Rufford Abbey great food and drink festival


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Rufford Abbey is a brand new event added to our 2018 calendar! The event will take place on May 26th - 28th 2018.

The event is replacing the very successful Nottingham Castle event which is closing for the 23 Million pound referbishment


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The Gin Collection at Rufford Abbey!

The newly added 'Gin Collection' will be appearing at The Great Food and Drink Festival at Rufford Abbey in May 2018.

Come along and enjoy Gin tasting, workshops and masterclasses and a huge range of some of the finest artisan Gin producers  all located in our Gin Collection Marquee.

There is a fabulous gin bar with a large seated area serving a range of wonderful gin cocktails. 

If you are a lover of Gin, then this is the place to be...

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The Big BBQ comes to Rufford Abbey 

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This year we are introducing a fabulous dedicated area for the lovers of the fine art of BBQ'in.

We will be introducing some of the finest purveyors of BBQ food, you can indulge on a feast of different meat treats from Ribs to Brisket.  We have selected only the best popup restaurants and street food, you will not be disappointed!  

There will be workshops from our master butchers, Pit Masters and experts who will sharing their tips and secrets on the main stage theatre. 

There will be a variation of competitions including the 'The Big Chilli Show Down' chilli eating contest which pits contestants against some of the fieriest chilli's on the planet. The Snobby Butcher 'Hot Wings' Challenge, who will be crowned champion for of the Hot wing arena for 2018??         


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