Keep fed and refreshed at the Show

Food & Drink

This year’s Royal Norfolk Show (29th & 30th June) is bursting with food related inspiration from cookery demonstrations, to regional produce and of course the best food and farming displays in the County. The Royal Norfolk Show is the UK’s largest two day county show and this year the theme Grow it, Cook it, Eat it will bind together many activities to promote agriculture and food production in Norfolk.

Adnams Food and Drink Experience:

In the Foodhall over 70 food and drink producers will provide a sensation of tantalising scents and flavours with a focus on top quality local food and drink producers, promoting all that’s great in Norfolk from sizzling sausages, tempting pies, creamy cheeses and posh pop. Visitors will be able to tempt their taste buds to the extreme, whilst indulging in mouth-watering sumptuous strawberries, local liqueurs and the most delicious Norfolk apple juice, before returning home with a basket full of pates, pickles, jams, breads and other temptations including fudge, seasonal fruit, seafood, frothy coffees and amazing cakes.

The Grow it, Cook it, Eat it Stage:

Hosted by well-known chef Mary Kemp, this year’s Cookery Theatre will have a fresh look and name, The Grow it, Cook it, Eat it Stage, located with the Flower and Garden Show to support the Show’s theme of Grow it, Cook it, Eat it. There will be two days of demonstrations and talks by some of Norfolk’s top chefs from our most famous eateries revealing the best recipes and culinary tricks. The Grow it, Cook it, Eat it Stage will showcase the best seasonal and regional produce from Norfolk’s land and sea. Gardening legend Monty Don will be on stage on the Wednesday.

Visitors to the Show will be able to see Monty Don on The Grow it, Cook it, Eat it Stage with Richard Hughes discussing how important the links are between growers, gardeners, chefs and cooks. Monty will also take part in a ‘Norfolk Grow it, Cook it, Question Time’ joining a panel of horticultural, culinary and farming experts. The conclusion of a schools challenge will see student finalists from Norfolk cooking Grow it, Cook it recipes with Richard Bainbridge and talking to Monty about the importance of local season produce and how it is grown. Monty Don will help judge the competition. Galton Blackiston will also be on stage to delight the crowds.


Wednesday 29th June

11.00 Richard Hughes, The Lavender House cooking and chatting with Monty Don
12.00 An audience with Monty Don
1.00 Galton Blackiston, Morston Hall
2.00 Grow it, Cook it, Eat it, Schools competition with Richard Bainbridge and Monty Don
3.00 Grow it, Cook it, Eat it, Question Time with Monty Don and Richard Hughes

Thursday 30th June

11.00 Roger Hickman
12.00 Richard Bainbridge, Benedicts
1.00 Chris Coubrough and Arthur Howell
2.00 Vanessa Scott and Junlia Hetherton, Strattons Hotel
3.00 Ready Steady Cook with RAF Marham, Steve Thorpe and Charlie Hudson

The Art of Butchery – Meat the Butcher

This year the Royal Norfolk Show will be hosting a butchery demonstration event as part of the Grow it, Cook it, Eat it theme. Some of the county’s top butchers will come together to show the variety of meat cuts – pork – beef and lamb in the Art of Butchery. To end each day a fun competition will take place between our butchers – the steaks are high!