Introducing Northamptonshire’s Food & Drink Week: June 1st – 9th

Posted 3rd May 2024

Brace yourselves for a culinary celebration like no other as Northamptonshire gears up to launch its inaugural Food & Drink Week from June 1st to June 9th.

Organised by Made in Northamptonshire and the Northamptonshire Tourism Business Network, this eagerly awaited event promises a feast for the senses, showcasing the finest gastronomic delights the region has to offer.

Kevin Rogers, Partner at Wilson Browne Solicitors, are proud sponsors of the initiative. The firm hopes to encourage visitors and residents alike to support the county’s fantastic independent foodie businesses, and find new favourites. Kevin said; “Whether pubs, restaurants, food or drink products – we are excited to help put the county’s home grown firmly on the food and drink map of England.”

Jeyes of Earls Barton
The team from Jeyes of Earls Barton

Award-winning Chef James Peck, owner of Ember and No.13 bar in Wellingborough, is set to headline the Best of Northamptonshire Long Table Banquet on June 7th. James said, “Northamptonshire’s food landscape is thriving, and this inaugural Food & Drink Week is a fantastic platform to celebrate our culinary talents and homegrown ingredients.”

Richard Gordon, director of Greedy Gordons Pub Group, said; “We are really excited to be part of the first Northamptonshire Food & Drink Week, which is a brilliant initiative. We are proud to champion many of our county’s quality food and drink producers every day in our pubs, farm shop and cafe, but this new week is an excellent way to celebrate them and the range of wonderful eateries we are so lucky to have in Northants.”

He added: “A range of must-attend events will be taking place across our three pubs, farm shop and cafe to celebrate the week, including producer showcases, local beer and cider tastings, a paella masterclass and a restaurant takeover. We can’t wait to welcome both existing and new customers to our wonderful venues during this week and beyond.”

Rachel Mallows, director of Made in Northamptonshire, is thrilled with the response so far. “It’s our first year so we expected to start small, but we’ve got a fantastic line up already. From a local produce market and showcase at Whitco on June 1st, to The Best of Northamptonshire Long Table Banquet on June 7th, a new Food and Drink Festival at Delapré Abbey on June 8th-9th, student take overs, 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’s something for everybody, so please do join us in celebrating our very own county Food & Drink Week”.

For further information and event listings, please visit Northamptonshire Surprise or contact