Stalybridge serves up a delicious treat with ‘Foodie Friday’

IT might be a long way to Tipperary but it most certainly isn’t to the exciting Foodie Friday in Stalybridge.

On July 23, the town is all set to become a little corner of the Continent offering residents and visitor a unique chance to relax at the end of a busy week while enjoying new and familiar flavours, taking in the historic and picturesque canal side surroundings, and enjoying some entertainment in the company of friends and family.

Cllr Eleanor Wills with sons Dexter and Felix

Cllr Eleanor Wills, a Dukinfield-Stalybridge ward member who is leading the project for Tameside Council, said: “Foodie Friday is a new and exciting feelgood gathering that’s certain put Stalybridge firmly on Greater Manchester’s food and drink map.

“It’s a unique social event which will appeal to all ages by offering a continental-style street market event right in the heart of the beautiful surroundings of our historic town, Stalybridge.

“With food, drink and entertainment, Foodie Friday promises an enjoyable and relaxed night out with family and friends. Come and join us. I’m sure you’ll love it.”

Stalybridge Foodie Friday, which has been organised in partnership with the Market Co, takes place on the second Friday of every month (5 to 9pm) featuring around a dozen traders supplying a wide range of food and drink to suit all tastes, and against a background of live entertainment.

More information and updates about Stalybridge Foodie Friday are available at

3 Replies to “Stalybridge serves up a delicious treat with ‘Foodie Friday’”

  1. Looking forward to this! About time something was done for the upper classes in Stalybridge! If you think a tripe shop, crappy little clothes/shoe shops are the future of Stalybridge you are mistaken! There are a lot of intelligent wealthy people who live in and around Stalybridge and it’s events like this that will get them out! You need to advertise events like this properly, don’t just rely on one story on a half baked newspapers website to get people to attend. Get an advertising campaign going on Facebook, it’s easier than you think! Throw in a beer tent serving real ales on a Council issued Temporary Events Notice and hey presto! A mini-Altrincham in the making!

  2. While this sounds nice for some being a local resident who lives just over from Armentieres Square these events sound like they will disturb my well earned rest after working night shifts. Please do remember this is not just a town centre and that people do live here too. I for one am worried these events will disturb my sleep and cause issues for me leaving for work as Back Grosvenor Street is the only way in and out of my property by Motorcyle for my commute to work and the sign I saw today says the road will be closed for this event. Sorry to sound disgruntled but how am i meant to get out of here if the entire road is closed? Are tameside council going to pay my lost wages or for alternative accommodation if I cannot get out of here to get to work? Does anyone even consider these things when they choose a location like this which clearly has residents living very nearby?

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