It might be called Winchester Food Festival but it’s also a celebration of Hampshire’s fine craft beer and cider makers. 

The Flower Pots Brewery will be among the producers at the event, which takes place on Sunday, July 14 at Winchester Cathedral.

This award-winning independent brewery produces traditional cask ales, brewed at the source of the River Itchen in Cheriton.

Beer was first brewed here in the 1850s and they have produced craft ales and beers ever since. They are known for their in-depth knowledge and passion for their craft.

Their brewers have years of experience of brewing the perfect pint.

Hampshire Chronicle: Two of the products on offer at Winchester Food Festival
Festival goers can buy from their range of bottled ales, bitters and porter. There will also be gift packs, glasses and merchandise available, and their experienced team can help buyers make the perfect choice. 

Also at the festival will be independent family-run brewery Longdog, which has produced a variety of hand-crafted, cask and bottle conditioned ales in Basingstoke since 2011.

Each beer is brewed to a unique recipe using traditional and, wherever possible, local ingredients.

Longdog are looking forward to showcasing their range at the festival. These include favourites such as Bunny Chaser and Red Runner, a seasonal special, Royal Corgi and award-winning Lamplight Porter.   

For those who prefer cider, Hydes Cyder will also be at the day. The business began as a family lockdown project and evolved into a second career and passion for husband-and-wife team Philip and Lucy Lundberg.

Their first cider hit the market in September 2023, and garnered acclaim from both trade and consumers, praised for its delicate, authentic, and refreshing taste.

Hampshire Chronicle: Beer on offer at Winchester Food Festival

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They have recently launched a premium, handcrafted cider, which they will bring to the festival.

Born from an abundant harvest of premium apples from the Herriard Estate and other local orchards, their cider is a testament to the rich agricultural heritage of Hampshire.

Hydes Cyder is fermented using the time-honoured methods, blended and freshly bottled, with distribution in glass bottles and reusable steel kegs to ensure an authentic, sustainable cider experience.

For more information about all the producers at Winchester Food Festival go to

Get A Taste For Local This Summer

Winchester Food Festival returns to the Cathedral Outer Close on Sunday, July 14, between 10am and 5pm.

Organised by Hampshire Fare, supported by Winchester BID and Winchester Cathedral, it is a celebration of our finest local produce and chefs and totally free to attend. 

New this year is A Taste of Winchester. This is a week-long programme of events from Monday, July 8 to Saturday , July 13.

Hampshire Fare is working with Winchester City Council to encourage local food, drink producers, makers and hospitality businesses across the Winchester district to hold their own events and activities, from tastings and foodie masterclasses to special offers and themed menus.

For up-to-date information on both events and details of participants visit the newly launched website

Get the latest news via @winchesterfoodfestival on Instagram and Facebook.

It’s an opportunity to put Winchester on the map for local and visiting foodies.