Whitstable Oyster Festival
Here you will find something different. Seafood lovers will be going to head down to Kent in the summer to experience the annual Whitstable Oyster Festival. Step back in time and watch the first catch of the season brought to shore in this historic landing of the oyster’s ceremony. It’s just amazing. If you’re up for a challenge sign up to the oyster eating competition where you’ll be challenged to consume six oysters and half a pint in the quickest time. Can you imagine it! Warning – strong stomachs only for this one! If you’re not an oyster fan, don’t let that put you off as the oyster festival serves exceptional street food and refreshing beers all day from a variety of food stalls. Undoubtedly you will find your taste.
Whitstable is roughly a 1-hour 45-minute drive from London via the M2 or a 1-hour 30-minute train journey from London Bridge. We are just waiting for you.
Manchester Craft Beer Festival
Another astonishing festival is Manchester Craft Beer. A beer lover’s paradise – Manchester’s biggest craft beer celebration hits up Depot Mayfield this summer. Be ready for a fully-loaded weekend of top-class beers, from sours to stouts, from more than 50 breweries, alongside live music from DJ Norman Jay and Goldie. It has already taken you in. Pomona Island Brew Co. and Blackjack Brewing Co. will demonstrate the northern city’s brewery offering, and they’ll be joined by many others from across Britain, including Edinburgh’s Moonwake Beer Co. and Norfolk’s Duration Brewing. For foodies, tuck into signature BBQ dishes from The Fire Pits, which will feature live fire cooking and guest chefs. Or for a permanent chargrilled fix, head to The Ashes BBQ, whose dedicated fire pit will be cooking up meat feasts and veggie delights. It seems you cannot wait anymore. Just join it.
Edinburgh Food Festival, Scotland
Talking about the festivals, no one can ignore Edinburgh Food Festival. It’s for sure one of the bests. Scotland’s largest free food and drink festival returns to Edinburgh, showcasing the flavors of the country alongside a whole host of chef demonstrations and workshops to get caught into. Tuck into tasty international street food from poke bowls to fiery chili con carne, or dip into local produce including the nation’s iconic tipple, Scotch Whisky.
Being physically in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, Edinburgh Food Festival is a foodie’s must-visit. Learn culinary skills and cooking tips from star chefs during daily workshops, and discover Scotland’s blend of diverse flavors. You will for sure find your taste of flavor and cannot put it aside.
Rock Oyster Festival, Cornwall
To talk about festivals is so challenging as there are some unbelievably astonishing names that cannot be dismissed. One of them is Rocky Oyster. Big names are set to rock Cornwall this summer as chef director of the Rick Stein restaurant group, Jack Stein, brings a packed food-line up to the annual Rock Oyster Festival. Like all other festivals this will meet you taste. With live music from the likes of Happy Mondays and Laura Mvula, and celebrity chefs like Rosemary Shrager and Rick Stein, this is one weekend set to tantalise your taste buds. Head to the various Chef Tipis for masterclass sessions on mixology, fish preparation and cakes, or tuck into an alfresco feast at Mussel Beach with live fire demos and DJ sets to leave you dancing into the late evening. Mesmerizing and tantalizing as this great festival is.
Hop into a wood fired hot tub with friends, find your zen with a stand-up paddleboard yoga session, or discover your wild side with a coasteering adventure – whatever takes your fancy, expect a jam-packed agenda of activities. An unforgettable moment you will stick it to your mind for the rest of your tasteful life
Great British Beer Festival
This one is for sure one of top ten. Calling all beer lovers! Your prayers have been answered with one of Britain’s biggest beer demonstrations. The Great British Beer Festival takes places every year in Olympia London, uniting beer enthusiasts from around the world. Choose from a selection of over 900 craft beers, real ales, ciders, perries, wine and gin to get your taste buds going. Join one of the tutored tasting sessions where you’ll learn how to identify the notes and flavours inside beer, you’ll become a beer connoisseur in no time. If beer isn’t your thing, don’t let that stop you as you can explore the diverse range of food stalls suggesting delicious street food. There’s also a host of live entertainment including rock/pop bands and traditional pub games. Just don’t hesitate. Join this festival and make it one of the most enjoyable moments of your like.
Placed at Olympia London in Hammersmith, it can be easily accessible by tube on the District line. Tickets start from £20 and extra sessions can be added on. All waiting for you.