Taste Bedford returns for its third year

This summer, the popular Taste Bedford food and music festival returns to the banks of the River Great Ouse on July 13th from 11am to 5pm, showcasing the best in street food, local producers and live music plus children’s entertainment.

Now in its third year, the hugely popular event attracts thousands of foodies to Bedford’s embankment to enjoy food, drink and entertainment.

The professional food theatre hosts chefs including Phil Fanning from Paris House and Elizabeth Palmer-Smith of the Dog House Kitchen plus a masterclass from Gary Hooper of GCH Fishmongers.

Compered by Taste co-organiser, Anne Harnan, it’ll be the place to pick up some top chefs’ tips and maybe even a taste of what they’re cooking up!

The Victorian bandstand once again provides a stage for the blender live music sessions, headlined by The Scruff. Pull up a deckchair, grab some food and let them entertain you.

Sponsors, Wells & Co will be providing liquid refreshment from their super-cool bar.

“We’re thrilled to be back,” said Anne Harnan.  “We’ve got even more street food stalls, more local producers and more family-friendly activities this year so there is definitely something for everyone.

“In keeping with the Council’s commitment to the environment, we’re aiming to be as eco-friendly as possible at this year’s festival.

“We’ve got standpipes so you can bring your own refillable water bottles, pop up bike racks to encourage visitors to cycle and we’ll be giving out orange sacks so everyone can take part in keeping Bedford green and tidy.”

The event is FREE entry thanks to our partner Bedford Heights and sponsors Wells and Co, Woodfines Solicitors, Robinson & Hall, Boyds of Bedford, Stimpsons Eves and Cllrs Lucy Bywater and Ben Foley

The festival programme can be picked up at locations throughout the Borough, can be downloaded here and you can follow Taste on Instagram too @tastebedford.










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