Tom Kerridge pulls Picnic in the Park

21 September 2020 by
Tom Kerridge pulls Picnic in the Park

This weekend's Picnic in the Park in Marlow has been cancelled, Tom Kerridge and the Pub in the Park team have announced.

Picnic in the Park, in Marlow's Higginson Park, was due to launch on Thursday with a line-up of comedy, live music and food dished up by Michelin-starred chefs including Tom Kerridge, Paul Ainsworth and Atul Kochhar.

The organisers said the decision was taken to protect the safety of the visitors, participants and residents of the town.

In a statement Kerridge, the host and owner of Marlow's two-Michelin-starred gastropub the Hand & Flowers, said: "In the last few days it has become clear that the national picture is changing dramatically and there are significant new risk factors which aren't yet clearly understood.

"While we are really disappointed to take this decision, our priority has always been the safety of all involved and our home town of Marlow."

The Pub in the Park team said it hoped to be able to present "this brilliant line-up of talent" in Marlow at some point in the future.

The cancellation follows Monday's press briefing update by the government's chief medical officer professor Chris Whitty and chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance on the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the UK.

The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking