What to expect at the Artisan Food Fair at Rockliffe Halls

I took the girls along to Rockliffe Hall for the Artisan Food Fair on Saturday 2nd February, the Fair is part of the Food Festival taking place over the coming week.


We arrived at around 2.30pm and headed straight for the outdoor vendors within the estate grounds whilst the sun was still shining. There are a host of amazing looking vehicles that have been transformed to accommodate food sales with offerings from Grumpy Panda (American style vegan food),  Tynemouth Coffee Company,  Fire & Dough (Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas) to name a few.

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As well as plenty of gazebos with food on offer from vendors such as Phi Foods (I had a  Chicken Gyros from here it after seeing so many walking around with theirs, I couldn’t resist and it didn’t disappoint, sooooo good!)


Others include Fire Papa Ganoush (Eastern Mediterranean), Mivesi Spice (Bangladeshi), I also spotted a few people walking around with some yummy looking Churros. There is plenty of choice from burgers to pasta and so much more.

For the kids you have the amazing Mismach play area which is Alice in Wonderland themed and so much fun for the little ones. They also have a hook a duck stand and trampolines you can pay to have a go on.

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This is located near the large Tipi bar and the Looking Glass House where you can head inside and watch the live chef demonstrations, they are on at various times throughout the day and also complimentary entry. Details of times can be found here.

I didn’t manage get in to watch any as the girls where having so much fun outdoors in Mismach, looking around all of the outdoor stalls and then into the hotel for the indoor traders and we didn’t really give ourselves enough time with us visiting late afternoon. So I would advise arriving early today so you can take it all in and enjoy all that is on offer.

The indoor traders are located to the right of the building as you walk towards the Hotel, with signs (a little small and easily missed) guiding you but I had asked the staff at reception after missing the signs the first time around who helped us navigate.

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Inside you have a large selection of traders with plenty on offer for Gin lovers as well as those of you with a sweet tooth. I could go into lots of detail of all who are attending but I would say get along today if you can and enjoy! It is on again 10-4. Great fun and the perfect place for a browse on a Sunday suitable for all ages.

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You can read more about the line up for this weekend here.

You can also read about the themed afternoon tea we had at Rockliffe Hall Hotel here.








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