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Food and Drink Festival 2017-09-20T18:19:15+00:00

27 September – 7 October 2017

The magnificent St Albans  Food & Drink Festival is back for its tenth year to celebrate the craft, diversity and creation of food across our District.

The Food & Drink Festival is organised and delivered by St Albans City and District Council. Radio Verulam has provided this website in association with St Albans City & District Council as part of an ongoing Community Partnership. More information at the ‘About’ section

Sep 26 @ 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
6:00 PM
Title: Chappell & Caldwell Cookery Class, Pasta Date: 26th September Time 6pm-9.30pm Venue: AL1 – Details provided on booking Cost: £80 Tickets available from: www.chappellandcaldwell.com Further information: chappellandcaldwell@gmail.com
AL1
Sep 26 @ 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
7:30 PM
For the first time we’re offering a tutored tasting lead by Roger Protz on the Tuesday evening prior to the official Wednesday opening of the St Albans Beer & Cider Festival 2017. Roger will be talking about his new book “IPA: A Legend in Our Time” whilst tantilising your taste buds with an exciting range[...]
Alban Arena
12:00 AM
From Wednesday the 27th to sept the 8th of Oct throughout the festival we will be serving craft beers we have five real ales including a guest cider. New gin tapas choose from 20 served with fever tree tonics.
The Portland Arms
12:00 AM
A food based quiz on a Wednesday evening The chef’s half-time snacks are something new and inventive. £3per person
The Portland Arms
Sep 27 – Sep 30 all-day
12:00 AM
Organised by South Herts CAMRA. Nine bars with up to 350 real ales, 50 ciders and perries, 50 bottle conditioned beers and 80 foreign beers from all over the world plus hot and cold food stands, breweriana auctions and a quiz on Saturday with superb prizes. Live music Thursday evening from St Albans band The[...]
Alban Arena
Sep 27 @ 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
12:00 PM
Throughout Beer Festival: take a break from the Arena to visit the Boot, one of the Hairy Bikers’ Pubs that made Britain.
The Boot
Sep 27 @ 2:30 PM – Oct 6 @ 4:30 PM
2:30 PM
Enjoy a fascinating tour of the Cathedral with our expert guides followed by delicious teas and treats in the Abbot’s Kitchen. Hear the story of Alban, Britain’s first saint, and visit his shrine; see stunning medieval wall paintings and marvel at architecture through the ages. After your tour, relax in the Abbot’s Kitchen and choose[...]
St Albans Cathedral
Sep 27 @ 8:00 PM – 10:15 PM
8:00 PM
British Cheese & Craft Beer Evening The Fleetville Larder & HomeBrewtique present a relaxed evening tasting of 6 Craft Beers paired with 6 British Cheeses on Wednesday 27th October. Come and enjoy learning how different styles of beer are made and eat a selection of artisan British cheeses perfectly paired to the beers. £15/ 8pm[...]
The Fleetville Larder
12:00 AM
Join Natasha MacAller the author of Spice Health Heroes at the launch of this wonderful book and learn how you can very simply enhance your health with ingredients you already have in your kitchen cupboards! Spices are celebrated the world over for the depth of flavour that they bring to dishes. The alchemy of roasting[...]
Waterstone's Bookstore
Sep 28 @ 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
12:00 PM
Throughout Beer Festival: take a break from the Arena to visit the Boot, one of the Hairy Bikers’ Pubs that made Britain.
The Boot
Sep 28 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
6:00 PM
Choice of Chicken, Beef, Fish or Vegan. Choose from a selection of bottled craft beer or a glass of house wine.
The Portland Arms
6:30 PM
Coffee, Canapés & Conversation An evening of coffee tasting paired with creative canapés designed to explore the unique and complex flavours of coffee. Hosted by special guest Steve Leighton from Has Bean Coffee and food in collaboration with Chappell & Caldwell of St Albans Tickets available from Charlie’s Coffee Shop.
Charlie's Coffee & Company
Sep 28 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
6:30 PM
Book your table at the kick off for the new term as we host the first of our regular Thursday evening Dining sessions at The Stables Restaurant. Our evening three course dinner service is entirely created by Level 2 and 3 Hospitality and Catering students, overseen by our team of award winning chefs. We are[...]
The Stables Restaurant, Oaklands College
Sep 29 @ 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
12:00 PM
Throughout Beer Festival: take a break from the Arena to visit the Boot, one of the Hairy Bikers’ Pubs that made Britain.
The Boot
Sep 29 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
6:00 PM
Choose from Rump, Sirloin or Fillet served with a Portland Salad and all the trimmings
The Portland Arms
Sep 29 @ 8:30 PM
8:30 PM
St.Albans’ most established Open Mic night will be supporting Earthworks with special performances from the best local talent Hertfordshire has to offer. Fantastic music, food and beer.
Ye Olde Fighting Cocks
12:00 AM
Drop in to Rock Pop Candy and have a go at making your own ‘Candy Brochette’ – for ages 5+ and just £2.50 each. No booking required.
Rock Pop Candy
7:00 PM
A chance to sample some of the modern Polish food from St Albans author Ren Behan’s debut book Wild Honey and Rye. The ticket price includes a 4 course meal, a glass of wine and a shot of home-flavoured vodka.
13 Catherine St,
12:00 AM
Pop along and say hi to Ana and our very own ‘Willy Wonka’ direct from Stateside Chocolate with some awesome new flavours ! Don’t miss this opportunity to try some ‘way out’ flavour chocolate like our very own ‘Jam Doughnut’ or the ever popular ‘Memphis Special’ along with some brand new flavours!
Rock Pop Candy Stall - Market Place
Oct 1 all-day
12:00 AM
The highlight of the Festival calendar, Sunday will see St Peter’s Street close to become a gastronomic wonderland! A day food, fun and feasting will include a Cookery Theatre, Workshop Marquee, Oaklands City Farm, Pop-up restaurants and over 100 market traders. St Peter’s Street will exhibit the finest food and drink producers, a variety of[...]
St Peter's Street
12:00 AM
Catch up with friends or family and enjoy a musical afternoon with tea, finger sandwiches and delicious cakes served by Serendipitea Tea Parties ‘Pop Up Tea Room’ whilst listening to our Steinway piano and other similar ‘quieter’ instruments in the collection. We will also demonstrate some of the fascinating dance organs during the afternoon. This[...]
St Albans Organ Theatre
9:30 AM
Everyone is welcome at St Albans Cathedral to celebrate Harvest. As we give thanks for all that we have, we consider the challenge of how to help those throughout the world who do not have easy access to food or water. This is also a chance to donate gifts of food to support the work[...]
St Albans Cathedral
7:00 PM
Celebrate the best of the best at the annual Awards Ceremony for the local hospitality industry at Sopwell House! Welcome drinks provided by Poppycock, Thirty Nine 10 and The 3 Brewers from 6.30pm followed by a delicious three course seasonal dinner from 7.30pm. Dinner wine available from Flagship Wines for £10 per bottle (cash only).[...]
Sopwell House Hotel
12:00 AM
Another of the very popular social cookery classes held in a home kitchen with Danielle, owner of The Cobbled Kitchen. A hands on, all involved, cookery class exploring many ways to make Vegetables the star of the dinner table. You’ll pick up loads of useful time and money saving hints and tips, including knife skills,[...]
The Cobbled Kitchen
Oct 4 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
4:00 PM
Come and have a go at making your own ‘Candy Brochette’ – for ages 5+, just £2.50 each. An ‘After School’ activity from 4pm to 6pm. No booking required.
Rock Pop Candy