Lincolnshire Food & Drink Festival 2018

Live Local: Showcasing world class food and drink produce on our doorstep!

Lincolnshire Food & Drink Festival 2018

Hosted by Grimsby & Scunthorpe Telegraph

Following the success of our first & second Food & Drink Festival, we are delighted to announce this event will become a regular fixture in our annual events calendar. With a heritage of our food and agricultural industry, the aim of our Food & Drink Festival is to showcase the quality and variety of produce in our region.



Headline sponsor of Lincolnshire Food Live, DFDS, is an integral part of the region's economy, handling many hundreds of thousands of tonnes of goods for distribution across the UK and for export by road, sea and air.

DFDS are famous for efficient chilled and frozen food distribution. Their major food storage and distribution hub in Grimsby is perfectly located to serve the region’s seafood, meat, prepared meals and fresh produce sectors. At the port of Immingham, goods are shipped daily to and from Europe and Scandinavia, handled around the clock by expert DFDS cargo teams.

As a major employer in the region and logistics partner to the food sector, DFDS are delighted to be part of Lincolnshire Food Live as key sponsors and exhibitors.


Programme Highlights

Live Cooking Demonstrations
Live Learning Workshops
Live Play Activity
Live Entertainment


DFDS are again exhibiting at the Lincolnshire Food & Drink Festival; building on the success of last year’s hugely successful event, which attracted large numbers of people to taste and buy food and drink from the county’s producers, as well as learning about DFDS logistics services.

Visitors to DFDS stand in Zone 3 will have a thrilling choice of driving experiences; with a “hands-on” Scania HGV driving simulator to test their skills of driving a heavy truck in a range of environments.

And as if that isn’t enough, a radio controlled version featuring a DFDS Scania Lego truck and road layout is a further Zone 3 challenge, whilst parked just outside of the exhibition hall, a full size Scania HGV invites visitors to take the driving seat and get a feel for the real thing. For those looking to join a professional team, DFDS experts will be on hand to discuss training and career opportunities across the business, whether at the port of Immingham or at Grimsby in cargo handling, warehousing and distribution. Video presentations by DFDS staff will give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the varied careers across the business.

Alfred Enderby

Welcome to Alfred Enderby Ltd in Grimsby, one of only a few independent family run traditional fish smoking firms left in England. Our traditional smokehouse, with its distinctive tall chimneys, is about 100 years old with two generations of Enderby family involved in running it for two thirds of that time.

Recently at Alfred Enderby Ltd we have been proud to receive a Protected Geographical Indication from the European Union for our specialist product Grimsby Traditional Smoked Fish, in recognition of the unique skill involved in its traditional production. This method of production has been refined over many years to infuse our smoked fish with the very best natural flavours.

We pride ourselves on the high quality of skill and craftsmanship that goes into our smoked fish products. The haddock and cod we use in our Grimsby Traditional Smoked Fish is line caught and comes from recognised sustainable fisheries in Iceland, Faroe and Norway. Our salmon is selected from specific farms in the Shetland Islands of Northern Scotland for the care that goes into maintaining those farms and the high quality of the salmon that they produce. Please view our website to learn more about our smoking method, quality products and latest news.


The Arc is renowned throughout the Grimsby area for its divine style and presentation of traditional Cafe/Sandwich Bar cuisine & outside catering, this is achieved by paying special attention to every fine detail and only using the very finest ingredients.

If you are looking for the most exquisite Cafe/Sandwich Bar food in the Grimsby area, then take a look and order from our easy to use app or web site, you will see that we offer something for every member of your family.


Birketts Butchers is one of the few specialist pork butchers thriving today and has an enviable reputation throughout Lincolnshire for its sausages and pork pies. Its succulent homemade sausages are real prize winners!

The company does not compromise on quality and only uses reputable local suppliers that can consistently supply high quality meat.

Birketts’ mix traditional Lincolnshire recipes with the very best local ingredients. By adding a pinch of its secret spices, Birketts’ Lincolnshire sausages will tantalise your taste buds.

There are two Birketts shops in Grimsby and one deli stall on Grimsby’s top town market.

Care Christian Action

Christian Action & Resource Enterprise is a charity located in North East Lincolnshire, dedicated to relieving poverty, hardship and distress to those in need in the local community.

CARE is passionate about bringing dignity and compassion into the lives of those who for some reason find themselves at a point of need. These will primarily be the marginalised, vulnerable and disadvantaged, particularly economically and socially who live in North East Lincolnshire.

