Dates for your diary
8th – 10th July
Pub in the Park Tunbridge Wells
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.
15th – 17th July
Foodies Festival Winchester
North Walls Rec
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. Foodies favourite and MasterChef 2012 champion Shelina Permalloo returns to the festival to share her top tips, alongside fellow champion Thomas Frake.
You can also learn how to make show-stopping cakes in The Cake and Bake Theatre with expert bakers. Great British Bake Off star Jürgen Krauss 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.
16th – 17th July
Great British Food Festival Hertfordshire
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!
International Beer Day
International Beer Day is a global celebration, taking place in pubs, breweries and backyards all over the world. It’s a day for beer-lovers everywhere to raise a toast to our brewers and bartenders and rejoice in its greatness!
A spokesperson says: “If you were thinking about spending International Beer Day by yourself, think again! Drinking beer may be the most important part, but we’re pretty convinced that it goes best with a little conversation.
“So, drag your friends out to an IBD celebration or invite them into your home… but make sure you have some camaraderie to go with your brews.”