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

Pick your own at Peterley Manor Farm

Family day trip

People come from as far as London for an active summers day out. The perfect family day trip, and a chance for children to understand that fruit & veg aren’t grown in plastic packaging!

The farm's location close to Great Missenden train station and ample car parking makes the farm easily accessible for families.

The addition of the Wild Strawberry Café means that you can really make a day of it!

The Pick Your Own starts in mid June with strawberries and gooseberries and runs right through to the end of October with autumn raspberries and various vegetables.

Near Great Missenden
Starting in mid June

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

Feast on the Farm

Feast on the Farm returns with double the amount of workshops, as well as 'Masterclasses' taught by Chiltern culinary exports.

There will be a new area to the festival, located in a covered greenhouse - 'The Pergola'. This will host a Campfire Gin Bar, a Seedlip Bar, our Producer Pairings, as well as a Chilterns Food Magazine live discussion.

Also launched this year will be two days' worth of Kids Workshops, including pizza-making classes, apple pressing, cupcake and biscuit decorating and an introduction to gardening.

Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
Saturday 6th October and Sunday 7th October 29018

Thame Food Festival

Thame food festival returns with food stalls, a theatre stall, children's activities, a music stage and much more.

The Thame Show Ground
Saturday 29th September and Sunday 30th September
9am-6pm / 10am-4pm
£5 (cash only on the day), under 16s accompanied by an adult are free

Tring Apple Fayre

hroughout the month of October Tring celebrates it’s very own Apple Fayre, a colourful autumn event which raises awareness of local produce, our environment and seasonal traditions but it is also a testimony to Tring’s unique community spirit. Highlights are:

the Apple Day on Sunday 7th October at Jeacock’s Orchard in Cow Lane
the Apple Parade on Saturday 13th October in the town centre with a special Farmers’ Market, Morris dancing, apple pressing and much more.

6th October

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

Farmers' Markets

Chesham local produce market

This popular local produce market runs on the fourth Saturday of every month and sell high quality food, drink and crafts within a ten mile radius of Chesham market town. Highly recommended as a good source of local Chilterns produce, this markets attracts customers who appreciate the high quality and good choice of local produce on offer. No booking required.

Chesham HP5 1SD
The fourth Saturday of every month
10am - 1pm

Hitchin Farmers Market

Hitchin's Craft and Farmers Market

This lovely market has more than 30 stalls offering locally-produced meat, poultry and handmade delights, all made or produced within a 30-mile radius of Hitchin. The market runs alongside the general market which is held by the side of St Mary’s Church.

Hitchin SG5 1DN
Fourth Saturday of the month
09.00 - 15.30

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

A World of Chocolate

Around the world chocolate tasting

If you thought all chocolate tastes the same, think again! Auberge du Chocolat is a unique artisan family business with a passion for chocolate, ice cream and fudge. The hand made products are created with love and passion that is shared with their customers. Join a free chocolate-eating workshop before embarking on a chocolate tasting adventure. No booking required.

Chesham HP5 1SD
Dates throughout the year
Between between 9am & 5pm

By Appointment to The Queen

Old Luxters is home to 'Chiltern Valley Wines'

The popular two-hour ‘behind the scenes’ tour around our Winery, Brewery and Liqueur production facilities demonstrates a fun and extensive learning experience that includes a full explanation of the grape pressing machinery that is used during the harvest. The bottling, labeling and capsulation machinery can also be seen, and last but no means least the tour is completed with a tutored 30-40 minute tasting of a generous selection of our wines, ales & liqueurs. 

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

Rebellion Brewery

It's all about being local

The Rebellion brewery tour nights and tastings are a great relaxed, informal way to come and visit the brewery and try all our beers and wines, whilst listening to a brewery talk or trying our great BBQ.

Marlow SL7 3LT
Saturday's throughout the year

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