universal cookery & food festival

An annual food celebration of the seasons & the harvest

As always there was plenty of food, drink and entertainment on the evening of the festival. This all came at no extra cost, and plenty stayed behind to join us for some music, food and plenty of beer! Watch this space for our 2017 evening entertainment...

ucff dingley dell flying visit bbq
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a passion to inspire
This year's evening BBQ was hosted by Dingley Dell Pork who carried out one of their 'Flying Visits'.  Three teams of chefs known as 'The Dirty Dozen'  battled it out to cook some fantastic pork dishes for us all.  Well done to the 'Patonporketeers' for winning the Golden Pig Awards for Flying Visits Champion Team 2016!

Dingley Dell Flying Visits are all about celebrating the pig and its' journey from the farm to the plate, it's a celebration of the skill and the passion of everyone involved, the artistry of the master butcher and the creativity of the chef. The events are fund raising for charity and involve students from  "A Passion to Inspire".
ucff dingley dell pig
ucff the broadside boys
Our band for the evening were the The Broadside Boys. They are fast establishing a name on the national Folk scene, with performances at Folk clubs and Festivals across the country, and appearances on Television and Radio. With a catalogue of songs inspired by their experience of country life in the East of England, and the characters and events that have shaped them, the Broadside Boys are a dynamic and entertaining celebration of our rural heritage
ucff the broadside boys beach

ucff beers

We had two extremely tasty beer supporters for all our guests to enjoy during our evening entertainment.

Hall & Woodhouse
ucff badgerOver the years Hall & Woodhouse have continued to innovate in beer and pubs, ensuring that they  remain an independent family company at the forefront of the brewing and hospitality industry.

Thier pub estate has grown to over 200, stretching from Bristol to Exeter, London to Brighton and you can find thier award-winning range of Badger bottled ales nationally in leading supermarkets and off licenses.

Greens Gluten Free Beer
ucff greensGreens are dedicated producers of gluten free beers, craft brewed in Belgium, and that means Quality without Compromise. There is a growing population around the World who live with Coeliac (Celiac) disease or are just sensitive to the gluten contained in barley and wheat, but still want to enjoy quality beers!

Greens have beers ranging from crisp and light lagers or rich dark ales to wonderful hoppy beers, making them one of the biggest original producers of gluten & wheat free beers. So whether you're gluten sensitive or not, we recommend giving them a taste!


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