Tom Kerridge is back on the road this summer. After a 2020 bedevilled with covid-cancellations and frustrations, our favourite chef is once again winding up his touring foodie experience for a summer set to be smooth by comparison.

London will see the caravan of chefs stop by twice, in Dulwich on 26th and 27th July, before whackamoling up again at Chiswick House between the 3rd and 5th September. And tickets go on sale this week!

So what’s in store?

Picture: Pub in the Park
Picture: Pub in the Park

The concept started back in 2017 (when the world was normal, if you can remember what that felt like), and sees everything that’s great about the British pub, from brilliant food and remarkable chefs to fantastic music, drinks and friends and family. In that year over 120,000 guests enjoyed the circus as it worked its way around the country.

It is now officially "the biggest food and music festival tour in the UK"...

Since then it’s continued to blossom, despite all the hiccoughs of 2020, and it is now officially “the biggest food and music festival tour in the UK” (we’ve not checked with the Guinness World Records just how fevered the competition is for this particular accolade, but it’s still impressive).

When the show hits the road once again, starting in Bath at the end of June, founder Kerridge will be joined by an eclectic crew of chefs including Atul Kochhar, Marcus Wareing, Chantelle Nicholson, Claude Bosi and Andrew Pern.

Which, to be fair, is slightly more impressive than the open mic night at your average pub...

And it’s not just about the food, the events will also turn into mini festivals, with headline acts for London including Kaiser Chiefs, Basement Jaxx DJ Set, Marc Almond, The Feeling, Beverley Knight and Gabrielle. Which, to be fair, is slightly more impressive than the open mic night at your average pub.

Picture: Will Bailey/Pub in the Park

If you want to get out of London, you could always travel to one of the six locations out of town. A day trip, or even an overnight stay, which will by then be very much back on the cards, would be the perfect accompaniment to a day and evening enjoying Pub in the Park.

Non-London locations include Bath (Royal Victoria Park, on 18th to 20th June), Warwick (St Nicholas Park, 2nd to 4th July), Tunbridge Wells (Dunorlan Park, 9th to 11th July, Chichester (Chichester College 24th to 25th July), St Albans (Verulamium Park, 10th to 12th September) and finally Kerridge’s home turf, Marlow (Higginson Park, 16th to 19th September).

Tickets for the extravaganza go on sale on Thursday 18th March to anyone signed up to the Tom Kerridge Presents Pub in the Park newsletter (sign up via the website) and will be available to the general public on Friday 19th March.

The events are the perfect antidote to being unable to visit the pub for the majority of the past year, plus a chance to meet your favourite chefs and taste their wares at significantly more affordable than restaurant prices!

Find us there and we’ll stand you a pint!

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Picture: Will Bailey/Pub in the Park

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