Pub in the Park returns this summer

Olympian Louis Smith

The food and music festival will visit Dunorlan Park on the weekend of July 8-10 and will be hosted by the celebrity chef alongside Sunday Brunch star Simon Rimmer.

A variety of pubs and restaurants have been announced including brand new to Tunbridge Wells, Joshua Moroney and Mursal Saiq’s British Afghan fusion restaurant Cue Point, as well as new local restaurateur Atul Kochhar.

Mr Kochhar’s Riwaz is set to open in The Pantiles early this summer at the former home of Woods Restaurant.

Music acts set to play the three-day festival include electronic music royalty Faithless with a DJ set on Friday evening, the queen of the kitchen disco Sophie Ellis-Bextor and one fifth of the Spice Girls Melanie C.

Tom Kerridge said: “We’re so excited to be bringing some seriously top-notch chefs and their incredible pubs and restaurants to the towns we love this year.

“Food is at the very heart of what we do. I’ve had a sneak peek at the menus and I’ve definitely got my eye on a few of the dishes – we can’t wait for you to try them.”

When Pub in the Park first came to Tunbridge Wells in 2018 it attracted around 17,000 visitors, although over the last two years the event has suffered from scaled down versions due to the pandemic.

Tickets for the 2022 Pub in the Park go on sale next Friday [February 4] Details at

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