When? Sunday 22nd June, 10.30am – 4pm
Where? Kings Weston House, Kings Weston Lane, Bristol, BS11 0UR
Love Food Festival is back, energised and launching a new venue to celebrate midsummer. For the first time in its 6 year history, this moveable food festival will be popping up at the grand, Grade II listed Kings Weston House just outside of Bristol.
Visitors will recognise the unmistakable concoction of street food, market stalls and a laidback soundtrack that make Love Food Festival so special, but with a re-launched children’s area and emphasis on learning. Both adults and children are in for a treat with a selection of new exhibitors.
The children’s area, hosted in the Grand Stair Room, will be a hive of activity for the young ones. Jo Ingleby from the Redcliffe Food Project, winner of the BBC Food and Farming Awards ‘Local Food Hero’ category, will be running half hour sessions teaching children to make a Love Food Salad and dressing and summer fruit punch with strawberries and lavender.
Over in the Love Art area, children will be able to sketch fruit and vegetables with the highly regarded Go Sketch. Elise Bradley from Oodle Doodle will also be helping little ones to make nature pictures from flowers and leaves, pom pom bees, butterfly art and bunting.
On top of all that, the Great Cake Café will be taking over the bar area of this grand Georgian building, where you can sink into a luxurious Chesterfield sofa with a cup of tea or homemade lemonade. Then, head next door for the Love Food Festival market stalls to grab yourself some incredible goodies. Food Friends will be on hand with an array of fresh fruit and vegetable juices and RAW food favourites, Field Bar Wine will be serving gorgeous rose petal and elderflower wine and Taste Fool are serving up delicious picnic treats. If it’s a sweet treat you’re after there’s La Dame Gateau, Marden Bakery and Wheat Free Kitchen offering decadent indulgences. To top it all off there are jams and chutneys from Snowdrop Cottage, oils from Bath Harvest, cheese from Greens of Glastonbury, meats from Eggardon Rare Breeds as well as massage from Neals Yard, handmade soaps and delicious fudge.
Lunch is time to sample one of the many street food vendors, including Rib Street, Burger Theory, Indonesian satay from Rasa Java, paella from The Spanish Buffet or authentic Italian dishes from Stefano’s, before washing it all down with a pint of Dick Willows cider.
In the afternoon, treat yourself to an Ivor’s Ice Cream or strawberries and cream to take with you on a stroll around the grounds as you explore the Tree Trail and identify interesting trees planted on the estate over the years.
Commenting, Lorna Knapman, founder of Love Food Festival said: “We’re really excited to be bringing the festival to Kings Weston. Not only are the house and its grand rooms stunning, but it’s got fantastic outdoor space, perfect for children to run around outside and for visitors to picnic on.”
Important note: Visitors should note that unfortunately The Portway is closed on 22nd June due to the Big Bristol Bike Ride. Kings Weston can be accessed via Clifton.