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Food glorious food, hot sausage and mustard…Britain has come a long way since the Oliver Twist days and is now a renowned foodie destination. Food festivals are Britain’s tastiest expression of that, and we have them coming out of our ears. Whether you’re a meat eater, a seafood lover or a plant-based enthusiast, there is something to suit every pallet. You can munch, crunch, chew and chomp in parks, beaches, fields or exhibition centres most months of the year. So, don’t forget to pack your appetites, and maybe your wellies, because this year’s food festivals are going off with a bang! 

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A Great British menu of this year’s top food festivals

With more than 100 food festivals firing up annually, Britain is serving up scrumptious food with a healthy dollop of music, and a side of the good times. England, Scotland and Wales are celebrating internationally diverse cuisine, home-grown produce and mouth-watering local flavours. With events popping up everywhere from Edinburgh city centre to the green fields of the Isle of Wight, we’ve sliced and diced a list of London’s biggest food events and the regional top food festivals to get your teeth into…

London’s largest food festivals

Here is a lineup of the capital’s biggest food events, each one boiling over with award-winning chefs, Michelin-starred demos, live music and entertainment. From a vegan-friendly exhibition to a flame grilled meat feast, there is something to cater to all your dietary requirements. 

Immerse yourself in cooking masterclasses, watch live demonstrations from Michelin star chefs or tee off for a round of crazy golf.

Discover the flavours of a Taste of London
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Taste of London

Calling all vegans and herbivores - get into all things plant-based with a weekend packed full of speakers and entertainment.

Discover the flavours of Vegfest UK
Portobello Vegan Night Market
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Serving up hundreds of both UK and international beers, real ciders and perries.

Discover the flavours of the Great British Beer Festival
Great British Beer Festival
Great British Beer Festival

A carnivores paradise, with the world’s leading live-fire chefs serving up a whole host of exclusive meaty dishes.

Discover the flavours of Meatopia UK
Group of ladies in aprons Hangfire Bbq cooking at Meatopia Food Festival
Meatopia UK

Immerse yourself in cooking masterclasses, watch live demonstrations from Michelin star chefs or tee off for a round of crazy golf.

Discover the flavours of a Taste of London
Tally Ho! Gin Safari experience tour guides
Taste of London

Calling all vegans and herbivores - get into all things plant-based with a weekend packed full of speakers and entertainment.

Discover the flavours of Vegfest UK
Portobello Vegan Night Market
VegfestUK

Serving up hundreds of both UK and international beers, real ciders and perries.

Discover the flavours of the Great British Beer Festival
Great British Beer Festival
Great British Beer Festival

A carnivores paradise, with the world’s leading live-fire chefs serving up a whole host of exclusive meaty dishes.

Discover the flavours of Meatopia UK
Group of ladies in aprons Hangfire Bbq cooking at Meatopia Food Festival
Meatopia UK

Food festival favourites outside of the capital

A delicious mixture of Michelin-starred food, great drinks and chart-topping live music.

Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park

An urban food and drink masterpiece serving up one-off collaborations that celebrate impressive culinary talent.

Ticket hall at Escape to Freight Island, Manchester

Tuck into Scotland’s famous flavours, with street food, live demos and whole host of local produce.

Close up of chef dressing plate with clams and scallops

A three-day food takeover brining local delights, drink live music and entertainment to the coastline.

St Ives Food & Drink Festival

The UK’s largest celebration of food and drink full of live demos and a Cake and Bake theatre.

Foodies Festival

A three day festival filled with chef theatres, live music and an all important pasty lounge.

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Learn how to cook over a firepit with live chef demos and two day extravaganza of all things food.

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Chart-topping music and award winning chefs brings this festival to life, with a three day jam-packed agenda of all things food.

Large crowd dancing in front of a stage in the day at the Big Feastival in The Cotswolds.

Garlic lovers unite - celebrate this pungent ingredient by eating, drinking and even wearing it!

A pair of hands holding a large bulb of garlic at the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival

Think Michelin-starred food, eclectic lineups, SUP yoga and a weekend full of good vibes and a whole host of oysters.

Rock Oyster Festival