Saint George’s Day Eccentricity Marks Start Of Asparagus Season With Truly British Style Asparagus Run

Saint George’s Day Eccentricity Marks Start Of Asparagus Season With Truly British Style Asparagus Run Date:                   23rd April 2016 Time:                   8.00am – 3pm      8am - The Fleece Inn, Bretforton, Worcestershire WR11 7JT   Country Pub Of The Year 2016 and The National Trust’s 15th century pub is the venue for...

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Who Deserves The 100 Asparagus Round?

British Asparagus Festival Seeks Deserving Recipient Of Asparagus Round On St George’s Day? The Queen, Fortnum & Mason, and the House of Lords are amongst the great and the good who’ve previously received the first-cut round of 100 British Asparagus spears to mark the start of...

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Revills Asparagus “Twiglets”

Revills Asparagus "Twiglets" 1 bundle Revills Homegrown Fresh Asparagus 4 sheets of filo pastry Melted butter 1tbsp poppy seeds 1tbsp sesame seeds 2 tbsp garlic mayonnaise or your favourite dip Preheat the over to 180°C/350°F / Gas 4 Clean and trim asparagus. Cut the filo pastry into squares, slightly shorter than the...

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Asparagus Soup

Revills Asparagus & Pea Soup

Revills Asparagus & Pea Soup - serves 4 20 Fresh Asparagus Spears cut into 2.5cm lengths 850ml vegetable or chicken stock 225g Green Peas 140ml Milk 25g butter 25g plain flour 4tbsp Double Cream 1tsp sugar Salt & Pepper Place the stock into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the Asparagus, peas, sugar...

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Belle House’s Salad of Birlingham Asparagus

Belle House’s salad of Birlingham asparagus with deep fried poached egg and balsamic vinegar ingredients 7 spears of asparagus 1 poached egg (trimmed) 1 peeled potato (Maris Piper) Butter Salt Oil for deep frying Aged balsamic vinegar Red vein sorrell method Poach asparagus in boiling water, salt and butter for 4 minutes Place the asparagus on a...

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Asparagus Soup

Belle House – Asparagus Soup

Asparagus soup – simple and seasonal Perfect to make when Asparagus is in season in the Spring. It’s easy to make, tastes delicious and can be served hot or cold. Serves: 2 Ingredients 250ml milk 250ml cream (double) 2 shallots, finely chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped 1 leek, chopped 1 medium potato, grated 1...

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Asparagus Family Fun Day

Hosted by the Fleece Inn in Bretforton the Asparagus Family Fun Day brings together morris dance, music and plenty of family fun alongside the Fleece’s special Asparagus menu on this bank holiday Monday. The atmosphere is sure to be bustling as plenty of family entertainment...

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Great British Asparagus Run

Starting on St Georges Day – 23rd April (and co-incidentally the start of the English Asparagus Growing season) the Festival begins with The Great English Asparagus Run- a Beau Jolais type event with a giant round of asparagus being taken to prestigious locations throughout the...

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The Famous Asparagus Auctions

The Famous Asparagus Auctions

From 7pm the famous Asparagus Auction begins. Hundreds gather in the courtyard of the Fleece Inn to bid for the seasons largest, freshest and greenest Asparagus. All the produce is donated by local growers and Auctioned off by local man Colin Jelfs. In past years...

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Aspara-Blog

"Our asparabus tour began when we picked up the most unlikely green "hitch-hiker" en route to the famous Fleece Inn at Bretforton where we had morning coffee. Owned by the National Trust, the Fleece is the home of the legendary Asparagus (Gras) Auctions which have...

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