which are on our website – www.tasteknutsford.co.uk   

About Lucy Thorpe

Lucy Thorpe is a freelance journalist who writes for the Knutsford Times - covering stories and news in and around Cheshire and Greater Manchester. If you've got a story to share, or would like to speak to Lucy, please email news@knutsfordtimes.co.uk

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