Feast at Waddesdon Manor

June 25, 2015

Oh Waddesdon… how beautiful thou art!

Waddesdon manor feast festival green

The manor put on an event themed around the historical ‘Baron’s treat’ in the form of a big food festival. It sounded fun so I took my dear old dad for Father’s day!

Waddesdon manor feast festival YDS dad

What a beautiful day for it as well! When the bus dropped us off I was really blown away by how much effort they’d put into the visuals, with the manor as the backdrop it’s pretty damn impressive!

Waddesdon manor feast festival ground

Waddesdon manor feast festival flags

Waddesdon manor feast festival flower vine

As with most food festivals there were the usual tasty subjects; your oils and chutneys and cakes and breads. But there was some particularly lovely artisans at this one, so I came home with a collection of business cards!

Waddesdon manor feast festival garlic bulbs

Waddesdon manor feast festival cake

Waddesdon manor feast festival cakes

Waddesdon manor feast festival beer

Waddesdon manor feast festival Olivers Bakery

Waddesdon manor feast festival bread

Lunch was British with a twist, with a street-food-style roast dinner and fish dogs (yes, fish dogs!)

Waddesdon manor feast festival fish dog

Waddesdon manor feast festival flowers

Waddesdon manor feast festival view

Waddesdon manor feast festival fish dogs

(Turns out I’m not great at applying tartar sauce attractively)

Waddesdon manor feast festival beef brisket

As well as food the manor arranged loads of weird and wonderful (mostly weird) art attractions as well. This guy was my favourite…

Waddesdon manor feast festival lobster man

Waddesdon manor feast festival lobster mans

“What do you do for a living?”
“Why, I carry around an inflatable lobster of course!”

Best thing about the day? It turned out to be free for National Trust members! Just as well, we spent triple figures on shopping!

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