Grub’s up! June’s best, flavour-packed food festivals

Food, glorious food! Your weekend is about to pack some serious punch at these awesome food and drink festivals, serving some of the best local and regional dishes across the network.

Make your trip even easier when you travel by train and enjoy a post-food snooze in one of the comfy carriages during your return journey.

Bristol Food Connections

12–23 June
A festival of epic proportions, Bristol Food Connections shines a light on the city’s diverse and delicious food culture, bringing delectable dishes and the people behind them out into the open for all to enjoy.

As a creative city, Bristol continues to put its communities at the forefront of everything they do and it’s this unique concept that draws in hungry crowds to the food festival year after year. Running for almost two weeks this June, you can enjoy a cornucopia of events across the city from buzzing food markets to home-cooking workshops, bread baking demos to family-friendly feasts and lots more.

Cheltenham Food & Drink Festival

14–16 June
Make your way to Montpellier Gardens and discover over 200 exhibitors celebrating the best of local and regional food and drink. From baked goods to meats, cheeses and chutneys, there’s something for every type of foodie to sample.

As well as hosting a variety of masterclasses, the festival is also promoting a number of food and drinks talks with some really interesting events in the pipeline, including ‘A Pint-sized solution to food waste’ and ‘Let’s get drastic about plastic’.

Taste of London

19–23 June
Returning to Regent’s Park for another stellar year, Taste of London is a vibrant celebration of the city’s diverse and delicious food scene. Every summer, this beautiful park is transformed into a food haven as 40 of the capital’s greatest restaurants come together to show off their tantalising menus.

As well as eating your way through many scrumptious dishes, you can join in with fun workshops and master classes taking place throughout the five days. From cocktail making to sensory trails, and cider sampling to fire pit food, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this super tasty event. Our mouths are watering already.

Englefield House Food Festival

29–30 June
Set in the grounds of the gorgeous Englefield House, this family-friendly food festival offers a great variety of tasty street food for the whole gang to sample. Alongside chef demos, a bake stage and a brand-new BBQ stage, there will also be live music and loads of activities for little ones, including a free circus skills workshop, a mini zoo and children’s cookery classes.

The nearest train station is Theale and is just under two miles away, so wear a pair of comfortable shoes and embrace the gorgeous views as you walk off all that scrummy grub at home time.