With over 250 foodie experts, 12 AA Rosette & Michelin starred chefs, live music and four of the biggest names on TV, the fourth annual Yorkshire Dales Food and Drink Festival taking place just outside Skipton is set to be the best yet… so imagine our delight when we were invited to host the festival’s VIP Experience!

At Alexander’s ‘VIP’ really means VIP, so we have been working hard over the last few months to create an experience fit for the queen of the chefs herself, Mary Berry!*

The ‘Festival Alexander’s’ will be offering all day dining, full table service, a BBQ menu, plus cosy fire pits and live jazz and DJ late into the evenings.

Rachael Higgins, founder of the festival told us: “I love Alexander’s style and the fact that they offer something special and unique in Skipton, so I thought they would be the perfect partners to run our new VIP experience.”

Those with VIP tickets can access the restaurant from 9am to 4pm to take advantage of the yummy Alexander’s menu, which includes its most popular Brunch items, like The Benedicts, sumptuous full Vegetarian Breakfast, Buttermilk Pancakes and Homemade Granola. The all-day BBQ will also be serving up treats like Treacle Beef Burger, Yorkshire Lamb Burger and Halloumi Brochette and there will also be a selection of Alexander’s signature Sharing Boards available. All VIP guests will also receive a complimentary glass of fizz.

Children can also look forward to their own healthy and delicious breakfast and main meals menus and by prior arrangement our decadent Afternoon Teas can be booked.

If you aren’t a VIP don’t worry as from 7am – 9am and again from 4 – 11pm Festival Alexander’s will be open to everyone, offering the perfect spot for an early breakfast/brunch or a cocktail or two from its vibrant bar, whilst those looking for a change of pace and somewhere to relax after a hectic day can kick back and enjoy the table service, warming fire pits and laid back live jazz and upbeat sounds from our resident DJ

Find the VIP Festival Alexander’s right next to the celebrity chef arena.

Tickets for the festival can be purchased at: www.yorkshiredalesfoodanddrinkfestival.com and bookings for the Festival Alexander’s can be made through our website, at any of the times mentioned above.

*We can’t promise that Mary Berry will be visiting the Festival Alexander’s – but we are keeping our fingers crossed she calls in to try one of our cakes!