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May Morning Breakfast

Dorchester Abbey High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

May Morning Singing from 9am Free May Morning Breakfast from 8.30am £5 (must be booked in advance) Two a Part Continuing the annual tradition, Dorchester’s a cappella group will welcome May by singing from the Abbey tower and then in the Abbey. Proceeds from this event go to this year’s charity Daybreak and to The Pride [...]


Cate Cody Jazz Supper

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Superb vocalist Cate Cody returns to entertain with her sophisticated 1930s style jazz supported by a great quintet of multi award winning players; pianist Dave Newton (voted best Jazz Pianist 16 times), Trevor Whiting - Reeds (Chris Barber, Ken Colyer), Dave Green, double bass (Humphrey Lyttelton, Stan Tracey) and Charlie Stratford on drums (Berklee College of Music) Be [...]


Cocktail making evening with Soiree of Wallingford

Dorchester Village Hall 7 Queen St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Following our fastest ever sell out gin tasting event at the last festival, this time we are venturing into the world of cocktails with the help of Soiree Cocktail Bar in Wallingford. The talented Bar Manager from Soiree of Wallingford, James Lacey, who featured in Diageo’s top 100 UK bartenders in 2019, will join us [...]


Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Dorchester Rectory Enter by Dorchester Abbey Tower gate, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Have prosecco with your Mad Hatter's afternoon cream tea for an extra £3 1 hour teas starting at 2pm / 3.15pm / 4.30pm Tumble down the rabbit hole to enter the world of Alice in Wonderland and eat a delicious cream tea with incredible cakes and surprising sandwiches in the Rectory Garden.  An hour full [...]


Food & Gift Fair

Festival Tent Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Food & Gift Fair Saturday 7th May 10am – 5pm Food & Gift Fair Sunday 8th May 12noon – 5pm Entry £1 Whether you're looking for locally sourced food, a special gift or unique craft decorations for your home, you'll be spoiled for choice. Dorchester Food & Gift Fair makes a perfect day out for [...]


Indian Classics with Jumm Food

57 Abingdon Rd 57 Abingdon Rd, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Come and learn the secret to cooking authentic Indian cookery from the local experts at Jumm Food.   Inspired by their lifelong passion, Nik and Kaj will take you through their favourite beautiful spices and teach you how to recreate their most popular mouth-watering dishes at home for your family! You will go home absolutely inspired [...]


Scandi Cinnamon Bun Baking workshop with Claire Andersson

Blakemead 61 Abingdon Rd, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Roll your sleeves up for an afternoon of baking delicious Scandi goods including the ultimate perfect cinnamon bun or the Nordic favourite cardamom bun!  Expert Scandi chef, Claire Andersson, chef owner of Skogen Kitchen, will guide you through the process of bun making and other Scandi baking treats in the delightful surroundings of a Dorchester [...]


Mrs Bun the Baker – Toddler class for ages 2-5

Dorchester Village Hall 7 Queen St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Cookery Workshops for Children There is also a Mrs Bun the Baker cookery workshop for older children 6-11 later in the day Bring your aspiring little chef to the Village Hall kitchen for a 90 min hands-on cooking class with Mrs Bun the Baker, whilst you relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and watch [...]


Mrs Bun the Baker – Children’s class for ages 6-11

Dorchester Village Hall 7 Queen St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

A class for younger chefs (2-5) is being held at 10.30am A special 90min Afternoon Tea baking session by the local legend Mrs Bun the Baker for older children to learn some great baking techniques that they can replicate at home.  Children can be left at the session unaccompanied stirring up some magic in the [...]


Delicious Vegan Food

Willoughby House 73 High St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

With Planted Plates Come and watch Planted Plates create wholesome and hearty vegan food which looks as good as it tastes!   Fresh spicy vegan sweet daal, creamy butternut squash curry, Italian roasted vegetable pasta & hot falafel served with humous, all cooked before your eyes for you to taste and recreate at home from Planted [...]


Orange Bakery Cookery Demo

The Old Forge 72 High St, Dorchester on Thames, Oxfordshire

Sourdough, Flatbreads and the Orange Bakery story Kitty Tait (17) and her Dad Al (52) live in Watlington, Oxfordshire and between them run the Orange Bakery. From the most original flavoured sourdough (miso and sesame, fig and walnut) to huge piles of cinnamon buns and Marmite and cheese swirls the shop sells out every day [...]

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