Events

From farmers’ markets where you can stock up on produce, street food events and food festivals to deliciously themed dinners and wine tastings, you will find a host of food and drink events taking place in the West Midlands. Here are my top picks on what is happening.

NOVEMBER

cheese

Friday 1 November
A cheesemonger’s history of the British Isles
Hotel du Vin, Stratford upon Avon
7 – 8pm
£27

As part of Stratford’s literary festival, cheesemonger Ned Palmer will tell the story of different styles of cheese, the culture of the people who first made it and their place in history. Tickets include a signed copy of Ned’s book, a glass of house wine, and cheeses to taste from Paxton & Whitfield.

Gin and beer festival

Friday 1 November
Beer & Gin Festival
Royal Music Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
5pm – 11pm
£10

Holdcroft Heating and Best of British Beer have teamed up to stage a beer and gin festival as part of a campaign to raise £30,000 for local charities. With more than 20 different drinks to choose from, if you get hungry tuck into the cheese board platters. Ticket price includes your first drink.

Harvey Nichols restaurnat Birmingham

Wednesday 6 November
A taste of Christmas
Harvey Nichols, Mailbox, Birmingham
5 – 8pm
£10

Dluxe magazine has teamed up with the luxury retailer to discover the festive treats at the Foodmarket and wine shop. Tickets are redeemable against any food or drink purchase made on the night, and include complimentary drinks, canapés, cocktail masterclasses and wine tastings.

Twisted Barrel Brewery

Saturday 9 November
West Midlands Craft Beer Festival
Twisted Barrel, Fargo Village, Coventry
Noon – 11.30pm
Tickets from £35

Spread across two sessions, this event is a celebration of modern and traditional beers with a line up of breweries and amazing beers from throughout the West Midlands. Your inclusive ticket covers unlimited 1/3 pours of all beers, a WMCBF tasting glass and a complimentary can of festival beer. All day tickets also include a food voucher to be redeemed at the street food vendors.

steak and chips

Saturday 9 November
Meat the Butcher
The Fat Pug, 23 Guys Cliffe Road Leamington Spa
6 – 9pm
£30

Join Onley Grounds farmshop for a butcher’s display and talk, before tucking into a choice of steak, sides, and sauces all prepped in front of you and cooked in the Fat Pug’s kitchen along with a cracking drop of red.

Astley's Vineyard

Saturday 16 November
Exploring Red Wines
Astley Vineyard,
Time
£25

Do you love red wine, but feel like you’ve got yourself stuck in a rut drinking the same things over and over again? Or maybe you drink more white wine because you haven’t yet found that style of red wine that you’d like? Join Chris for a fun, educational evening where he will show you a variety of some less common red wines.

Warwick Winter Food Festival

Sunday 24 November
Winter Food Festival
Market Place, Warwick
10am – 5pm

Warm up at the annual festival of  locally sourced fresh produce as part of Warwick’s Christmas offering. ON the day you will find 50 stalls, street food, bars, gin tasting, live music craft workshops and real reindeer!

The High Field festive cocktail masterclass

Thursday 28 November
Festive cocktail masterclass
The High Field Studio, 21 Highfield Road, Edgbaston
7.30pm start
£30

This is an evening of cocktail shaking, fun and nibbles, with two of the High Field’s best cocktail makers.

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