Great British Food Festival

This year’s Great British Food Festivals will see three new locations added to the venue line-up, bringing the total number of festivals up to 11.  

The events take elements of a food and drink festival and combine them with heritage buildings and venues around the UK.

The three new venues are Bodelwyddan Castle in North Wales (30th June to 1st July), Chiswick House in London (10th August and 12th August) and Floors Castle in the Scottish Boarders (8th and 9th September).

The festivals, starting on May Bank Holiday at Hardwick Hall Derbyshire and ending at Arley Hall, Cheshire in late September, will be held all over the country, taking in some iconic British buildings throughout the summer.

What to expect at the festivals

Over 100 different food producers and makers will be in attendance at each venue, with Man V Food and Cake competitions, live music and entertainment for all ages.

The highlight for many people is the series of chefs who demonstrate their skills on the main stages throughout each weekend. You can expect to see stars from The Great British Bake Off series, such as Francis Quinn, Luis Troyano, Jane Beedle, Sandy Docherty and Howard Middleton.

Howard commented: “I’m really looking forward to coming back to do these events, they are such fun and always a lovely crowd, I especially like seeing, and trying, all the public creations in the cake off.”

One of the event organisers, Daniel Maycock, said this year will be better and bigger than ever before.

“We are always keen to keep pushing the events year on year, and with that in mind we have added a Bake Stage at each event, which is more interactive and relaxed than the main stage, as well as a Drinks ‘Masterglass’ stage, where we will do tastings and talks.”

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