There was a party in Richmond this week to celebrate the launch of the Richmond Fine Food and Real Ale Festival which takes place on August Bank Holiday, 23rd-25th August 2014.
Charles Campion, food writer and critic, welcomed the audience of top chefs, brewers and local food business owners by expressing his ‘delight’ at being associated with the event.
‘There is nothing I like more than good quality local food coupled with great beer. As well as providing the perfect showcase for local businesses this festival promises to be a great day out!’
Melissa Cole, beer writer and sommelier joined Charles on stage:
‘Beer and food is a match made in heaven and I’m delighted that FAB Festivals are going to be bringing those together under one roof. I’m extremely excited to be working with this event’
The Richmond Fine Food and Real Ale Festival sets itself apart from other food festivals. You can expect all the usual attractions: demonstrations by top chefs, tasting theatres, culinary talks and a host of artisan food to sample and buy. The point of difference is that this event is also a full scale beer festival offering traditional cask ale as well as craft beer and celebrating the marriage between food and beer. In addition there is also an impressive music line up across two stages making this an ultimate day out!
Situated on Old Deer Park, a short walk from Richmond town centre and very accessible by public transport, this festival offers great value for money.
What Richmond people had to say:
‘This Event is a wonderful opportunity for people to find out more about Richmond’s wonderful places to eat, drink and shop and the superb range of produce, much of it local.’
Councillor Pamela Fleming, Borough of Richmond
‘The biggest event happening this year in Richmond is the Richmond Food and Ale Festival’
Con O’Brien, Town Centre Manager, Richmond
‘When The Crawdaddy Club Richmond was asked by FAB Festivals to be involved with the inaugural Richmond Fine Food and Real Ale Festival I jumped at the opportunity. The Borough of Richmond has an amazing musical history from the early sixties when The Crawdaddy Club was at the forefront of the British R&B revolution headed by The Rolling Stones and it is an honour to continue that heritage. Great food, great beer and great music! What is there not to like!’
Mike Rivers, Crawdaddy Club Richmond