Taste of Scilly
The Taste of Scilly festival is back with a month-long celebration throughout September. Tuck into our unique low-food miles, slow-food culture of the famously unspoilt archipelago and enjoy a fresh foodie experience to savour every day: from lobster feasts to Scillonian produce markets, from beach barbecues to pasty-making workshops, from evening supper boats to Taste of Scilly cocktails and cream teas.
Local bakers, brewers, chefs, farmers, fishermen and food and drink producers will once again come together to share their stories, passions and creativity. There’ll be tours of small working farms, with farmers and their families revealing what it takes to build a successful artisan food business on the islands. Local chefs will demonstrate how to bake the perfect scone, make a mouthwatering pasty, and pick and preserve herbs.
Look out, too, for food pop-ups around Tresco, sizzling Scilly beach barbecues at Karma St. Martin’s, and special five-course tasting dinners at the Star Castle Hotel and Juliet’s Garden Restaurant & Bar. Sample hot lobster, paella and pulled pork at the Bryher Food Festival, and don’t miss the three-day Beer, Cider, Gin and Rum Festival at the Seven Stones Inn on St. Martin’s.
Browse the listings below to see what's on, or for a full chronological list download the programme here.
To book, click on the event of your choice and follow the instructions. (Many events and experiences need to be booked directly, but if you have any questions, please call the Tourist Information Centre on 01720 424031.)
Why not find out more about Scilly's local producers here?
Sunday 3rd September
Wednesday 13th September
Wednesday 27th September
Head to Bryher and to Hillside Farm where owners Graham and Ruth Eggins will show you around their traditional working island farm. Meet the cutie Saddleback pigs, chickens and North Devon cows, see the island-grown fruit and veg, and take away a Bryher banger or two.
Saturday 30th September
Calling all Scilly children to put their baking skills to the test! Your task? To create 6 near identical cupcakes for judging. The only rule is that they shout “Scilly”!
Throughout the month
Head down to Becky's Scilly Cakes and check out her Taste of Scilly Cake of the Week!
Monday 4th September
Monday 11th September
Monday 18th September
Monday 25th September
Think you know Scilly? Know your local produce? Then pit your wits against some of the islands’ best brains at the Bishop & Wolf Quiz night, with special Taste of Scilly round! Teams of up to 4 players.