The 2013 Arundel Food Festival is now over, but we have left these pages live to give a flavour of the type of event that takes place each year.
Work on the 2014 Festival is already underway, and we’d welcome hearing from anyone who would like to be involved as a committee member, event organiser, venue, sponsor or volunteer.
If you would like to get involved, our email address is email@example.com. Please note that we do not allocate stalls for the Arundel Farmers’ Market – their email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 20 October, Midday
Arundel Brewery Tour
See how great local beer is made and try some free tastings of freshly brewed cask beers, plus a 10% discount on any purchases made at the brewery on the day. Tour will last approximately one hour.
Contact: 01903 733111, email@example.com
Location: Arundel Brewery, Unit C7, Ford Airfield Estate, Arundel, BN18 0HY
Tuesday 22 October
Food & Farming on the South Downs – A Tour of the Past, Present & Future
A joint event between Slindon Forge Community Shop and the National Trust with a minibus tour of the Slindon estate (including off-road) led by National Trust Head Ranger Mark Wardle, exploring history, trends & developments in food and farming on the South Downs. Followed by afternoon tea at Slindon Forge Community Shop and café (4.30pm).
Cost: £4.50 per person
Contact: Slindon Forge, 01243 814 324
Location: Starting from Slindon Forge, Reynolds Lane, Slindon, BN18 0QT
Tuesday 22 October, 7:30pm for 8pm start
King’s Arms Food Festival Charity Quiz
The ever-popular Kings Arms quiz takes on a foodie spin. Prizes for first three teams, plus a special commiseration prize for the team coming last. With quiz-masters Jamie and Bob. All proceeds in aid of food charity FareShare.
Cost: £3, teams of up to 4 people (no need to book, but turn up early to get a seat)
Location: King’s Arms, Tarrant St
Wednesday 23 & Saturday 26 October, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Forest Knights Wild Food Foraging
Enjoy a guided walk through the woods searching for tasty edibles to add to your lunch which will be cooked over an open fire in the Forest Knights woodland camp.
Cost: £24.50 (booking essential)
Contact: 07771 540184, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Binsted Woods
Wednesday 23 October, 7pm
Best of Sussex Food Night at the Swan Hotel, Arundel
Back by popular demand! Sample the best of local Sussex produce on the new Autumn/Winter menu and also meet the Swan Hotel chefs and local suppliers. This year there will also be a hint of Christmas flavour with some dishes on offer from the upcoming Festive menu.
Cost: £15 per person
Contact: 01903 882314, email@example.com
Location: The Swan, High St
Wednesday 23 October, 7:30pm
Talk on the History of Country Cooking
UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Refried Books and Slindon Forge Community Shop present a talk on the history of country cooking in West Sussex villages such as Slindon, with examples of recipes and the influences of the times. Includes a complimentary glass of wine & nibbles.
Contact: 01243 814324, firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: Slindon Forge, Reynolds Lane, Slindon, BN18 0QT
Friday 25 October, 6pm- 8pm
Meet the Producer at Pallant of Arundel
An evening of wine & food tasting at Pallant of Arundel and an opportunity to meet some of our local food heroes, including Ginny Knox of Wild at Heart who makes amazing preserves from traditionally wild, native or ancient fruits; also Bridget Gladwin of Nutbourne Vineyards, situated near Pulborough, in the heart of West Sussex, on gentle south facing slopes overlooking the South Downs.
Cost: £10 (redeemable against purchases made on the evening)
Contact: 01903 882288, email@example.com
Location: Pallant of Arundel, Town Square
Sunday 27 October, Midday
Park Farm Open Day
Visit Park Farm, home to free-range chickens, South Downs lamb, Sussex cattle and horses. Donations in aid of the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Fund.
Location: Park Farm, BN18 0AG – off A27, 1 mile west of Arundel, driveway alongside cricket ground.
Wednesday 30 October, 8pm
King’s Arms Ale Club with Hammerpot Brewery
October’s Ale Club will feature four half-pint tasters of locally-brewed beers, giveaways and a presentation from Arundel’s own Hammerpot Brewery.
Cost: £5 to include tasters (and sausages!)
Contact: 01903 882312
Location: King’s Arms, Tarrant St