Pevensey Castle hosts first food and wine show

Pevensey Castle SUS-140826-154539001
Pevensey Castle SUS-140826-154539001

There’s a tasty line-up of live music to complement the gastronomic delights at Wealden’s first Food and Wine Festival at Pevensey Castle this weekend.

Entry is from 11am to 6pm tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday, with entertainment ending at 7.30pm.

Entertainment includes The Cajun Dawgs, The Skatatones, The Big Blue, Stone Junction, George Works and the Jemima Price Band. As well as this generous musical mix of blues, folk, rockabilly, reggae and Celtic Americana, there are two local acts to see on Sunday: Scott Free, the Lewes-based rock and blues band; and the young singer songwriter Harry Court, and his band, from Eastbourne.

During the day, community Chef Olly Dawson will be cooking with seasonal specialities using the best Sussex produce. The Bluebell Vineyard Estates from Furners Green will demonstrate how to make sparkling wine the East Sussex way throughout both days. These events will take place on the demo stage.

On both days, children’s workshops are taking place offering Dark Ages crafts and woodland archery.

The main event at the Festival is the local food and drink companies who will be offering visitors the chance to taste and enjoy their produce. More than 20 exhibitors are lined up, including Long Man Brewery, Carr Taylor Vineyards, Judges Bakery, Flavours of India, Roberto’s Pizzeria, Brambletigh Produce, Downview Farm, Chapter 12, Harbourne Vineyard and Pembury Porkers with the Real Crackling Company.

Entry is free. Parking at Pevensey Castle is limited, but a park and ride scheme is available from the Eastbourne Road in Pevensey Bay. Buses will run from 11.30am.