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Summerhall Beer FestivALE

All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into Summerhall for one ale-filled weekend. The Dissection room is transformed into a beer hall with brewery's including Barney's, Williams Brothers and Fyne Ales hosting a stand alongside Pickering’s Gin. The weekend kicks off with Friday afternoon’s Power Hour where…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

Sat 6 Dec

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

The Vinorium Pop-Up

A pop-up wine bar and tasting venue with wines ranging from 70p a glass to £4,195 a bottle. Be very careful what you order.

Observation Point, London SE1

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 020 8960 8950

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 020 8960 8950

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 020 8960 8950

…and 34 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Swedish Christmas Pop Up Restaurant & Bar in Farringdon

Enjoy an array of traditional Swedish dishes from the Christmas Smorgasbord whilst joining in with schnapps-songs, all against a candle lit backdrop of Scandi-decor. Post-meal, retire to the Loft Bar for seasonal cocktails. Xmas couldn't be sweder!

Theatre Delicatessen, London EC1R

Wed 26 Nov

£45

Thu 27 Nov

£45

Fri 28 Nov

£45

…and 23 more dates until 21 Dec

The Feastival of St Andrew

Some top-notch Scottish street food, music, spoken word and street art at this feastival in honour of St Andrew's Day.

SWG3, Glasgow

Sun 30 Nov

£5 (free before 2pm; children free all day) / 0141 357 7246

Pitlochry Christmas Tree Festival

Two day festival of Christmas trees, featuring displays from local businesses, voluntary organisations, charities, groups, clubs and families. Also featuring a craft market, music and refreshments.

Pitlochry Church

Sun 30 Nov

£2.50 / 01796 472160

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The Saltire Epicurean Affair

Stock up on some tasty treats at this evening of fine wine, food and gastronome with local, national and international producers as well as known luxury brands.

Corn Exchange, Haddington

Sat 29 Nov

£5 / 01620 822 198

Tickets available from Haddington Wines and Whiskies. Part of Saltire.

Swedish Christmas Brunch

Celebrate Christmas Swedish style with a smörgåsbord of festive food, mulled wine, Christmas inspired drinks by Snow Queen Vodka and music.

The Old Guardian Media House Theatre Delicatessen, London EC1R

Sat 6 Dec

£45

Drury Street Market

Monthly market selling vintage goods, boutique clothing, handmade jewellery, art and baked goods. Stick around after the market to take advantage of 2 for 1 food deals and an evening of cabaret entertainment.

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0141 204 2929

The Famous Grouse Feastival

Get into the Christmas spirit with a carvery, brush up on your whisky cocktail making skills with a masterclass, or indulge in a festive afternoon tea at Scotland’s oldest working distillery.

Glenturret Distillery, Crieff

Sat 6 Dec

£15–£25 / 01764 656565

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Eco-chef Tom Hunt is to host Feast of the Seven fishes on December 14th, an alternative Christmas banquet in partnership with Borough Market to highlight the problem of food wastage during the festive season.

Borough Market, London SE1

Sun 14 Dec

£38–£45 / 020 7407 1002

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Languedoc-Roussillon Sud de France Top 100 Roadshow

Wines from Southern France are going on a tour of the UK, with the chance to taste the Top 100 wines of 2014 (as decided by 17 judges).

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£20 / 0131 220 4348

Church House, London SW1P

Paul Hollywood: Get Your Bake On

Master baker Paul Hollywood cooks live on stage and shares baking secrets and autobiographical anecdotes.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sun 30 Nov

£28.50 / 01256 844244

Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Sat 6 Dec

Butterworth Hall

£28.50 / 02476 524524

Traditional Christmas Lunch

Browse for festive gifts and explore the parkland, with the opportunity to enjoy seasonal refreshments.

