There’s no festival like a food festival. If you consider yourself to be a bit of a food connoisseur, one who travels the length and breadth of the globe to taste the most amazing culinary creations, here are some events that you won’t want to miss. Foodies will love these 7 delectable food festivals in the UK.
There are many reasons to love The Big Feastival. One, it’s run by Jamie Oliver and friends (so you know the food will be smashing). Two, it’s set in the beautiful Cotswolds. Three, there’s so much to do, including music, family comedy and more. In its eighth year running, this festival is ideal for all ages and there will be plenty of entertainment for little ones too. The Cotswolds is also home to many gastropubs, so even after the festival is over, there are still many culinary delights to discover.
Where: Alex James’ Farm near Kingham
This mulita-award winning festival is one of the largest festivals in the UK. It’s free to attend, and it always promises such a great atmosphere for locals and vacationers alike. Taking place annually at Weymouth’s historic harbor area, this is the perfect event for indulging in your favorite seafood and some Pommery champagne.
Where: Weymouth, Dorset
For vegetarians and vegans, Vegfest is a must. It’s one of the biggest vegan events in the country, celebrated in the beautiful city of Bristol each year. It’s been around since 2003 and has grown and grown ever since, with so many suppliers and vendors to inspire a plant-based lifestyle. The perfect veggie vacation in the UK, and a great way to find out more about our nation’s top vegan produce.
Where: Brighton Centre, Brighton
The Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival is one for serious foodies. If you want to taste fresh local produce in spectacular surroundings, this event is not to be missed. Make your vacation even more memorable by booking a stay at one of our luxurious Scottish mansions or country houses. We can even arrange catering or your own private chef, so you can enjoy a whole week of gastronomy in the Highlands.
Where: Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Deep in the hills of Monmouthshire, this foodie festival brings together chefs, local producers, farmers and food enthusiasts for two whole days for delectable dining and sumptuous street eats. It’s great for families, and there’s everything from cooking demos and tasting workshops to foraging tours and talks.
Where: Abergavenny town
The ultimate indulgence…..Falmouth’s Oyster Festival is a heaven of pop-up oyster bars and wine bars. Celebrate the coast’s incredible seafood produce, tantalize your taste buds with Cornish culinary delights, and get involved in the fun oyster shucking competition. For those who are yet to experience the great British seaside in autumn/winter time, here’s your excuse.
Where: Falmouth, Cornwall
If you’re looking for the perfect food event in the capital, head to the fantastic Taste of London at Regent’s Park. It’s a deliciously diverse collaboration of over 40 of the city’s top restaurants, so visitors can get restaurant quality in street food form. There will also be celebrity chef demonstrations, food and drink pairing workshops, and an artisan market.
Where: Regent’s Park, London
If you’re interested in visiting any of these festivals and are looking for advice on where to stay, then please do get in touch with us today. We can find you unique and luxurious accommodation to help you make the most of your time exploring the UK.
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