BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS
2nd - 6th May 2018
May can only mean the return of all equestrian enthusiasts to the magnificent Badminton estate. As a demanding test of speed, stamina and discipline, the prestigious trials have long attracted competitors from all over the world. Marvel at the powerful elegance of dressage, the thrills and spills of cross country and the spectacle of show jumping. Thankfully, spectating is a far more leisurely affair. Sample the very best of Gloucestershire’s gastronomy from picnic bites to artisan delights and quench your thirst in the Pig and Whistle’s onsite pub.
SALCOMBE CRAB FESTIVAL
6th May 2018
You had us at ‘Salcombe.’ We can never resist a jaunt back to our original birthplace and what better excuse than to celebrate the mighty Salcombe crab, widely regarded as one of the most flavoursome in the world. Over the years, Crabfest has become a vibrant showcase for the local fishing, food and drink industries. With live cooking demos from house names including Mitch Tonks and the chance to get involved in some quayside catching, it promises to be a memorable day. Just soak up the atmosphere and as much Salcombe gin as you can!
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
22nd- 26th May 2018
The world is in bloom, and the Chelsea flower show is the place to see it. It has been an annual feature of the Royal Hospital Chelsea since 1913, halted only by two world wars. Feast your eyes on exhibits ranging from cutting edge garden design to carnivorous plants which you might want to give a wide berth. This year, enjoy the artisan gardens by twilight in the Chelsea Late Event. So much greenery in London is not to be missed and with the queen as a regular, you’re in good company.
BANANA, COCONUT & CUMIN MUFFINS
We’ve teamed up with our friends at Bounce and blogger Little Luxury Foods to bring you a delicious recipe inspired by their new coconut cumin energy ball. Cumin might not spring to mind as an ingredient for a sweet treat but adds a subtle bite to these energising muffins. With a little helping of bounce sprinkled on the top they’re the perfect nibble to keep you going on the go.