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A kitchen catch up: The Free Range Chef

We caught up with Beth Al Rikabi (aka the Free Range Chef) who is going to be cooking our wonderful Sunday Feasts.  We revealed the menus earlier this month so if you want to find our who’s behind them read on…   What are your top 3 favourite ingredients at the moment and why? I...

A kitchen catch up: Rob Howell’s views

You’ve probably have seen the stupendous six course feast menu that Josh Eggleton (Michelin Starred Chef and owner of Pony & Trap) and Rob Howell (Head Chef of Root in Bristol and winner of a Bib Gourmand award) will be serving up on Saturday night.  Here we catch up with Rob and get his view...

Sunday’s Feast revealed
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May 17, 2019

Trumpets please!  We can now reveal Sunday’s Feast which will be brought to you by Beth Al Rikabi, aka The Free Range Chef. If you love a sharing platter, then listen up because this is for you (and your friends). Have a look at the menu below. Each board will have a little bit of...

A kitchen catch up: Josh Eggleton’s views

You’ve probably have seen the stupendous six course feast menu that Josh Eggleton (chef and owner of Michelin-starred Pony & Trap) and Rob Howell (Head Chef of Root in Bristol and winner of Bib Gourmand award) will be serving up on Saturday night.  Here we catch up with Josh and get his view on a...

Saturday Feast menu revealed
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May 17, 2019

Time to lick your lips and dip your hips because we can now reveal Saturday’s feast. This will be cooked by Josh Eggleton (Pony & Trap) and Rob Howell of Bristol’s Root. All the ingredients are locally sourced. Bookings are open for both sittings (2:30pm & 6:30pm). Please note you must have a festival ticket to attend...

Bookings for the feasts have opened!
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April 13, 2019

The region’s culinary heroes and heroines will be cooking up a storm over the food festival weekend. Join fellow diners for a feast of epic proportions featuring menu of culinary delights and surprise performances. Forget the cheese sandwich and crisps back at camp. Feast with your friends! Book them here as they move fast! Here’s...

Vote for the Community Farm to build a feel good garden!

Our friends at The Community Farm, near Bristol, have been picked by the National Lottery to bid for £38,300 funding and build a Feel Good Garden at their Denny Lane site, where Valley Fest is held. They currently grow delicious vegetables and, if successful, they’ll be able to create a special, shared community space, where social...

Announcing our line up!
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March 22, 2019

It’s a big day! We’ve unleashed all our plotting and hatching, so feast your eyes below!   Live acts   The line up includes some of the most exciting bands in the world right now. Nubiyan Twist will bring their intense afrobeat, latin jazz sound to the party. Steeling Sheep, the idiosyncratic Liverpool trio, known...

Pony & Trap & Root Takeover
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March 1, 2019

The region’s culinary heroes and heroines will be cooking up a storm over the food festival weekend. On Saturday night, owner of the Michelin-starred Pony & Trap, Josh Eggleton, together with Rob Howell, Head Chef of Root, which recently won a Bib Gourmand award, will be cooking the feasts. Josh says: “Valley Fest is a true celebration...

Tom Odell headlines Sunday
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March 1, 2019

The Mystery is over. Prepare to be Magnetised. We Can’t Pretend to be other than completely stoked! Tom Odell will take to the Lake Stage on the final night of Valley Fest.Not only is he BRITs Critics’ Choice Award winner, he is an Ivor Novello-winning songwriting sensation. Master of the ivories, showman extraordinaire, this piano...