Pub in the Park celebrates the very best food the country has to offer, combined with great live music, chef demonstrations, top quality shopping and other festival fun. On top of nationally-famous chef and music acts, each event will celebrate the local community in the form of brilliant local artisans, pubs, local foodie heroes and musicians.
The festival boasts an amazing line-up of the UK’s best culinary and music talent - including Jamie Cullum, Melanie C, Razorlight, Billy Ocean, Tom Odell, Will Young and Sophie Ellis-Bextor taking to the stage, and superstar chefs Josh Eggleton, Angela Hartnett, Paul Ainsworth and Tom himself cooking up a storm. Tom and his fellow chef mates will also be bringing a selection of top pubs and restaurants to serve up some of the best pub grub the UK has to offer for just £5 a dish, so everyone can try a few. There will also be opportunities for visitors to try out gin tasting with Sipsmith and wine tasting with Dark Horse.
Texas, Scouting for Girls, Squeeze and KT Tunstall will also be playing at the festivals, and other exciting chef demos include GBBO winner Candice Brown and supermodel-turned-landlady Jodie Kidd. Food will also be served up from pop up pubs, including Tom’s two pubs, The Hand & Flowers and The Coach, as well as The Sportsman – which was recently named the UK’s best pub in the Top 50 Gastropubs Awards. There will be plenty of unmissable dishes on the menu including Pan-fried Foie Gras Toad In The Hole from The Star Inn, Salt Beef, Potato and Fried Onion Croquette from The Hardwick and The Kingham Plough’s Courgette Flower Tempura stuffed with Windrush Goats Cheese, Pea and Mint Tartar.
Tom Kerridge said “I am delighted to be able to share the magic of Pub in the Park with the beautiful people of Marlow, Bath, Tunbridge Wells and Knutsford. Expect great food, brilliant music and an ace day out.” Pub in the Park will continue to take place on the following dates at the following venues:
⦁ Knutsford, The Lambing Shed 7-9 September
Adult tickets cost £25 for the afternoon and £40 for the evening. Children’s tickets and VIP tickets also available – visit www.pubintheparkuk.com for full info.Tickets to Pub in the Park are on sale now. For visitor information, sign up to the Pub Club at www.pubintheparkuk.com
The full chef / pub line-up is below:
Marlow Tom Kerridge – The Hand & Flowers and The Coach Paul Ainsworth – Paul Ainsworth RestaurantsJosh Eggleton – The Pony & TrapAtul Kochhar - SindhuStephen Terry – The HardwickJason Atherton – Berners TavernChris King – The WigmoreAndrew Pern – The Star InnMatt Larcombe – The Crown at BrayDaniel Clifford – Midsummer HouseClaude Bosi – The Swan Inn
BathTom Kerridge – The Hand & Flowers and The Coach Paul Ainsworth – Paul Ainsworth Restaurants Josh Eggleton – The Pony & Trap Stephen Terry – The Hardwick Andrew Pern – The Star Inn Angela Hartnett – Café MuranoPeter Sanchez-Iglesias – Paco Tapas Emily Watkins – The Kingham Plough Candice Brown – Great British Bake Off winner 2016 (chef demo only) Michael Caines MBE – Lympstone Manor (chef demo only) Ping Coombes – Masterchef winner 2014 (chef demo only)
Tunbridge WellsTom Kerridge – The Hand & Flowers and The Coach The Tanner Brothers – The Kentish Hare Mark Sargeant – The Wife of Bath Josh Eggleton – The Pony & Trap Paul Ainsworth – Paul Ainsworth RestaurantsRob Taylor – The Compasses InnStephen Terry – The Hardwick Atul Kochhar – Indian EssenceStephen Harris – The Sportsman (no demo)Daniel Clifford – Midsummer House Angela Hartnett (chef demo only) Candice Brown – Great British Bake Off winner 2016 (chef demo only)
Knutsford Tom Kerridge – The Hand & Flowers and The Coach Josh Eggleton – The Pony & Trap Paul Ainsworth – Paul Ainsworth Restaurants Stephen Terry – The Hardwick James Mackenzie – Pipe & Glass Andrew Pern – The Star Inn Angela Hartnett – Café Murano The Church Inn Candice Brown – Great British Bake Off winner 2016 (chef demo only)
Bath Tom Odell (Fri eve) Melanie C (Fri eve)Toploader (Sat aft) Gabrielle Aplin (Sat aft) Razorlight (Sat eve) Stereo MCs (Sat eve) The Christians (Sun aft) Sound of the Sirens (Sun aft) Squeeze (Sun eve) Scouting for Girls (Sun eve) The Rifles (Sun eve)
Tunbridge Wells Tom Odell (Fri eve) Sophie Ellis Bextor (Fri eve) Toploader (Sat aft) Gabrielle Aplin (Sat aft) Razorlight (Sat eve) Melanie C (Sat eve) The Christians (Sun aft) Sound of the Sirens (Sun aft) Billy Ocean (Sun eve) Scouting for Girls (Sun eve) The Rifles (Sun eve)
Knutsford Tom Odell (Fri eve) Sophie Ellis Bextor (Fri eve) Nick Corbin (Fri eve) Toploader (Sat aft) Gabrielle Aplin (Sat aft) Razorlight (Sat eve) Mel C (Sat eve) The Christians (Sun aft) Squeeze (Sun eve)Scouting for Girls (Sun eve) The Rifles (Sun eve)
If you are interested in taking part in Pub in the Park as a pub, chef, stallholder or sponsor, please contact the organisers on email@example.com / 03300 555 729
Michelin-starred chef and TV personality Tom Kerridge’s food festival, Pub in the Park, is back for 2018, bigger and better than ever. Pub in the Park was in Marlow last week, and will come to Bath, Tunbridge Wells and Knutsford for four weekends over the summer.
So Sunday morning, I finally arrived at the entrance to Pub in the Park, A Beautiful day and 1 and 1/2 hrs before the event opens I collect 4 Press passes.
Told politely that I cannot go in until the event officially opens, I am a bit annoyed as I wanted to get some exclusive pictures, and maybe get the chance to catch a few words from Tom Kerridge whose name is on the door.