CARE offers practical help through the following services;

• CARE Housing

• CARE Community Support

• CARE Shop

• Daily Bread Food Larder (in partnership with North East Lincolnshire Churches Together)

Ferry Ales Brewery

Ferry Ales Brewery was founded in 2016 by John and Mike, two professionals who have spent the last 10 years commuting daily for work on planes, trains and automobiles to London, across the UK and the globe.

They first met in 2010 on the station platform at Newark commuting to London. A mutual nod, a hello, and a few words later led to the guys becoming friends and families meeting. Meanwhile, manifesting in their heads, and unbeknown to each other, was their exit plan from the rat race into the world of craft beer brewing. In April 2015 a chance discussion on the train to London led to Mike revealing his exit plan which was very much to John's astonishment as neither Mike nor John was aware that the other had an interest in beer beyond drinking it.

Plans were discussed on those early morning and late evening commutes in and out of London. Both went on to buy brewing equipment, reading endless books on the subject and attending courses to learning the craft of whole grain beer making. Mike bought a Braumiester and John a Grainfather and they set about perfecting the styles of beers they are passionate about brewing and drinking.

During this time plans evolved, breweries were visited and two families worked hard to fund, from savings and a rural grant, a 5 barrel brew house with the aspiration of brewing up to 5000 litres of beer per week. Eighteen months on it all became very real when the grant was approved and an order was placed with ABUK Lincoln.

Worked commenced on the barn located on John's smallholding, Ferry Hill Farm in Fiskerton, Lincoln and in October 2016, Ferry Ales Brewery, known as F.A.B. came alive. Whether you like a dark Porter with a subtle smokiness reminding you of a winter fire or the clean refreshing citrus flavour in a Pale Ale or a refreshing Pilsner style Lager F.A.B. has something for you to enjoy at home or out with friends.

All the names of the beers from F.A.B. are inspired from the local history and folklore of the area surrounding Fiskerton and Lincoln and include, 49 SQN (a Bitter), Lincoln Lager (a Pilsner), Witham Shield (a Pale Ale), Smokey Joe (a Porter), Slippery Hitch (a Rye Beer) and Wodewose (a Red IPA). With the six core beers designed and ready to brew don't be the last in the queue to try FABulous Craft Ales and Lagers brewed to perfection.

Grimsby Institute

The Grimsby Institute Group is one of England's largest providers of further and higher education. With a rich history of developing innovative training and education solutions for the community, the Group comprises of the Grimsby Institute, University Centre Grimsby, Yorkshire Coast College in Scarborough, Lincolnshire Regional College in Skegness, The Academy Grimsby, which offers an alternative educational route for gifted 14-16 year olds, Career 6,the next generation of sixth Form focusing on career paths and Lincolnshire Rural Activities Centre in Louth.

Hit Training Lincoln

Working in partnership with hospitality sector employers, we improve employees’ skills, increasing their efficiency and performance, boosting your bottom line

Over 400 training staff operating from 35 offices countrywide
People 1st Gold Accredited training provider
Graded Good by OFSTED
93% employer satisfaction

Lincolnshire Brewing Company

Established in 2014, we are the only brewery situated within the historic city walls of Lincoln. Brewing beers that are named predominantly after Lincoln’s historic sites and traditions we aim to keep both the heritage of real ale and Lincoln alive.
A Lincolnshire born business we pride ourselves on maintaining Lincolnshire heritage in our business. Lincolnshire Brewing Company was formed out of a longstanding relationship that we have with beer. Namely running licensed venues, mobile bars and events for years and years and years…

FRIENDLY ROTTWEILER, our first beer was named after our beloved pet Rottweiler, Guiness. Literally, the friendliest Rotty in the world you can see her on our bottles that are her namesake. Now we make beer we find it funny that we named her Guiness all those years ago!

All our ales are available in cask or bottled form and can be purchased directly from us or through various wholesalers. Our bottled ale is also available to the general public from our shop in Lincoln. We can also usually be found at local fairs, shows and markets promoting our real ales, or alternatively feel free to contact us via our head office in Lincoln.

The Lincoln Tea & Coffee Company

The Lincoln Tea and Coffee Company is made up of lovers and connoisseurs of quality worldwide tea and coffee.

With a passion to introduce everyone to the great taste of good tea and coffee we teach people the art of preparation, consumption and conversation.


Modal Training delivers training excellence for the maritime, ports, wind energy, offshore, road and logistics sectors

Our priority is to help you maximise your potential and prepare for future growth, whether you are an individual or working to develop your business. This is achieved through expert teaching in world-class facilities, including state-of-the-art simulated environments.

We are easy to get to from anywhere in the UK as well as further afield thanks to excellent road, rail, air and sea connections. Humberside Airport is less than half an hour away and we are right at the heart of Europe’s largest port network.

