In a few weeks time I'm off to have a great time at "The Great British Food Festival" - my visit will be the event being held in the delightfully British surroundings of Stonyhurst College, a spectacularly beautiful building set in the heart of the fantastic Ribble Valley area of Lancashire. The college is very picturesque in fact so much so that its featured in a number of film and television series, as a school (which is what it is ( 3 men and a little lady) or some other ancestral pile). Great news is Lancashire Food has a pair of weekend passes to this festival to give away, just an easy rafflecopter entry, scroll down to find out more.
Stonyhurst College is a coeducational Roman Catholic independent school, adhering to the Jesuit tradition. It is located on the Stonyhurst Estate near the village of Hurst Green in the Ribble Valley area of Lancashire, England, and occupies a Grade I listed building. The school has been fully co-educational since 1999. Stonyhurst is situated in beautiful Lancashire countryside and is the ideal location as it is situated in the middle of the famous "Ribble Valley food triangle".
We want you to get involved. This year there is more opportunity for you to be a part of GBFF. On the Onionring Stage you'll find our Cake-Off tasters (that's me !!!) deliberating over which cake they prefer, at other times you'll find courageous souls taking on the Men Vs Food challenges! Pop into the hall to watch a top chef cooking on stage - you'll be surprised at what you can learn.
Bring a picnic blanket and sit out for the day enjoying live music and beautiful surroundings. Local bands are playing throughout the festival - again we have a great mix.
This is the perfect recipe for a foodie fun day out for the whole family. We welcome well behaved kids and dogs too.
For you celebrity spotters we will be being joined by Simon Rimmer for the chef demonstrations at Stonyhurst.
Here's some more details of the festival or alternatively check out the website for more details
Stonyhurst College hosts The Great British Food Festival
Stonyhurst, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 9PZ
Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th & Bank Holiday Monday 26th August 2013
£6 entry, under 5’s are free and 5-11 are only £1. Tickets available via the website or on the door.
Bring your blanket... the picnic awaits!!
With Chef demo’s from Simon Rimmer, Artisan and Drinks talks, Cake Competitions and Men V’s Food - there is something for everyone this year at the Great British Food Festival !
This year the event also has ‘The Onionring.co.uk tent’, where you will find free drinks and artisan talks from the likes of top pig breeder Julian from Pig & Co, Levante Fine Foods, ‘Drinks Enthusiast’ and, the tent will also be host to the ‘Great British Bake off’ with members of the public entering the Chocolate Delicious and the classic Victoria Sponge, anyone can enter to get practicing and enter today.
The Great British Food Festival has attracted over 80 producers showcasing the best in local, seasonal and specialty food and drink. Taste, enjoy and buy. Bring a picnic blanket and sit out for the day enjoying great food and drink and live music in stunning surroundings of Stonyhurst estate, The perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out for the whole family.
- Chef Demos
- Live Music
- Day 1: Victoria Sponge
- Day 2: Chocolate Delicious
- Day 3: Great British Novelty
- Men VS Food Challenges
- Wide choice of Hot Foods
- Local Producers
- Vintage and Craft stalls
THINGS TO KNOW
- Onsite parking is free
- Kids under 5 are free, 5-11 are just £1
- This is our first event at Stonyhurst, bringing our fantastic event to the region for the first time!
- Dogs are welcome. All dogs must be kept on a lead. Dogs are not allowed inside the producer marquees or the college buildings.
Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ
Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th and Monday 26th August Open 10:30am till 5:00pm.
WE HAVE TWO PASSES TO GIVE AWAY, TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE OF WINNING JUST COMPLETE THE RAFFLECOPTER BELOW