Great British Food Festival
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Hardwick Hall
Food Festival

May 2016

10am to 5pm everyday


Tickets will also be available on the door at full price.

The Great British Food Festival is back at Hardwick Hall for 2016. The recipe for the weekend?... Read more

Well take over 80 top local and artisan producers, a big serving of stunning hot food, add a dash of real ale and wine bars, kids cookery lessons and lots of children's activities, top chef demos, stir in a cake competition and the popular Men V's Food, with lashings of excellent live music and mix together to make a lovely foodie family day out. The main chef demo area hosts great local and tv chefs, all demos are free (as part of your admission ticket) to enter so everyone can pick up top foodie tips.
The perfect recipe for a fun, foodie day out for the whole family. Hide this content.

Discounted entry to the Hall & Gardens
FREE parking
FREE chef demos
FREE artisan talks/food challenges
Live Music all day
FREE Circus skills workshop & children's entertainment

  • 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 this years and past 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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Acts TBC - above is a sample. A fantastic mix of music styles
something for everyone to sing along to!
kids corner

FREE children’s entertainment from Glutch & Slugs and our Circus skills workshop. Fantastic Children’s cookery lessons from Kidz Kitchen, face-painting and kids rides.
Its a great day out for the whole family! >> Find out more

Get your children involved in fun, educational cooking classes with Kidz Kitchen. Find out more

  • 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 2016! Enter on the day.

Any budding bakers out there?? Dust off your aprons and whip us up a treat – 3 different categories will be judged over the weekend (Victoria Sponge, Chocolate Delicious & Fabulous Favourite). 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.


Want to cook like the professionals? Try our Adult Cookery Classes and learn some new skills.