National Trust: Kedleston Hall, Derby

Thu 4 Dec

£13.50 for two courses, adv booking essential; £18.50 for three courses, adv booking essential / 01332 842191

Fri 5 Dec

£13.50 for two courses, adv booking essential; £18.50 for three courses, adv booking essential / 01332 842191

Thu 11 Dec

£13.50 for two courses, adv booking essential; £18.50 for three courses, adv booking essential / 01332 842191

…and 3 more dates until 19 Dec

Afternoon Tea

Relax and enjoy a pot of tea or coffee along with sandwiches and cakes before a matinee performance.

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£9.50 / 0844 871 7649

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£9.50 / 0844 871 7649

Wed 18 Feb 2015

£9.50 / 0844 871 7649

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£9.50 / 0844 871 7649

Christmas Fair

A craft and food & drink fair, loaded with festive produce.

Culcreuch Castle, Fintry

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01360 860555

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Clarence & Fredericks Brewery Open Day

We'll be tapping the first barrel of the Barley Wine, our very special xmas beer of which there are only 25 barrels in existence, so come along, enjoy a glass or two, have a look round the brewery and celebrate the festive season with us.

Clarence & Fredericks, Croydon

Sat 29 Nov

£10 / 07595 996 472

Dornoch Farmers’ Market

Held at Dornoch Social Club, usually on the third Saturday of the month, the market offers Saval Pork’s rare breed pork, Reidchalmai Croft’s lamb, a varied range of eggs, preserves and home baking from A-Bun-Dance. Market gardens in the surrounding area supply seasonal and year-round herbs, salads, vegetables and fruit…

Dornoch Social Club

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Drambusters Whisky Festival

A festival celebrating the water of life. Meet the makers and celebrities of the whisky world and have a wee dram of a range of malts and other spirits.

Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries

Sat 29 Nov

£23 / 01387 702020

Exclusively Highlands: Christmas Arts, Crafts And Food Fair

Over 60 exhibitors from the north of Scotland attend this large arts, crafts and food fair, making it the ideal place to snap up a unique gift before Christmas.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Fri 5 Dec

Free / 01463 234234

Lady Chute's Christmas Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a festive food selection including scones and sandwiches.

National Trust: The Vyne, Basingstoke

Mon 1 Dec

£19.95 plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20, adv booking required / 01256 881337/883858

Tue 2 Dec

£19.95 plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20, adv booking required / 01256 881337/883858

Wed 3 Dec

£19.95 plus admission £10.90, child £5.40, family £27.20, adv booking required / 01256 881337/883858

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L’Entente Cordiale

A special evening to celebrate the perfect marriage: British food and French wine.

Hotel du Vin, St Andrews

Wed 26 Nov

£13.95 / 0844 728 9269

Part of St Andrew's Food & Drink Festival.

Thu 27 Nov

£13.95 / 0844 728 9269

Part of St Andrew's Food & Drink Festival.

Fri 28 Nov

£13.95 / 0844 728 9269

Part of St Andrew's Food & Drink Festival.

…and 2 more dates until 30 Nov

The Pickle Jar

The Pickle Jar cocktail lounge, in partnership with Buffalo Trace, is set to pop up at The Well from Wednesday 1st October. The Pickle Jar will be serving up Picklebacks - a shot of bourbon followed by a pickle chaser, Shrubs and Cocktails.

The Well, London EC1V

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 020 7251 9363

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 020 7251 9363

Fri 28 Nov

Free / 020 7251 9363

…and 13 more dates until 20 Dec

Sunday Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing Sunday Lunch at our Molten's Restaurant.

Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill Hotel

Sun 30 Nov

£15.99 / 01908 561 666

  • 12:30 – 14:30 Sunday Lunch Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill Hotel

Sun 7 Dec

£15.99 / 01908 561 666

  • 12:30 – 14:30 Sunday Lunch Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill Hotel

Sun 14 Dec

£15.99 / 01908 561 666

  • 12:30 – 14:30 Sunday Lunch Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill Hotel

Sun 21 Dec

£15.99 / 01908 561 666

  • 12:30 – 14:30 Sunday Lunch Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill Hotel

Advent Cafe Church

Come and join us for tea, cake and carols.

Union Church, Hunstanton

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 100 real ales from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr 2015 back to top