Fanatical about food and drink? Check out this months best events taking place in and around Surrey and get ready to tuck into some tasty treats! Bon appetite…
DUDE FOOD COOKERY COURSE / MARCH 7 / ABINGER COOKERY SCHOOL, DORKING
Are you a dude? Fed up of not knowing how to cook? Fear not, for the educationally-minded folk of Abinger Cookery School have the perfect antidote to your woes. Sign up to this one-day course and learn how to make a range of delicious dishes to wow your friends and family.
For more information, visit www.abingercookeryschool.com
CHOCOLATE FAIR / MARCH 8 / DENBIES WINE ESTATE, DORKING
For connoisseurs of cocoa and general chocolate enthusiasts alike, enjoy a mouthwatering day spent at this delectable Chocolate Fair held at Denbies Wine Estate in March. Meet an array of artisan chocolatiers vying for your taste-buds’ attention before trying, buying – and attempting not to eat everything in sight.
For more information, visit www.denbies.co.uk
FORAGING WITH RACHEL DE THAMPLE / MARCH 10 / PETERSHAM NURSERIES, RICHMOND
Fancy learning about the art of foraging? Join chef and forager Rachel de Thample for a day celebrating wild food, and discover which green-leaved foodstuffs you can forage for yourself this spring. After an introduction, set out on a foraging walk around Kew before returning to the classroom to taste and learn about 12 seasonal wild foods. Finish the day by learning how to make dandelion kimchi to take home and store in your kitchen larder.
For more information, visit www.petershamnurseries.com
BREWERY TOUR / MARCH 11 / TWICKENHAM FINE ALES
A certified institution in the local food and drink landscape, hop on board a brewery tour this March and discover more about Twickenham Fine Ales. Learn how they brew their beer, sample some tasty ale, and meet like-minded lovers of the wet stuff.
For more information, visit www.twickenham-fine-ales.co.uk
REAL ALE TRAIN / MARCH 14 + 28 / ALTON STATION
All aboard the Real Ale Train! If you’re looking for a different kind of day out, look no further than the Real Ale Train boarding on the Watercress Line in March. Starting and finishing at Alton Station, hop on board and get a serving or real ale from the restored bar carriage before tucking into a tasty plate of food in the name of sustenance.
For more information, visit www.watercressline.co.uk
CUCUMBER CURRENCY DAY / MARCH 18 / THE BISHOP, KINGSTON
What could be better than a G&T on a sunny spring afternoon? A complimentary Hendrick’s Gin and Fever Tree Tonic is what! Back by popular demand, Cucumber Currency Day returns to The Bishop in Kingston. Simply download the Young’s On Tap app and receive a free gin and tonic for your trouble. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information, visit www.thebishopkingston.co.uk
FAULTY TOWERS – THE DINING EXPERIENCE / MARCH 18 / WINDSOR GUILDHALL
Fancy a bit of a fiasco with your food? The hilarious Faulty Towers Dining Experience arrives at Windsor Guildhall this March, promising a night of mealtime mayhem. Let the ever- competent Basil, Sybil and Mañuel serve up a sumptuous 3-course meal, accompanied by a side of the silly business.
For more information, visit www.windsor.gov.uk
SEASONAL WILD LARDER WORKSHOP / MARCH 19 / THE SALT BOX, PRIORY FARM, SOUTH NUTFIELD
Ever wanted to know about the range of foodstuffs readily available to us on our doorstep? Join aficionados of wild food, The Salt Box, and take part in this seasonal wild larder workshop, where you’ll discover all about how to forage for seasonal foods in the wild.
For more information, visit www.wearethesaltbox.co.uk
MEET THE BREWER: GODSTONE BREWERY / MARCH 19 / GROWLERS & CANS, GUILDFORD
Growlers & Cans in Guildford continue their series of Meet the Brewer events this month, with Godstone Brewery taking their place under the spotlight in March. Discover the story behind the brew before having a sip (or a few).
For more information, visit www.growlersandcans.com
INDIAN COOKERY CLASS: YOUR FAVOURITE CURRIES / MARCH 21 / CHAKRA RIVERSIDE, KINGSTON
Learn from one of the finest chefs on the Indian restaurant scene, and join Executive Chef Satyabrat Jena for his monthly cookery classes taking place at Chakra Riverside restaurant in Kingston. This March spend the morning discovering how to make your favourite curries, before wowing friends and family, with your new-found culinary skills.
