Great British Food Festival
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Hardwick Hall
Food Festival

2015 TBC

Details coming soon

The stunning Elizabethan country house of Hardwick Hall hosts the Great British Food Festival. Along with wonderful food and drink there'll be chef demos, man v food and cake competitions, artisan talks, games and activities for the kids, and excellent live music. Why not enter the Great British Cake Off, or take on the Men Vā€™s Food challenges?
The perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out for the whole family.


  • Onsite parking is free
  • Kids under 5 are free
  • Dogs are welcome. All dogs must be kept on a lead and are not allowed inside the marquees.
  • Nearest cash machine is 2 miles away.
  • Cashback facility is unreliable due to signal - we suggest you bring cash.
A sample of 2014 exhibitors:

Take a pew and enjoy top local chefs showing you how it's done. Whilst cooking up a dish or two the chefs will be offering advice and tips to recreate your own perfect dishes.
All for FREE!

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A fantastic mix of music styles ā€“
something for everyone to sing along to!
kids corner

FREE children’s entertainment from Glutch & Slugs. FREE Circus Skills workshops from Party Workshop. Fantastic Children’s cookery lessons from Kidz Kitchen. Children’s rides, Bouncy Castle, Penalty Shoot-out and a Shooting range!
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  • Mobility parking in main car park, 100 yards from visitor reception
  • Accessible toilets in the Stableyard
  • Wheelchair access to ground floor of hall, gardens and Lady Spencer's Walk. Stairs to 2nd and 3rd floors
  • Baby changing facilities provided in the Stableyard
  • Baby feeding facilities are available in the Great Barn restaurant
  • Please note the majority of the festival takes place on the estate fields, so surfaces may be uneven (particularly in bad weather

Address: Doe Lea, Chesterfield
Derbyshire, S44 5QJ

Hugely popular, drawing big crowds - the Men v Food Challenges are back and worse than ever for 2014! Enter on the day.

Any budding bakers out there?? Dust off your aprons and whip us up a treat ā€“ 3 different categories will be judged over the weekend (Victoria Sponge, Chocolate Delicious & Great British Novelty). Free entry for all entrants and who knows you might win one of our fantastic prizes!

Watch how to make awesome cocktails, taste delicious wines. FREE Talks & demonstrations will be taking every day.