THE TWEED RUN
Saturday 6th May
The term ‘quintessentially British’ doesn’t quite do The Tweed Run justice. A gentle pedal through the landmarks of London in your best tweed. Break for tea. Finish with a knees up. What could be more civilised? Head over to the picnic area to see the riders arrive in all their glory. And who knows, you might be inspired to join in next year…
BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS
Wednesday 3rd - Sunday 7th May
Badminton has that festival feel, so the trick is to pace yourself. Start with a little gentle dressage, work your way up to cross country and end with the heart stopping show jumping on the Sunday. And of course, we’ll be there. We wouldn’t miss it for the world. The shopping village is one of the highlights of the event – see you there!
FOODIES FESTIVAL BRISTOL
Friday 12th - Sunday 14th May
The clue is in the name: this is foodie heaven. If it’s delicious, it’s there. Watch Bake Off winner, Candice cook live. Then, inspired, learn to do it yourself. Let the kids head to the Children’s Cookery Theatre for science experiments they can eat (the very best sort). And just in case you’re feeling bad about over indulging, why not take in one of the healthy living demonstrations? With your guilt assuaged, head to the Bar Bus for a cocktail.
Preparation time: 10 mins. Cooking time: 40 mins.
The humble sarnie. There’s not much more British than this go to lunch time snack; named after the 4th Earl of Sandwich, an 18th century English aristocrat. In celebration of May’s British Sandwich Week, make like Earl Montagu and get tucked into this patty melt with Swiss cheese and onion jam. Duck & Waffle’s Dan Doherty shares his recipe from Toast Hash Roast Mash.