NNBN Working With Kettering Park Hotel To Deliver Northamptonshire’s Good Food & Drink Festival

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Northamptonshire membership organisation, NNBN are working with Kettering’s 4 star hotel, Kettering Park Hotel & Spa to bring the County’s food and drink sector together this September.

Northamptonshire’s Good Food & Drink Festival was first launched in 2019 after a meeting with the hotel’s General Manager Andrew Hollett, Kerry Bate from Polka Dot Events and Simon Cox who worked to pull the event together for the Northamptonshire’s food and drink sector and brought a variety of local food producers together as well as food and drink lovers from across the region to enjoy a fun filled family event. The event continued to grow and has been a success for the last three years.

Present at the last three festivals have been the Daniel Thwaites shire horses who are always popular amongst those attending the Festival. Originally the trusted shire horses were tasked with delivering the Daniel Thwaites award winning beer to their pubs around Blackburn before being replaced in the 1920’s by steam and mechanisation, however the tradition returned in 1960 when the Thwaites Shire Horses were reintroduced to deliver beer to their local landlords up until early 2000 and they add a sense of tradition to Northamptonshire’s Good Food & Drink Festival at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa – a hotel part of the Daniel Thwaites group.

Visitors to the festival can expect to find a variety of local producers and suppliers and has proved to be a popular event which has been built up in the last few years between Andrew and Kerry, however, with Kerry moving onto exciting new adventures, NNBN have stepped in to work with Andrew to ensure the popular festival continues to grow.

Tickets are available from Northamptonshire’s Good Food & Drink Festival‘s website, designed by Desborough based Poppy Design Studio, and can be booked free of charge and this year, the Festival has been sponsored by Northamptonshire law firm Wilson Browne Solicitors.

NNBN Director Simon Cox said: “We’re delighted to be leading on this year’s event and working closely with Andrew Hollett at the Kettering Park Hotel & Spa to celebrate the finest of Northamptonshire’s food and drink sector. To support the growth of the Festival, NNBN will be leading on the event and we would like to thank Kerry for all her hard work in organising the previous year’s festivals.”

“We’re looking forward to working with food and drink suppliers and producers in Northamptonshire and surrounding area to celebrate the best of local food and drink at the Festival. It’s also a fun day out for the family to enjoy a variety of different produce and we can’t wait to deliver this event this year.” 

The Festival takes place on Sunday 24th September 2023 at Kettering Park Hotel & Spa starting at 11.00 am.