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Pub in the Park festival with Tom Kerridge, Simon Rimmer and Melanie C announced for Dunorlan Park, Tunbridge Wells


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Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge and celebrity chef Simon Rimmer are coming to Tunbridge Wells this summer.

The all-star cooks, together with ex-Spice Girl Melanie C, will attend food and music festival Pub in the Park, which will take place in July.

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge (left) and celebrity chef Simon Rimmer (right). Picture: Pub in the Park, Brand Events TM
Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge (left) and celebrity chef Simon Rimmer (right). Picture: Pub in the Park, Brand Events TM
Chef Tom Kerridge during one of his cooking demonstrations. Picture: Will Stanley
Chef Tom Kerridge during one of his cooking demonstrations. Picture: Will Stanley

The three-day event is part of the Pub in the Park's largest tour so far, with nine locations from May to September 2022.

The Tunbridge Wells line up will feature an exquisite selection of pubs, restaurants, and musical attractions taking over Dunorlan Park.

Food lovers will enjoy Tom Kerridge's wonderful double-Michelin-starred cuisine from The Hand and Flowers, as well as getting a taste of other award-winning pubs and restaurants.

The acclaimed chef, who will host the festival, said: “We’re so excited to be bringing some seriously top notch chefs and their incredible pubs and restaurants to the towns we love this year. Food is at the very heart of what we do. I’ve had a sneak peek at the menus and I’ve definitely got my eye on a few of the dishes - we can’t wait for you to try them!”

Visitors can expect to see some of the hottest new talent in the food world, TV favourites and highly acclaimed Michelin-starred names.

The event will feature several musical attractions. Picture: Pub in the Park, Brand Events TM
The event will feature several musical attractions. Picture: Pub in the Park, Brand Events TM
Visitors will enjoy music and food all in one place. Picture: Jo Hailey
Visitors will enjoy music and food all in one place. Picture: Jo Hailey

Some returning fan favourites include Indian food from Atul Kochhar Restaurants, Sankey's seafood bar and many more.

New additions feature British-Afghan fusion BBQ cuisine from Cue Point, Sri Lankan and South Indian-inspired dishes from Hoppers and the delicious cooking from The Bull and Last pub.

Why not have some fun while feasting in delicious food? Along with chef demonstrations and shopping opportunities, the festival will feature several musical attractions.

These include British electronic band Faithless, the queen of The Kitchen Disco Sophie Ellis-Bextor and spicy singing sensation Melanie C.

Pub in the Park will run from July 8-10, 2022. Pre-sale tickets are released at 10am on Thursday, February 3 exclusively to Pub in the Park newsletter subscribers.

General on-sale tickets available from 8am on Friday, February 4.

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