Thank you to our Sponsors............

Our fabulous festival would not be possible without the support of our sponsors.

The festival is a firm favourite on the events calendar for Suffolk based brewer and distiller Adnams. Their iconic bar will be back for a fifth year serving Adnams favourites such as Southwold Bitter and Ghost Ship and the Jack Brand beer range. Adnams award winning spirits will also be available in addition to Adnams wines and Champagne sold by the glass. The Adnams Beach Hut will also be there selling a range of Adnams goodies usually found in Adnams Cellar and Kitchen Stores.


Fisher & Paykel know that behind every product we design is a story that starts with you, the consumer. Your home is an expression of who you are and how you live, and our passion is creating better products that turn every day routines into enjoyable experiences.

We design our products with a simple palette of beautiful materials, such as real steel and gorgeous black glass. 

We make products ergonomic with the use of drawer's for freezers and dishwashers and we ensure that our appliances are all easy to use and uncomplicated

Have a look at our product online or drop in and see us at Fisher & Paykel, Maidstone Road, Kingston, Milton Keynes. MK10 0BD



Greenergy is proud to be sponsoring the festival for the first time this year, not just because it's a great event but also because it feels close to home. We are a national supplier of petrol and diesel, supplying fuel to one in three cars in Britain. A large part of our business operations are based on the thames where we employ over 200 people in a variety of roles. We started off as a bedroom start-up and are proud to support other independent British businesses.

We wish everyone a great festival


Ribbon and Label Supplies are proud to sponsor the Taste of Anglia Producers Village at this year's festival. Founded in 2011 and based in North Essex, they offer specialist barcoding and identification solutions to businesses who need labeling consumables and assistance in labelling their manufactured goods to industry standards.

Visit their website to find out more


Heart Essex is the county's most popular radio station with more than 400,000 people tuning in every week. Home to Heart Breakfast with Martin and Su - jam packed and star studded with top guests, competitions and traffic news to keep Essex moving.

Tune into Heart Essex on 96.1 (Colchester), 96.3FM (South Essex), 97.5FM (Southend), 101.7FM (Harlow & Bishops Stortford), 102.6FM (Chelmsford and North Essex) SAB Digital Radio and online


Independent Co-operative Society, Chelmsford Star has been serving the Essex community since 1867 and has within its trading portfolio 40 food stores across the region. Renowned for being a community retailer, it believes in dealing with other Essex businesses and organisations which in turn nurtures prosperity and success. In fact for every £100 spent in Chelmsford Star, £32 is returned to the local community for goods and services.

Stocking locally produced items made in Essex in particular makes good sense.


The Smart School of Cookery is an intimate dining and learning experience, where you can gain insider tips and tricks of the trade from Ann smart who runs the school as well as specialist celebrity, professional and Smart School trained chefs. Classes are run in an informal and relaxed atmosphere for up to 20 guests per class. The ingredients used are fresh, local and delicious and the tuition is professional and down to earth.

Ann will be running the adult cookery masterclasses at the Festival Cookery School this year.


The Recycle for Essex team will be on hand to help you find out how to waste less food and save money. At this year's festival you can take part in their fun interactive games and quizzes for all the family including a competition to win an ice cream maker.


As part of a national programme, the Superfast Essex Programme is working to extend superfast broadband coverage to more than 120,000 homes and businesses in Essex by 2019.

To find out if your area is due to be upgraded under the current rollout plans, check the Superfast Essex interactive map


Newsquest (Essex) is the leading publisher of local websites and regional newspapers in Essex - publishig a total of sixteen newspapers including daily, paid and free weekly titles.

Their digital network reach enables advertisers to target their customers geographically and based on behaviour providing a cost effective response to grow their business.


Beresford's are Essex's largest family owned independent estate agency and have been successfully operating for 50 years. Established in 1968 by RD and EG Beresford as an independent practice in Upminster. Our current Chairman and Managing Director Paul Berseford joined the original office in 1975, maintaining the same key values his parents instilled at its creation. As a constantly developing agency we've combined traditional principles with innovative marketing techniques, bringing us to the forefront of property marketing