Dates for your diary

17th – 19th June
Foodies Festival Chelmsford
Durdham Downs

Foodies Festival is a celebration of top chefs, tasty food, delicious drinks and live music. Watch MasterChef Champions, Michelin-starred and top local chefs cooking their signature summer recipes in The Chefs Theatre. You can see MasterChef: The Professionals 2020 winner Alex Webb and MasterChef finalist Tony Rodd, chef-patron of Copper and Ink, cooking live alongside 2010 winner Dhruv Baker.

You can also learn how to make show-stopping cakes in The Cake and Bake Theatre with expert bakers. Great British Bake Off stars will share their best baking tips live on stage, with easy-to-make recipes that are as delicious to look at as they are to eat.

18th – 19th June
Great British Food Festival Gloucestershire
Sudeley Castle

GBFF will have a line-up of top chefs and bakers this year. It will combine some names you may recognise, alongside some of the best chefs from local restaurants and pubs. Each will showcase a different dish and techniques.

Let them inspire you in your kitchen and learn how to create and perfect dishes at home. They will take you through one (or two) of their favourite recipes while sharing shortcuts and tips of the trade.

Elsewhere, there will be live music, a BBQ Stage, street food, bars and an artisan market. All this and the Cake Off comp for those budding bakers!

24th June
National Cream Tea Day

Join Rodda’s Clotted Cream and Tiptree as they host the nation’s largest online cream tea gathering for this year’s National Cream Tea Day. The Cream Tea Society, founded by Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream and Wilkin and Son Tiptree, is calling on the Great British public to enjoy an online cream from the comfort of their own home for the 2022 incarnation of this annual event.

The Society also wants to encourage people to donate to a charity of their choice where possible. To date, Rodda’s and Tiptree have helped raised over £500,000 for charities across the UK, while also promoting this classic British institution.

8th – 10th July
Pub in the Park Tunbridge Wells
Dunorlan Park

Pub in the Park is now the biggest food and music festival tour in the UK. Impressively, over 130,000 punters ate, drank and danced their way around eight locations in 2021.

The brainchild of Tom Kerridge, each festival celebrates everything there is to love about the British pub. There will be delicious food, award-winning chefs, music, great drinks – but, above all else, a fantastic time to be had with friends and family.

At the Tunbridge Wells leg, you can join chefs Kerridge and Simon Rimmer; party to Supergrass, Aswad and Sophie Ellis-Bextor; and tuck into dishes from The Hand and Flowers and Atul Kochhar Restaurants.

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