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. This 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
This is a wonderfully rustic cookery demonstration area where chefs talk about and demonstrate how to cook a wide selection of dishes. All are at the top of their profession and have been specially selected for their obvious culinary skills. Featuring this year are:
The Crabstock Boys – demonstrating the use of British seasonal seafoods. Andy and Adrian will be telling you their tales of the open sea and how to cook what you catch.
Andy Newitt – Andy spent many years working in many different catering establishments, and is often known as ‘the singing chef’, for reasons that will become apparent
Andrea Wallace – home economist
Chris Jardine – in the Angling Village he’s demonstrating how to catch fish, and in the Country Kitchen he’s demonstrating how to cook them! Don’t miss either!
Hungry on the day? The Piazza is a truly international food experience – buy, eat and enjoy: from Thai noodles to the good old British hotdog! This is a relaxed area of the showground where you can eat, drink, and watch the world go by!
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.