Food Festivals

New food event at Castle Cary

SATURDAY, 12th May, is Somerset Day, and it is also a new date in  Somerset’s food and drink calendar with the first Castle Cary Cheese and Cider Market at the Market House in Castle Cary, from 4 to 9pm. Local producers include Tom Calver from Westcombe Dairy doing his brick toasties, Bridge Farm Cider, Renegade…

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Shaftesbury celebrates the best of food and drink

A FAMOUSLY challenging race, some of Dorset’s finest chefs and a line-up of the best in local food and drink will all be on offer for this year’s Shaftesbury Food Festival on Sunday 13th May. There will be stalls throughout the town centre, with Dorset Farmers Market and Dorset Food and Drink members in the…

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Devizes Food and Drink Festival

ONE of Wiltshire’s prettiest towns is the focus for local foodies when this year’s Devizes Food and Drink Festival opens on 5th May for two weeks of tastings, talks, trails and, of course, lots of opportunities to drink the products of historic Wadworth Brewery, the principal sponsor of the annual event. Events during the festival,…

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Screen Biting around Dorset

SCREEN Bites Food Film Festival, bringing films from around the world to village halls across Dorset – continues until  28th October. Still on the menu are  A Chef In Love, at Wootton Fitzpaine, on Thursday 26th, set in Georgia as the Bolshevik revolution rolls into the independent Black Sea country where Chef Pascal Ichak creates…

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Longleat food and drink festival has the right ingredients

LONGLEAT’s inaugural Food and Drink Festival proved a hit with visitors and foodies who visited the stately home over the weekend to sample interesting regional food and drink and enjoy the celebrity chef demonstrations. On the Saturday there were three cooking masterclasses with the 2015 Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain and on Sunday…

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