Cornwall Food & Drink LIVE in Bristol
Saturday 3 Nov: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Sunday 4 Nov: 10.30 am to 5.00 pm
For anyone who can’t get enough of the fantastic array of food and drink that heralds from Cornwall, the answer is Cornwall Food & Drink LIVE, making its first stop at Brunel’s Old Station in Bristol, on 3rd and 4th November.
The two-day event highlights just why Cornwall has such a reputation as a culinary hotspot and a destination for food lovers from far and wide. Featuring the county’s top food and drinks producers and an incredible host of admired chefs, plus much more, the event will bring the true flavour of Cornwall to the city.
Clotted cream and pasties? Of course! But that’s just the beginning. From award winning ales such as Sharp’s Doom Bar and St Austell Brewery’s Tribute, to champion cheeses such as Cornish Blue; and from succulent grass-reared meats to designer-inspired chocolates, Cornwall has one of the richest larders in the world and wants to share its bounty. Click to see the list of foods and drinks you’ll be able to try and buy there.
An awesome collection of chefs will be on stage throughout the weekend. Don’t miss two-Michelin-starred Nathan Outlaw, a favourite with audiences of BBC’s Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen, when he teams up with fellow seafood superstar Mitch Tonks, owner of Bristol’s acclaimed RockFish Grill, for an unmissable Seafood Special on Sunday 4th November, or the fun opener on Saturday 3rd featuring the mighty Martin Blunos head-to-head with cheeky charmer Paul Ripley as they attempt to guide budding chefs from BBC Radio Cornwall and Radio Bristol through a culinary challenge. For full details of the packed demo programme, click here.
There will be plenty more to delight all ages and tastes. Kids can get stuck in with an array of fun with a Cornish flavour – sand play, baking, pasty crimping and more, even becoming temporary lifeboat crew with the RNLI. Those seeking the more active side of Cornwall won’t be able to resist the chance to win a fantastic activities break in Cornwall in the brand new ‘Race the Doom Bar’ rowing challenge with Sharp’s Brewery. Or see if the boys from Clifton Rugby can become the fastest crimpers in the west as they get some expert tuition in this traditional skill.
For those who prefer a slower pace of life, there’s shanty singing to warm the heart and plenty of delicious food and drink to enjoy while you take in the atmosphere. A full schedule of talks and tastings in the Drinks Academy is bound to open your taste buds to some new horizons.
Entrance is £5 per day. Free for children under 16 accompanied by an adult.
You can book your tickets online. Please note that the earlybird discounted tickets are no longer available.
Situated next to Bristol Temple Meads, Brunel’s Old Station is easily accessible by rail. With rail journey times of less than 15 minutes from Bath, around 30 minutes from Taunton and just over an hour from Reading, it’s an easy and stress-free route to a great day out. For those who’d like to take in the whole weekend, there are numerous hotels within easy walking distance.
The venue is also on bus routes and is served by several car parks and even a ferry service. Cycle racks are provided.
Full disabled access; guide dogs are welcome.