Published on October 6, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour


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Beer, gin, wine, food, live music – it’s all under one roof October 13-14 at the big Eat Drink Festival, served up by Cheers and our sister magazine Appetite. Here’s more… 

Eat Drink Festival brings together leading food and drink producers serving up beer, wine, spirits, and food, exclusive tastings, chef and brewer demos, live music and shopping.

The festival lands at Hoult’s Yard in Newcastle on October 13 and 14, with two evening and one daytime session, each different in atmosphere, all showcasing premium produce under one roof.

Food demos and drinks masterclasses create a unique theme for each session over three zones – food, beer, wine and spirits.

We’ll have a specialist bar with more than 100 different gins, beers and wines to buy by the glass; chef, brewer and distiller demos and talks; food, beer and spirit zones; live music; and a festival gift shop stocked with special editions and unusual goods.

Beer: Box Social, gluten-free beer specialist Autumn Brewing, Sonnet 43, beer and cheese pairing specialist Hops and Cheese, new boys Rigg & Furrow, world beers from Champion Bottles and Taps and many more.
Gin: Poetic License, Lakes Distillery, Durham Gin, Alnwick Gin, Temperance, Hepple Gin and more, plus a huge range of mixers from Fever Tree.
Food: Street food from Papa Ganoush, the famous meat pies served up in many pubs from The Amble Butcher, local produce from Le Petite Creperie, street food from The Log Fire Pizza Company, fresh produce from Blagdon Farm Shop and many more.

Appetite Zone: Some of the region’s best food specialists offering a great taste of the region.
Cheers Zone: The region’s premium cask and bottled ale makers assembled under one roof offering up tastings, talks, and meet the brewer events.
Spirit Zone: A bar showcasing more than 80 gins alongside stands and tastings from 10 distilleries offering small batch premium gin tasting and sampling.

When: October 13 and 14, 2017
Where: Hoult’s Yard, Walker Rd, Newcastle, NE6 2HL
Sessions: Friday 6.30pm-10.30pm; Saturday 1.30pm-5.30pm; Saturday 6.30pm-10.30pm
Tickets: £10pp per session (Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night) includes a FREE drink of your choice, a commemorative festival glass, FREE Fever Tree mixers with spirits, free tastings from exhibitors, free chef and bar tender demos, free brewer and distiller presentations, exclusive special offers in the festival shop.


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