Food plays a massive part of The Big Feastival weekend and the 2022 Street Food offering is bigger an better than ever before.
There will be lots of familiar faces, as well as some new folk coming to the festival for the first time.
You can expect everything from an fried chicken and incredible live-fire steak to awesome waffles and banging burgers. There is also every cuisine you can possibly think of, including Asian, Greek, Indian, Middle Eastern and Mexican.
VIEW THE FULL STREET FOOD LINE-UP
The Big Feastival takes place on Alex James' Farm in Kingham from 26-28 August 2022 and is a 3-day celebration of music, food, family and friends.
Musical headliners include Stereophonics, Anne-Marie and The Human League and there will be an array of top chefs cooking up a storm in the "Big Kitchen".
For all the info and tickets, visit thebigfeastival.com
he Jockey Club announces today that Boodles, Britain’s leading fine jeweller since 1798, will sponsor the Cheltenham Gold Cup at The Festival™ in 2023 and 2024, when the iconic Grade One contest celebrates its centenary.
The family-owned company first supported the Blue Riband of chasing in March of this year, when Rachael Blackmore partnered A Plus Tard to a historic victory by becoming the first female jockey to succeed. The pair were roared home by a record crowd of 73,875 racegoers at the Home of Jump Racing.
Since Red Splash landed the inaugural staging of the three and a quarter mile contest as a Jump race in 1924, it has been won by some of the most famous names of all-time including Golden Miller, Arkle, Desert Orchid, Best Mate and Kauto Star.
In addition to its support of the Cheltenham Gold Cup Boodles also extends its sponsorship of the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at The Festival, which it has put its name to since 2018, for a further two years and gains further sponsorship rights across The Jockey Club.
Boodles’ first involvement with The Festival came in 2014, when it backed the Leading Jockey Award. The company also has a major presence in The Orchard™ at Cheltenham Racecourse. Situated in the tented village, The Orchard delivers top-class entertainment with premium and unique experiences for racegoers to make the most of their day at The Festival.
This 2023 edition of the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup will be run on Friday 17th March at the conclusion of the four-day Festival and broadcast live in the UK on ITV main channel, digital platforms, Racing TV, BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT.
For the first time in 2022, the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup was broadcast successfully on national television in the USA via the Fox Sports network, which is available to 55 million households.
Michael Wainwright, Managing Director of Boodles, said:
“After an epic build-up to this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup and then a wonderful day for the race itself, capped by the charismatic Rachael Blackmore being the first female jockey to win it, the Boodles board had no hesitation in extending our association by another two years.
“The whole experience was fabulous exposure for Boodles, and for me personally it provided one of the best days of my life.”
Ian Renton, Managing Director for Cheltenham Racecourse and The Jockey Club’s West Region, said:
“I am thrilled that Boodles has decided to further extend its relationship with The Festival by agreeing to sponsor the next two renewals of the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
“After enjoying a record attendance this year, the 2023 running of the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup takes place on St Patrick’s Day and the great race celebrates its centenary in 2024, so I am sure there are some truly memorable days ahead.
“Boodles is now approaching a decade of involvement with The Festival and hopefully has reaped the benefits of its association with the four biggest days in Jump Racing.
“Coverage of The Festival seems to start earlier and be more extensive with each passing year and it was a milestone moment this year when the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup received its first broadcast on national television in the USA.
“We look forward to continuing to work alongside the team at Boodles with their tremendous passion and commitment as well all our other partners, both old and new, in the coming times ahead.”
The days are getting longer and the sun is heating up, and we cant wait to spend most of the summer in one of the many amazing pub gardens here in the Cotswolds.
On top of that, it's The Queen's Platinum Jubilee which, of course, we need to celebrate in style and nothing says "garden party" more than a group of friends, a jug of something fruity and, dare we say it, bunting.
That is why we have teamed up with the brilliant Reverend Hubert to bring you the "ultimate summer garden party" at some of our favourite places in the Cotswolds.
You will find jugs of their award-winning Summer Cup (made here in the Cotswolds) at the best pubs and hangouts around the Cotswolds throughout the summer.
Here are just some of the awesome places where you can find jugs, glasses and slushies of the good stuff.
Double Red Duke, Bampton
The Stump, Nr Northleach
The Swan Inn, Swinbrook
King's Head Inn, Bledington
The Chequers, Churchill
The Cotswold Guy, Guiting Power
The Hollybush, Witney
The Feathered Nest, Nether Westcote
The Hollybush, Witney
The Potting Shed, Crudwell
The Hare, Milton-Under-Wychwood
The New Inn, Coln St Aldwyns
Back Lane, Woodstock
It's time to don your best Union Jack attire and raise a glass or two to Queen and country and have a memoriable summer in the sun!
Following on from a phenomenally successful launch season in 2021, the Pit Kitchen returns with its open air dining pop-up from Wednesday 18th May at a new hilltop field location with stunning views within the Cornwell Estate on the edge of Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
Expect big flavoured, locally-sourced produce on Pit Kitchen's East London street food inspired menus. Everything is cooked over open air wood fire pits and served from its container kitchen counter. Sit at long, reclaimed timber tables lit by festoon lights, protected from the elements by sailcloth awnings and warmed by the fire pits. Drinks include a rotating selection of up-and-coming London-brewed artisanal beers or wines from its carefully curated list.
Open Wednesdays - Saturdays 5pm - 10pm from Wednesday 18th May - late October.
The Dalston Mezze Plate - Wild garlic tzatziki, cods roe emulsion & chilli oil, fire pit baba ganoush, spicy pickled cucumbers, seasonal crudités, fresh sourdough (v + gf options)
Brined chicken thigh (or oyster mushroom)
feta dressing, hummus, cucumber, house pickles, dukkah (v + pb + gf options)
Bharat spiced lamb neck or (halloumi)
charred summer veg, green pepper sauce, feta, house pickles, roasted sunflower seeds (v + gf options)
Burrata, sweet zhoug, allepo chilli oil (v)
Charred corn, spiced butter (vg + gf)
Sun dried tomato & garlic pilaf (vg + gf)
Chocolate sorbet (by Hackney Gelato), orange creme, molasses, sweet dukkah
Ice cream pots (by Hackney Gelato)
The Pit Kitchen site uses as much reclaimed material in its design as possible. The container kitchen is clad in upcycled timber and its long, communal tables are made from well-sanded scaffolding planks. The dining area is edged by wildflower meadows with diners warmed by the open fire pits whilst sheltered from the elements under tented sailcloth awnings hung with festoon lights.
Chipping Norton, OX7 5YF.
For directions please use the post code above then follow signs off the A44.
NO ACCESS VIA CORNWELL MANOR.