Afternoon events, Food & drink

132 events

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Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

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

Sat 27 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sun 28 Sep

£50 / 0131 556 6040

Sat 4 Oct

£50 / 0131 556 6040

…and 83 more dates until 30 Aug 2015

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Blue Lounge

£42.50 inc meal / 0131 556 6040

  • 13:30

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Sat 27 Sep

£42–£45; £55 / 0131 556 6040

  • 12:00

Cambus O’May Cheese Creamery tour

Find out how Cambus O'May cheese is made.

Cambus O'May Cheese Co, Ballater

Tue 23 Sep

£4 / 01339 753113

Part of TechFest.

  • 12:00

101 Legendary Whiskies

Back by popular demand, whisky expert Ian Buxton takes us on a tastebud-tingling tour of some of the world’s finest and rarest whiskies, revealing entertaining and unusual stories behind their creation along the way.

Spiegeltent, Cheltenham

Thu 9 Oct

£20

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

The House Of Peroni

A stylish celebration of the culturally diverse Italian city of Rome.

The House Of Peroni, London WC2A

Fri 3 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Mon 6 Oct

Free

  • 12:00 – 00:00
…and 22 more dates until 31 Oct back to top

Dunfermline Beer Festival

Draft real ale, cider and bottled continental beers are all available for sampling in this two-day event.

Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline

Fri 3 Oct

£11.25 / 01383 739272

Plowright Theatre Christmas Carvery Lunch

Enjoy a Christmas carvery lunch at The Plowright Theatre during the festive season.

Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe

Wed 17 Dec

Phone for prices / 01724 277733

  • 12:00

Thu 18 Dec

Phone for prices / 01724 277733

  • 12:00

Fri 19 Dec

Phone for prices / 01724 277733

  • 12:00
…and 2 more dates until 23 Dec

Rompa's Reggae Shack & Rockwell House Rooftop Rub-A-Dub Club With Earl Gateshead (Trojan Soundsystem)

Rompa's Reggae Shack: Rub A Dub Club opens to the public, a daytime rooftop event that invites people to spin their favourite reggae tunes on an 'open deck' system at Rockwell House with Trojan Soundsystem's Earl Gateshead on Sunday 28th September.

Rockwell House Rooftop, London EC2A

Sun 28 Sep

£5 / 020 7193 1784

  • 12:00 – 22:30

Seasonal Afternoon Tea

Celebrate Christmas with festive finger sandwiches (turkey and cranberry stuffing – what else), plus pastries and cakes with coffee or tea.

Carberry Tower, Musselburgh

Wed 3 Dec

£25 / 0131 665 3135

  • 12:30 – 16:00

Thu 4 Dec

£25 / 0131 665 3135

  • 12:30 – 16:00

Fri 5 Dec

£25 / 0131 665 3135

  • 12:30 – 16:00
…and 9 more dates until 20 Dec

Abbot Brew House First Birthday Party and Beer Fest

To celebrate Abbot Brew House turning one, there's going to be a right old knees up. And by old, we mean Medieval. Guests can sample cask beers, try Medieval cafe favourites and even try arms and armour. There's also a home-brew competition complete with prizes. Huzzah!

Abbot House, Dunfermline

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 01383 733266

  • 13:00 – 17:00
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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

Thu 25 Sep

£8 / 0844 871 7649

  • 13:00

Thu 30 Oct

£8 / 0844 871 7649

  • 13:00

Thu 6 Nov

£8 / 0844 871 7649

  • 13:00

Wed 19 Nov

£9.50 / 0844 871 7649

  • 13:00

Ascot's Eighth Camra Beer Festival serves up exhilarating Flat Racing and thirst quenching Ales, Ciders and Perries

The Ascot CAMRA Beer Festival will return to Ascot Racecourse for the 8th year on 3&4th of October as part of the Autumn Racing Weekend, promising racegoers a memorable afternoon's Flat racing and the opportunity to sample ales, ciders and perries.

Ascot Racecourse

Fri 3 Oct

£15 grandstand adm; £20 premier adm; £20 grandstand adm; £27 premier adm / 0870 727 8765

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Sat 4 Oct

£15 grandstand adm; £20 premier adm; £20 grandstand adm; £27 premier adm / 0870 727 8765

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Haigh Hall Country Park, Haigh, Wigan

Sun 26 Oct

£13.95 (Children £6.95) / 01942 832895

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Milton Keynes Theatre

Wed 13 May 2015

£15 / 0844 871 7652

Beer Festival

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

The Met, Bury

Fri 21 Nov

£20 beer package; £2–£4 / 0161 761 2216

  • 12:00

Sat 22 Nov

£20 beer package; £2–£4 / 0161 761 2216

  • 12:00

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.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Fri 10 Oct

£4 preview; £8; £5 6pm-11pm; £8 12noon-4pm / 023 9273 7370

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sat 11 Oct

£4 preview; £8; £5 6pm-11pm; £8 12noon-4pm / 023 9273 7370

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Browns Hotel, London W1S

Tue 23 Sep

£55 / 020 7493 6020

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Wed 24 Sep

£55 / 020 7493 6020

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Thu 25 Sep

£55 / 020 7493 6020

  • 12:00 – 18:00
…and 5 more dates until 30 Sep

Ducks Beer Festival

A real good real ale festival. Featuring entertainment, food promotions and an award ceremony for the top sellers of the best beer.

Duck's at Kilspindie House / Donald's Bistro, Aberlady

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 01875 870682

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 01875 870682

  • 12:00 – 18:00

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

  • 13:00 – 20:00

Spitalfields City Farm, London E1

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 020 7247 8762

  • 14:00 – 19:00
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Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal’s unconventional and rule-breaking approach to food places him at the forefront of modern gastronomy. The multi Michelin-starred chef shares his latest collection Historic Heston and reveals how he got to where he is today.

Maxima Forum, Cheltenham

Fri 10 Oct

£10

Part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.

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

Sun 7 Dec

Dean's Park, York

Sat 27 Sep

£25 / 01904 550 099

Also on at:

Meet the Producer – Italian Wine Tasting

Taste from a selection of over 100 wines, selected by Bacco Wines.

The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh

Sat 8 Nov

£12–£15 / 0131 556 4270

  • 14:00 – 17:00

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

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sun 16 Nov

£32 / 0844 800 0400

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Sat 8 Nov

£28.50 / 029 2087 8444

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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 1 Oct

Free / 020 7251 9363

  • 17:00 – 00:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free / 020 7251 9363

  • 17:00 – 00:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free / 020 7251 9363

  • 17:00 – 01:00
…and 45 more dates until 20 Dec back to top