First Food Meets Beer fest lands at Borough Market

Food Meets Beer

Win a pair of tickets to the UK’s first beer & food matching festival at Borough Market


So what’s the best beer for Thai food? Or Spanish cuisine? Or your own favourite dish? Well Borough Market has the answer, in the shape of the UK’s first Food Meets Beer festival, running from 25 to 27 July.

We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away, plus a generous 33% discount off tickets.

Sixteen market traders will be pairing dishes with 16 breweries. Taste some top brews – think Bermondsey-kids Fourpure, north London’s own London Brewing Co, and freshly minted Wimbledon Brewery – and catch some cool cuisine – I’ve heard talk of Khanom Krok’s authentic Thai street food, and Brindisa’s delectable almonds olives and Serrano ham.

The inspiration of flavour

The brainchild of Utobeer and The Rake co-founder Mike Hill and Borough Market, what has emerged is a truly tasty weekend of food matching opportunities.

Borough MarketThere's a chance to pair Partizan’s beer with Gujerati Rasoi’s dishes, Brasserie d’Achouffe’s Belgian beers with cheese and meat from Une Normande à Londres, and the eclectic brews from the ever-stimulating Wild Beer Co with Ion Patisserie’s desserts.

Our friends at London Brewing Co have been paired with the oyster man. “So we’ll be taking our draught , a classic pairing with oysters, brewed at The Bohemia,” says London Brewing Co’s founder, Dan Fox. “We’ll also have pHuscia our collaboration with Tap East, which is a cherry & raspberry Berliner Weisse, packed full of fruity acidity to wash those oysters down.”  Talking of Tap East, there’s talk of a live brewing demo from the guys...

From further afield, don’t miss the wonderful Birrificio Italiano, Dark Star are heading up from Sussex, and Brewdog and Crate Beer are also there. 

Hear some of the UK’s best food’n’beer matchers – think Melissa Cole, Mark Dredge and Pete Brown and head to The Rake for beer cocktail masterclasses from experts, Lost & Co.

Catch all the action via the hashtag #foodmeetsbeer on twitter & visit the web page.

Win tickets 

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to the weekend session of your choice, tweet the answer to @DrinkBritain to the following question: what food is London Brewing Co matching its beers with, using the hashtag #foodmeetsbeer and including @BoroughMarket in your answer

Closing deadline: midday, Sunday 19 July. Winner to be chosen at random from correct answers.

Or get a third off with Discount Code DRINKBRITAIN 

Food meets beerWHERE: Jubilee Place, Borough Market, London SE1 1TL

WHEN: 6-10pm Friday 24th July

12-5pm and 6-10pm Saturday 25th July

12-6pm Sunday 26th July

Tickets available via EventBrite

Tickets get you a half-pint of fresh Budvar, straight from its gleaming mobile tank, plus a programme with food & beer matching tips to try at home.

Get 33% discount on normal ticket prices using Discount Code DRINKBRITAIN until midnight Thursday 23 July.

Friday & Saturday sessions: £15 advance, £18 on day

Sunday: £12 advance, £15 on day

Weekend: £42 advance, £45 on day