APRIL 2017

Leamington Gin Festival

Saturday 1 April
The Great Leamington Spa Gin Festival
The Assembly Rooms, Leamington Spa

A morning or afternoon session to spend sampling some of the UK’s best gins, with presentations and cocktail demos.  Buy tokens to purchase drinks on the day. Tickets are £11

Weston Park dish

Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 April
Hints & tips from Guy Day
Weston Park, Staffordshire

As a farewell to Head Chef Guy Day, the hotel will be his favourite dishes and giving guests the chance to gain professional guidance and top secrets from Guy himself.  Starts at 11am, £25 per person includes coffee on arrival, demonstration, tastings, recipe booklets and a three-course set lunch in the Granary Grill.

The Alchemist Birmingham

Thursday 6 April
Whiskey Tasting
The Alchemist, Birmingham

An intimate evening of whiskey tasting with Woodford Reserve for only 20 guests. From 6 – 8pm for £15. Tickets are selling fast so do check the website for details.

Japanese whisky tasting The Plough Birmingham

Thursday 6th April
Japanese whisky tasting and dinner
The Plough, Harborne, Birmingham

The Birmingham Whisky Club has teamed up with multi-award winning Japanese whisky brand Nikka to serve a four course whisky matched meal, led by whisky expert Stefanie Holt. The menu includes beef tartare with capers, crostini and garlic and crispy duck leg with braised lentil and smoked dried plums .Tickets are £40.

Banoffi pie at The Highfield Birmingham

Thursday 6 April
Pudding Club
The Highfield, Birmingham

For £35 you will enjoy a light main course, followed by six new puddings, plus cheese and a glass of port. Evening starts at 7pm. Tickets for the first event sold out like hot cakes last year so do check the website for booking details.

The Star & Garter Meet the Brewer night poster

Friday 7 April
Meet the Brewer
The Star and Garter, Leamington Spa

A collaboration between the Church Farm Brewery and local butcher Aubrey Allen to bring you different cuts of steak paired with beers and a chat with both producers. From 7pm.

Seasons restaurant Leamington Spa

Friday 7 April
Tapas night
Seasons, Leamington Spa

From 6-8pm a quiz night to raise funds for National Autism Society(NAS) while you enjoy a selection of tapas. Tickets are £11 per person (includes £5 donation to NAS) and a children’s menu will be available at £5.95 for two  courses.

Price's Spices Indian food pop-up

Saturday 8 April
Indian pop-up
Warwick Street Kitchen, Warwick

Prices Spices are hosting their first pop-up evening of Indian food. From 7.30pm enjoy a menu including Pani Puri served with chick peas, pea shoots and mint dip, Meen Mooli  Keralan Fish Curry, Tarka Dal and Kulfi dessert. Only 22 tickets at £18 each are available. BYOB.

Yumlaut sausage

Saturday 15 April
Street food Saturday
The Custard Factory, Digbeth, Birmingham

The first Street Food Saturday will launch on Saturday 15 April from 11am to 5pm. Expect German sausages from @yumlaut curries and chaats from @TheIndianRasoi   homemade soups and deli sandwiches from @little6T3 and a selection of international dishes from @ChefShack627
For the sweet-toothed, @Churros_Susanna  will be on hand with their Spanish churros and chocolate sauce and there’ll be cakes, bakes, and proper tea from @HMS_Cupcake . @TheGinBoxUK will be serving  gin-based cocktails from their lovingly converted horse box.

The Cross at Kenilworth bar

Wednesday 26 April
Burgundy wine evening
The Cross, Kenilworth

The dinner will feature five delicious courses with five carefully matched wines, including Château de Santenay 2014 – a very special wine from a vineyard dating back to the 9th century. The dinner is priced at £75 per person and will be hosted by Tom Selby from Liberty Wines.

The Rose & Crown Warwick bar

Friday 28 April
The Great British Beer Off
Rose & Crown Warwick

Two local breweries Church Farm and Purity will be battling it out to be crowned winner on the best beer pairing for a four course dinner. Tickets are £35.


Friday 28 April
English wine tasting
Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street, Warwick

Birmingham wine school is hosting an evening tasting six wines. From 7pm for £30.


Saturday 29 April
Madame Barlow’s Ginboree
The Samuel Barlow, Alvecote, Tamworth

With an emphasis on locally produced gins, over 30 gins will be on offer which are all distilled in Central England and served with expertly matched garnishes. Plus the opportunity to meet some of the distillers at this canal side pub. Tickets include your very own Ginboree Copa glass to take home and keep and your first G&T is on the house. Two sessions are available – 12.30 pm – 4.30 pm and 6 pm – 10 pm.


Sunday 30 April – Monday 1 May
Eastnor Chilli Festival
Eastnor Castle, Ledbury,Herefordshire

Now in its sixth year, all things chilli to try and buy. Live music, bars, hot food, children’s cookery school a Chilli Eating Competition and cookery demonstrations.