Epicureans craving a good food and drink festival need wait no longer, as the all-new outdoor Food and Drink Village makes its debut at the Malvern Autumn Show from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 September.
Returning to the Three Counties Showground, this year’s show promises to tantalise the tastebuds with endless food and drink and the opportunity to enjoy a tipple in the Malvern Gin Show, relax and enjoy the Westons Cider Garden or try something new at the Perry Festival.
Fans of Eat Well for Less? will be excited to find presenter and produce expert Chris Bavin hosting demos and talks in the Food and Drink Theatre each day. While television mainstay chef, Rosemary Shrager, will appear on the Saturday and Saturday Kitchen’s Matt Tebutt on Sunday.
The all-new Outdoor Food and Drink Village will feature no less than 40 local producers from across the three counties and beyond, catering for all tastes and needs, and offering a sample or two!
Visitors can look forward to exploring exciting cuisines from Bob’s Curry Hut, Just Thai, Mediterranean BBQ, Samosa and Sauce, The Sweet Greeks and Sisters Indian Street Food. As well as British staples and titbits from Brockleby’s Pies, The Crusty Pie Company, Derek Priestley Cheesemonger, Farm to Shop, Handmade Cornish Pasties, The Original Welsh Oggie Co. and Nixon Farm Pen-min-cae Welsh Black Beef and Lamb.
Sweet treats will come courtesy of Chock Shop, Brownies Rock, Continental Bakery, Fat Bottom Welsh Cakes, Flapjackery, Georgie Porgies Puddings, Ivor’s Ice Cream, Platinum Pancakes Worcester and Yoghurt Delights.
While visitors can enjoy a range of drinks on offer from Gun Dog Gin, Gwatkin Cider Co. Harley House Distillery, Luke’s Cider, Malvern Cider, Morrison & Mackay and more.
Show sponsors Westons will be hosting their ever-popular Westons Cider Garden, offering a refreshing taste of Hereford’s finest in the heart of the showground. While those with a taste for something stronger will undoubtedly enjoy the Malvern Gin Show, sponsored by Ludlow Gin, which will showcase regional gin producers, including Little Knapp Distillery, Penrhos Spirits, Hussingtree Blends, Black Mountains Botanicals, Gun Dog Gin, Hinton’s of Bewdley and more. Sit back, relax and listen to ‘gintastic’ talks, discover recipe ideas and take part in daily tasting sessions in the Gin Pod Theatre. While there, visitors can also place their vote in the People’s Choice competition.
For cider and perry fans, the Orchard and Hopyard Pavilion will showcase over 100 different perries to try, featuring a range of Single Varieties, Blends and International Perries. A range of perry producers will be on hand to talk about the art of Perry making, plus hints and tips on making this much-loved drink.
Jane Edwards, Shows Manager, said: “We are excited to welcome visitors to the first open air Food and Drink Village at this year’s Malvern Autumn Show, with more diverse producers than ever before.
“We all know that it’s important to support our local producers, and we have some of the finest food and drinks vendors joining us for three days of foodie fun, offering a chance for families to explore a world of flavours and learn a thing or two from our celebrity chefs and presenters.”
Not forgetting home and garden inspiration, arts and crafts, the CANNA UK National Giant Vegetables Championship, a Vintage Village, shopping stalls galore, free family fun and activities, and more special guests still to be announced!
Entry to the Food and Drink Village is included in admission to the Malvern Autumn Show, an annual celebration of gardening, food & drink, artisan produce and nostalgia taking place from Friday 24 to Sunday 26 September.
Advance tickets cost £18 for general admission, children under 16 go free. All tickets are available to buy in advance at www.malvernautumn.co.uk or call 01684 584924 for more information.