Eat, Drink, Relax & Enjoy

Fancy something special? Want to sample a range of local foods? Then come along and see us at the Festival of Food, where you will be able to smell, taste and purchase a wider variety of food than ever. We have amalgamated what has in the past been two separate areas – The Food Hall and the Farmers Market.

This brings together the very best food available under one roof! Free Range, Local, Seasonal, Fresh, Organic, Sustainable…. you always hear about it in a society that is becoming increasingly interested in where and how our food is produced, now come and see it! You will be welcomed by a huge range of fine food and drink, from pork pies to olives, yogurts and cheeses, cider and cakes, cookware, seafood and much, much more.

We have a strong local feel at this year’s Festival of Food with the majority of producers coming from the East of England. We are pleased to be welcoming producers that exhibited in last year’s show but will also be welcoming many new stands, which we feel will really add to the selection we have to offer.

Chat to the producers who take enormous pride in their products and will be happy to tell you about them. Find out how and where they were made and what is required to make them, and leave having knowledge of the food you’ve bought to eat. From the scent of freshly baked bread to the taste of a hand raised pork pie washed down with a pint of local brew, you won’t be disappointed.

55 Above British Artisan Spirit
Bonnie Yau Food Products Ltd Ambient Oriental sauces and noodles
C Humphreys & Sons Raw meat sausages
Candy Carnival Fudge Homemade cream & butter fudge
Chris’s Ices Goats milk speciality ice-cream
Chucklehead Cider Traditional Devon farm cider
Cranes Drink Ltd Cranberry, refreshing, 4% Alcholic drink.
Dt Trading/Isle of Wight Garlic Farm Garlic based products in cuding fresh garlic, seed garlic, dressings, oils and snacks
English Spirit Distillery Copper pot distilled spirits and liqueurs
International Seafoods Seafood
Limetree Pantry Foods Ltd Award winning savoury and sweet pies & pastries
Miles of Liquorice High quality liquorice sticks & old fashioned liquorice products
Mr and Mrs Olive UK Olives, nuts, turkish delight, fidge, liquorice
Mrs Button’s Chocolate Handmade chocolate
Munchy Bakes Home baked cakes and cookies
Pieroth Ltd Selling vouchers and gift cards for tutored home wine tasting.
Pinksters Gin Smooth dry award winning gin made with raspberries.
Ryan Jepson Cheese Cheeses, biscuits, cakes, butter and handmade fayre
Slindon Patisserie Bakery
St Peters Brewery Co Ltd Real Ale, Bottled Beer, Selection Cases, Gift Packs
Stokes Sauces Ltd Chutneys, relish, sauces, ketchups. jams
The Cheese & Pie Man Speciality pies and local award winning cheeses
The Cheese Board Artisan, British cheeses in a range of 30+ flavours
The Crusty Pie Company Traditional & speciality pies, pasties & sausage rolls sold with our own range of delicious chutney
The Giggly Pig Company Hand made pre-prepared sausages, bacon & faggots
The Honeybee Kitchen Cakes, Cupcakes, Traybakes, Loaf cakes
The Original Drinks Co
The Taste of Yesterday Non-Alcoholic Cordials, sasprarilla, ginger beer, limesoda, non alcoholic pimms
The Yogurt Shoppe Fruit and frozen yogurt mixed desserts and smoothies
Totham Bangers Sausages, burgers, bacon, beef jerky, rape seed oil & chorizio
Wellbake Ltd Top quality silicone bakeware & kitchen accessories with 10 year guarantee
Wilkin & Sons Ltd Tiptree conserves & jellies
Yum Yum Tree Fudge Gift bagged gourmet fudge

From Fish & Chips to Duck Wraps, we have a bit of everything at show to make sure your family’s bellies stay full and happy!

Attending Caters

Alfresco Event Catering Doughnuts
Bratwurst Catering Traditional German sausages
Broomhills Farm Burgers/sausages – hand reared meat
Carlitos Coffee Coffee
Crepe Heaven Crepes
Flossophy Candy floss
Happy Herefords & Tipsy Tamworths Burgers – hand reared pigs & cattle
Jilly’s Jacket Potatoes Jacket Potatoes
Kingdom of Sweets Pick and Mix confectionary and candy floss in a bag
L B Catering Burgers, Hotdogs, Chips
M & M Catering Hog Roast/pulled pork
Mozzarellanation Pizza
Outside Event Caterers Fish & Chips Jerk ChickenBagettes
Real Lemonade Real lemonade made from freshly squeezed lemons, Smoothies
Salt of The Earth Homemade cakes, biscuits, sandwiches and wraps
SE Catering Slush Puppies
Shaken Udder Limited Milkshakes – made with real fruit or chocolate, British milk & icecream
Simply Strawberries Strawberries
Smfco Ltd Burritos
The Duck Truck Essex Ltd Shredded duck in tortillas
The Lamb Shack Lamb products – burgers, sausages, curry
The Saffron Ice Cream Company Award winning ice cream
Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Main Concession  Ice Cream


It’s sunny, it’s warm and you’ve been walking around the Show, what more could you want other than a cold beer, a good ale or shot from the top shelf! Young Farmers are known for their bars and we know how to run one and pour a great pint.

Keep watch for an up to date list of our Beers, Ciders and Ales on sale.

You can’t beat a cuppa, so come along to the team rooms for scones, cookies and cakes, all home made, by yours truly the Essex Young Farmers.

If savoury is what you are looking for, we also serve sandwiches and sausage rolls so something for everyone!