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2017 Morpeth Food & Drink Festival

2017 Morpeth Food & Drink Festival

The 5th Annual Morpeth Food & Drink Festival will - for the first time - be held over two days, Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th October - with the Saturday  coinciding with the monthly farmers market.
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Download the official Food & Drink leaflet (8.3 Mb PDF) 


There will be over 100 stalls at three locations - Bridge St, the Town Hall and the farmers market on the Market Place. 

Scone, Jam and Sweet Pie Competitions

Entries are now open for the popular and hotly contested Pie, Jam and Scone competitions

Download the Entry Forms & Competition Criteria:

Scone Competition

Jam Competition

Sweet Pie Competition

and return them to Lottie Thompson Sanderson Arcade, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 1NS tel: 01670 510967 Mobile: 07518 240615

The competitions will be judged at 11am with the winners announced at 1pm from the Music Stage by the Chantry

Demo Kitchen

There will be a demo kitchen showcasing a number of local and celebrity chefs over the two days of the Festival

Provisional Schedule as at 14th August (subject to change)





  David McDonald (Geordie Bangers)



  John McKale (former pastry chef at London Ritz Hotel)

  Jimmy Bell (The Lamb Man)


  Giovanni Marabini

  Bev Stephenson (North Chocolates)


  Lorna Robertson (2016 Master Chef Finalist)

  Martin Charlton (The Boat House)


  David Ridley (Ridley's Fish & Game)

   John McKale (former pastry chef at London Ritz Hotel)


  Deanna Carter (Café des Amis)

   Lorna Robertson (2016 Master Chef Finalist)


   Lorna Robertson (2016 Master Chef Finalist)


 Free park and ride service operating from County Hall to the Bus Station every 30min - on Saturday from 8am-5pm and on Sunday from 10.30am-3pm.

The Band of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will be marching on Newgate Street at 11.30am on the Saturday - and then playing in the Sanderson Arcade.

Free children's entertainment including facepainting, storytelling and stiltwalkers

The town’s pubs and restaurants will be organising events and entertainment and offering special food festival deals over the weekend as will guest houses in the area.

Special offers available with the official Food & Drink Festival Leaflet

 Morpeth Larder

Sanderson Arcade 

 10% off all deli items excluding the café 

 The Cheese Shop


 10% off purchases over £15 today


Bridge Street 

Free glass of wine with every meal 

 Chantry Tea Rooms

Bridge Street 

Lentil and veg soup with Northumberland sausage or
bacon stottie £5.20  

 The Old Bakehouse

Newgate Street 

 Soup and main or main and dessert £7.95

 Lollo Rosso

Bridge Street 

Lunchtime: 4 courses £9.50 (Saturday only) 

 Café Vault

Newgate Street 

Homemade soup and scone for £4.50 


Newgate Street 

10% off all chocolate 


Bridge Street 

10% off all wines and beers 

 The Cube

Newgate Street 

Cup of tea or coffee with bacon & egg or sausage & egg
sandwich (2 fillings) £2 

 Café des Amis

Newgate Street 

Festival Picnic Hamper: Sandwich and cake with any
hot drink served in a picnic basket    £5.50 


Newgate Street 

20% off Any Speciality Sandwich or Meal Deal 

 Ice Bar

Newgate Street 

Double scoop cone, buy one - get one half price 


Market Place 

10% off up to 7pm 


Bridge Street 

Serving Pimms and prosecco during the Festival 


The Morpeth Food Festival is a Morpeth Town Team event organised by Sanderson Arcade in partnership with Morpeth Town Council, Northumberland County Council, Morpeth and District Chamber of Trade and other local organisations through the Morpeth Market working group.

For more information on the event email Lottie Thompson