Countdown Until County’s First Food & Drink Week

Posted 23rd May 2024

Northamptonshire’s new Food & Drink Week, taking place for the first time this year, will be held from 1st to 9th June.

Organised by Made in Northamptonshire and the Northamptonshire Tourism Business Network, the new initiative raises a glass to the people, places and produce that make up the county’s growing food and drink scene, with over 25 special events, local menus, pop ups, collaborations, tours, tastings and more, at locations all around Northamptonshire.

Rachel Mallows is a Director of Made in Northamptonshire, one of the founders of the initiative. Rachel hopes it will help local businesses to raise their profile and attract new customers.

Rachel adds; “Northamptonshire offers fabulous flavours and genuine home grown hospitality. Whether pubs, restaurants, caterers, food or drink producers, we all need to generate more sales and attract more customers – and this new Food & Drink Week is a great way to do that.”

The week-long celebration – sponsored by Wilson Browne Solicitors – showcases Northamptonshire’s creative culinary offerings and brings together local producers, chefs, and food enthusiasts.

Delapre food festival

Wayne Jenkins, Business Development and Marketing Director at Wilson Browne Solicitors, has been visiting many of the businesses that are gearing up for Food & Drink Week. He commented:

“What a fantastic day we’ve had meeting the faces behind local businesses, and also meeting students at Northampton College with an interest in the Food & Drink sector.

“We feel it’s really important to get behind businesses, education, grass roots sport, and the arts, which is why we put so much emphasis into supporting events such as this.”

Wayne visited Jeyes of Earls Barton, where a special Balsamic Blueberry Menu will be served throughout Food & Drink week. Anna Jeyes explained:

“We are delighted to partner with Mee Blueberries in creating a special Balsamic Blueberry Menu to celebrate Northamptonshire’s Food & Drink Week.

“We are also excited to be hosting our first baking demonstration on Thursday 6th June in collaboration with The Incredible Bakery Company. Valeria will be sharing her top tips and techniques for creating delicious gluten free treats.”

From a local produce market and showcase at Whitco in Thrapston on June 1st, to The Best of Northamptonshire Long Table Banquet on June 7th at the Tollemache Arms in Harrington, a new Food and Drink Festival at Delapre Abbey on June 8th-9th, coffee and baking demonstrations, product tastings at hotels, gin discounts, and special menus at the County Cricket Ground and at pubs and restaurants all around the county, there really is something for everybody.

Organisers encourage visitors and residents alike to join in and help celebrate the county’s very own Food & Drink Week. Full details can be found here:

To get involved on Instagram please tag the following hash tag: #northantsfooddrinkweek

To share an event you are already planning for that week that includes local food and drink, please get in touch on