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Edible Forest 2019

Edible Forest Festival
Tea in the Tower | Edible Forest Festival

This September the annual Edible Forest Festival returned to the ancient woodland of Charnwood Forest and there were even more great events for you to savour.

Between Saturday 7th – Sunday 15th September, there was a smorgasbord of tasty food and drink events including afternoon tea in the iconic Old John Tower, Bradgate Park, dining under the stars in one of our unique dining pods, Safari Supper around Charnwood’s finest pubs and another outstanding Secret Gourmet evening with Michelin star holder, Chef John Duffin.

We look forward to seeing you again next year for even more great food, drinks and experiences, make sure you follow us on social media to find out what we’re planning for next year and don’t forget to tell your friends and book early!

See you next year!

All of our Edible Forest Festival events are now sold out - look out for tickets going on sale next year.

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If you should need to contact a member of the Edible Forest Festival team during the Festival please call 07973 882549.

Old John in Bradgate Park
7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th September

Sorry - SOLD OUT

One of the favourites of the festival is afternoon tea in the iconic Old John in Bradgate Park. Enjoy delicious home made produce whilst enjoying the spectacular views over from this amazing vantage point.

Dine under the stars during the Edible Forest Festival

7th - 14th September

Sorry - SOLD OUT

Our unique dining pods make a welcome return to the festival for a second year. Set in ancient woodland at Abbots Oak Manor, diners can enjoy an intimate picnic of tasty local produce in one of our pods or enjoy dinner whilst watching the evening stars. Menus now available to view.

Get on board the Safari Supper bus

12th September

Sorry - SOLD OUT

Hop on our vintage Midland Red bus and dine around the forest, enjoying a different course of wonderful local forest food at some of the best pubs in Charnwood, exploring the ancient forest on your way.

12th September

Sorry - SOLD OUT

A fantastic new event for 2019 - let our very own big cheese, Tim Brown guide you through a selection of the region's finest cheeses. Each cheese will be paired by an appropriate drink which could be wine, beer or cordials. Tim will be on hand to explain each of the cheeses and why they have been paired with each drink.

Edible Forest Festival

15th September

Sorry - SOLD OUT

For one day only the Edible Forest goes vegan! Enjoy our fabulous Tea in the Tower experience or our Picnic Pod with a wholly vegan menu.

Edible Forest Festival brewery tour

10th, 12th, 14th September


Discover the art of traditional monastic brewing at the UK’s only Trappist brewery. Mount Saint Bernard, founded in 1835, has just opened what is one of only twelve Trappist breweries in the world. One of the monks will propose a guided tour of the plant, which is operated exclusively by the community. The tour will end with a beer tasting.

Walk with a ranger at Bradgate Park

11th & 14th September


Build up an appetite with an early morning ranger-led tour around Bradgate Park where you will learn all about the edible produce that can be found within the park. After the walk you can tuck into a well-deserved, hearty breakfast made up of tasty local produce.

Where will the 2019 Secret Goumet experience take place?

15th September


Enjoy a gastronomic experience not to be forgotten with a forest inspired menu created by Michelin star holder, Chef John Duffin. The Secret Gourmet unique forest location will remain a secret until days before the event and you can be sure it’ll be somewhere amazing and totally unexpected.

Scone tasting

This event has now taken place

Join us in  the extraordinary surroundings of the forest's own arts and crafts house Stoneywell Cottage. We simply couldn't resist bringing their famous scone making skills into the Festival.  You will get to sample a selection of up to 10 different sweet and savoury scone recipes. After your scone feast you are free to enjoy the beautiful grounds and house as your ticket includes entrance to both.

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Photographs from last year's festival

Vintage bus taking us on the Safari Supper journey around Charnwood
Family activities at the Edible Forest Festival 2018
Brewery tour at Mount St Bernard Abbey during Edible Forest Festival 2018
Delicious locally produced food served at the Picnic Pods 2018
Dining under the stars in a dining pod at Abbots Oak 2018
Sculpture at The Outwoods 2018
Edible Forest picnic pod
Edible Forest bar

The Edible Forest Festival is developed and promoted by Leicestershire Promotions and supported by Charnwood Borough Council and Everards.