The tour includes a visit to the popular Comber Farmers’ Market which features over 25 food and plant traders selling the highest quality food and plant products which have been made, baked or grown by local people who are passionate about their produce. Once you have walked around the market, tea/coffee, home baked scones, cakes and buns awaits you in the church hall served by the ladies of St Mary’s Parish Church catering committee.
After your morning tea break, you will be escorted through the Square and given a short information talk on the history of the Rollo Gillespie War Memorial and the Titanic Memorial before arriving 5 minutes later at Indie Fude Delicatessen in the Courtyard, High Street, Comber. Here, you will be given an entertaining food producer’s demonstration by one of our local food producers. You will be able to taste and sample the food and if you like it, buy the product to take home with you.
Next, you will walk back to the Square where the bus will pick you up and drive you to The Old School House, an award winning restaurant, owned by talented young chef Will Brown, which is located on the Ballydrain Road about three miles outside Comber. You can choose two courses from his lunch menu comprising either a starter and main course or a main course and dessert. Please note that wine will be extra.
10am: Coach pick up at Ards Visitor Information Centre, 31 Regent Street, Newtownards
10.20am: Arrive Comber Farmers’ Market
11am: Tea and home baked scones or cake in St Mary's Church Hall
12 noon:Visit to Indie Fude Deli and demonstration by Mike Thompson Young Buck Cheese
1pm: Lunch in The Old Schoolhouse Inn, Ballydrain Road - Award winning chef Will Brown will be cooking a gourmet two course lunch
3pm: Arrive back at Ards Visitor Information Centre
The tour costs £30 per person and includes the coach, morning tea or coffee and cake, food samples, lunch and the services of an experienced tour guide. Book your tickets through Ards Visitor Information Centre by dropping in to 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, or call them on 9182 6846 and use your debit or credit card or book online by visiting https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ardsandnorthdown