Tickets for the Waitrose Food & Drink Festival are on sale now, with an early bird discount offer.

The gastronomic celebration comes with a festive spin and serves as a kind of one-stop-festive-food-shop when it returns to Tobacco Dock in Wapping in November, running Friday, November 24 to Sunday, November 26.

Tickets to the festival will go on sale on Monday, September 4 and for a limited time will be reduced.

There will be 20 per cent off standard tickets until September 18 if the code WRFESTIVAL20 is used at checkout.

This ticket will get you into a foodie heaven that is full of festive food and drink tastings and with more than 150 producers and suppliers showcasing delicious products to help you get yourself sorted for Christmas and the festive season.

Also look out for inspirations coming demos, wreath-making workshops and expert masterclasses.

A dedicated sensory Cheese room is new for the festival this year, and this features Castello cheese, cocktails, mini golf and a live DJ in partnership with Absolut Vodka.

The Waitrose Christmas Room will showcase this year’s must-have festive products and food trends, and will also host table dressing workshops with John Lewis Home Stylists, workshops with Waitrose Cookery School and cocktail making workshops with Waitrose beer, wine and sprits experts.

Also looking towards Christmas, the Meet the Experts stage will host chef demonstrations and feature producers including Tom Warner from Warner’s Distillery.

You can also plan your wine list with the Waitrose Cellar blend and try a glass of mulled rose or bubbles at the Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Bar.

Standard tickets are £30 and VIP tickets are £40 and include a complimentary glass of Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, fast track entry and a goody bag stuffed with extra titbits. Sunday tickets are cheaper, and all tickets include a goody bag.

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