Chilterns Food & Drink

The Chilterns is a living, working area of beautiful countryside whose character has been shaped by agriculture, industry and the crafts people who have lived and worked here over the centuries. The Chilterns is home to many artisan food & drink producers. On this page you will find a selection....

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Wine tasting open day at Frithsden Vineyard

Frithsden Vineyard is a small family-run vineyard in a spectacular secluded setting on the edge of the Ashridge forest, near Berkhamsted. They put on a regular programme of wine tasting and foodie events where you can try their wines. There is also a vineyard trail and café. Some events coming up (see website for full details)...

Sat 9th March Open day and Phoenix 2018 Wine Launch!

Sunday 31st March, Mother's Day Afternoon tea. Booking essential

Friday 15th March at 7:30pm Cheese & Wine Evening. Booking Essential.

Frithsden Vineyard

Malt the Brewery public tours

Start your tour in the Brewery Tasting Room enjoying samples of all current Malt Ales. Your host will talk you through each ale. Then meet Nick Watson, Brewer and Founder of Malt The Brewery for a 45 minute stroll around the brewing floor. Nick will talk passionately about building a brewery, making ale and the ingredients he carefully selects. Head back to the Tasting Room for a pint of your favourite ale. You’re welcome to stay to buy more ales to drink or to take home, until the Tasting Room closes at 7pm (some seasonal variations apply). When you do leave, you will receive a complimentary Malt Ales Glass as a souvenir of your visit

Prestwood, Great Missenden
Once a month on Saturday. See website for dates.
£15 per person

Gin Tasting and Hobby watch

The first of our two tour evenings in-conjunction with Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust combines an early evening guided stroll around the edge of Wilstone Reservoir with a gin tasting back at the distillery. This event has been timed to coincide with hobbies hunting over the adjacent fields so if you’re lucky you may spot some while you are out. The gin tasting includes two drinks from our Campfire Gin menu plus samples. All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting the work of Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

11th June

Open Farm Sunday

On 9th June 2019, hundreds of farms all over the country will open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday 2019. As the farming industry’s annual open day, it offers a fantastic chance for people to discover real farming at first hand and see for themselves how their food (and much more besides) is produced. It is also a great way for farmers to shine a light on what they deliver and why supporting British farming matters.

Throughout the Chilterns
9th June 2019

Chadwell Hill Farm Foraging Course

The easiest way to develop your foraging and wild food cookery skills is to join a true professional out in the wild. Perfect for chefs, individuals, families and groups

“We love cooking and we love creating truly delicious food – we don’t want you to think of wild foods as something you would only eat in an apocalypse type situation. Instead we want to inspire you to make it part of your everyday consumption and meal planning” James Wood Director and Lead Forager.

Chadwell Hill Farm Bed and Breakfast, Lower Icknield Way, Longwick, Bucks HP27 9RL
6th May, 1st July, 16th Septmeber (Mondays)
10am to 4pm
£95 per person. With one night ensuite accommodation and breakfast £150 pp based on two people sharing

Fire and Feast

If you go down to the woods today

David Willis is a teacher of Bushcraft and Wilderness Living Skills. He can be found baking bread and rustling up tasty meals over a campfire, whittling spoons, foraging for edibles, walking in the woods and soaking up everything nature has to offer. David offers a number of outdoor experiences that combine food, cookery, foraging with an understanding and enjoyment that the Chilterns' outdoors can offer. 

Chalfont St Peter SL9 8TP
Check the website

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

Chiltern Valley Winery - wine, beer and tours

Old Luxters is home to 'Chiltern Valley Wines'

Chiltern Valley Winery is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Hambleden Valley, between Henley and Marlow. They offer vineyard tours and wine tasting which are very popular, and there is a shop selling their home-produced white wine, beer and liquors.

Henley-on-Thames RG9 6JW
Tours take place every day
1100-1300 & 1500-1700

Interactive Map of the Chilterns

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