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21st July 2021

Beer Writer and Masterchef demonstrates Beer & Cheese Pairing at Great British Food Festivals

Ben Bartlett, Member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and Masterchef of Great Britain brings an exclusive Beer & Cheese Pairing Class to stately homes across the country

Ben Bartlett has partnered with The Great British Food Festivals to bring an exclusive artisan beer and British cheese experience for the Great British public.

Beer and Cheese pairing is growing in popularity and craft beer especially is something many people want to know more about and enjoy. As a member of the British Guild of Beer writers, Ben Bartlett will be sharing his love of real ale and British cheese through a series of tastings and masterclasses.

This first food pairing takes place at Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire on Friday 30th July to Sunday 1st August with up to 50 people able to participate each day. This unique and exclusive beer and cheese pairing masterclass is part of your day entry to the entire event.

“My extremely popular food pairing masterclasses have been missed and include some of the best British craft beers and delicious British Artisan cheeses”.

Ben Bartlett is well-known for his culinary demonstrations and online cook along events, and he will also be demonstrating BBQ dishes from America, Australia, Sustainable Seafish and BBQ Boozy Desserts. The Beer and Cheese pairing is an extension to these immensely popular fun events. Ben says, “These festivals are a perfect day out for foodies and imbibers in a beautiful setting”.

These beer and cheese events have been featured in The Guardian, TimeOut, GQ, Daily Mirror, The Metro, and more. The Beer and Cheese pairing event is open to over 18s only.

Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

‘Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall’ was built in the 16th century as a residence for Bess of Hardwick, Countess of Shrewsbury. It has exceptionally large windows, especially for a time when glass was a luxury, which was a statement of Bess’ wealth and power. It has been owned by the National Trust since 1959. The Great British Food Festival at Hardwick will be situated on the lawn with views of the incredible building.


Due to restrictions all tickets must be bought in advance online, but rest assured the health and safety of visitors is the number one priority. This event will have restricted capacity so pre booking is essential. Please visit:

About BBQ Ben

Ben gained his beer knowledge working for Marstons Brewery in Burton upon Trent and Scottish & Newcastle Pub Company in Edinburgh. As the President of The British BBQ Association and a past BBQ World Champion, Ben is on a mission to bring the joy of outdoor cooking to the nation and working with children and adults to explore the wonderful possibilities of traditional British food and drink.

Recently Ben has been elected to the board of the Masterchefs of Great Britain and will be demonstrating at 10 Great British Food & Drink Festivals this year across the country.

Press release from Ben Bartlett

For more information, please contact Ben directly:

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