Food & Drink

The Northumbria Food & Drink Festival will bring together the best street food, artisan producers, chefs and industry experts from across the North East for a day of foodie events at Vallum Farm.

Here’s who will be taking part:


Street food vendors

The best food to go, available throughout the day

SqFatHippoFat Hippo
With restaurants in Jesmond, Newcastle and Durham, the folk at Fat Hippo are experts in handheld dining – get your hands on a top burger straight from the grill.
sqCrepesLa Petite Crêperie
The boys from La Petite Crêperie have built up a huge following at foodie events and at their pitch in the Grainger Market. Grab a sweet or savoury crêpe.
La Petite Crêperie on Facebook
Get your hands on an authentic Mexican burrito from Newcastle’s Zapatista.
sqHogRoastWMH Meats
Succulent hog roast available throughout the day.
MMH Meats on Facebook


Real ale, cocktails and more

Something to whet your appetite

GinVallum Gin & Cocktail Bar
The best local gins, plus speciality cocktails from the Vallum Restaurant team.
BoxSocialEngineBox Social
The Craft Beer engine will be here all day with the best local ales.
ErrantBreweryErrant Brewery
Northern ales brewed in Newcastle.



Artisan producers from across the region

Yummy Things preserves
Northumberland Cheese handmade cheese
Ouseburn Coffee Co artisan roastery
Carruthers And Kent expertly sourced wines
Geordie Banger Co. top local sausages
Tea Sutra organic teas from around the world
Safari Sauces African lightning in a bottle
Le Mini Macaron mini marvels
Rural charcuterie, cheeses and Port wines mainly from Portugal
Boulevard Creative Cuisine smoked salt, peppercorns, oils and mushrooms
Crumble & Slice cakes and sweet treats
The Goat Company free range goat meat
Wagtail Designs candles, cushions, gifts and cards
Phoenix Cards greetings cards
The Brownie Bar gourmet brownies
Green Valley Crafts
Bluebell Glass bespoke homeware, jewellery and gifts
The Feathers Inn Hedley on the Hill
Ali’s Ark chocolate truffles
Mila Blu jewellery
Cigarbox Sounds cigarbox guitars
Coppers at Gosforth beers, ales and more
Shopafrolics handbags, scarves, jewellery
The Lord Crew Arms at Blanchland local fish and produce
The French Oven artisan bakery
Bleikers Smokehouse award-winning smokery
Dickies Nutz sweet and savoury nuts
Kenspeckle Confectionary Northimbrian confectionary
Northumberland Seafood fresh from the North Sea
Robin Hood Inn preserves and cheeses
Gubeon Range pies


Chef demos

The region’s best chefs showcase their skills

sqDaveCoulsonDave Coulson
Head chef at Jesmond’s Peace & Loaf, the Good Food Guide’s local restaurant of the year in the North East for 2016
sqRhian-FeathersRhian & Helen
The team behind on of our region’s finest food pubs, The Feathers at Hedley on the Hill
sqAmbleMartin Charlton
Renowned for his use of local seafood fresh from North Sea at The Old Boat House and Fish Shack in Amble


Producer talks and demos

Gun dogs, beer, barbecuing and more

sqCraigHarveyCraig Harvey
Close House head chef and former gamekeeper Craig will showcase the skills of his gun dogs, as well as his skills in preparing game
SqAlastairGilmourAlastair Gilmour
Cheers magazine editor Alastair discusses some of our great local beer
WineCarruthers & Kent
Mo and Claire will share their love of wines and how to match them with food
sqBBQCCS Al Fresco Kitchen
BBQ demos throughout the day, and kitchen kit sales

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