This year the the 2022 Taste Lancashire conference, brought together retailers, buyers, chefs, hoteliers, food & drink entrepreneurs and businesses providing a food offer to visitors.

We heard from industry experts and commentators on trends, issues and perceptions of Lancashire food, drink and hospitality; who shared insights and expertise to help further develop the profile of Lancashire’s food & drink sector.

Event Schedule

10.15 Welcome to TASTE Lancashire 2022
10.15 – 10.35 Keynote speaker – Paul Hargreaves, CEO Cotswold Fayre
10.35 Expert panel: Selling Yourself – Wholesale, Retail and Exporting
Nigel Murray, Booths
Lynne Gillen, DiT
Mark Long, Cuckoo Gin
Paul Hargreaves, Cotswold Fayre
11.15 – 11.50 Comfort Break, Networking and Lancashire Taste Exchange
11.50 – 12.20 Expert panel: Being A Better Business
Paul Hargreaves, Cotswold Fayre
Ian Steel, Atkinson’s Coffee
Celia Gaze, Wellbeing Farm
Jan Bebbington, Lancaster University
Nick Lancaster, Lancaster & Lancaster
12.30 Lunch  in the Bistro
1.30pm Producer Spotlights
2pm Expert panel: Industry Challenges and  Opportunities
David Hall, NFU
Rachel McQueen, Marketing Lancashire
Ian O’Reilly, Gazegill
Joanne Crook, James’ Places
Claire Ford, Visit England
14.45 – 15.15 Comfort Break, Networking and Lancashire Taste Exchange
15.15 – 15.30 Si King Key Note
15.30 – 16.00 Expert panel: Creating  must-visit food and drink experiences

Si King, Hairy Biker
Oli Martin, Chef
Rachel Trenchard, Goosnargh Gin
Patrick Beaume, Cartford Inn
Katie, Bowland & Bay
16.00 – 16.05 Thank you from Rachel McQueen
16.00-16.30  Networking and Lancashire Taste Exchange

Taste Lancashire Conference Menu

Bowland Butchers (Bowland Meats, Cowmans Butchers, Stuart Lawsons Farm, Roy Porters Butchers)

Goosnargh Chicken & Bury Black Pudding Terrine

Roy Porters Baby Steak & Ale Pie with House Brown Sauce

Holmes made Sage & Onion Pork Sausage Rolls

‘Patchwork’ Pâté

Best of Lancashire Seafood
(Tennents Fresh Fish, Port of Lancaster Smoke House, Furnace Fish Fanatics, Morecambe Bay Chowder)

Peppered Mackerel Pâté on Croute, Horseradish & Capers

Port of Lancaster Smoked Haddock Fishcakes

Flaked Trout Tian with Lemon Mayonnaise

Morecambe Bay Chowder

Food Hall Charcuterie and Deli
Porcus, The Happy Belly, Dewlay of Garstang, All you Knead Bakery)

Happy Belly Scotch Egg – Sweet Potato & Goats Cheese, Cumberland

Roy Porters Pork Pies

Nicky Nook Tartlets, Lancashire Blue Cheese with ‘Heritage’ Onion Marmalade

Treacle and Bowland Pheasant Plucker Cured Ham

Selection of Mrs Kirkhams Locally sourced Cheeses with ‘Dereks Heritage Kitchen’ Chutneys & Crackers


Large bowls of salads as found in our Budha Bowls


Kamalata Olive & Sundried Tomatoes

Vegan Baby Buddah Bowls – Overn Roasted Beetroot Falafel, Harissa Chickpeas, Red Cabbage Slaw, Olive Oil dressing & Seeds

Hummus & Sumac

Marinated Vegetables – Balsamic Onions, Stuffed Vine Leaves, Pickled Cornichons & Roquito Pepper Pearls


Holmes Mill Sweet Treats

Bowland Foodhall Portuguese Tarts

Goosnargh and Chorley Cake Yoyo

Tricky Dickies Sticky Toffee Flap Jacks

Ribble Valley Gin & Elderflower Custard

Selection of ‘Shanes’ Desserts

Taste Stands


Bowland and Bay

Bowland Brewery


Cuckoo Gin

Farm Yard Brew co

Goosnargh Gin

Lytham Gin


The Bee Centre

The Sheep Milk Cheese Company

Three Wheel Gin