Chilterns Food & Drink

The Chilterns is a living, working area of beautiful countryside whose character has been shaped by agriculture, industry and the people who have lived and worked here over the centuries. Once the larder of London, the historic market towns, tucked-away villages, pubs, farmland, chalk-fed streams and ancient woods all hint at the growing, trading and of course, enjoyment of good local food and drink. On this page, you will find local food & drink events happening at destinations across the Chilterns.

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Festival Events

Friday BBQ's at the Brewery

Be Social

Our Friday BBQs are proving to be a great success, so please come along and join us this Friday and enjoy sizzling Terrick Truckle Sausages with Chiltern Beer Cheese and Hop Pickled Onions, all accompanied by our award-winning refreshing ales.

Chiltern Brewery
15th 28th September
From 3.30 - 6pm

Feast on the Farm near Great Missenden

Local producers, workshops, talks and tastings

Feast on The Farm is the first food and drinks festival brought to you by the Brill family at Peterley Manor Farm. Long champions of seasonal local produce, this two-day festival will be a celebration of the amazing array of produce that The Chilterns has to offer.

Expect great seasonal food, the Lea & Sandeman wine bar hosting prod ucer tastings, real ale by Malt the Brewery, talks from local start-ups, workshops from butchery to fermentation and a very special molecular gastronomy for children. Fabulous local chefs and restaurants will be bringing you a programme of demonstrations from fire pits to foraging to wild game.

Peterley Manor Farm
14 and 15 October

Thame Food Festival

Have we met?

The food festival that has put Thame on the map, and now has national notoriety being considered one of the Top 5 UK Food Festivals in the month of September – sitting alongside Abergavenny, Ludlow, Great Cornish and Aldeburgh. Visit the website for more details and information of stallholders and event programme.

The Thame show ground, OX9 3JL
30th September - 1st October
10.00 - 17.00

Milling and a Museum

Milling demonstrations at Redbournbury Mill

This historic watermill is a working mill producing a range of stoneground organic flours principally from locally grown grains. Situated in idyllic rural surroundings with water meadows to the north and south on the river Ver, that can be enjoyed on the signed walks around the mill. Buy your flour flour for your home baking from the mill and from the bakery. No booking required.

Redbournbury Mill AL3 6RS
Weekends throughout the year
Saturday from 9 - 1pm Sunday from 2.30 - 5pm

Beaconsfield Farmers Market

Celebrating 15 years of Chilterns' food

Beaconsfield Farmers Market is open on the 4th Saturday of the month from 09:00am - 12:30pm. You can select all the ingredients for a traditional tasty Sunday lunch or spring picnic at the market.

HP9 2JJ Beaconsfield
Fourth Saturday of the month
09.00 - 12.30

Waddesdon Wine Cellars

Discover the history of Rothschild wine

Have the history of Rothschild wine brought to life in a free 20 minute talk on the fascinating history of the Rothschilds and their wine; a family that has left a legacy on the Chilterns landscape. Talks are conducted by expert house guides, who will take you on a journey through the history of over 15,000 bottles of historic wines in the cellars, dating back to 1868. No booking required. 

Waddesdon Manor
Wed - Sundays, Bank Holidays
11.30am and 2pm
Free with a ground pass

The Spirit of the Outdoors

Puddingstone Distillery evening tour

Pitching camp on the boundary between classic and contemporary gins, Campfire Gin is produced in small batches using ten carefully selected botanicals. You can enjoy this new Chilterns flavour when you book a two-hour event at the distillery which includes two drinks from the gin menu, a talk about the distillery and the distilling process plus a chance to ask questions and socialise. To book please call the distillery on 01442 502033 or email the organiser below.

Willstone HP23 4NT
Thursday's throughout the year
8 - 10pm
£15 per person, payable at time of booking

Harrow & Hope

A labour of love

This is the story of a small family with a belief that with hard work and good fortune, the flinty soils of the Chiltern slopes above Marlow would yield a sparkling wine to rival the worlds greatest. Join a vineyard tour and tasting to see for yourself what the soil and toil have yielded. 

Dates throughout the year
10am - 12 noon.
£10 redeemable against wine purchased

Wendover Produce Market

Weekly Royal Charter Market

Since 1464 (with only a brief pause of 100 years) Wendover has had a Royal Charter enabling a weekly market that is held on the third Saturday of the month on the Manor Waste; so called as it was once the traditional resting-place for sheep on their way to or from Aylesbury Market. Make a day of your visit and enjoy the beautiful village and its surrounding Chilterns countryside - select your picnic lunch and head for the hills!

Third Saturday of the month
9am - 1pm

Interactive Map of the Chilterns

Interactive map featuring a host of things to do and places to visit

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