For more information, visit www.chakra.restaurant
ALICE IN WONDERLAND THEMED TEA PARTY / MARCH 26 / TITHE BARN, LOSELEY PARK
Head down the rabbit hole at The Tithe Barn, Loseley Park, this month to join Meath Epilepsy Charity and Guildford Shakespeare Company for an Alice in Wonderland-inspired afternoon. Promising guests a deliciously curious selection of imaginative ‘eat me’ and ‘drink me’ treats, members of Guildford Shakespeare Company will be on hand to offer a fascinating insight into the life of Lewis Carroll, whose classic tale was inspired by his epilepsy. For instance, did you know that the sensation of ‘falling down the rabbit hole’ or of things appearing to shrink or increase in size is typical for a person experiencing a focal seizure? Don’t be late for this very important date with The Meath, and book your ticket today.
For more information, visit www.meath.org.uk
PATISSERIE AT HOME – ARTISAN ECLAIRS / MARCH 29 / VICTORIA’S KITCHEN, WOKING
Cooking doesn’t have to be daunting. In fact, discovering how to create your favourite pastries may well liberate you and your waistline to the point of ultimate foodie freedom. If you fancy making something fancy why not pop along to Victoria’s Kitchen in Woking, and learn how to make artisan éclairs fit for the finest of Parisian patisseries.
For more information, visit www.victorias-kitchen.com
G&TEA PARTY / SILENT POOL DISTILLERS, ALBURY
Fancy a different kind of tea party? Silent Pool Distillers G&Tea Parties are a twist on the quintessentially English Afternoon Tea, and while you’ll still be able to enjoy delectable finger sandwiches, delicious cakes and traditional Breakfast Tea, no party would be complete without a refreshing Silent Pool G&T. After all, there ain’t no party like a G&Tea party!
For more information, visit www.silentpooldistillers.com
DUCK POND MARKET / EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY, HERON SQUARE, RICHMOND
Tucked between Hill Street, Bridge Street and the riverside, discover the haven of local produce to be found in Heron Square. Home to Duck Pond Markets, taking place every weekend, on Saturdays whet your appetite as you peruse the offerings of a variety of independent food producers, and on Sundays discover an eclectic artisan fair, with food stalls set amongst vintage homewares, and live music.
For more information, visit www.duckpondmarket.com
WINDSOR & ETON BREWERY TOURS / EVERY SATURDAY / WINDSOR & ETON BREWERY
Beer, glorious beer! For those keen on finding out more about the process of producing the perfect pint, pop along to these weekly tours held at Windsor and Eton Brewery. Booking in advance is a must.
For more information, visit www.webrew.co.uk
COMEDY BRUNCH / APRIL 4 / THE FUZZY BEAR, WINDSOR
For some alternative sustenance for your Saturday, why not pop along to this Comedy Brunch, being held at the Fuzzy Bear in Windsor? From midday until 5 pm, reserve your seats and be treated to an afternoon comedy show featuring some of the best stand-up comedians on the circuit. Depending on your ticket choice, let the comedy be accompanied by bottomless pizza, bottomless prosecco or bottomless Pornstar Martinis.
For more information, visit www.fuzzybearwindsor.co.uk
FARMERS’ MARKETS IN SURREY THIS MARCH
GUILDFORD VEGAN MARKET / MARCH 1 / HIGH STREET, GUILDFORD
HASLEMERE FARMERS’ MARKET / MARCH 1 / HIGH STREET, HASLEMERE
GUILDFORD FARMERS’ MARKET / MARCH 3 / HIGH STREET, GUILDFORD
WALTON FARMERS’ MARKET / MARCH 7 / HEART SHOPPING CENTRE, WALTON
RIPLEY FARMERS’ MARKET / MARCH 14 / VILLAGE GREEN, RIPLEY
MILFORD FARMERS’ MARKET / MARCH 15 / SECRETT’S FARM SHOP, MILFORD
CAMBERLEY FARMERS’ MARKET / MARCH 21 / PARK STREET, CAMBERLEY
COBHAM FARMERS’ MARKET / MARCH 28 / HOLLYHEDGE ROAD, COBHAM
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