Arley Hall Great British Food Festival is back | Knutsford Times

Arley Hall Great British Food Festival is back

By on September 6, 2018

The Great British Food Festival, held at Arley Hall, is back this month.

Taking place over the the weekend of 22nd-23rd September, there will be more than 80 Best of British producers and street vendors, demonstrations from celebrity chefs, talks, kids cookery lessons, live music, a Cake Off competition and Men vs Food challenges.

Howard Middleton and Sandy Docherty, from the Great British Bake Off, will be two of the chefs demoing and will also be judging the popular ‘Cake Off’, where amateur bakers compete head-to-head in two baking categories (see for details and to enter).

Dan Maycock, Festival Director, said: “We’re thrilled to be back at Arley Hall, it’s always a lovely event, with a great crowd and we are really keen to push things on for 2018, hence we have more activities going on and a great line-up of chefs.”

The main chef demo area hosts great local and TV chefs, and all demos are free to enter so everyone can pick up top foodie tips. There are also regular Artisan Foodie talks, foraging walks and a drinks Masterglass stage for you to get involved with.

The Great British Food Festival has attracted lots of producers showcasing the best in local, seasonal and speciality food and drink. It’s a great opportunity to get a real taste of the best of Cheshire and Great British produce – sample, enjoy and buy.

All tastes are catered for, so you can try Thai, Mexican, Asian as well as pulled pork, prime steak, and the best local burgers and sausages, for those with more traditional tastes.

After you’ve done your foodie shopping, sit out enjoying tasty hot food and a refreshing drink, with great live music in the stunning surroundings of Arley Hall. The perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out for the whole family.

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