June 4 2019
Valley Fest 2019: full menu line-up revealed…and 10% discount on tickets for Piggies!
Tickets for this year’s Valley Fest – “the best-tasting music festival in the South West” (Friday 2-Sunday 4 August) – are selling out fast… not least of all because the fabulous festival folk are offering Pig Guide followers a whopping 10% discount on ticket prices! All you need to do to claim your discount is enter the code PIG2019 at the checkout. And why do you desperately need to grab your tickets today? Read on…
If you missed our original bulletin about this year’s foodie love-in, click on this link for our version of the general entertainment schedule. But pay heed to right here, right now, because full menu details have just been revealed – and there’s some rather tasty news to get even more excited about.
From charcuterie to cheddars, ciders to sausages, Valley Fest represents the ultimate hedge-to-hedge foodie fest in full-on Somerset style. The region’s culinary heroes will be cooking up a storm day and night in the form of feasts from hob gods including the owner of the Michelin-starred Pony and Trap Josh Eggleton, together with Rob Howell, Head Chef of Root, who are at the helm on Saturday serving a six-course feasts during the afternoon and evening. On Sunday, the Free Range Chef will be serving up a range of vegetarian sharing platters resulting in a fusion of flavours from the Middle East and Italy, while boozy brunches courtesy of the Riverford Field Kitchen (Saturday) and the Yeo Valley Canteen (Sunday) guarantee that nobody will go hungry, at any time of the day.
Elsewhere, regionally-sourced tapas will be served all day in the iconic tipis by The Monmouth Table, run by Annie Coplestone and Carlotta Paolieri (see pic for a tasty tapas teaser), the Artisan Market will be in full flow, street food stalls offer eat-to-the-beat refuelling hotspots, there’ll be cooking demonstrations from Masterchef quarter finalist Hope Pointing, and Elly Pear will be cooking recipes from her brand new book, Green. Huge BBQs are scheduled in across the programme too – think tractor-sized rotisseries and you get the general idea!
Most of the fresh ingredients used across all the menus served on site will be coming from the festival’s site-neighbours at The Community Farm, and the meat will be sourced from Luke’s Farm (the land on which the festival takes place) or Combe Farm, just down t’road – in short, you don’t get much more locally sourced than that!
Fancy some further food for thought? There are talks on subjects ranging from veganism to body confidence alongside workshops on pickling, foraging and gardening, all delivered by experts in their particular fields… phew! There’s a lot going on. Because…
…above all, Valley Fest is all about celebrating food in the South West and the passion of those who produce it.
Perfect for food lovers, first-time festival goers and families of all ages (no long treks across site to trip anybody up, and plenty of activities for everyone,) Valley Fest celebrates the wild, wild West Country at its very best. See you there, Piggies!
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