Mr Hugh's

Born into the Mason family, who have farmed in Norfolk for over 200 years, Hugh grew up in Fincham, the farm's local village and began working at Hall Farm at the age of 20.
At the age of 22, Hugh continued the family tradition and took over the running of the farm from his father, Maurice. Our farm now consists of 5,000 acres of land within a 40 mile radius. As well as rapeseed, the farm also grows wheat and sugar beet.
We nurture our crops at every stage using a mixture of traditional and modern farming methods. With our understanding of farming, we grow only the healthiest and finest crops. Perfecting the art of farming, as well as identifying what technology can achieve for the benefit of the crop, is something we constantly strive for.
We take great pride in our business, our brand and our products. We do our very best to ensure that we farm in a responsible and sustainable way, in order to safe guard the future of our home and our business.

Pin Gin

Lincolnshire based Gin producer that has formulated a unique and enticing gin with a special flavour, appealing to the seasoned gin buff & newcomers alike

Regal Fish

We have been delivering finest quality Seafood directly to the homes of our customers throughout England and the North Wales border since 1989.

We visit each of our individual delivery areas approximately every eight to ten weeks but do not sell in bulk; we simply supply you with your own personal requirements and our minimum order is only £13.50.

One of our helpful, friendly and knowledgeable customer service representative's will contact by telephone prior to the delivery date. They will draw your attention to any seasonal and special offers and will be happy to advise on a selection to suit your needs.

Once your order is processed your order will be handpicked and then brought to you by one of our friendly drivers in our own delivery vans FREE OF CHARGE.

The Saucy Fish Company

We combined and conquered! It’s sauce and fish without the fuss, fantastic flavour without the hard labour. Before The Saucy Fish Co. blazed a trail through the chiller aisles, it was a sea of blandness. It was hard work just buying fish, never mind cooking it. Which is a shame, since most people really rather like eating it. We said to hell with ‘meh’ and ‘hmm’… let’s go for ‘wow’. Let’s brighten up the weekly shop and lighten the load on whoever’s cooking. Let’s make fish that looks good, cooks good and tastes great. Since then, we’ve taken our ‘fish minus the fuss’ revolution to the freezer aisle. We’re proud to wave our ‘no fuss fish’ flag, that’s why our frozen products go from freezer to fork in less than half an hour. Saucy Fish. Ready when you are.

Scaman's Eggs

Scaman's eggs has become a well-known name across Lincolnshire and continues to grow. We are passionate about our business and are fully committed ensuring quality and welfare throughout the farm.

Tipsy Trailer

The Tipsy Trailer is a Rice Richardson horse trailer that has been carefully and lovingly restored into a mobile prosecco bar. The proud owners, Hannah and Chris are both entrepreneurs having three businesses between them, but Tipsy Trailer is a joint venture.
Hannah is passionate about horses and prosecco, therefore, she has found her perfect accolade. As for Chris, he just wants to keep Hannah happy…
The Nottinghamshire duo have created Tipsy Trailer to attend weddings, parties and corporate events as well as local food and drink festivals. They travelled 300 miles to find the perfect horsebox that is over 30 years old and is steeped in history. It has been used by one family from new and transported horses around the country for show jumping and eventing competitions. Hannah even got to meet Burt, a horse who has been transported around in the beautiful Tipsy Trailer many years ago.

Uncle Henrys

Uncle Henry’s is part of a family farming business, run by the Ward family. We are farmers with a passion for home reared, local and great tasting produce.
Our surrounding arable and pig farm is an integral part of Uncle Henry’s and provides our customers with a real ‘farm to fork’ experience.

Wiltshire Farm Foods

Wiltshire Farm Foods was founded back in 1991 and we have worked hard over the years to create delicious and nutritious frozen ready meals that our customers will enjoy – taking the hassle out of cooking, and giving more time for the fun things in life.

Youngs Seafood

Grimsby – one of Europe’s oldest fishing ports – has been home to Young’s for more than fifty years. The times when Grimsby dock was busy with hundreds of trawlers have now gone, but the town has embraced change to become a vibrant centre of the UK food industry and the centre of British seafood production.

Young’s is led from Ross House, a landmark building on the banks of the Humber in Grimsby’s fish docks. Grimsby is our Manufacturing and New Product Development centre of excellence. 1,700 members of our team are based in Grimsby, making us the town’s largest private employer.

We’re also very proud to have five specialist sites across Scotland employing nearly 2,000 people, developing and producing a wide range of products from Smoked Salmon to Scampi.




If you have any queries or problems, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us at the link below!

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Phone: 01482 315395
Address: Grimsby Telegraph First Floor, Heritage House, Fisherman's Wharf Grimsby DN31 1SY
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