Pancake race to launch 2014 Christchurch Food & Wine Festival

Pancake race

Christchurch Food and Wine Festival will officially launch its new website and dates for the 2014 festival with the revival of a well-known event that originally was held in Christchurch for many years – a pancake race in Church Street.

Shrove Tuesday, Tuesday 4 March 2014, will see teams of chefs, local businesses and local celebrities battle it out to win the golden frying pans!

Relays will kick off at 10.00am with registration at Splinters from 9.00am and, after the result has been declared, spectators will have the chance to visit and support chefs at Splinters, Cheese and Alfies and James and White who will have made delicious pancakes especially for the occasion. These restaurants are adjacent to the pancake race course, in front of the Priory, in Church Street.

This charity event, in aid of the Christchurch Food Festival Education Trust and Autism Wessex, will attract a business entry fee of £20 per team for a team of four people.  Individual chefs will be entered for a modest fee of £5 per chef.  A collection bucket to share between both charities will be circulated on the morning.

Everyone is come along and give the event their support which promises to be a fun event with lots of thrills and spills.  Chefs already participating include representatives from The Jetty, Christchurch Harbour Hotel, Kings Arms Hotel, Crooked Beam Restaurant, Captains Club Hotel, Lord Bute Hotel & Restaurant, Cheese and Alfies, Splinters and James and White.

Any teams and chefs who are interested in taking part should contact Tim Lloyd ( for an entry form.