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Thank you to everyone who came to this year’s Ginger and Spice Festival 2021 and made it such a great success!

The next Ginger & Spice Festival will be taking place on and around SATURDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2022 in and around Market Drayton during British Food Fortnight.  The festival explores the town’s culinary heritage & social history via an eclectic mix of fringe events.

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But we’re not just a festival! We also have an online store – The Spice Larder, featuring spice based food, drinks, goods and gifts made by British artisan producers. We also have a Podcast broadcasting chefs, producers & spice experts.

We hope you enjoy exploring!

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Market Drayton

Shropshire’s Spicy Secrets!

The ‘Market’ at Drayton was established by monks of nearby Combermere Abbey, so they could sell their home grown produce & wares. The market became the centre for trade in the area, and is still a thriving weekly market (Wednesday and Saturday).

Famed for its spicy biscuits, Billington’s Gingerbread, has been made in the town for over 200 years.  The medieval market town is also twinned with Pézenas, in the South of France, due to its culinary links with the infamous ‘Clive of India’ who lived nearby.

Home of Gingerbread

Online Market Place!

Artisanal Spiced based Goods!

Discover spices, marinades, chutneys, drinks, gifts and more!


The Spice Larder Podcast featuring chefs, historians, local producers and spice experts!


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