UK Food Festivals on Our Doorstep

26 April 2023

Taste the Summer at World Class Food Festivals

Tantalise your tastebuds this summer when visiting our hotel and resort destinations close to some of the UK’s leading food festivals and events.

An intoxicating fusion of international flavours as well as those closer to home, attending a food festival offers a unique opportunity to observe emerging food and dining trends from renowned culinary experts, chefs and restaurateurs keen to showcase their latest dishes.

Immerse yourself in a world of cuisine within one setting, where sampling the variety of high-quality food and drink on offer makes for a great day out for all ages.

Pub in the Park – Higginson Park, Marlow

An annual foodie extravaganza hosted by Tom Kerridge, the Pub in the Park event taking place near our Compleat Angler location is labelled as the ‘Ultimate Food and Music Festival’.

Staying at Compleat Angler (18th - 21st May)

Our beautiful location on the banks of the River Thames is also a prime spot for Pub in the Park, Marlow, taking place quite literally across the road (or Marlow Weir Bridge!) in Higginson Park.

A thrilling combination of food and drink from notable pub and restaurants, including Atul Kochhar Restaurants which you can enjoy at The Compleat Angler, will be featuring alongside cooking demos from Tom, Ed Gamble and Nisha Katona, plus notable live acts.

Pub In The Park, Marlow

Pub in the Park - Royal Victoria Park, Bath

Staying at Bath Spa (16th-18th June)

Bath’s iteration of the event will take place in Royal Victoria Park, reachable in several minutes by car from our hotel or a pleasant summer’s walk through the city.

Eclectic music acts on performing here include Example, Badly Drawn Boy and McFly, while you’ll also have the chance to meet Tom Kerridge and other renowned chefs as you browse a range of new recipe books and get them signed in-person!

Live cooking demos will include none other than Marco Pierre White, as he takes to the Miele Chef Demo Stage.


Daylesford Organic's Summer Festival, Cotswolds

Staying at The Bear (17th - 18th June 2023)

Head to Daylesford Farm, situated just a 30-minute drive away from our former 13th century coaching inn at The Bear Hotel in the charming town of Woodstock.

The two-day festival will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the organic farming brand and is a fantastic option for families with young children or teens, plus those who are fans of good food and its connection with nature.

Expect an array of special guests, children’s entertainment, live music and comedy, cooking demonstrations, creative workshops and a wide variety of organically produced food and drink.

Daylesford Organic's Summer Festival

Shrewsbury Food Festival, Shrewsbury

Staying at Hill Valley Hotel, Golf & Spa (24th - 25th June)

Reachable in under 40 minutes by car from our comfortable golf and spa base in Whitchurch, Shropshire, Shrewsbury’s annual food festival represents a heady mix of family-centric fun and entertainment, with a variety of independent food producers, chefs and local brewers serving up a treat during the festivities.

From non-stop live music to tennis, circus games and alpacas in the kids area, there’s something for everyone as part of an extra special weekend of chef demos, street food stalls and much more.

Shrewsbury Food Festival

Winchester Foodie Festival, Winchester

Staying at Botley Park Hotel & Spa (14th - 16th July)

When looking for enjoyable day trips in July from our hotel near Southampton, Winchester Foodies Festival at North Walls Recreation Ground is just a 25-minute drive from our Botley Park hotel.

A stellar music line-up featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Scouting for Girls is complemented by recipe demonstrations from Michelin-star, celebrity and local chefs, with MasterChef Champion Shelina Permalloo and author of Healthy Living James, James Wythe, featuring over the weekend.

Artisan markets, pop-up bars, kids’ cookery sessions and a feasting tent combine for a foodie spectacle well worth adding to your calendar.

Winchester Foodies Festival

Lymington Seafood Festival, Hampshire

Staying at Elmers Court Hotel & Resort (14th - 16th July)

Only a 7-minute drive from our picturesque location looking out to Lymington Pier and the wider Solent Coast, visit Lymington Seafood Festival this July for a glorious boutique treat.

Find the best artisan food and drink producers in the region on offer, as you sample their wares throughout the day to the tune of live soul, Motown, blues, rock and pop music.

Totalling over 80 stands with fish and seafood featuring prominently on the menu, savour local gin, rum and award-winning sparkling wine as you lap up the feelgood coastal vibes.

Lymington Seafood Festival

Great British Food Festival, Cheshire

Staying at Portal Golf & Spa Resort (23rd -24th September 2023)

The ever popular Great British Food Festival tour will arrive at Arley Hall in Cheshire this September, with a stay at our leafy golf and spa hotel near Tarporley located just under 40 minutes’ drive away.

The stunning stately home setting and expansive gardens are the ideal surround for a weekend of chef demonstrations from the likes of Lottie Bedlow, Mark Lutton and Cris Cohen, live music and kids PlayZone included in the ticket price.

Sumptuous street food, a mini zoo, kids and adult cookery lessons, BBQ stage and foraging walks are included at this impressive, dog-friendly food festival.

Cupcakes at Great British Food Festival

Scottish Wild Food Festival

Staying at Forest Hills Hotel & Resort (TBA 2023)

Discover the wild at Scottish Wild Food Festival this summer, celebrating the abundance of wild food available through foraging as part of an intriguing natural experience that’s as educational as it is a taste sensation!

Set in Tir na Nog, Balfron Station, some 20 minutes’ drive from our stunning Forest Hills Hotel & Resort in Aberfoyle, spend time on foraging walks, taking part in workshops and enjoying delicious food and drink straight from nature.

Scottish Wild Food Festival