Top 5 Food & Drink Events in April

We are treated to many fantastic food and drink events here in the South of England. With the weather hopefully starting to warm up, what better time to get out and about to support our local producers? I've listed five events taking place next month across Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset that I'll think you'll enjoy. It looks set to be a great month for beer lovers, with the return of a long-running festival in Farnham. Later in the month, boutique food and drink producers from far and wide will descend upon Richmond for an annual food festival. 

We are running two tours in April - Hampshire Tour on Saturday 14th April and the Surrey Hills Tour on Saturday 21st April. I'm really looking forward to these tours because Spring will be upon us and the countryside will be coming to life. There are still a few tickets available for each tour.

On to my top five food and drink events in April:

Bee-Keeping Demo and Wine Tasting

8 April 2018, Albury Organic Vineyard, Albury, Surrey

Our friends at Albury Organic Vineyard are putting on a unique event where you can suit up for a close encounter with their bee hives, led by their bee-keeper, Sergio. Afterwards, calm your nerves with a glass of their award-winning sparkling wine.

Albury Organic Vineyard Bee Keeping Demonstration >>
Bee-keeping at Albury Vineyard. Source: Albury Organic Vineyard

Bee-keeping at Albury Vineyard. Source: Albury Organic Vineyard

Enjoy locally-brewed ales at Farnham Beerex

Enjoy locally-brewed ales at Farnham Beerex

Farnham Beerex

12-14 April 2018, Farnham Maltings, Farnham, Surrey

Incredibly, this beer festival has been running at the same location for over 40 years! It always features a line up of over 50 British cask ales from near and far, with different bands playing at each session.

Farnham Beerex >>

The Surrey Food Festival

21 April 2018, Old Deer Park, Richmond, Surrey

Get set for a busy day, because there are over 100 different stalls to visit at this year's festival, featuring a wide array of food and drink producers. The best part? Free samples!

The Surrey Food Festival >>

More of the Good Stuff Spring Fair

17-21 April 2018, Dummer Down Farm, Dummer, Hampshire

It's free to enter this lovely little fair, where you can pick up local seasonal produce as well as arts, crafts, gifts and plants. The dog is welcome as well!

More of the Good Stuff Spring Fair >>

Cheese Fest Bournemouth

7 April 2018, Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, Dorset

Just £3 gives you access to some of the UK's best artisinal cheese producers, all under one roof! Try a huge range of different cheeses and wash them down with some perfectly paired wines and beers. I'm salivating just writing this!

Cheese Fest Bournemouth >>
Joel Eastman