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The Ashford Food and Drink Festival is back this July!

Published: 16/05/2024
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Ashford Town Centre will be a hub for foodies this summer as the Ashford Food and Drink Festival returns for 2024.  In its second year, the month-long event will serve a menu full of food and drink activities alongside offers in Ashford Town Centre this summer.

There will be some familiar faces returning as well as a range of new additions, to make sure this years’ event has something to tickle everyone’s taste buds.

Ashford Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of all that Ashford has to offer from all over the world, with your chance to experience the tastes and flavours of our wonderful food and drink businesses. From wine tasting, teddy bear picnics, markets, weekend festivals, pizza making and competitions; you name it, it's on the menu, so taste and try throughout July.

To find out more visit www.loveashford.com/articles/ashford-food-and-drink-festival or if you know someone who might like to be involved, please email love.ashford@ashford.gov.uk

This year’s headliners include:

  • “Ashfood!” at Elwick Place – showcasing the best of local food, drink and entertainment
  • The Wine Garden of England and Boy’s Hall will be showcasing the best of Kent’s vineyards and fine food with music in a wonderful evening in St Mary’s Church in Ashford
  • Taproom’s ‘Great Ashford Sandwich Competition’
  • Makers Market – with a delicious array of fresh food and craft at this monthly town centre market
  • Coachworks – wine tasting, pizza making, food market, bottomless brunch, wrap party pasta making and beer tasting, as well as eggs-tra special guest George Egg
  • Curious Brewery’s two-day beer festival

Keli Nolan-Lyons, Town Centre Regeneration Manager for Ashford Borough Council said: “We are excited to bring back the Ashford Food and Drink Festival once again this summer.

“Last year was the first time we’d tried something like this, and we received some great feedback from visitors, residents and businesses, so we’re really looking forward to its return this year. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase the brilliant businesses and producers we have in Ashford Town Centre, and slightly further afield – there really is something for everyone to enjoy throughout July.

“We hope residents and visitors enjoy discovering something new, as well as revisiting old favourites by raising a glass or savouring a dish as we celebrate the variety of food and drink offerings we have here in Ashford.”