The Fine Food Halls
The halls host a wide range of food and drink, cheeses, wines, real ales, meats, pastries, cakes, cider and Mediterranean fare from regional and national producers and retailers. has become very popular with visitors as they can sample and buy a whole range of local and regional artisan products. With a taste before you buy approach, you will definitely find something here that you want to take home with you!
The Country Kitchen
is a wonderfully rustic cookery demonstration area where chefs talk about and demonstrate how to cook a wide selection of dishes. Most are at the top of their profession and have been specially selected for their obvious culinary skills. Featuring this year are:
Crabstock Boys – Tales of the sea and how to make the most of her produce
Mark Lloyd – Instantly recognisable from is many TV appearances, Mark is a popular and entertaining chef, specialising in fresh food and quality ingredients.
Charles Jardine – Well known in the angling world. Charles will be demonstrating casting in the Angling Village as well as showing us how to cook fish well in the Country Kitchen.
Simon Whitehead – Simon will be both demonstrating his work with ferrets in the Countryside arena, but will then be coming over to the Country Kitchen with a fascinating demonstration on how to cook rabbit. He will also be promoting his new book on the same subject.
Eat, drink and relax in our chilled out Piazza area
The Piazza in our Food Glorious Food area is that special area where you can relax and eat, choosing from a wide range of tastes and cultures. Compliment that with a glass of wine, real ale or maybe even champagne, enjoy the live music and take in the atmosphere.
There’s plenty of seating, both outside and undercover in the marquees, and a chance to chill and soak in the atmosphere and live music, while enjoying some of the amazing food on offer; food from all over the world – or local produce from the area.
To complement the food, there’s a large selection of beverages available; wine, champagne, cocktails, real ales, ciders and perries, as well as soft drinks. Enjoy the ambience of our large Real Ale tent, or try some of the many perries or wines.
Real Ales and Ciders
A variety of real ales from local breweries at our very own Stagger Inn bar. Also a selection of real ciders from British small producers. Great atmosphere and the usual wines and soft drinks as well.