Food and drink fest comes to Elton Hall

Elton Hall.
Elton Hall.
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An exciting new three-day food and drink festival being staged at Elton Hall, near Peterborough, this summer promises a feast of entertainment for all the family.

Organiser, Cambridgeshire-based Market Square Group, has unveiled details of the three-day event to be held from June 6 to June 8.

As well as showcasing some of the best regional, national and international food and drink available in the UK and high-quality products and services for the home and garden, the festival will also feature a host of attractions including cookery demonstrations, children’s baking workshops, a beer festival, music, foodie film screenings and evening entertainment.

Elton Hall, the ancestral home of the Proby family, will provide a breathtaking backdrop to this high-profile festival.

Lady Proby said: “We are delighted to welcome the first Food and Drink Festival to Elton Hall.

“More and more people are interested in locally-produced food and drink as well as those from further afield.”

On June 6, special guests will include Mike Brown ‘The Historic Gardener’ who will be providing fascinating insights into the gardens, plants and tools of bygone times while Jim Newboult, who produces replica ceramics for museums, films and television, will be giving a Tudor pottery demonstration. Jim is back on the Saturday showing off his Medieval pottery skills.

On Saturday evening there will be two outstanding food-focused attractions. Supper and Song, where the audience can enjoy live music accompanied by delicious Indian cuisine will be followed a Medieval Banquet .

On both Saturday and Sunday there will be children’s film screenings and baking workshops for youngsters.

The highlight on Sunday will be three cooking demonstrations by a headline celebrity chef - whose identity is yet to be revealed.

Earlybird tickets for the Elton Hall Food & Drink Festival are now available at offering a 25 percent discount on the standard prices until March 31st. Adult prices start from £6.75 with children and concessions £3.75. Children under five are admitted free on all three days. There are additional charges for some entertainments and demonstrations.