Urban Food Tour

A series of workshops produced in partnership with some of Canterbury’s best-loved food and drink producers…

Fermenting Vegetables For Beginners


Learn how make sauerkraut with a hands-on workshop


Fermenting vegetables is an incredibly useful skill to acquire. Good for your digestive system and even better for your taste buds! Once you’ve learnt to make sauerkraut you can apply these principles to many other ferments. Hosted by the vibrant vegetarian mecca that is the Veg Box Cafe, this hands-on workshop will take you through the whole process. All you need to bring is a jar and a bag to carry it home full in.


Date: 19th September 2019
Times: 6pm to 7pm
Suitable For: 18+
Ticket Price: £15pp

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The Canterbury Ales


A special evening of brewing history, references to Ale in medieval England and lots of delicious tasting


Established in 2010, The Canterbury Ales have been making their range of hand-crafted ales for pubs all over Kent for more than five years. In 2014 the Merchant’s Ale, a 4% “mild stout”, was judged by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) to be not just the best beer in Kent, but the best beer in the South East of England.

As well as their range of “character” beers named after the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales they produce the hugely popular monthly specials: these range from Black IPAs to Rauchbeers, APAs to Golden Ryes and are usually (but not always) single hop brews. 


Date: 21st September 2019
Times: 6pm to 7pm
Suitable For: 18+
Ticket Price: £15pp

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Foraging & Wild Food Cooking


No longer satisfied with just foraging black berries for your fruit crumble? Seeking further knowledge and skills in safely foraging and cooking wild foods?


If you’ve ever wanted to learn the skills of foraging and how to identify wild plants, this is the course for you. Held in Natural Pathways‘ beautiful 100 acre woodland, expert forager Carol Hunt will guide you on the do’s and don’ts to keep you safe whilst foraging on your own.

Guiding you on a forage walk around the woodland, Carol will also bring in plants from other locations to examine. Handling and preparing wild plants yourself, participants create a wild meal over the camp-fire. Finally, you will receive hand-outs and recipes to take home with you to help you on your foraging journey.


Date: 22nd September 2019
Times: Approx. 9.30am to 3.30pm
Suitable For: Adults and children aged 8+
Ticket Price: £56pp

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Mini Survival Adventure & Bush-Tucker Cooking


What a better way than for your children to spend time out in the woods and fresh air than learning new skills and working as a team to build a survival camp?


Natural Pathways are hosting a thrilling bushcraft adventure on September 22nd, lead by an experienced instructor who will encourage and inspire your budding bush-crafters.

Young explorers will build their very own survival camp complete with waterproof shelters and open fires made from natural materials. They will have an exciting time building shelters and camp fires before cooking a bush-tucker over a roaring fire of their own creation, complete with damper bread, sausages and roasted marshmallows. This is the perfect opportunity to learn how nature provides all you could possibly need.


Date: 22nd September 2019
Times: Approx. 10am to 1pm
Suitable For: Children aged 5 to 16 (supervising adults allowed)
Ticket Price: £18pp

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Pizza Making Masterclass


Chapter welcomes you to come and learn the secrets to our sourdough through their interactive masterclass. Join the Chapter team in their idyllic Canterbury restaurant and make pizzas from scratch using a traditional recipe from Naples.

Participants will receive a glass of prosecco and a dough ball to take home at the end of the workshop. 


Date: 25th September 2019
Times:  6pm to 8pm
Suitable For: All ages
Ticket Price: £15

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Fudge Making Demos


Visit Canterbury’s Fudge Kitchen to learn the science, history, and the techniques behind the authentic fudge making from one of their famously entertaining artisan Fudgeteers. Sample some flavours; from the traditional to the innovative. A truly unforgettable experience.

If you’re on the Urban Food Tour you can get 5 slabs of fudge for a discounted price of £20!


Date: 26th September 2019
Times:  TBC
Suitable For: All ages
Ticket Price: Free



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