BHK heads to Ely Food and Drink Festival!


The Bank Holiday Weekend is almost upon us and we’re excited to announce that the British Herb Kitchen will be setting up stall at Ely Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 5th and Monday 6th May 2019.

If you’re in the area, prepare to eat, drink and be merry. 75 artisan traders will be cooking up a storm and showcasing their wares in the shade of Ely’s magnificent 11th century cathedral.

Whether you’re a fan of street food, more traditional fare or international cuisine, Ely brings together the very finest in foodie delights. There’s also a gin and fizz bar, the Kitchen Pantry’s emporium of gadgets and kitchenware and some fabulous live music throughout the two days.


We’re thrilled that British Herb Kitchen’s very own Victoria McNeill will join the Cookery Theatre live line-up on Monday 6th May at 11am. Victoria will feature alongside celebrity chef Aldo Zilli’s Italian pasta masterclass and Hala El-Shafie’s secrets of healthy cooking without compromise.

She’ll be sharing her passion for lesser-known British herbs and how to use them to create simple, delicious food with maximum flavour - one not to miss (you can plan your day with the full Cookery Theatre programme here). 


Ely’s Food and Drink Festival is a more recent off-shoot of Ely’s Eel Festival - yes, that’s Eel Festival. Once a boggy island surrounded by eel-infested marshland, Ely used to be known as the Isle of Eels.

That might sound a little strange, but the Eel Festival is a quirky celebration of Ely’s island past and its foodie capital present complete with eel throwing, eel-inspired dishes and the festival mascot Ellie the Eel. Of course if you’re not a fan of eel, you don’t have to eat it - there are plenty of other options available.

 And festival aside, Ely itself is a wonderful place to visit. If you’re looking for a historical day out there’s the cathedral, Oliver Cromwell’s house and the Ely Museum, and wildlife fans can get close to nature at the remaining square mile of undrained fenland or a short drive away at The National Trust’s Wicken Fen.


Will you be joining us? Let us know via Twitter or Instagram. We’d love to see you there.

Verity Russ