The East Midlands Food and Drink Festival (2 to 4 Oct)

October 2, 2009toOctober 4, 2009

meltonsignHeld at Brooksby Hall, The East Midlands Food and Drink Festival brings together a huge and fabulous selection of cheeses, breads, pies, game, beers, spices, juices, bison, chocolate, cider, wines, chutneys, sausages, cakes, ostrich, pancakes and much more from some of the country’s finest producers, many from the East Midlands region.

Experience a great range of live demonstrations in the Rangemaster Cookery Demonstration Theatre by names such as TV Chef Rachel Green, Master Butcher and member of the British BBQ team, Viv Harvey and renowned pie-maker Stephen Hallam. Together with wine tastings, talks and book signings, places to stop to eat and drink, the Festival is just the perfect day out for everyone.

Better still, why not make a weekend of it and explore the many places of interest and things to see and do in the area.

And this year, it’s even better value than ever to come – cheaper than last year at £6 per person and just £5 for pre-booked tickets!

The Children’s Festival – Friday 2nd October
The Children’s Festival has a new and exciting location this year. The historic setting of Brooksby Hall, a splendid 16th century manor house, will provide an inspiring backdrop for a wide variety of food related activities for the children who will come from numerous schools around the region.

As part of the activities there will be cookery demonstrations by TV chef Rachel Green and local home economist Teresa Bovey and Brooksby Melton College will provide the ever popular tractor and trailer rides around the grounds. With bread making, cheese

Brooksby Hall Conference and Banqueting Centre
Melton Mowbray
LE14 2LJ

Getting there

By Rail
Brooksby is within close reach of the Rail stations at Leicester and Melton Mowbray. A regular bus service operates between Leicester and Melton Mowbray and we are only a short taxi ride away from both destinations.

By Road
From Melton Mowbray
Take the A607 (Signposted Leicester) in the direction of Leicester. At the roundabout, opposite the DIY store, take the second exit and continue along the A607. Continue through Kirby Bellars. After a while, you will enter Brooksby. Turn Right (Signposted Brooksby Hall) and continue down the lane.

From the M1
Leave the M1 at Junction 21A and take the A46 (Signposted Leicester, New’k) At the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A607 (Signposted Newark). Following on from there, take the 2nd exit, continuing along the A607 (Signposted Melton Mowbray). At the next roundabout, again take the 2nd exit, continuing along the A607 (Signposted Melton Mowbray). Upon entering Brooksby, Turn Left (signposted Brooksby Hall)

Satellite Navigation
If you are using a Satellite Navigation System, please set your destination postcode to LE14 2LJ.

Park and Ride
A park and ride bus service will be available to and from Melton Mowbray directly to Brooksby Hall. Times to be confirmed.

Where can I find out more?