Everything you need to know about Soho Farmhouse Food Festival
On Saturday 17 September, our Oxfordshire outpost will become the ultimate mecca for food lovers and visionaries from the restaurant world, in partnership with Porsche
Monday 5 September 2022 By Anastasiia Fedorova
This is the fourth time Soho Farmhouse Food Festival is taking place, and the first time we’re coming back together since 2019. The best thing is that there’s no need to be clued up on the intricacies of the food scene to enjoy it. Spread across multiple locations at Soho Farmhouse, the festival is a perfect day out. Join us for sampling unexpected delicacies, sit-down dining experiences, oysters by the lake, a farmers’ market, workshops, music, and drinks galore.
There’s no need to book in advance: guests can just turn up on the day for a fully fledged culinary adventure – with a wide variety of lunches, dinners, workshops and experiences to book separately.
Where the wild things grow
Situated in the field behind the Barwell Barn and Hay Barn is the main festival area that will bring together a curated line-up of the nation’s best chefs, producers, artisans and crafts people, alongside Soho House partners. Gareth Ward of Ynyshir in Wales (recently named the number-one restaurant in the UK), Margot and Hector Henderson, Michelin-starred chefs Brad Carter and Tom Brown, John Javier, Akwasi Brenya-Mensa of Tatale, Ivan Tisdale-Downes and Imogen Davis of Native are among the confirmed names. Enjoy drinks served from the main Soho Farmhouse bar and don’t forget to wander around the farmers’ market. There will also be a special guest bar in the evening with Woodford Reserve whisky.
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Margot Henderson and Hector Henderson
Brad Carter and Tom Brown
The Harvest Table at Barwell Barn
The Harvest Table will be the centre of Soho Farmhouse Food Festival 2022 with a series of culinary feasts that’ll take place on long communal tables within the barn. Across lunch or dinner, each event will be hosted by wine and drinks maestra, Honey Spencer of the Palomar Group and Noma. These sessions will spotlight innovation in the world of animal butchery and regenerative farming (among many other topics) and the chefs that champion them. For one day only, this will be the hottest reservation in town.
Members and guests can buy tickets for lunch and dinner sessions; all Harvest Table meals are four courses with wine pairings by Spencer. Lunch is brought to you by Chantelle Nicholson, and there’s a special One Night Only dinner from Chet Sharma in partnership with Angel’s Envy whisky, as well as a final dinner in partnership with Porsche served by James Beard Award winner, Nancy Silverton.
12pm – Chantelle Nicholson
5pm – Chet Sharma
9pm – Nancy Silverton
Hexclad Lab at Barwell Tent
At the Hexclad Lab, festivalgoers will have the opportunity to embrace new food ideas by way of a series of interactive demonstrations and workshops by leading chefs. The sessions are tied together by a common theme: the idea that flavoursome food comes from the ground up. Guests can pre-book any of the sessions or ticketed workshops, with a number of seats reserved for walk-ins. We can’t wait to see what Lee Tiernan from F.K.A.B.A.M, Thomas Straker of Straker’s and chocolatier Gabriella Cugno have in store for us – stay tuned for the full programme.
11.30am to 12.15pm – demo: Thomas Straker
1pm to 1.45pm – demo: Lee Tiernan butchery
2.30pm to 3.15pm – workshop: Helen Evans of Flor bakery
4.30pm to 5.15pm – workshop: Gabriella Cugno
5.30pm to 6.15pm – workshop: Chris Baber
The Island with Patrón
Located at the pool and lakeside at Soho Farmhouse, The Island is a space for guests to relax and unwind near the water. With rustic beach shacks, deckchairs and a Farmhouse specially curated food truck, guests will feel transported to a desert island paradise. The non-stop music, cooking and cocktails at the Patrón Tequila bar are perfect for those seeking to combine the relaxed party atmosphere with new flavours – look out for specialities from Mexico’s finest, Edson Diaz-Fuentes.
Patrón Tequila bar
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Our friends at Wright Brothers, along with London’s Kold Sauce (well, hot sauce) entrepreneur, Drew Wolf, will be shucking, dressing and flaming the UK’s best oysters all day long.
The Parlour at The Mill Room
A short walk from the main area is the Happy Endings Parlour, a destination for children and adults alike who take the sweet stuff seriously. The Mill Room will be converted into an old-school ice cream parlour with a retro feel. At night, the sundaes are put aside, and the pub turns into the annual Soho Farmhouse Food Festival trivia night, themed around the flavours naturally occurring in the wild. A selection of pub food favourites will be curated for one night by master butcher and charcutier expert, George Jephson of Meat, Fish, Cheese.
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The Jungle at The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse will be transformed into a tropical jungle that houses an edible plants sanctuary and pizzeria pop-up by Chris Leach of east London’s Manteca. In what is to be one of the most engaging and immersive areas at the food festival, guests are encouraged to explore and interact with their surroundings, collecting ingredients to create their own jungle-to-table foraged pizzas, while also enjoying twists on classic vermouth cocktails from Martini.
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Floristry at the Greenhouse
Head to the Greenhouse next to the cinema for a creative floristry workshop with London-based botanical set designer, Rollo Skinner. With a background in theatre, film and advertising, he has a different take on botanical design. In the morning or afternoon, guests can create a floral arrangement using seasonal flowers and foliage, alongside fruit and vegetables.
11am – workshop: Rollo Skinner
4pm – workshop Rollo Skinner