The Foodie Bugle Lectures at Thyme At Southrop Manor

The very first of a series of Foodie Bugle Lectures are going to be held on Friday 23rd March 2012 in the very beautiful barns of Thyme at Southrop Manor, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3NX

We are inviting ten of the prominent food and drink artisans and retailers, food and travel writers, photographers, chefs, cookbook authors, kitchen gardeners, growers and publishers that we have featured in the last ten editions of The Foodie Bugle to each deliver 15 minute talks to a foodie audience. They will talk openly about their work, what sort of business and activities they have set up, what challenges they have faced, what they hope to achieve in the future and, if they could turn back the hands of time, what they would have done differently if they had known then what they know now.

This sharing of knowledge and bringing together of collaborative minds will enable people from all parts of the food and drink industry to meet, learn, ask questions, share information, pitch ideas and be inspired by one another in a friendly and open environment. These are just some of the speakers:

Trevor Herbert, Managing Director of Hobbs House Bakery, Bistro and Butchery (

Chantal Coady, the founder of Rococo Chocolates ( and The Academy of Chocolate (

Sir William Hanham, owner of Deans Court ( in Dorset

Thane Prince, cookery writer and teacher (

Todd Trethowan, owner of multi-award winning Trethowans Dairy (

Monika Linton, founder, Chairman and Food Director of Brindisa (

Jane Cumberbatch, founder of the Pure Style brand, writer and cookbook author (

Caryn Hibbert, owner of the Southrop Manor Estate, its award winning pub, cookery school, holiday cottages and gardens (

We will be announcing more names shortly.

The Thyme team will welcome you all with teas, coffees, biscuits and cold drinks and we will all enjoy a delicious, seasonal home grown lunch cooked by the cookery school Chefs Daryll Taylor and Marj Lang.

If you wish to purchase one of only 30 tickets available please go to The lectures are the only financing source of The Foodie Bugle online magazine, which takes no advertising and receives no sponsorship, but gives a worldwide publishing platform to hundreds of artisans, growers, writers and photographers for free.

We look forward to welcoming you there.

Founder of The Foodie Bugle

Details of The Foodie Bugle Lectures Friday 23rd March 2012

Location: Thyme At Southrop Manor, Lechlade, Gloucestershire, GL7 3NX

Telephone: 01367 850174

Start Time: 10.00 a.m. Tea, coffee, cake and biscuits.

A buffet, seasonal lunch with wine will be served from 1.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.

The Foodie Bugle Lectures will end at around 5.30 p.m.

Ticket Price: £100 per head.

To book a ticket: Please go to

Please bring lots of business cards to share.

Accommodation and facilities at Southrop

The Southrop Manor estate has three cottage suites, four private cottages and houses and an award winning pub, The Swan:

Website: Follow the team on Twitter: @ThymeAtSouthrop

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