Everything you need to know about Pub in the Park’s new (socially distanced) Drive-in Garden Parties

Food from top chefs and music from live bands

Updated on 27 August 2020

Everything you need to know about Pub in the Park’s new (socially distanced) Drive-in Garden Parties

If you’ve missed out on your favourite festivals this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Pub in the Park is here to save the day with its new socially distanced Drive-in Garden Parties.

Taking place across three locations during the month of September, the Drive-in Garden Parties will see festival goers park up in their cars and have top-notch food delivered straight to them, while they tap their feet to music from live bands. If you are worried about a lack of space in your car, there is no need to fret - each spot on the site comes complete with a personal enclosed garden area for each group of family or friends, so that they can enjoy their food and drink on the grassy fields while keeping at a safe distance.


The line-up of pubs and restaurants serving food at the festival is not to be sniffed at, featuring star chefs Tom Kerridge, Paul Ainsworth and Atul Kocchar. Kerridge is offering a three-course picnic box featuring the likes of chipotle BBQ glazed brisket served alongside smoked sweet potato mash, garlic baby gem and sweetcorn relish. Elsewhere, Paul Ainsworth’s team will be serving a three-course Mariners Meal, which includes a pork belly main and sticky Cornish fudge cake for dessert. Finally, chef Atul Kocchar will be rustling up garden party boxes filled with treats such as a spiced potato samosa and a lamb biryani.

As for the music, the Drive-in Garden Parties will see a stellar line-up of chart-topping singers and live bands. Depending on which of the parties you attend, you might find yourself dancing along to music from Scouting for Girls, The Kaiser Chiefs, DJs Groove Armada and Keane, while even Craig Charles (Coronation Street actor turned music maestro) will be stopping by to play a DJ set.

Tickets for Pub in the Park’s Drive-in Garden Parties are on sale now from driveingardenparty.com, from £47.93 per person. To see the full list of dates and locations, read below:

Henley, 4-6 September
Knebworth, 11-13 September
Tunbridge Wells, 19-20 September

Note that all events and tour locations are subject to ongoing license and government guidelines and approvals during these unprecedented times. As such, they are subject to change.