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Rick Stein among chefs cooking for visitors to Tom Kerridge's Alfresco Drive-in Tour at the Hop Farm

Chef Rick Stein will be among the top chefs cooking for visitors to a drive-in festival coming to Kent.

Cornwall-based Rick joins the foodie line-up with the Alfresco Drive-in Tour along with organiser Tom Kerridge, Atul Kochhar, Paul Ainsworth and Jason Atherton.

Chef Rick Stein
Chef Rick Stein

Exclusive dishes and menus by the well-known chefs are part of the experience at the Hop Farm family park in Beltring near Paddock Wood next month.

The band of travelling chefs will be bringing the food alongside the al fresco event, which includes a live show, comedy gig or big-screen movie.

Tom Kerridge said: “I’m so excited to be working with some great pals and top chefs to bring a lush menu to The Alfresco Theatre Drive-in Tour.

Tom Kerridge is behind the Alfresco Drive-in Tour and Pub in the Park
Tom Kerridge is behind the Alfresco Drive-in Tour and Pub in the Park

"We all deserve a bit of fun this summer and I can’t wait for everyone to dig into some great food whilst watching some quality live gigs.”

The event runs from Wednesday, April 28 to Monday, May 3 (May Day) when there will be drive-in movies to settle down to from Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off to Jo Jo Rabbit, Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman.

Comedian Ed Byrne
Comedian Ed Byrne

On Friday, April 30, Mark Watson's Carpool Comedy Club includes laughs from the likes of Mark Watson and Ed Byrne, while the following night will bring live music from SPICE, Bjorn Again and The Bootleg Beatles and on Sunday, May 2, there will be family-friendly show The Gruffalo Live.

There will also be a roaming bar serving craft cocktails, beers, wine and alcohol-free drinks.

Tickets, which are on sale now, start from £18 for adults for movies; £35 for comedy and music gigs, and £16 for Gruffalo tickets for ages three and up.

To book visit thealfrescotheatre.co.uk

Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park event is also due to go ahead at Dunorlan Park in Tunbridge Wells from Friday, July 9 to Sunday, July 11.

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