Grand food festival and mini market to be held at stately home in Milton Keynes

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A free food festival covering everything from cooking to cocktail demos will take place in MK this month

The venue is Chicheley Hall just outside Newport Pagnell, and the festival will celebrate the recent re-opening of the stately home.

There will be stalls from some of the country's best suppliers as well as a mini market of local produce for people to browse.

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Chicheley Hall, which has 48 bedrooms and is set in 80 acres, is owned by Countrywide Hotels and is available for hire as a wedding venue.

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Chicheley Hall

Operations director Pete Farrow said: “We’re all looking forward to being able to open our doors to the local community and celebrate all that this wonderful venue has to offer.

"As well as the food and drink stalls we’ll be offering tours of our stunning bedrooms, afternoon teas and a preview

of our wedding setup – all in line with Covid-secure guidelines. Everyone is invited to just wander around the

gardens and there is plenty free parking.

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“It’s a taste of the perfect British Sunday that we’ve all missed so much.”

The festival will be on Sunday May 23 from 10am to 4pm. Stalls will include Simply Sicily, Sweet Treats, Bucks Brothers Gin,The Wine Tap Van, Good Times Cafe, Watson, Brocklesby's Pies, Waffles on Wheels, Mr Pecarello and Just Graze.