Enjoy Eating Out In Worcestershire? Then You Need To Read This!
A local membership card which was started in the summer of 2018 has proven to be a triumph amongst local food and drink lovers. The Foodie Card was put together by local food blogger Victoria Richardson, who is known to her readers as ‘Pershore Patty’.
Following the popularity of the launch in Worcestershire, The Foodie Card can now be used by its cardholders at around 200 independent food & drink places, including selected venues in both Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. The scheme allows local ‘foodies’ to purchase the card for a small annual fee, giving the cardholder access to exclusive special offers.
The idea came about after Victoria started the Worcestershire Foodies Facebook group, where people can chat about anything food and drink related in the area. After 2 years of writing her blog, Victoria wanted to find a way of connecting local food lovers with independent food businesses.
“The main theme of my blog has always been about supporting local restaurants, but I also think that everybody needs a bit of extra help at the moment”, explains Victoria. “Lots of people tell me they’ve tried somewhere because of my recommendations, and I wanted to find a way to connect the consumer and the food businesses in my local area. Similar food & drink cards have been successful in other cities, but I wasn’t aware of one that was specifically for independent and privately owned food & drink businesses”.
Eating Out In Worcestershire
The offers are currently available at quality restaurants, pubs, cafes, bars, food shops, cookery schools, distilleries, breweries, bakeries, fishmongers, butchers and more. All of these businesses have been vetted for quality based on reviews, recommendations, or having received a visit from Pershore Patty. Food hygiene ratings are also checked before being accepted as a partner of The Foodie Card.
“Feedback from cardholders has been hugely positive” explains Victoria. “People are enjoying discovering new places to try whilst receiving a perk at the same time just for showing their support”. Cardholder, Chris Hallam, says “It’s a fantastic scheme and very well worth the small annual cost. Used twice so far in a month. Cost recovered!”. More testimonials can be found on the website.
The directory resides on Pershore Patty’s blog, where anybody can view the offers and easily sign up online to purchase the cards. The Foodie Card costs £15 per year (or two for £25) and the card also makes an ideal gift for those wanting to treat friends, family and loved ones, or for local companies looking for a unique way to reward their employees. A social media campaign is being used to promote the card and its offers, encouraging card holders to get involved and using the hashtag #TheFoodieCard.
For more information and to buy The Foodie Card visit www.pershorepatty.com