Afternoon events, Food & drink

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Cocktail Masterclass

Join an expert bar tender and learn to make your own cocktail as you are taken through the art of mixology and shown what goes into making a cocktail special. Ticket price includes cocktail on arrival. Booking is essential.

Cav, Edinburgh

Sat 26 Jul

£10 / 0131 228 3252

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

£10 / 0131 228 3252

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Sat 9 Aug

£10 / 0131 228 3252

  • 17:00 – 18:00
…and 7 more dates until 27 Sep

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

'Sybil', 'Basil' and 'Manuel' recreate the chaotic John Cleese sitcom experience, while you enjoy a three course dinner. Nope, doesn't sound very safe to us, either. Booking is essential.

The Charing Cross Hotel, London WC2N

Sun 27 Jul

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 2 Aug

£47 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 3 Aug

£47 / 0131 556 6040

…and 8 more dates until 31 Aug

Whisky and Cheese Tasting

Whisky and cheese – if you've never tried them together, consider the possibilities of a peaty single malt meeting a briny barrel-aged feta. Try out different combinations in this tasting session.

Whiski Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 7 Aug

£22.50 / 0131 225 7224

Sun 17 Aug

£22.50 / 0131 225 7224

Sat 30 Aug

£22.50 / 0131 225 7224

Big Poppy Picnic

A vintage picnic with poetry, music, art and performance to enjoy (including war-time songs, craft and a film screening).

Ordsall Hall, Salford

Sun 3 Aug

Free / 07724 418564

Champagne Tutored Tasting

Sara Hicks, UK Ambassador Pommery Champagne A unique experience for champagne lovers and novices alike. A tutored champagne tasting in the stunning surroundings of The Signet Library, a historic Edinburgh venue. Consistent top quality, Pommery is renowned for its variety and innovation afforded by nine different crus…

Signet Library, Edinburgh

Thu 14 Aug

The Upper Library

£50 / 0131 225 0651

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 15 Aug

The Upper Library

£50 / 0131 225 0651

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Innis & Gunn Beer Tasting

Once a month, you can taste four brews directly from Innis & Gunn headquarters and learn more about the brewing process. Ages 18+.

Innis & Gunn Brewing Company, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

£15 / 0131 220 7230

The Africa Centre Summer Festival

Dance, acrobatic performance, mask painting, live music and cuisine that showcases the best of Africa's rich and varied cultures.

Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 020 7836 1973

  • 12:00 – 22:00

The Africa Centre's 2nd Annual Summer Festival

An all-day event (from 12 noon to 10pm on August 2nd 2014), held in the East and West Piazzas of London's Covent Garden, this year celebrating the vibrancy, creativity and sheer joy of contemporary fabrics from all over Africa.

The Africa Centre, London WC2E

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 020 7836 1973

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Afternoon Tea

Traditional afternoon tea served on vintage porcelain. Book at least five days in advance. Booking is essential.

National Trust: Eastbury Manor House, Barking

Sun 10 Aug

£14 / 020 8227 2331

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sun 31 Aug

£14 / 020 8227 2331

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sun 21 Sep

£14 / 020 8227 2331

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Afternoon Tea

Back by popular demand The Roof Garden's will be hosting a pop up Afternoon Tea August Bank Holiday.

The Roof Gardens, London W8

Mon 25 Aug

£29.50 Roof Gardens Afternoon Tea; £39.50 Laurent Perrier Champagne Afternoon Tea / 020 7368 3971

  • 13:00 – 17:00
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Afternoon Tea and Farewell at the Cadogan Hotel

An afternoon tea with talks, music and chat at the Cadogan Hotel, before it closes for a two-year refurbishment.

The Cadogan, London SW1X

Wed 30 Jul

£45 / 020 7235 7141

  • 13:30 – 16:30

Afternoon Tea on the 14.05 Steam Train

Enjoy traditional afternoon tea on the 14.05 steam train from Bo’ness to Manuel. Tuck into sandwiches, cake and scones, washed down with tea or coffee. Booking is essential.

