Dickens Yard, the new mixed-use destination by St George in the heart of Ealing, is set to host Ealing Artisan, a new market by local event team Eat Me Drink Me, which launches on Sunday 8 October 2017.
Ealing Artisan is the result of local markets W5 Food Market and Crafted W5 collaborating to host a mix of food and fine craft stalls and celebrate the talented makers, designers and producers in West London. Regular stallholders will include Ealing favourites Kaffee Culture and Charlotte Berridge alongside guest traders, street food stalls and craftspeople from across London.
On Sunday 8 October Ealing Artisan will host 'We Love Cheese', a free cheese festival taking place 11am - 4pm with food stalls, talks by producers and importers as well as live music, kids' area and cheese pairings from local wine and beer specialists. Honest Burgers, due to open in Ealing this autumn, will be working with a local cheesemonger to conjure up a We Love Cheese-burger special for the event while street food stalwarts like Grill My Cheese will be on hand to serve up more cheesy dishes.
The festival will also have its annual Cheese Cup, for experts from around the world to enter their best cheese for judging. Guests can buy a ticket to take part in the voting for the Cheese Cup, priced at £7 in advance or £9 on the day www.welovecheesefest.co.uk. Tickets include a complimentary drink, a Cheese Cup tasting card and tasters of all the cheese entered into the competition.
Craig Carson, Managing Director, St George West London, said: "We are excited to bring this new artisan market to Ealing in partnership with Eat Me Drink Me. Dickens Yard has been designed with community at its heart and it's a great opportunity to welcome the local public to enjoy the development and celebrate Ealing's very own expert artisans."
Kate McKenzie at Eat Me Drink Me, said: "We are delighted to open a new weekly West London market to expand the food offering for the area and can't wait to kick it off with the 'We Love Cheese' special festival. Dickens Yard is a great location for people to explore the rich mix of craft and food stalls, and we look forward to celebrating what West London has to offer and introducing great food & drink stalls from across the city."
Ealing Artisan forms part of the transformation by St George of Ealing Broadway and curation of Dickens Yard as one of the finest new destinations in West London. The new market follows recent news that St George has secured an array of lifestyle and food brands to open at Dickens Yard such as Balans Soho Society, Tri Yoga, Tonkotsu and Skinny Kitchen. Tri Yoga will open later this year whilst Balans, Tonkotsu and Skinny Kitchen as well as Jigsaw and Gail's Bakery will open in 2018, sitting alongside Charlotte's W5, the highly regarded British restaurant which opened 18 months ago and Benham & Reeves residential lettings specialist which is open to the public.
With 700 new homes and 104,000 sq ft of retail space, Dickens Yard is part of an important regeneration of Ealing Broadway ahead of the arrival of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) in 2018. The new station will halve journey times to central London, with travel to Bond Street in 11 minutes, Liverpool Street in 18 minutes and Canary Wharf in 25 minutes. Heathrow Airport, terminals two and three, will be just 15 minutes away via the new line.