Despite yesterday’s announcement and the delay of the final restrictions ending, we just wanted to let you know that we are happy to confirm that our festival is going ahead!

The Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival will take place from 25-27 June, albeit, with a limited capacity each day. This number, along with our Covid secure measures, means the festival will be safe and hugely enjoyable. 

If you are thinking of buying tickets but holding off, please do purchase now. Once we have reached capacity for each day, no further tickets will be available, and we would hate anyone to miss out.

For some exhibitors, festivals are essential to their survival, so there was no question for us that we wanted to go ahead. Please support us and the small producers involved. #supportcheltenhamfoodanddrinkfestival

We will be posting on our social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) every day up until the festival and of course, should we have any further updates, we will share them with you there.

We look forward to seeing you.

The Festival Team

The 12th annual Food and Drink Festival in Cheltenham featuring great speakers in the industry, sharing culinary delights and a great day out for families and friends.

Children under 16 years are free to attend, all the chef demos, wine tasting and talks are free, live music street theatre, bubble show for children and Punch and Judy are all included in the ticket price.


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Our featured guest...

The Punk Chef 26/06/21 12.45 - 1.45pm

See a new and upcoming chef who is deaf, give a badass talk on his culinary delights

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Free Wine Talks & Tastings
Free Drink Talks & Tastings
Free Chef Cooking Demonstrations


Do you know what is included in your ticket price?

• Select wine talks
• Chef cooking demonstrations
• Select drinks experience
• Street theatre
• Festival music
• Children’s entertainment

Our festival goers

Our annual trip to The food & drink is one of our favourite festivals in the town. Its a great way to relax, listen to great music and try new food.

A great weekend!

James, Tom, Ruth


Tim, Matt, Craig


We go straight to the beer tent and try the variety of beers on offer. Its a great social event and worth just popping up from Ciren. The champaign tent is worth going too.

Karen, Steve, Will, Luke


We jump on the train and walk up its not far. I love the variety of stalls that are on offer. Last year we went 2 food talks and 1 wine talk. Great experience!

Our Featured Entertainment

Street Theatre Stage

The Felicity Footloose Show is full of fun frolics and daredevil antics! Felicity footloose lives in the 80’s and just wants to dance. A new feature at the festival this year with a variety of amazing street theatre.


Ragsy a singer-songwriter based in South Wales. Appeared on The Voice in 2013 and mentored by fellow countryman Sir Tom Jones. Currently on tour and has released three albums. ‘Have guitar will travel’.


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Wine talks

New Zealand to France to Argentina.

Wines from around the world will be on show with leading presenters guiding you on this tasting experience, a chance to discover new wines to fall in love with.

our talks

An array of fabulous talks ranging from chef talks through to wine experiences. Don’t forget our masterclasses where you can learn from the very best in their field.

Masterclasses are an additional cost. 

Chef talks

Our talks are on a number of culinary topics and countries.

Wine talks

Taste wines from various grape varieties and countries.


Watch a true master at work and learn from the very best.

Cheese masterclass

For the cheese lovers among you, a superb masterclass.


Do you know your
Brie from your stilton?

A cheese lovers dream to sample the delights on offer in our masterclasses. Experience cheeses from around the world and learn about what goes with what.

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