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Planet Thanet Easter Beer Festival 2014

A festival showcasing products from brewers and cider makers from all over the UK. Featuring over 200 draught real ales, ciders and perries, hot and cold food, and a selection of foreign bottled beers. There will also be souvenir glasses to purchase.

Winter Gardens, Margate

Fri 18 Apr

£5; £3 / 01843 292795

  • 12:00 – 22:30

Edinburgh Farmers' Market

The award-winning Edinburgh Farmers' Market takes place at Castle Terrace under the imposing backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Over 60 specialist producers regularly attend the market, the majority primary producers, growing what they sell. A quarter offer meat products, including specialities such as venison (Hubertus Game…

Castle Terrace, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0131 652 5940

  • 09:00 – 14:00

Beatnik Night

Enjoy a beatnik night of funky,soulful music and spoken word performances with your dinner.

The Blue Chair, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0141 552 7849

BYOB £1.50 per person.

  • 19:00 – 22:30

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

Fri 18 Apr

£54 / 0131 556 6040

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

Fri 18 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00
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Commonwealth Challenge Wine Tasting – Big Red Wines

A special wine tasting in honour of the Commonwealth Games featuring red wines from participating countries.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

£25 for one class; £78 for four / 0141 204 3333

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Open Jar Collective: Broth Mix

Open Jar Collective transform the Kinning Park Complex into a place for conversations and action. In the first week, you're invited to help transform the main hall into a café, which will then host a series of gigs, talks and workshops, with a different soup being prepared every day by members of the community.

Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 0141 419 0329

Part of Glasgow International.

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Aprils Adventure

Spring is nearly upon us folks. It may be hard to believe with a chill still in the air, but for that momentary occurrence of sunshine, it's something worth celebrating.

Grub Club Pop-Up Restaurant, London N19

Fri 18 Apr


  • 20:00 – 00:00

Archer Street Partner With Prestat This Easter

Find a golden ticket and win an Easter egg fit for a VIP.

Archer Street, London W1D

Fri 18 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7734 3342

  • 14:00 – 01:00

Brief Encounter Refreshment Room

Enjoy refreshments at Carnforth Station, most famous for the role it played in the 1945 film, Brief Encounter.

Brief Encounter Tea Rooms, Carnforth Station

Fri 18 Apr

Prices vary / 01542 735165

  • 09:00 – 16:00
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Christabel's Detox Cafe/Furniture Shop

A pop-up detox cafe and integrated furniture shop. Everything in the space can be bought - bar the walls! The tables and chairs that people sit on are for sale as well as the hand-painted, vibrant bowls that the food is served out of.

159 Camden High Street, London NW1

Fri 18 Apr


  • 10:00 – 19:00

Craft Beer & Blues Festival

Featuring over 20 acts performing the blues and more than 30 craft beers to sample.

Harringay Arms, London N8

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 020 8292 3624

  • 12:00 – 02:00

Cream Tea

A delicious variety of scrumptious treats, available daily.

Mercure Milton Keynes Abbey Hill Hotel

Fri 18 Apr

£12.50 / 01908 561 666

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Easter Weekend at the Royal Yacht Britannia

Get your kids their chocolate fix with a milkshake and cake, then teach 'em some history with the Royal Yacht's audio tour.

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

Prices vary (admission plus food costs) / 0131 555 5566

  • 09:30 – 16:00

Introduction to Whisky with Lothian Wine School

Learn more about how ageing defines whisky and how this affects flavour, exploring whiskys from all around Scotland and even versions from Ireland, America and Canada, too.

Jurys Inn Edinburgh

Fri 18 Apr

£25 / 0131 603 3865

  • 19:00 – 21:00
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Made in Assynt – Lochinver Craft and Produce Markets

Craft and produce from the North West Highlands.

Lochinver Village Hall

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 01571 844262

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Maille Gourmet Concierge

Maille Gourmet Concierge service with Fred Sirieix, master of hospitality.

La Maison Maille, London SW1Y

Fri 18 Apr


  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mother’s Par-tea From Tanqueray Gin At Sketch

The classic, award-winning Tanqueray London Dry Gin has teamed up with gastronomic playground Sketch restaurant in London. Ordering the Tanqueray Mother's Par-tea is the stylish way to spend Sunday afternoon, toasting to the special lady of the day.

The Gallery At Sketch, London W1S

Fri 18 Apr

£13.50–£34 / 0870 770 4488

  • 08:00 – 14:00

Plough Beer Festival

12th Hundon Plough Easter Beer Festival with 30 real ales, 9 real ciders & 8 Free bands.

The Plough Inn, Sudbury

Fri 18 Apr

Free / 01440 786 789

  • 12:00 – 22:30

Rum Tasting

Try six quality rums from much warmer countries than here.

The Good Spirits Co., Glasgow

Fri 18 Apr

£20 / 0141 258 8427

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Seasonal Baking Demonstration: Easter Hot Cross Bun Baking

Discover how our freshly milled stone-ground flour can be combined with a wide variety of locally grown produce to make seasonal themed treats.

National Trust: Winchester City Mill

Fri 18 Apr

Free, plus admission £4, child £2, family £10 / 01962 870057

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Springtime In Clapham

Come along to the beautiful Social Pantry cafe for another fun-filled Supper Club.

Grub Club Pop-Up Restaurant, London SW11

Fri 18 Apr


  • 19:00 – 23:30

Taste of Wisley Rhubarb Festival

Celebrate the awe-inspiring rhubarb: vegetable masquerading as a fruit that is responsible for the best type of crumble there is. Eat brunch, get some recipes and take a tour of the rhubarb collection.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Fri 18 Apr

£9.50–£17.50 plus garden admission / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Voodoo Blues

Come along to the latest creative pop-up dinner from The Wandering Chef, for seven courses of delectable southern food, along with a few surprises!

Roxx Club, London W1W

Fri 18 Apr


  • 19:30 – 22:30