Great British Food Festival at Ragley Hall

Ragley Hall, the family home of the 9th Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford, will be full of food lovers, chefs and artisan cooks this weekend for the first ever Great British Food Festival in Warwickshire which takes place across Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th September.

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The line-up includes over 80 top local producers, celebrity & local chef demos, talks, kids and adult cookery lessons, great live music, a ‘Cake Off’ competition and ‘Men v Food’ challenges.

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Top local and regional chefs will be giving free demos, offering hints, tips and advice to would-be bakers. There is also a “Cake Off” which is open to anyone to enter, amateur bakers can bring along a cake and have it judged by the experts and by the public.

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Winners from the “Cake Off” will take home a fantastic foodie prize – and all entrants get free admission to the festival!

How about taking on the Men Vs Food Challenge? Challengers will be taking on either the Men vs Meat, Men vs Heat or the Men vs Wheat challenge. The various tests are open to all men and women and involve a foot of chilli sausage, half pound burgers, extra hot ‘suicide sauce’ and pints of cider to name just a few. (personally the cider and burgers would be high on my list, but that’s just me)

For those who fancy a more relaxing day out, simply sit back, grab some of the wide array of food and drink offerings that will be available (something for everyone) and enjoy the live music, and all in the beautiful surroundings of Ragley.

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You could say the Festival is the perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out for the whole family.

What’s more, lots of the event is under cover so whatever the weather will decide to throw at you this weekend, you can expect to have a good time!

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Tickets cost £7.50 per adult, £3.50 for 5-12’s, with under 5’s getting in for free.

Plus the ticket price also includes access to the grounds and gardens of Ragley Hall.

For full details about the Festival head to their website at

And for more information on Ragley Hall, go to

If you’re going, why not tell me about it? (I cannot make it – a certain young daughters birthday party)

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