Prue Leith and Melissa Hemsley join the line-up!

Prue Leith and Melissa Hemsley join the line-up!


After a glorious week of sunny days and warmer evenings, Summer on the farm is calling. Plans for this year’s Big Feastival are getting bigger and better by the day and we are thrilled to share the latest additions to the line-up.

Big Love,

BF team x



Prue Leith

We’re very excited to have Prue Leith with us this summer to host one of our Table Sessions. After a long and successful career in catering with Leith’s School of Food and Wine, she has since been a judge on The Great British Menu and has recently been announced as a judge on The Great British Bake Off. Prue will be sharing some entertaining anecdotes in her Saturday session entitled “One Greedy Woman”.






Melissa Hemsley

Melissa Hemsley is the younger Hemsley sister whose food business Hemsley + Hemsley pioneered modern healthy home cooking. Melissa is passionate about zero stress in the kitchen, packed lunches and turning leftovers into your next meal and spreading love through food. We are thrilled to have Melissa with us on Sunday to share recipes from her new book EAT HAPPY: 30 minute feel good food.


Eric Lanlard

Master Pâtissier and founder of Cake Boy, Eric Lanlard has earned himself an international reputation for superlative baked creations for an impressive A-list clientele. He became head pastry chef for the Roux family at age 22 and according to Vanity Fair magazine, he’s one of the best pâtissiers in the world. He will be kicking off proceedings on the NEFF Big Kitchen stage on Saturday.


Leave the car, take the train!

As you all know, The Big Feastival takes place on Alex James’ beautiful Cotswolds farm which is only a few minutes’ walk from Kingham train station. There is a 90 minute direct train from London Paddington, as well as regular trains from Oxford, Birmingham and the surrounding areas.

If you are coming for the day and fancy a drink, or don’t want the stress of navigating the motorways, the train is a super easy option. Train tickets go on sale this weekend for the August Bank Holiday so why not get ahead and book your seats with Great Western Railway via our website.

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Spotlight on…

It will be impossible not to bust out some serious dance moves as our Sunday headliners Madness take to the stage. We will be ending the weekend on an absolute high as the sun sets on another year at The Big Feastival, and “It Must Be Love”, “House of Fun” and “Baggy Trousers” playing as our soundtrack. See you in August!

Taste of London ticket offer

London’s biggest celebration of gastronomy, Taste of London returns to Regents Park this 14th-18th June. With a line-up that will have any self-respecting restaurant lover itching for a seat at the table, the Big Feastival fam have been given an exclusive offer on tickets. Don’t miss out on your chance to:

  • Create your perfect tasting menu from 40 of London’s finest restaurants including Portland, Oldroyd, Temper, Sartoria and Kricket
  • Rub shoulders with the world’s finest chefs like Tom Kerridge, Nathan Outlaw and Dan Doherty
  • Experience Champagne, wine, craft beer and culinary masterclasses from the very best in the business

Book now to take advantage of this special offer, enter the code BIGFEASTER here.

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Prue Leith and Melissa Hemsley join the line-up!