Pub in the Park 2018 – what’s new, what’s cool, what’s occurring?!

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As promised, here is our mega-detailed preview of Pub in the Park – including the official map, timings of ALL the chef demos and music acts, and the finalised menus. This is a bit exclusive… some of it’s not even on the official website! On arrival you can pick up a printed guide which contains the map and timings –  but we hope this article is useful for planning, or just referring to on your phone when there!

First bit of news – there is much more for the kids this year, with a separate area including music and movies!  Scroll towards the end of the article for day-by-day details of timings for the chef demos and music acts.

First off, here’s the map of the site!

It’s enlarged from last year, quite a bit in fact. Click the image for a full size version.  You will see there are 12 food spots, and 19 bar/drinks spots!

New: You can watch the Royal Wedding and FA Cup Final

Both the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup Final will be on a screen at Pub in the Park on Saturday for those who want to avoid missing out.  

  • The actual wedding ceremony starts at 12:00pm, from St George’s Chapel in Windsor
  • The FA Cup final falls between Chelsea and Manchester United will kick-off at 17:15 

New for the kids: Pop Up Cinema

Local pop-up cinema specialists, Firefly Events, will have a dedicated marquee set up as a ‘Kid’s Cinema’ with their signature beanbags, popcorn and soft drinks. They will be screening some great children’s films ranging from Moana and BFG to Despicable Me 3 and Black Panther. There’s a different film at every session so even kids with a weekend ticket will be happy!
We suspect it may even attract festival goers of all ages to a comfy seat and a box of homemade popcorn! 

New for the kids: The Frooticals 

Pub in the Park - FrooticalsTHE FROOTICALS are fun loving kids pop group. Through songs, scenes and dancing, The Frooticals entertain young children and get them involved in moving and grooving to pop songs. With professional production values, this show is a huge hit for kids of all ages, and parents will love it too!

Come and join them in their concert: Sat 19th Sun 20th – 12,1,2,3, and 4pm


Booze from the bars

bars at pub in the parkAround a dozen bars, plus other drink establishments.  Of local interest:

Rebellion will be serving pints, half pints and 3 litre take away bottles (which are a great idea if you’re buying rounds). If you’re a current member of the brewery then remember to take your membership card as you’ll get 10% discount on the beer.

Harrow and Hope will be selling their award wining sparking wines made right there in Marlow.

There is also The Botanist, The Pimms’s big red teapot, and a really wide section of other bars spread around the site!

Food from the gastro-pub pop-ups!

Like last year – all dishes are £5. Allergens and dietary info will be displayed at each venue.

Shopping Village, and Artisan Food and Drink market

adam woodyatt neat gin

There is a huge number of exhibitors, well over 100! One example is NEAT Gin, a new gin created by Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale from Eastenders) and his wife Bev. We understand that Adam will be in attendance at the event too …..!

Link to Artisan food and Drink market 

Link to Shopping Village exhibitors


Masterclasses and Tastings

There are masterclasses and tastings available to book, with some availability at time of writing including a Californian Wine Tasting in the Court Garden House, and Gin Tastings on the Thames. Find out more and book here (you must have the correct session ticket for the festival to access the relevant tasting time)

Timing for Music and Chef Demos

Below are summaries for each session – timings of the Chef demos , and the music acts. This should help your planning, and make sure you don’t miss out!

Click here for link to chef profiles on the PITP website
Click here for profiles of the bands on the PITP website

Thursday evening 

Pub in the Park Marlow - Thursday evening

Friday evening

Saturday afternoon

Saturday evening

Sunday afternoon

Pub in the Park Marlow - Sunday afternoon

Sunday evening

Pub in the Park Marlow - Sunday evening

Well… that’s quite a bit of info eh?   If you made it this far, you are no doubt going -so have a great time – and look out for the MyMarlow photographer … 🙂

1 thought on “Pub in the Park 2018 – what’s new, what’s cool, what’s occurring?!”

  1. Last year all the wine corks were thrown into skips, if I provided receptacles would the bars save the corks for me for art projects etc

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Article author: Paul Merchant

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