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5th April 2024

Serving up the Ashford Food & Drink Festival

The Kent market town of Ashford will be a hub for foodies this summer as the Ashford Food and Drink Festival returns for 2024. In its second year, the month-long event will serve a menu full of food and drink activities alongside offers in the town centre this summer.

There will be some familiar faces returning as well as a range of new additions, to make sure this years’ event has something to tickle everyone’s taste buds.

Ashford Food and Drink Festival is a celebration of all that Ashford has to offer from all over the world, with your chance to experience the tastes and flavours of our wonderful food and drink businesses. From wine tasting, teddy bear picnics, markets, weekend festivals, pizza making and competitions – you name it, and it’s on the menu, so ‘taste and try throughout July’.

To find out more visit or if you know someone who might like to be involved, email

This year’s headliners include:

  • “Ashfood!” at Elwick Place – showcasing the best of local food, drink and entertainment
  • The Wine Garden of England and Boy’s Hall will be showcasing the best of Kent’s vineyards and fine food with music in a wonderful evening in St Mary’s Church in Ashford
  • Taproom’s ‘Great Ashford Sandwich Competition’
  • Makers Market – with a delicious array of food and craft at the monthly town centre market
  • Coachworks – wine tasting, pizza making, food market, bottomless brunch, wrap party pasta making and beer tasting, as well as eggs-tra special guest George Egg
  • Curious Brewery’s two-day beer festival.

Keli Nolan-Lyons, Town Centre Regeneration Manager at Ashford Borough Council said: “We are excited to bring back the Ashford Food and Drink Festival once again this summer.

“Last year was the first time we’d tried something like this, and we received great feedback from visitors, residents and businesses, so we’re really looking forward to its return. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase the brilliant businesses and producers we have in Ashford town centre, and slightly further afield – there really is something for everyone to enjoy throughout July.

“We hope residents and visitors enjoy discovering something new, as well as revisiting old favourites by raising a glass or savouring a dish as we celebrate the variety of food and drink offerings we have here in Ashford.”


For more information contact:

To find out more visit or if you know someone who might like to be involved, please email

For a higher resolution version of the logo please contact:

Ashford Borough Council
Dean Spurrell, Communications and Marketing Manager
Tel:     01233 330647 / Mob:        07879 667219

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