Foodie Days Out: UK Food & Drinks Festivals
Nothing beats a summers day spent in a local park at a festival. And, if busy music festivals aren’t quite your thing, food festivals offer a fantastic alternative.
Food and drink festivals and food markets are a great, laid back way to spend a summers day with friends or family. You can explore, sample new delicacies and enjoy the sunshine in beautiful surroundings. Plus, there are a whole host of food events around the UK, so there’s sure to be one nearby!
If you’re looking for a food day out this summer, here are some of our top choices alongside tips to help you get the most out of the day.
Pub In The Park
Pub In The Park is one of the biggest foodie events of the year, with a fantastic combination of live music and food. Browse pop up pubs, restaurants and stalls, from your favourite home-grown local contributors alongside new discoveries.
Pub In The Park runs all summer long, from May through to September, and with eight different locations around the UK, there’s sure to be one near you. Head on over to https://www.pubintheparkuk.com/ to find your local event.
Taste Of London
London foodies, listen up! The Taste Of London June event is an absolute must for those in the capital this summer, showcasing some of the best food and drinks London has to offer. You can browse street food, shop to your heart’s content, or even take part in cooking and cocktail masterclasses!
From their artisan markets and live demonstrations through to live entertainment, Taste Of London offers something for everyone.
Taste of London runs from the 19-23 June. For more information, visit https://london.tastefestivals.com/
Great British Food Festival
The Great British Food Festival combines some of the countries most stunning locations with a food and drink spectacular. With locations including the stunning Harewood House, Grimsthorpe Castle and Chiswick House and Gardens, this is a foodie day out like no other!
Explore food stalls serving up street food, alongside wine tasting and cocktail making classes. If you have a sweet tooth, there’s also a live bake-off, including interactive demos from GBBO favourites. Plus, being both child-friendly and dog-friendly, this is a day out the whole family can enjoy.
The Great British Food Festival runs from May through to September. Find out more info over at https://greatbritishfoodfestival.com/
Top tips for going to a food & wine festival
- Create a plan for the day.
There are so many things to see, explore and taste at a food festival that it is quite easy to get home and realised you’ve completely missed something you really wanted to try. We’d recommend checking the event beforehand and making a note of any stalls, classes or dishes that you really want to try. Visit these first so you don’t miss out, and then explore the rest of the day at your leisure.
- Don’t overdo it!
Again, with so many delicious foods and drinks to sample, you may find yourself wanting to try everything. Fast forward a couple of hours and you stumble across a delicious looking stall, but are too full to try any samples! Tempting as it may be, don’t overdo it straight away. Instead, pace yourself and ensure you’re not too full to try the foods and drinks on offer throughout the day.
- Keep comfortable
With all that exploring to do, it’s important to make sure you’re wearing the appropriate attire for the day ahead. In summer, stick to light layers in breathable fabrics and, most importantly, comfortable footwear. Aching feet and a food festival is not a good combination, so treat your feet to comfort and style with an option from the Rieker collection. From men’s casual sandals through to ladies Remonte sneakers, you can discover the perfect options to ensure your feet look as good as they feel.