27 Sep 2012

Well our Festival is over for another year - the weather proved a little challenging for our Sunday Market but we still managed a very good turn out with tasty and diverse selection of stalls and people were determined to come along and have a good time.

One particular highlight was the magnificient shire horses from Duchy Home Farm - one of their last visits for the foreseeable future - they have been a beautiful sight in town and we will all miss them greatly.

Keep an eye for news for 2013 - tentative dates are 18th-22nd September 2013

Our Newsletter will continue to be sent out on a regular basis with food and drink happenings and special offers on offer - to sign up just drop us an email.

Apart from that - a huge thank you to everyone who made this year happen and we look forward to seeing you all next year


Tetbury Food and Drink Festival Organisers

20 Sep 2012

Fabulous Tasty Menu on Offer from The Royal Oak at Leighterton

The Royal Oak at Leighterton
The Tetbury Food & Drink Festival Menu

2 courses for £15.95 or 3 courses for £19.95 inclusive of a glass of house wine or pint of real ale*


Soup of the day

Sautéed chicken livers and dates, sourdough toast

“hot smoked salmon” and basil omelette


Mussels in fish bouillabaisse, lemon salted chips

Pan fried duck breast, chorizo puy lentils, braised chicory

Vegetable and nut loaf, cheese and white wine sauce, carrot and celery salad


Coffee and cardamom parfait, pistachio crumble, honey yoghurt

Poached pear, vanilla cream, honeycomb

Offer available 12-2pm, 17th-22nd September inclusive

15 Sep 2012

Local Author Margo Smith & Yellow Lighted Bookshop & Chef and Columnist Xanthe Clay

Local author - Margo Smith - is joining forces with the fabulous Yellow Lighted Bookshop at our Market on Sunday 23rd September with a limited supply of her extremely popular cookery book  "Food Family and Faraway Places" - a personal collection of recipes written or adapted from many sources over 60 years.

Also available through The Yellow Lighted Bookshop will be a diverse selection of cookery books along with the latest book by Celebrated Chef, Author and Telegraph Columnist - Xanthe Clay - "The Contented Chef"

Xanthe will be visiting the Market on Sunday to sign copies of her book as well as demonstrating her culinary skills.

14 Sep 2012

Shipton Mill & Tetbury Food Festival: Saturday 22 September 2012

Shipton Mill & Tetbury Food Festival: Saturday 22 September 2012

On the morning of Saturday 22 September
at 1200hrs.

The first tour will be guided by John Compton, one of the Millers.

To book your place telephone Tetbury Tourist Information Office - 01666 503552

Shipton Mill Ltd
Long Newnton
Gloucestershire GL8 8RP

01666 505050

Duchy Home Farm Visit

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances the planned visit to Duchy Home Farm organised as part of this year's Food and Drink Festival has had to be cancelled - we apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

Great British Tastes at Oxford Wine Company in Tetbury

The Oxford Wine Company is pleased to support the 2012 Tetbury Food and Drink Festival by hosting a FREE wine and spirit tasting on Saturday 22nd September.   The “Great British” products available to sample include:
·       Award winning Nyetimber Classic Cuvee sparkling wine

·       ‘Coleridge Hill’ and ‘Willow Brook’, 2 refreshing and delicious wines from Three Choirs Vineyards in Gloucestershire

·       The wine of  legend, and finest, Lindisfarne Mead from Northumberland

·       From the Somerset Distillery, the lusciously smooth Somerset 5 Year Old Cider Brandy, and the fruity, warming Somerset Pomona

All products available to taste from 11:00am to 5:00pm AND any purchase of these products on the day will receive a   10% DISCOUNT!!!

7 Sep 2012

Kid’s Tent at Tetbury Food Festival featuring Monster Chef
Sunday 23rd September 10am till 5pm
In conjunction with The Party Loft in Cirencester the ‘’Kid’s Tent’’ will offer the following activities free of charge for children attending the festival. All children must be joined by a responsible adult.
         Monster Chef by Puppets & Pandemonium and Mr Brown’s Pig

Monster Chef Puppet Show
A 40 minute mask and puppet show highlighting the trials and tribulations of the formidable Monster Chef! Shows 12.30 and 3.30.
Arts, Crafts, Cooking and Fun
Plasticine Vegetables,  Design a Meal,  Cupcake Decorating, Sticky-Gooey Cookery Demo by The Rectory Hotel, Face Painting* etc
                        Competition Time 
Create your own vegetable monster. Two prizes for the following categories will be awarded courtesy The Cirencester Party Shop: Category 1: Under 5   Category 2: Under 10
See www.cotswoldpartyservices.co.uk for competition guidelines   *= small charge

6 Sep 2012




*to start *  
          Vegetarian Sushi
                                       Smoked Tofu, Fig & Orange Salad

*main *

Autumn Spiced Squash & Coconut Casserole
       accompanied by
Tina’s Rice Special / Herby Mash

*dessert *
                  Autumn Fruit ‘TBC’ Crumble & Custard

Thursday 20th September 7.30pm £20.00 per person
* Menu subject to ‘slight’ change depending on availability of locally sourced ingredients


25 Aug 2012

Wine Tasting Evening  with Vinotopia Wine Merchants
The Wine Barn, Church Farm, Long Newnton.
Friday 21st September 2012
5.30pm  – 8.30pm

No Charge – Open to all  

Come along anytime between 5.30pm  – 8.30pm to Vinotopia’s Wine Barn for a fun, informal tasting of a selection of wines from Tetbury’s newest independent Wine Merchant.

