FOOD & DRINK
From asparagus to apples, potatoes to soft fruit, and wine to cheese, gin, beer and cider, the abundant three counties produce almost everything the UK does as a whole.
Each year, the Royal Three Counties Show celebrates the finest produce at its popular Food and Drink Festival, featuring artisan producers, celebrity demos, competitions and delectable samples and sips across a range of experiences.
The Food & Drink Festival, supported by Ludlow Gin, is the perfect place for you to sample tasty treats, to stop off for breakfast, lunch or dinner and to pick up goodies to take home.
There is plenty of space to sit, and with a packed schedule of music on the bandstand, it’s the perfect place to chill out whilst sipping on a cool glass of cider, perry or gin!
FOOD PRODUCERS & STALLS
The Royal Three Counties Show is a foodie’s dream and there’s a real emphasis on the farm to fork ethos, with local and artisan producers from Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, as well as across the UK, joining us each year.
We were proud that there were more street food traders and food stalls than ever before in 2023, these included:
- Goffs Brewery
- Ivors Ice Cream
- Jane’s Pantry
- The Melted Cheese Company
- Piston Gin
- Loaded Sausage Company
Kitchen Garden Pizza who used seasonal produce such as wild garlic in March and April and foraged porcini and chanterelle mushrooms in the Autumn on their pizzas.
Visitors can sample choice tipples at the Ludlow Gin Bar, buy a superbly mixed G&T or cocktail from the Horsebox Bar and buy a bottle to take home! Alongside their incredible gins, Ludlow Gin have a fabulous range of spirits including rum, vodka, whisky and triplecello.
Westons Cider also have a pop up bar to serve their refreshing cider range.
Those more partial to sipping something with sparkles can stop by the Champagne Bar in the Royal Parade area, where chilled glasses of bubbles accompany the main arena entertainment.
Over in the Food & Drink Theatre, local drinks experts mix up a range of cocktails sure to make most want to skip dinner and head straight for drinks, including espresso martinis with coffee event connoisseurs, Stubborn Rhino.
A Cocktail Lounge made a fantastic new edition to the 2023 show. Open on Saturday and Sunday, its talented mixologists served up favourite cocktails with flair, while guests enjoy the main arena entertainment from ringside seats.
ENGLISH WINE SHOW
The sparkling drinks scene at the show has something to treat every taste too. Celebrating the booming UK wine industry, the Royal Three Counties Show hosted an English Wine Show in 2023, coinciding with English Wine Week (18 – 26 June). Visitors could browse trade stands from wine producers, chat to producers about how the wine is produced and taste some of the finest wine this country has to offer, before voting their favourite in a People’s Choice competition. The English Vineyards that exhibited in 2023 year included:
CIDER & PERRY FESTIVAL
The Three Counties Cider and Perry festival showcases some of the finest cider and Perry from within the three counties. It is also the location of the Three Counties International Cider and Perry Championship in which producers compete in a number of classes to be crowned a winner.
As well as trying the cider for yourself, the bar is the place to meet talented makers and learn about their craft. You’ll also be able to watch talks on everything from how cider is made, to the wildlife of traditional orchards, and take part in tutored cider tastings.