Foodie events, markets and food suppliers at Taurus Crafts
We host regular monthly food events at Taurus Crafts. Often these events are accompanied by childrens activities, workshops, classes and courses, all listed here. For upcoming events for next month and beyond visit read the coming soon listing and there is our What's On Guide that lists this months events and activities.
Next Event: Hot Dogs and Fizz Night! Friday June 5th 5.30 - 9.00pm
Since Bubbledogs in Mayfair developed it’s swanky Hot Dog and Champagne Bar in 2012 the UK went hot dog crazy two years ago, Native Breeds, as a well as supplying Bubbledogs, have been leading the way in supplying posh dogs across the UK. So, with James McCrindle picking up just about every award in 2014 for his Loiterpin Methode Champenoise Perry, we are having our very own local hot dog and fizz celebration. A platter of Native Breed’s dogs, all the sides and a glass of Loiterpin fizz £10.00 per person. Paid for per serving thereafter.

Please note: Bookings must be received by 26th May. Contact Kathryn in the Taurus Office on enquire@tauruscrafts.co.uk or Tel - 01594 844 841

Good food and drink, sourced and made locally and served by the producers themselves. Taurus Crafts provides an ideal venue to experience seasonal eating in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Where families and friends can get together and have a good time, meet new people and just catch up.

The tapped and Cured events are held in the Taurus garden marquee so that you will be dry if it rains and if the sun shines we have the garden to mingle in. Whatever the weather does there will be a roaring brazier keeping the food hot, plenty of it! and a host of beverages for all tastes to wash it down. We do lots of extras, vegetarians are well catered for, so too ceoliacs and children.

All main ingredients are either local, seasonal, British or Organic; All meat is raised to a high welfare standard; All meat products, Cider and Perry is sourced and produced in the Forest of Dean, we are the producers; vegetarian and gluten free and non alcoholic alternatives will be provided at all events; You can also buy all our products at our pop up events.

Read more about the Tapped and Cured events and see more future dates for your diary.

tapped and cured events at taurus crafts lydney

tapped and cured events at taurus crafts lydney

tapped and cured events at taurus crafts lydney
Chocolate Bar

Mark and Maren Foderingham-Thompsons have a small workshop at Taurus Crafts. Sometime you will see them at work. Always, you will be able to buy their range of handmade chocolates made with real ingredients.

It is what is says on the label! These chocolateers provide regular workshops at Taurus Crafts, you can find dates on our 'skills workshops and courses' page or via 'The Chocolate Bar' on facebook.

chocolate maling workshops lydney, forest of dean
Cowshill Farm shop at La Bodega - local and organic produce

Cowshill Farm Shop and Delicatessen at La Bodega ‘for a farm shop selection like no other’

Cowshill are offering the finest rare breed, home grown, home butchered, 100% traceable meats together with an extensive high class delicatessen selection. We will be introducing an impressive range of the best local produce including; organic vegetables, cheese, bread, poultry and more.
Much of La Bodega’s existing range of continental cuisine, vegetarian foods, preserves, bread, cakes, milk, butter, fresh meats, cured meats and fresh vegetables will continue.

With 30 plus local suppliers of cheese, , La Bodega offers the widest range of organic juices, ciders, wines and local artisan beers in the area.

Cowshill farm shop
Taurus Crafts Cafe and Restaurant

The food we serve is carefully sauced from local and organic suppliers. For much of the year, the vegetables come from our own market garden.
Taurus crafts whole food cafe and resturant
The Market Garden at Taurus Crafts

The market garden provides a source of seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables to the cafe/ restaurant, farm shop and produce is also sold at the regular 'CAN DO' markets that take place on the last Saturday of the month.

We also run projects and courses related to nature, sustainability and organic crop production.

Wherever possible the produce is grown to organic Demeter Biodynamic certified standards.

sensory herb garden

Native Breeds

Graham Waddington an award winning charcutier works with local producers to make a range of distinctive sausages, cured meats and black pudding.
native breeds salami
McCrindle’s Cider

A regular at Taurus Crafts, recently launched the first ever Forest Perry Methode Champenoise. McCrindle's products are available at the regular local produce markets held at Taurus Crafts and also can be purchased from La Bodega Deli.

You will see his street food around.

mcrindles cider and perry

VQ Country Wines

It was just over 25 years ago that my Uncle gave me a small fermentation bin and a very tatty, very old beginners guide to wine making book. I think he wanted me to do more with his grapes other than just eat them by the bunch full.

VQ country wines

The Parsnipship

The Parsnipship produces and sells unique and original Vegetarian and Vegan food using locally sourced seasonal ingredients primarily at farmers markets and food fairs.

vegan and vegetarian food

Madgetts Farm Chicken

Madgetts Farm’s reputation for quality free range poultry has grown from the early days when they were recognised by Rick Stein as local food heroes. Their birds arrive on the farm as day-olds and Madgetts allow them to grow slowly in the fields and yards. This means good fat cover and excellent texture and taste. They are fed on natural mixed rations with no growth promoters or other ‘additions’.

Maggie’s cheese

For the first time a forest cheesemaker produces goats cheese!

forest goats cheese

A selection of our suppliers past and present

Cowshill Farm Rare Breed Meats
Forest Meadows Vegetarian and Dairy Free Food
Mary Whittles Preserves
Aux Bonnes Choses Bread and Patisserie made the long slow way overnight
The Yellow Kitchen
Pip’s homemade meringues and scones
Mayhawk handcrafted single estate and single origin artisan 'bean to bar' chocolate bars (to be released in 2015.
Brookes Ice Cream
Organo Gold Coffee
Cake Aspirations handmade fudge
Clams Cakes
Clive and Mandy’s Eggs
James Gourmet Coffee
Madgetts Farm Chicken
Mrs Smart’s Cheese
Wye Valley Cheese: Small batch producers of ewes and cow’s milk and smoked cheese.
Native Breeds
Netherend Dairy
The Grange Garden - a range of local biodynamic produce
Sainthill’s Jersey Milk
Severn and Wye Smokery
Simon Weaver Brie
Taurus Chocolate for tea cakes, round cakes and small cakes
Taurus Crafts Market Garden

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