(PA) Tom Kerridge

One of the UK’s best known celebrity chefs, Tom Kerridge, is bringing his popular Pub in the Park festival to Tunbridge Wells. It will take place next year in Dunorlan Park and is expected to attract huge crowds.

When his first festival was staged in Marlow in May this year the 18,000 tickets were sold out within 24 hours. Similar demands for tickets are expected in Tunbridge Wells.

The popular TV chef, who boasts two Michelin stars, will bring with him a ‘stellar line up of chefs, pubs and music’ Tom (44) and his fellow chef friends will next year be visiting four English towns across the country.
Aside from Tunbridge Wells they include Marlow, Bath and Knutsford.

At each venue, he’ll be bringing his Michelin-starred pubs, The Hand & Flowers and The Coach, plus a selection of other top UK pubs and restaurants to serve their most popular dishes.

Every event will celebrate the very best food the country has to offer, combined with live music, chef demonstrations, top quality shopping and other festival fun.

On top of the national chef and music names, each event will celebrate the local community with the help of local artisans, pubs, local foodie heroes and musicians.

Tom told the Times yesterday: “I am delighted to be able to share the magic of Pub in the Park with the people of Tunbridge Wells. Expect great food, brilliant music and an ace day out.”

He will be paying a pre-festival visit to Tunbridge Wells next month.

After initially appearing in several small television parts as a child actor, Tom decided to attend culinary school at the age of 18.

His TV shows include Bake Off: Crème de la Crème, Food and Drink and Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food