Pub in the Park is an array of pop up restaurants from pubs/restaurants around the country. The first year, which we attended, was only in Marlow, now there are numerous PITP weekends throughout the country through the summer months.
We ventured to PITP Marlow this year and it was an amazing day of eating, drinking, dancing and full blown merriment by the river in the sunshine.
We headed to the day sessionon on the Saturday, basically there are 5 sessions over the weekend from Friday to Sunday, day sessions from 1130am to 430pm and then evening sessions from 530pm until 10ish I believe. There are pop up restaurants, market stalls selling delights and gin or wine tasting, chef demos, live bands and more. It’s an amazing day out for friends and the whole family.
We will definitely be making this a yearly event to kick off the summer.
With 12 different pop ups to chose from we were spoilt for choice.
Me being the organisational freak that I am ensured we had an action plan of where we were headed and in what order. I like good food and did not want to miss out on any of it (I think we managed 10 out of the 12).
Each pop up serves approx 3 dishes on their menu at £5 each.
We started the day with truffle, Brie & grape toastie from The Blackbird, Newbury
Followed by kedgeree from The Star Inn, North Yorkshire.
A salt and vinegar seafood tray tray from The Pony and Trap, Bristol.
And a load pollock dog from Paul Ainsworth, Padstow.
We also ventured to the market where we tried delights such as biltong, chorizo and obviously a tipple of gin or wine here and there.
All worked off at the end by showing of our smooth dance moves to Scouting for Girls!!
Accessibility for the Wheels – pretty damn good
PITP Marlow has the benefit of being at Marlow Park which has great wheelchair access with smooth paths all around the vicinity.
Although the majority of the event is on the grass, if you have a front/third wheel it was pretty much a doodle to get over.
The only down sides were the VIP tent which seemed to be placed on the wonkiest part of the grounds which meant I needed help to get over, and the disabled toilet had slabs in front which meant the door had to be lifted to open, so a second pair of hands was always needed.
Needless to say this was an amazing day, and one that I will definately be doing again.
See you next year PITP!!