Vinotopia specialise in importing small parcels of carefully chosen wines direct from the producer and we’ll be showcasing some of our best finds for all to try.

There’ll also be delicious food available from Matt’s Farm. Based in Moreton Valence, all Matt’s produce is home-grown or home-reared on his farm and then cooked to perfection by the man himself.   See you there!

18 Aug 2012

Black Tie Dinner being held in the Orchard Room at Highgrove.  Home to TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.  This is sure to be a popular event - evenings here normally sell out very quickly.
The Price per Person is £95.00
More information and booking through the Highgrove Customer Services Booking Department 
0845 - 5214342.

4 Aug 2012

Real Ale and Cider at The Priory Inn

On Saturday 22nd September, between 12 – 5pm The Priory Inn will host a very special Real Ale and Cider Day as part of The Tetbury Food and Drink festival with live music under gazebos in the front garden.

A great selection of ales and ciders will celebrate the best of local beers and ciders and customers will be able to sample 6 quarter pints in one tempting hit using the Priory Inn's tasting paddles: designed and hand-carved by the exceptional Alan Preece, a local high quality furniture maker.  He sourced the oak from within Gloucestershire and designed the tasting paddles to be not too heavy or long, with clean holes and full of individual character. The resulting paddles are a charismatic addition to The Priory Inn's Real Ale and Cider Day and will be enjoyed by many customers.

The Priory Inn is combining forces for the Real Ale and Cider celebration with Native Breeds – a small family run charcuterie based on the Lydney Park Estate in Gloucestershire. They are unique curers and charcutiers making cured, smoked, air dried and cooked charcuterie from Britain’s native and rare breed animals. “...committed to making truly crafted delicacies that pay respect to the culinary and agricultural heritage of Gloucestershire, the Marches and the South West, and honour charcuterie traditions that have migrated through history from Britain and Europe into modern gastronomy.” nativebreeds.co.uk

Graham Waddington the artisan charcutier will be setting up his traditional hot-dog stand for the day and showing Tetbury how fabulous a REAL hot dog can taste if it is made with care and great local ingredients.  The classic smoked ‘Weiner’ (Viennese sausage) is a blend of British rose veal and native breed pork and beef, all smoked over beech and apple wood. The meat, herbs and spices are combined into a machine known as a bowl cutter which produces the frankfurter’s characteristic silky smooth texture – meaning no stabilisers or emulsifiers are needed.

Music-wise, The Priory Inn is planning some great sets of live music that will entertain the whole family throughout the day, so watch this space for more news!

3 Aug 2012

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Cotswold Life offer

Those interested in the Tetbury Food and Drink Festival can save up to 73% on a Cotswold Life subscription. Quote TP12 when placing your order.

2 Aug 2012

Highgrove to host banquet

Just learnt that Highgrove - the beautiful home and gardens belonging to TRH The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall - will play host to a magnificent banquet in the Orchard Room on Thursday 20th September - more details soon

14 Jul 2012

Stalls are going fast!

Stalls are really going fast now so if you havent sent in your form please do so just as soon as possible

We still have space for a few more upstairs in the Market Hall but when they are gone that will be it.....................

16 May 2012

Xanthe Clay launches new book

In her new book favourite food writer Xanthe Clay pares back all the effort and fuss to show how to become a truly contented cook.

The Contented Cook is all about the enjoyment of food and cooking; the stirring, chopping and creativity and the treat of sitting down after a long day to something truly delicious. For Xanthe there’s nothing better than taking a simple ingredient, be it a fresh fennel bulb, sun-ripened tomatoes or the first pears of autumn, and letting their natural flavours shine through. Not about complicated recipes or the latest gadgets, this is cooking purely for pleasure and using seasonal produce to its best potential. Dishes such as Jerusalem Artichoke Gratin, Baked Penne with Leeks, Mustard and Bacon and Melting Kale with Green Olives and Garlic demonstrate this relaxed philosophy of cooking and offer the perfect way to use gluts, whether from the garden or when fruit and vegetables are at their cheapest.

Taking us through the year, Xanthe offers a wealth of ideas and solutions for making the most of the weather. For summer when you don’t want to stand over a hot stove, there’s low-fuss dishes perfect for al-fresco dining and ideas for cherries, raspberries, courgettes and aubergines. There is also a whole section on throwing a summer party with recipes to make ahead or in bulk and top tips for keeping everyone happy, however big the crowd. For autumn there are mezzes, tarts and pies, apples and quinces and dishes to ward off the darker evenings such as Pot-roast Pheasant with Beetroot and Two Kinds of Fig and Marinated Fennel and Chilli Salad. Finally for winter, when there’s nothing better than being in a warm kitchen, there is Celeriac, Hazelnut and Tahini Remoulade, Slow Roast Rosemary Pork Belly with Blue Cheese, Spanish Hot Chocolate and plenty of ideas for festive entertaining.

Impressive, easy and delicious, The Contented Cook is everything a cookbook should be, packed full of recipes you’ll want to make, as well as eat. With no tricky techniques or hard-to-find ingredients, Xanthe recognizes that the key to good food is simply in enjoying preparing and eating it.

Xanthe Clay trained at Leiths School of Food and Wine and has worked as a chef and a caterer. She is food columnist for the Daily Telegraph and has contributed to many different food publications.

For more information about 'The Content Cook', visit kylebooks.com

5 Mar 2012

Vowley Farm come aboard

The lovely Lorraine from Vowley Farm has just confirmed for our Festival complete with her sausage making machine... Who could ask for more?

Applications open for the Sunday market

Application forms are now available for the Sunday Market stalls.