I am a huge Tom Kerridge fan and I absolutely love summer food festivals so Pub in the Park was my match made in heaven! Each year this festival has grown with more and more locations added. This summer (2020), Pub in the Park is coming to 8 parks across the country, Marlow is the first location on the calendar in May.
Tom Kerridge comes to the festival gates so to open them at the start of each session which I really admire to show the personal touch he has on the festival. The size of the site and the array of different food and drink stands was impressive. It is very family orientated with so much to do for all ages, we particularly enjoyed the silent disco. The focus of the festival above all is definitely the food and drink with the Michelin starred chefs in the live demonstration kitchen. Additionally, they have live music which was great for adding to the summery relaxed vibe.
Food wise, we absolutely loved the Kerridge’s fried chicken and lamb pie, both were super tasty. The Hand & Flowers and The Coach are both Tom Kerridge’s pubs and both had huge queues. However, the food was worth every minute that we waited in line. Paul Ainsworth’s The Dog’s Pollocks was so good, we had to buy one each to avoid arguments. I also really enjoyed the food from The Wigmore and the cannoli from Cafe Murano however we ate them before I could get any photos!
I definitely highly recommend this festival, its a great one for the family and I can’t wait to go again this year. Tickets are now on sale so make sure to get them before they sell out.
Pub in the Park Highlights
This year (2020), Pub in the Park is coming to Marlow, Chichester, Warwick, Bath, Dulwich, Tunbridge Wells, Chiswick and St Albans
Tickets from £37.28 for afternoon tickets and £47.93 for evening tickets.
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