Foodies Festival // Across Britain this summer!

Bigger and brighter across Britain this summer

Swiss cheeseFoodies Festival is back for 2013 and it just keeps on growing! From its beginnings back in Edinburgh in 2007, it has become the country’s largest food and drink celebration, having welcomed over 600,000 eager food lovers to its inspiring long weekends. This year, dates are set for Brighton, Tatton Park, Hampton Court Palace, Clapham Common, Bristol, Edinburgh and Oxford – and for the first time, a new event – FEAST at Battersea Park – will be launched.

New in 2013

2013 sees exciting new elements added to the Foodies Festival to make it a better day out than ever. The Dining and VIP area will see local chefs serve their signature dishes to hungry visitors. The Hampton Court Palace and Clapham Common festivals will both feature Ed Baines (Randall and Aubin), Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa, and Veeraswamy’s Masala Zone, presenting taster meals from their pop-up restaurants. A Cake and Bake Theatre will be an interactive experience involving master cake-makers like Lindy Smith and contestants from the latest series of the Great British Bake-Off showing-off their sugary skills. The Chocolate Theatre will showcase products from Divine Chocolate and Sciolti Chocolates, as well the talents of local patissières. The Wine Village is also making its first appearance in 2013 to bring together producers to offer tastings of French, German and British wine, including our very own Chapel Down. The final addition is the Homeware Village, which will present the latest in kitchen kit to drive every passionate home chef crazy!

Returning favourites

Angela Hartnett in acitonFavourite fixtures will be returning too, including the bar area, which will have a countryside hay bale make-over, and a focus on British artisanal ciders and ales. An open top bus/bar will also be making an appearance. The Chef’s Theatre will be hosted by the brilliant 2012 Masterchef champion, Shelina Permalloo in Hampton Court and Clapham Common. Local chefs and TV personalities will be taking to the stage to wow you with their masterclasses, including, Steve Drake (Drakes Restaurant*) Vivek Singh (Cinnamon Club) and the funny Italian himself Gennaro Contaldo, all at Hampton Court. The magnificent Clare Symth (Restaurant Gordon Ramsay***), Marcus McGuiness (Hibiscus**) and Jun Tanaka (Pearl) will be dropping jaws at Clapham. To go with all that food, the Drinks Theatre will have experts Ox Clarke and Melissa Cole on hand to give master classes on wine, beer and spirits. 100s of glorious drinks will be available to sample. Mixologists will also be putting some of those drinks to good effect in the Cocktail Theatre nearby. Top quality artisan products and produce will be available at the Producers’ Market, including award winning Guild of Fine Food goods, and a selection of tasty international, ready to eat food will be available on Street Food Avenue.

For more detailed information about the Hampton Court Palace, Clapham Common, and all other Foodies Festival events, visit

Event dates

  • Brighton Hove Lawns – Saturday 04 – Monday 06 May
  • Tatton Park, Cheshire – Friday 17 – Sunday 19 May
  • Hampton Court Palace Saturday 25 – Monday 27 May
  • Clapham Common Friday 07 July 0 Sunday 09 July
  • Bristol Harbourside – Friday 12 – Sunday 14 July
  • Edinburgh Inverleith Park – Friday 09 – Sunday 11 August
  • Oxford South Parks – Saturday 24 – Monday 26 August
  • Battersea FEAST in the Park – an entirely new event – will showcase the capitals most talked about restaurants over three days; more details to follow. Friday 16 – Sunday 18 August

Ticket Information

2013 Foodies Festivals tickets are now available from or by calling 0844 995 1111

Foodies Festival at Brighton, Tatton Park, Bristol, Edinburgh and Oxford
1-day adult ticket £12.00 (£10.00 concession)
3-day adult ticket £18.00 (£15.00 concession)
1-day VIP ticket £38.00

Foodies Festival at Hampton Court Palace and Clapham Common London
1-day adult ticket £15.00 (£12.00 concession)
3-day adult ticket £25.00 (£18.00 concession)
1-day VIP ticket £48.00

VIP tickets include a free glass of champagne on arrival, access to the VIP tent throughout the day, a taster meal from one of the pop-up restaurant tents, a goody bag and reserved seating in theatre and masterclass sessions.

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