Pub in the Park 2024: Everything you need to know about the UK's best foodie festival

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Pub in the Park 2024: Everything you need to know about the UK's best foodie festival

If your idea of a good time is trying out a new restaurant or turning on The Great British Bake Off, then let us introduce you to the culinary version of Glastonbury - Pub in the Park.

This touring festival is travelling through ten stops in the UK this year, with a combination of live music and pop up restaurants serving dishes by award-winning chefs across the country.

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The event runs until 10 September, with the last three stops including Brighton, Chiswick and St. Albans. This is the UK's biggest food and music festival, and each stop has a unique menu and some special musical guests. 

Pub in the Park is the brainchild of British Michelin-star chef Tom Kerridge, and he's invited some of his most talented friends on tour with him for 2024. Accomplished chefs like Marco Pierre White, Nisha Katona and michelin-starred chef Lisa Goodwin Allen

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What's going to Pub in the Park like?

We could describe the incredible success of last year's festivals, but it would be easier to just show you. Check out the highlight reel below for a taste of the action.

What is there to do at Pub in the Park?

There is absolutely tonnes going on at Pub in the Park, so here's a breakdown to guide you through all the fun!

Live music

Music Concert and Stage Pub In The Park
Diners can enjoy their meal with a show - musicians like Bananarama, Clean Bandit, McFly, Ronan Keating, Toploader, Sugababes, Sister Sledge, Happy Monday's, Tiny Tempah, Example and Gabrielle are all making appearances. Go for the food, or the tunes, (or both), but just make sure you book a ticket in advance.

Masterclasses, talks and demonstrations

The extremely star-studded lineup of chefs will be cooking up a storm in more ways than one. Last year saw Tom Kerridge cooking up his take on the classic British steak and ale pie, while Atul Kochhar served his favourite Indian spiced fish curry, and we're expecting much of the same deliciousness this year. You can also enjoy seafood, slow-cooked meats, inventive vegetarian dishes, retro Mexican and Spanish flavours, and carefully-paired drink menus from some of the industry's most revered chefs.

Live & Cooking

This year, the Chef Demo Stage is back and will feature a long list of culinary legends across the country. They will be demonstrating all kinds of dishes from around the world.

The Bookshop will also be returning, and it's the perfect place to stock up on tasty literature and rub shoulders with the greats. At The Firepit, meanwhile, top grill gurus will share their tips and tricks for skewering, searing and sizzling meat, seafood and vegetables. 

Last year saw the addition of the Weber Demo Truck, where the Grill Masters and Grill Squad showed tips, tricks and skills. We're hoping for more of the same in 2024, for further attempts at making pizza, steak and other classic dishes.

Rock n Roll Cooking

Danny Jones McFly Headshot

Two of life's greatest pleasures are music and food, and this year Pub In The Park are combining them both for some Rock n Roll Cooking throughout the summer. Expect to see chefs who have a passion for music come together with musicians who reckon they really do know their onions.
One of the collabs will see Danny Jones from McFly team up with a range of chefs on stage and put his skills to the test. You can find him on the opening night of the tour in WImbledon on 12 May alongside Simon Rimmer, as well as with Chris Baber in Bath, Si King of The Hairy Bikers in Tunbridge Wells, Nisha Parmer in Chiswick and finally with the main man himself, Tom Kerridge, in Brighton.

Kids' Activities

The afternoon sessions at Pub In The Park are all about chilling with the family, and there are plenty of activities for the young 'uns. To keep them entertained, there's a dedicated area for children, as well as a schedule jam packed with activities making sure it's an enjoyable day out with the whole gang! 

Looking for some more new dining inspiration in London? Check out our list of the best new restaurants opening in London in 2024.

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