Historic home set to host festival of food

Sudeley Castle
Sudeley Castle

Historic Sudeley Castle near Cheltenham is gearing up for the Fantastic British Food Festival to be held on its Falcon Lawn from July 11-13.

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Cotswold Hills, the festival will include delicious food and drink producers, many of them local, including artisan bakers, local micro-breweries and pulled pork barbecues.

A food and drink theatre will feature a range of cookery demonstrations, children’s cookery workshops and talks from a variety of food anddrinks experts.

There will be roaming entertainers, a charity bake-off, and mini foraging courses for children and adults from experts, Wild Food UK. Stalls include The Garlic Farm, Chilli Queen and Truckle Cheese, along with Snowdonia Cheese, Cotswold Gold and Gloucester Brewery.

Fair & Square Brownies, the Winchcombe Burger Company, Bramley and Gage and YUM YUM cupcakes are just some of the other stalls also offering their produce, among many others from across the UK.

The event is being organised in conjunction with Fantastic British Food Festivals who are creating similar events in towns and National Trust properties across the UK.

Tickets are available on the festival website www.fantasticbritishfoodfestivals.com and cost £5 for adults on Friday or £10 for the Saturday or Sunday. Children go half price and under-fives go free. Pre-booked three-day tickets are only available online.