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Sat 2 Aug

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sun 3 Aug

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30

Sat 9 Aug

£19 (£18) / 01506 825855

  • 13:30 – 15:30
…and 17 more dates until 12 Oct

Barra and Vatersay Island Markets

Island Markets (Fèill an Eilean) on Barra and Vatersay started in 2000, and are run by Barra and Vatersay Agricultural and Horticultural Association. The monthly markets are held indoors, usually at Castlebay Community School, and community groups take turns providing refreshments to raise money for their causes. The…

Castlebay Community School, Barra

Sat 16 Aug

Free / 01871 810043

  • 14:00

Sat 20 Sep

Free / 01871 810043

  • 14:00

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 01871 810043

  • 14:00

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 01871 810043

  • 14:00

Beer, Cheese and Tunes

Black Isle Brewery and the Cheese Pantry at Connage join forces (along with some musical types) to create an afternoon for foodies with dancing, talks and of course tastings.

Black Isle Brewery, Munlochy

Sat 26 Jul

£5 / 01463 811871

  • 12:00 – 21:00

Beer Festival

Sample a variety of ales, ciders and other drinks and listen to live music.

Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon

Sat 4 Oct

£5 / 01420 472664

  • 12:00 – 16:00
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Beer Festival 2014

Peterborough Beer Festival 2014.

Peterborough Embankment

Tue 19 Aug

£6 / 01733 747474

  • 17:00 – 23:00

Wed 20 Aug

£6 / 01733 747474

  • 17:00 – 23:00

Thu 21 Aug

£6 / 01733 747474

  • 17:00 – 23:00
…and 2 more dates until 23 Aug

Beer The Festival

A contemporary take on the traditional beer festival with a host of city centre bars offering beer as well as top-drawer wines, single malt whiskys and cocktails.

Devonshire Green, Sheffield

Fri 22 Aug

£8–£18 Includes free festival glass, first half pint free and souvenir tasting notes / 01142 945 057

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Mon 25 Aug

£6–£16 Includes free festival glass, pint free of beer and souvenir tasting notes / 01142 945 057

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Beyond Beer

As well as a range of beers this festival offers gourmet and street food, a home brew competition, music, talks, beer and food pairing events and a Beer Banquet. Sláinte.

Traquair House, Innerleithen

Sat 2 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01896 830323

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Sun 3 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01896 830323

  • 12:00 – 20:00

Blaydon Beer Festival

Explore more than 50 beers and ciders, plus live music from the Maverick Rejects, American Girl and others.

Blaydon RFC, Newcastle upon Tyne

Fri 8 Aug

£8 in advance; £10 on the door for a day ticket (£18 in advance; £20 on the door for a weekend ticket) / 07801 621119

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Sat 9 Aug

£8 in advance; £10 on the door for a day ticket (£18 in advance; £20 on the door for a weekend ticket) / 07801 621119

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Sun 10 Aug

£8 in advance; £10 on the door for a day ticket (£18 in advance; £20 on the door for a weekend ticket) / 07801 621119

  • 16:00 – 23:00

British Craft Beer Challenge - GB vs The Commonwealth

The British Craft Beer Challenge is back to test some of the UK's tastiest craft beers against those of our Commonwealth cousins with Round 4: GB vs The Commonwealth.

Brew House, London E8

Sat 9 Aug

£4

  • 12:00 – 23:45
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Brooklyn Brewery Afternoon Delight

Some of the best things in life are simple, like the unparallelled beauty of fresh oysters paired with Sorachi Ace. Come to Well & Bucket for your share of fresh-shucked oysters and playful Sorachi Ace.

Well And Bucket, London E2

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Brooklyn Brewery Beer & Bites Food Trail

A food and beed scavenger hunt through Borough Market.

Borough Market, London SE1

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 020 7407 1002

  • 16:00 – 18:00

Brooklyn Brewery Tap Attack

An all-out assault from Brooklyn Brewery on The King's Arms tap system. We'll be pouring Perennial, Seasonal & rare beers at the bar with a special visit from the brewery's Co-Founder and President, Mr. Steve Hindy.

The King's Arms, London E2

Mon 28 Jul

Free / 0207 7292627

  • 17:00 – 19:00

Buffalo Trace Cocktail Competition

Some of the country's best bartenders shake up magical cocktails to accompany the Buffalo Trace BBQ.

Beer & Skittles, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

Free / 0131 556 1289

  • 15:00 – 17:00

The Cabal

The next instalment of the cocktail bar pop up 'The Cabal'. Located at Curio Cabal coffeeshop. Bespoke cocktails, wines, larger and ales.

Curio Cabal, London E8

Fri 15 Aug

Free

  • 17:00 – 00:00
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