Conker Spirit Cocktail Competition

Sunday 7th May at 5pm
In the Lovett Demonstration Theatre at the
Festival Village, Christchurch Quay

The Conker Spirit Cocktail Competition will be taking place once again throughout this year’s Festival.  In the weeks leading up to the Festival weekend, you will be able to enjoy the Conker Cocktails created by the competing venues, while a Secret Shopper judges them for the prestigious ‘Best Venue’ award.

On the Sunday afternoon in the Lovett Demonstration Theatre at the Festival Village on Christchurch Quay, each venue will compete for the ‘Best Barmen’ award, putting forward their best mixologist to show off their Conker Cocktail in a live demo to the public and a panel of expert judges. Free event

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Luke Matthews

Executive Head Chef at Chewton Glen As a teenager Luke Matthews took a summer job in Pinocchio's Italian restaurant in Christchurch, he enjoyed the atmosphere, the work, the banter of the chefs and de… Read more

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Our demonstration events are yet to be finalised, please check back closer to May.