A summer celebration of food and drink at Burghley House

A stately food treat will offer a tempting feast for foodie fans this August, bringing everything from Persian street food to English blueberry wine to one of England’s grandest Elizabethan houses.

More than 45 quality food producers will set up stalls in the picturesque Chestnut and Stable Courtyards at Burghley House, on the edge of the Georgian stone town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, for the free-to-enter Summer Fine Food Market, 27 – 29 August.

Creating a relaxed, but bustling market atmosphere and staged against the backdrop of the Elizabethan country house, stalls will be selling regional and award-winning specialties including goat milk ice cream, cakes, cheese and bread plus jams, chutney and meat.

Showcasing the best in local and international produce, among exhibitors will be Amo La Pizza!, selling Italian sourdough wood fired pizzas and Sicilian cannolis in lemon cream; The Brownie Company, with its hand-stirred single batch brownies baked from home near Stamford; and Bad Boy Cider, offering not only its artisan cider, but also food including smoked long dogs, beef brisketand homemade slaw and sauces.

As well as hot and cold food from the specialist stalls, visitors can still tuck into the tasty treats at Burghley’s restaurants, cafes and shops throughout the Fine Food Market.

Also open as usual will be the House and gardens, with self-guided tours of the magnificent staterooms and huge collection of works of art in the House, which has been the home of the Cecil family for over 500 years.

The Fine Food Market is open from 10am to 4pm each day with free parking and admission.

For full details, see www.burghley.co.uk