POSTED: 24 September 2019

Get a taste of the world at this weekend’s Solihull Food & Drink Festival


If music be the food of love then embrace jerk chicken, a shot of rum and fall head over heels with this weekend’s Solihull Food & Drink Festival, featuring the best of worldwide cuisine.

  • Star line-up featuring Glynn Purnell, Bake Off stars and children’s TV presenter

  • New for this year: Rum and reggae zone and outdoor cinema

  • Something for all the family between Friday, September 27-Sunday, September 29


If music be the food of love then embrace jerk chicken, a shot of rum and fall head over heels with this weekend’s Solihull Food & Drink Festival, featuring the best of worldwide cuisine.

Taking place between Friday, September 27th-Sunday, September 29th, the family festival will feature 100 food and drink traders in Mell Square, Mill Lane, Solihull High Street and inside Touchwood Shopping Centre.

Arranged by Solihull BID, this year’s festival features an all new  rum and reggae zone and a free outdoor cinema.

Plus there’s the much-loved demo kitchen, taster tent, delicious diverse variety of food and drink, dining discount booklet, family entertainment, and the live music stage.

On Saturday, September 28th, Birmingham’s Michelin star chef, Glynn Purnell, takes the reins, divulging his finest tips in his unique Brummie style. He will also be joined by a line-up of great chefs including fellow Michelin star chef Rob Palmer of Peel’s Restaurant at Hampton Manor Hotel, The Butchers social from Henley in Arden and many others.

On Sunday, September 29th, the festival will focus on baking skills for children, with demonstrations from Great British Bake Off’s Jon Jenkins, remembered for his Hawaiian shirts and unique baking creations. Jon will also be joined by the cake whisperer herself, Great British Bake Off’s Val Stones, who will be demonstrating how to make family baking so much fun. CBeebies’ very own Katy Ashworth will also be in on stage and she’ll be getting all the youngsters on their feet for a dance and sing-along.

The live music lounge will be returning to the High Street near the Masons Arms, which will also house the new rum and reggae zone. A variety of live music will help to boogie away the calories: add to your food festival agenda an extended stay with Friday evening music, a spiced-up rum evening with reggae vibes on Saturday , and the much loved UB40 tribute band Rats in the Kitchen on stage on Sunday.

Look out also for free tasters from Solihull’s very own restaurants in the taster tent at the top of the High street. You’ll be planning your return visit already with all the vouchers in the sought-after voucher booklet providing mouth-watering offers.

We will also be joined by some great entertainment from Solihull’s favourite Mr Bubble, and new additions Juggling Jim and Froojamaflip – an amazing animated fruit and vegetable patch – and his gardener friend Fred.

Visit www.solihullbid.co.uk for more details.