Tasty Tactics for Avoiding the World Cup
With World Cup fever gripping the nation it is easy to forget that not everyone is a fan. The good news is that the Hampshire Food Festival has plenty of flavour to add to the weekend for people in search of football escapism. Why not make a day of it and tour the Hampshire countryside visiting events from brewery tours to summer fairs.
Lavender Fields Open Day
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th July, 11am-4pm
Soak up the Hampshire countryside at this great day out for all the family. See the lavender and wild flowers in bloom with tours, talks and tractor rides. Cream teas and plants also available.
No need to book, £4 per person, children under 12 free.
Lavender Fields, Hartley Park Farm, Selborne Road, Alton GU34 3HP
Flack Banger Open Day
Saturday 7th July, 11am-3.30pm
Enjoy award-winning beers, live music and buffalo sausages (veggie options available). Brewery tours are also available at a special price of £5 which includes a glass and beer samples.
Pre-booking appreciated if possible – 01794 518520
Flack Manor Brewery, 8 Romsey Industrial Estate, Greatbridge Road, Romsey, SO51 0HR
Garsons of Titchfield Annual Summer Food Fair
Saturday 7th July, 10am-4pm
Taste artisan food and drink, chat with producers and pick up lots of summer entertaining ideas.
Garsons, Fontley Road, Titchfield, Hampshire PO15 6QX
Beer and Food Tasting at Mash Brewery
Saturday 7th July, 2pm-5pm
Try up to four Mash beers paired with Hampshire food.
Booking essential, £10. Call 01962 795023.
Middle Barn, Burcot Farm, East Stratton, Winchester SO21 3DZ
Appetite for Adventure pop up grill at Hattingley Valley
Saturday 7th July, 12pm-3pm for BBQ Cellar Door Open 10am-5pm.
Enjoy a day out in the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Hattingley Valley Wines are opening their Cellar Door for you to taste their range of award-winning wines. Appetite for Adventure will be cooking up some delicious flavours for you to enjoy when you visit.
Free entry, additional cost for BBQ. No need to book.
Hattingley Valley Wines, Wield Yard, Lower Wield, Alresford SO24 9AJ
Pick-Your-Own and Treat Yourself
Saturday 7th – Sunday 15th July
Spend £15 on pick-your-own fruit at Durleighmarsh and receive a free ice cream.
Durleighmarsh Farm Shop, Durleighmarsh, Petersfield GU31 5AX
And for those who are planning to tune into the match this afternoon, there is time this morning to stock up on local beer, wine and food to accompany your viewing, surely the perfect way to support England?