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Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival

August 29, 2021 - August 30, 2021

Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival © Rob Holding

Bury St Edmunds’ food festival is returning to the medieval Suffolk market town in August. Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2021 will be held over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The foodie fest will include celebrity cookery demonstrations and celebrity chefs in addition to more than 100 stalls for foodies to sample a wide range of local produce plus a farmers market.

With a new family entertainment zone and visits by characters from children’s TV’s PAW Patrol, this is a Suffolk food and drink festival for all the family. Most of Bury St Edmunds restaurants, pubs and coffee shops will be open for the two-day food festival.

Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival Highlights

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Celebrity chef Paul Rankin © Rob Holding

This year’s highlights include celebrity chefs Paul Rankin demonstrating his cookery skills at the Stoves Cookery Theatre on the Monday. Chef Paul Rankin will be famous to many a festival-goer for his appearances on Ready Steady Cook.

Sunday 29 August will see self-taught cook, Sean Wilson skills demonstrate is skills as an award winning cheesemaker, also at the Stoves Cookery Theatre. Wilson starred as Martin Platt on Coronation Street for 21 years before donning his apron to present the Great Northern Cookbook on Channel 5.

In addition, leading chefs from Bury’s restaurants, including The Angel Hotel’s Eaterie, will keep the crowds entertained for free.

When is the Bury St Edmunds food festival?

It will be held on 29 and 30 August from 10am to 5pm.

Things to Do in Bury St Edmunds
St Edmundsbury Cathedral Things to do in Bury St Edmunds
St Edmundsbury Cathedral, photo Mark Bibby Jackson

From the Abbey of St Edmunds, which recently celebrated its 1000th anniversary, to the last active Regency playhouse and smallest pub in Britain, there are plenty of things to do in Bury St Edmunds. Read more in Mark Bibby Jackson’s Things to Do in Bury St Edmunds in a Nutshell.

Other Bury St Edmunds Festivals

In addition to the Bury St Edmunds food festival, the town also holds the Bury St Edmunds Festival in May, and the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre in November.

Hotels in Bury St Edmunds

The excellent, historic Angel Hotel on Angel Hill has rooms for £139 B&B per night (two pax). Alternatively, fill in the form below for a range of hotels in town. Or check out what rooms there are in town here.

More information on the Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival

For further details in Bury St Edmunds food festival click here here visit or the Our Bury St Edmunds facebook page, and for further information on what to do in town, click here.

Cover image of Hill Farm, credit Rob Holding.



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