The Padstow Festival Cookbook

Padstow Christmas Festival is a not-for-profit event run by volunteers. It is thanks to our fantastic sponsors and the goodwill of local businesses that we are able to make it all happen.

In 2012 and 2014, we partnered with some of the UK’s top chefs to create The Padstow Festival Cookbook as a collaborative fundraising venture to support our much-loved event. It was a great success selling more than 5,000 copies.

The newest edition was produced in 2017, featuring a collection of recipes and tips from culinary stars who have appeared at the festival over the years. The book is filled with delicious dishes that can be replicated at home during the festive season and throughout the year.

Three of the festival’s biggest supporters, Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw, have written the foreword to this book, which includes recipes from José Pizarro, Luke Holder, Sophie Michell, Nigel Haworth, Mitch Tonks and Ashley Palmer Watts, plus many more.

We are incredibly grateful for the support from all the chefs involved. It is available to buy from selected locations across Padstow and at the festival. It is also available by post from Padstow Tourist Information Centre.