Bread and Bakers at the Chocolate Festival

The Tourism NI Year of Food and Drink is now well and truly underway and what an exciting year it has been to date. Each month has showcased something different and the theme for September is Bread & Baking. One of our staple foods is without doubt undergoing a renaissance. Sour Dough loaves are now […]

The Hans Sloane Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Competition

At the Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival we always like to encourage young bakers and this year again we will have our Chocolate Chip Cookie Baking Competition. Simply encourage your young ‘Bake-Off Champion’ to find a recipe for chocolate chip cookies and have a go at baking a batch. Then before the whole […]

NMDDC & The Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival.

This is our 4th Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival and we are delighted to announce the support of NMDDC. We are honoured to have had NMDDC in partnership with us for each of our three previous festival weekends in 2010, 2012 and 2014. Our festival celebrates one of Northern Ireland’s most important historical […]

Indie Fude Host an evening of Irish Artisan Cheese paired with local Craft Beverages and Selected Wines

As part of the Killyleagh Chocolate & Fine Food Festival come and join us on Saturday 24th September 2016 in the stunning surroundings of The Dufferin Coaching Inn main hall for an informal night of Irish raw milk cheese tasting with alternative pairings of local beverages! This exclusive evening will feature tastings of artisan raw […]

Great Taste Award Winners at the Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival.

We are very pleased to announce that a wonderful selection of Great Taste Award winners at this year’s UK Great Taste Awards will be exhibiting at the Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival in September. Great Taste awards are much sought after and are the ‘Oscars’ of the UK food and drink […]

Northern Ireland Year of Food and Drink 2016 welcomes the Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival

The Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival is delighted to receive the support of Tourism Northern Ireland as part of the 2016 Year of Food and Drink programme. Celebrating everything delicious about Northern Ireland with 366 days of foodie experiences, this year’s Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival is […]

Bryans Somers Travel announced as key supporting sponsor

Welcoming travel partner Bryan Somers to this year’s Chocolate & Fine Food Festival! We are delighted to announce that Bryan Somers Travel has been confirmed as a key supporting sponsor and exclusive travel partner of this year’s Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival! Since first opening its doors in 1987, Bryan Somers […]

Walking tour announced

The History of Hans Sloane to come to life in Killyleagh!   Clive Scoular is a historian whose brain is crammed full of knowledge and interesting facts and stories of Sir Hans Sloane and other historical figures from Killyleagh’s past.  Clive has lived in Killyleagh for a long time and he graduated MSSc from Queens […]

Advance tickets now available for the Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Festival

Advanced tickets now available for the Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival! Thousands of chocoholics and enthusiastic foodies from Northern Ireland and beyond are set to descend again this year on Killyleagh town centre to celebrate the 2016 Finnebrogue Artisan Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival, 23rd – 25th September.  Sponsored […]

Finnebrogue Artisan announced as Overall Sponsor

Chocolate & Fine Food Festival will offer something ‘sweet’ for all ages thanks to this year’s sponsor, Finnebrogue Artisan! We are delighted to announce Finnebrogue Artisan as the overall sponsor for this year’s Hans Sloane Chocolate & Fine Food Festival in Killyleagh!   Commenting on the leading Northern Ireland food producer’s involvement in the festival […]