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Blog: The Best British Food Festivals not to miss this Summer

Blog: The Best British Food Festivals not to miss this Summer

Blog: The Best British Food Festivals not to miss this Summer

The Best British Food Festivals Not to Miss This Summer

Everyone loves a food festival and there are plenty this summer celebrating great British food. With the Royal Wedding and then the World Cup approaching there is no better summer than 2018 to celebrate all things British. So why not visit one of these best British food festivals that should not be missed this summer.

Thame Food Festival

Run by locals, the Thame Food Festival is a great event with lots going on. There will be many artisan food and street stalls for you to feast upon, including the likes of Dottie About Cake and Jerk Spice. There will also be a ton of other activities taking places throughout the festival from a dog show, children’s activity area, music stage and a vintage tea tent.

Where: Thame, Oxon 

When: 29th – 30th September 2018

Oakleigh Fairs

You’ll find Oakleigh Fairs popping up across the UK from Hertfordshire to Newmarket. Each event can bring different things happening for visitors, but to give you a taster for what to expect, think exhibitors of the finest food, superb cooking demos from well-known chefs and a selection of great alcoholic beverages to wet your appetite.

Where: Across the UK

When: 26th May – 9th December

The Great British Food Festival

The Great British Food Festival celebrates all things British. The festival tours the UK visiting over 10 locations and pitch up in gardens and grounds of beautiful castles and halls. The location of the festivals celebrates the beauty of the beautiful places throughout the UK. The festivals have plenty of activities including chef demonstrations, challenges for the audience, live music, cake offs and a drinks stage. Plenty of the market stalls celebrate local produce and guests can try some of the most delicious British food found throughout the market and street food stalls.

Where: Across the UK

When: 5th May – 23rd September

Pub in the Park

Pub in the Park is a festival by Tom Kerridge, a famous chef. And for 2018, he is taking his festival on tour to different locations across the UK. The pub in the park showcases famous chefs, pubs and restaurants as well as providing live music. It is a great place to enjoy British gourmet food and tasty drinks in the beautiful park locations.

Where: Marlow, Bath, Tunbridge Wells and Knutsford

When: 17th June – 9th September

Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival

The Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival is a festival in Snape Maltings, Suffolk that has been ranked as one of the best festivals in the country. Celebrating the best food and drink from the local area with markets, food stalls and talks from chefs, this festival shouldn’t be missed.

Where: Aldeburgh

When: 29th – 30th September

Taste of London

Located in Regent’s Park, Taste of London is a dream for everyone. The London festival has plenty of exciting street food, shopping, masterclasses and talks. The perfect summer’s day out in London, there is plenty of chance to enjoy British food and drink in the sun (hopefully!).

Where: Regent’s Park

When: 13th – 17th June

Windsor Food Festival

Over the August bank holiday, the Windsor Food Festival is definitely the place to be. Offering plenty of food stalls from local and national producers and companies. With live music and performances all weekend, the festival is a great family day out whilst enjoying tasty British food and drinks.

Where: Windsor

When: 25th – 26th August

The Cambridgeshire Food and Drink Festival

This festival is packed full of exciting food activities including chef demonstrations, workshops, fun fair, tasting sessions, live music and kids activities. There is also hundreds of market stalls from exhibitors from across the UK and British street food and drinks. The festival is the perfect place to enjoy some of the best British food and drink and then or take home to enjoy later on if you so wish.

Where: East of England Arena

When: 23rd – 24th June

Taste of the South Festival

The Taste of the South Festival celebrates the best food and drink from the South of England. With plenty of live entertainment, a Zen and dedicated children’s area, this is a perfect day out for the family. Market stalls showcase the best local produce including artisan bread and baked goods, wines, cheese, chutneys, street food and ice cream. There is plenty of ways to enjoy great British food at the Taste of the South festival.

Where: Chapel Gate

When: 21st – 22nd July

There we have it, the best of British food festivals for you to attend this summer. There are literally hundreds of food festivals through out the year, so if you’d like to check out more, you can take a look over here on Eat Drink Seek. Happy eating and drinking!