11 September 2021
Food of the Borough Tour
Our Borough has arguably the most fertile agricultural land in Northern Ireland and is home to a wonderful array of world renowned, award winning food and drink products. Thanks to the lush green pastures and drumlins there is a superb selection of dairy products, beef, pork, poultry bread, compotes, balsamic vinegars, locally pressed oils, pastries etc.
We are home to the breathtaking Apple Orchards with their PGI status Bramley apples and an award winning range of locally produced apple juice and craft ciders containing no preservatives. We are bordering the shores of Lough Neagh so have easy access to another PGI status product, the distinctive Lough Neagh Eel.
In 2018 the area was awarded 4th top foodie destination on the island of Ireland and no wonder because of the vast selection of award winning artisan products which have been enjoyed in Borough Market, London, mainland Europe and beyond. The growers and producers have a fantastic relationship, they are committed to sustainability and to promoting the products far and wide – we don’t want to keep these products a secret.
This 6 hour tour, costing £50.00 per person will give visitors the opportunity to come along and savour everything we have to offer. Led by Donna Fox, a highly experienced Tour Guide the coach tour will take in some of our Borough’s most iconic food and drink producers as well as introduce visitors to the less well-known food hero’s across our borough. The tour will include, breakfast, lunch, and lots of samples along the way.
10 am – Meet outside Linen Hill Kitchen and Bar at The Boulevard, Banbridge
10.15am – Breakfast roll in “Quails at the Gallery”, located in the F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Banbridge. Enjoy a quick browse at the current exhibition and comfort break prior to departure.
11.15 am – Depart from F.E. McWilliam Gallery
11.45 am – Arrive Brookvale Farm and take part in a farm tour and enjoy 500ml milkshake of your choice to take away.
1.00 pm – Depart Brookvale Farm
1.15pm – Arrive Harnett’s Oils, Waring Estate, Waringstown. Take part in a tour of the business to include the pressing machine. Enjoy lunch and oil tasting.
2.30pm – Depart Waringstown
2.50 pm – Arrive back at Linen Hill Kitchen and Bar and enjoy a tasting menu comprising a selection of local ciders/apple juice
4.00 pm – Event concludes.
Please email at time of booking if you have any dietary or access requirements.