Bristol Food Connections is a citywide festival that celebrates all things edible. From 11 – 17th June 2018 the festival will celebrate every aspect of food – from field to fork.

Get a bite of the action at one of their events, here are our top things to do over the week…

Drink it up

Behind the Scenes Gin Distillery Tour & Tasting with 6 O’clock Gin

An immersive experience, you can see, smell and touch the botanicals that make up 6 O’clock Gin’s unique flavour.

SS Great Britain Lates: Gin Tasting

Another treat for gin lovers, enjoy a tutored tasting of Bramley and Gage’s full range of gins and fruit liqueurs abroad the First Class Dining Saloon on the SS Great Britain. There will also be a very fitting special Brunel Edition gin to sample whilst you explore the engineering legend’s greatest creations.

Traditional Cider Making, Orchard Tour & Tasting

Join the team at the Barley Wood Orchard to learn all about cider and apple juice making. There will also be a guided walk through the orchard and an opportunity to taste the different ciders on offer.

Indulge your sweet tooth

Cream Tea Cruise

Cruise around the harbourside with a cream tea and see the sights and sounds of Bristol’s historic harbour from a boat with Bristol Packet Boat Trips. Your mum will love this one and so will you.

Exclusive Gala Dinner at The Chocolate Quarter

Chocolate lovers can immerse themselves in an evening of chocolate themed food in Bristol’s chocolate quarter at the Chocolate Factory in Keynsham. Enjoy a beautiful 3 course meal and a welcome drink to celebrate the beginning of the festival.

Travel with your taste buds

World Food Passport

Embark on a global journey around the city with your World Food Passport in hand. Sample complimentary tasters from independent eateries down Gloucester Road and fill your passport with stamps as a souvenir of your culinary adventure.

Meet someone new

Kitchen Social: Speed Dating Cook Up Party

If food be the food of love, get cooking. 10 girls, 10 guys, 1 kitchen and a chance to meet that special someone while learning new culinary tricks and having fun at Hamilton House.

Open Community Veggie Lunch at CoExist

Join artists and creatives for a communal lunch at one of the most innovative and inspirational community hubs in Bristol, Hamilton House. This lunch is perfect for meeting new people to learn about each other’s upcoming projects and work.

Get active

Soul Stretch – Yoga Brunch

A perfect combination of brunch and yoga suitable for all levels. Begin with 80 minutes of yoga centred around the physical core before enjoying a feast prepared by café Emmeline in the studios at Hamilton House.

Let someone else cook

The Homegrown Collective Supper Club

A three-course meal in The Watershed showcasing local, small-scale, organic produce alongside incredible live music from local artists.

A Summer’s feast with Square Food Foundation & Bristol 24/7

Meet the next generation of food greats. Bristol’s young chefs come together to create a seasonal menu for your pleasure which will include products shortlisted by the BBC Food & Framing Awards. The evening will be taking place in a secret location somewhere in the city centre so watch this space.

3 courses of Cretan Food with head chef Marianna Leivaditaki of Moro & Morito, London

An evening of authentic food from Crete cooked by Mariana Leivaditaki, Head Chef of Morito Hackney Road. Marianna will be drawing on her childhood experiences to combine the spices of the Moors and the freshness of Mediterranean cooking for this feast at Hamilton House.

Learn something with every bite

Elizabeth David: A Celebration

Elizabeth David CBE was a famed British cookery writer in the mid-20th century who was a major influence on British cooking during and after the rationing of the second world war. Her recipes called for fresh herbs and garlic, ingredients that were rare in Britain during this time. Enjoy four-courses of her classic dishes whilst hearing about the legacy she left at Spike Island Cafe.

Summer Dine and Vine: From Allotment to Restaurant

Dine with food straight from the vine and have a little wine for a great time. Learn where your food comes from at Old Market Assembly whilst enjoying a tasting menu with fresh, seasonal food.

Meet your neighbours

Felix Family Feast

Easton’s Adventure Playground will be taken over with food activities and cooking workshops for a free day of family fun.

Growing Together: Easton Garden Party

Residents of Easton are invited to come together for this free event to learn about local food, get their hands dirty and share food. There will be workshops, demonstrations and lots of delicious food from around the world.

Family Pick, Cook and Eat Day

A fun day of harvesting and cooking fresh, seasonal food at The Community Farm in Chew Magna with the family. Learn where food comes from and how to grow and cook it before sharing a delicious meal.


Brunel's SS Great Britain
Historic Ship
Brunel's SS Great Britain Bristol

Step aboard the award-winning Brunel's SS Great Britain for a ship shape and Bristol fashion day out!

The 6 O'clock Gin Distillery Tour
The 6 O'clock Gin Distillery Tour - Bramley and Gage Bristol

The 6 O'clock Gin Distillery Tour gives you unparalleled access to this Bristol distillery.

Bristol Packet Boat Trips
Boat Trip
Bristol Packet Boat Trips

Enjoy harbour tours and river trips with Bristol Packet Boat Trips with public timetabled trips and private hire available.

Gloucester Road Shopping
Gloucester Road Shopping

Gloucester Road is located in North Bristol and runs through St Andrews, Bishopston and Horfield. It has a large number of independent traders as well as household names.

Watershed Bristol Harbourside

Enjoy a lively programme of independent film, digital media and events at this fantastic media centre in the heart of the Harbourside

The Old Market Assembly
Roast Dinner

The Old Market Assembly has teamed up with The Canteen to offer a drinks and pizza menu via Uber Eats and Deliveroo. Pints will be available, as well as bottles.