universal cookery & food festival

An annual food celebration of the seasons & the harvest

Take a look at our brilliant attractions from 2016.  2017 attractions to follow
Surf 'n' Turf Theatre

To celebrate our trip to Cornwall we have a new stage this year, featuring a rolling programme of meat and fish demos throughout the day.
Great Taste Market

This year our Farmer's Market will feature a mix of national suppliers and local producers showcasing their products and fresh produce. There will be plenty of opportunities to taste some amazing food and drink throughout the day.

Back by popular demand is the Great Taste Market. Great Taste is a major part of the Guild of Fine Food’s drive to encourage, promote and discover delicious fine food & drink. It’s now the world’s most trusted and respected award-scheme. This year UCFF will feature a dedicated area to showcase the fantastic products and suppliers deemed ‘edible gems’ by the Great Taste judges.
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Coastal Foraging

This year's foraging tours will take you down to the Cornish coast to experience the 'taste of the sea' with our expert forager Fraser Christian.


A Chef's Guide to Cider Making

What better way to enjoy your trip to this idyllic part of the country than with a pint of delicious cider. Colin Wheeler-James will be showing us how it's done.
Dingley Dell's Flying Visit
BBQ Competition

We will be getting fully into the festival spirit with free beer and a BBQ in the evening, and music from The Broadside Boys. This year Dingley Dell will be hosting their 'Flying Visit Dirty Dozen BBQ Competition' where chefs will battle it out to cook some fantastic pork dishes for us all.
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Essential Iceland Rational Westlands


Barbers Hoshizaki Sharps


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