Emsworth British Food Fortnight 2017 – And for the first course……
“Emsworth epitomises everything that British Food Fortnight, the national food celebration, seeks to achieve in communities across the country: an event that embraces the whole town, is organised by people who know and love its food heritage and who use this annual flurry of food activities to showcase Emsworth’s producers, food shops and restaurants.”
Alexia Robinson, Founder Love British Food and British Food Fortnight
Since its foundation in 2014 the Emsworth British Food Fortnight has not only won National Awards but has become one of the most successful Food events of its type in the UK celebrating local food, local people and Emsworth itself. This Saturday sees the start of British Food Fortnight and once again Emsworth is embracing this national celebration. Its an opportunity to experience much of what makes Emsworth a special place with its largely independent high street and a wonderful range of restaurants, cafes and pubs. The first few days have a fantastically diverse array of events and activities – there really is something for everyone.
Tea Tasting Masterlcasses – Hewitt’s, South Street
An exciting learning ‘journey’ exploring the story of tea, the different types, its health benefits and how it has an important place in our local area thanks to Sir George Staunton travelling to China over 200 years ago and returning to his home at Staunton in Havant with many different plants including TEA. Hosted by Chris Bailey, head horticulturalist from Staunton Farm – These talks will be the perfect way to celebrate the quintessentially British pastime.
Tickets are available in advance from the Brookfield Hotel and on the day itself. Cost – £3.50 to include talk, tasting and refreshments.
10am – 11.30am “Morning Brew” session
2.30am – 4pm “Afternoon Tea”
Children’s Craft Activity suitable for 4-11 year olds: Create Your Own Lobster! 9:30am – 12:00noon
Emsworth Brewery – Open Days
12:00noon – 7:00pm, Saturday, 23rd & Sunday 24th September; Saturday 30th Sept & Sunday 1st Oct
Visit this micro-brewery located in the heart of Emsworth and sample their real ales.
Rear of 16 West Street – Free entry
Sample a range of exquisite gins from Artisan Gin Distillers. No charge. There is no need to pre-book. 12:00noon – 2:30pm
Portal, Dingwall & Norris Wines, 48 Main Road, Emsworth PO10 8AU
- A full listing of events can be found in this year’s programme, which can be download here – http://www.emsworth.org.uk/news/emsworth-british-food-fortnight-2017-programme-download
- For more information about British Food Fortnight – www.lovebritishfood.co.uk
For more information on the British Food Fortnight in Emsworth visit www.Emsworth.org.uk