With summer just around the corner, the season of the British food festival is well and truly upon us.
And if you’d like to know your way around the country’s finest cheeses and ales, but don’t know where to start, relax! Simply read our guide to some of the best food festivals around from May through to July.
Witney Festival of Food and Drink, May 17th:
With around 60 stalls offering up the best local produce, you can also expect talks on food, cookery demonstrations by local chefs and the ‘Ravenous Rector’ containing a separate children’s activity tent.
Oadby Sausage and Cider Festival, May 24th
Who doesn’t love a celebration of bangers and mash? Featuring live music, 40 real ciders and a selection of gourmet sausages, this is the perfect way to spend your bank holiday.
The Cheese and Chili Festival, Christchurch, June 21st
Hosted by Bournemouth Sports Club, this fun festival promises to be a fun-filled day out for the whole family. With a festival-style market, you can sample an array of quality local and regional cheeses, as well as chili-based food and products from all over the world.
The Colchester Food and Drink Festival, June 28th:
As the region’s biggest celebration of all things food and drink, expect your tastebuds to be seriously tempted. Based at Colchester Castle Park, we particularly love the delights on offer at the Celebrity Chef’s Kitchen.
Shrewsbury Food Festival, June 28th:
This two-day event at The Quarry in Shrewsbury is one for all the family and features 200 exhibitors, free talks and demos, kids entertainment, live music and much more.
Bristol Thai Festival, July 26th:
With cultural entertainment, education, tradition and colour, this festival aims to promote an understanding of Thai culture and there will be lots of delicious Thai dishes waiting to be sampled amid the local celebrations.