JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE OUR LOVE OF CHOCOLATE, IN BRIGHTON & HOVE ACROSS THE WEEKEND OF 12TH / 13TH OCTOBER 2019.
Indulge your senses during the Brighton Chocolate Festival weekend and discover a selection of chocolate-themed exhibitors, including award-winning chocolatiers & chocolate makers. We will be highlighting sustainable, ethical products, with traceability, and made with human compassion for those who work in the cocoa fields to bring this luxury item to market.
Visitors eager to learn more about chocolate production, where the cocoa beans are sourced, and why it is vital to maintain and support the cocoa farmers will be able to talk to our exhibitors throughout the weekend. We offer an easy education, as well as a wider chocolate choice so that you can make informed decisions on your purchases.
Chocolate is naturally vegan and gluten-free so we will have a selection of chocolatiers and chocolate makers who offer their products to suit varied diets and requests. The onus is on good quality chocolate being used in our exhibitors’ produce, so if you are also looking to completely indulge your passion you will find an extensive selection of milk, white and dark chocolates.
Chocolatiers and chocolate makers, Rum Distillers and Brownie Bakers – Meet the makers & creators exhibiting their chocolate products.
The stage is set for interactive talks, samplings, and pairings from exhibiting chocolatiers, throughout the weekend.
To make sure you get the most from your visit, we have pulled together all the essential information needed for the weekend.
WHERE & WHEN
- Where: Hilton Brighton Metropole
- Dates: 12th – 13th October 2019
- Opening Times:
- Early Entry (ticket holders only) 11am – 12 noon each day
- General Admission (free entry – no ticket required) 12 noon – 5pm each day
Early Entry – £4 Book Now
A limited number of Early Entry tickets are available. This ticket will allow you to access to the event from 11am for either Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th October 2018 (whichever is selected when booking). Enjoy the first hour on either day with more room to browse each exhibitor stand before the doors open to General Admission visitors. In 2018 this event recorded an average of 542 visitors in the venue hall at any given time. Early Entry tickets are limited to a maximium of 250 each day. Non-refundable. Subject to availability.
General Admission – FREE
Free entry from 12 noon – 5pm. You do not need a ticket to enter, or need to register for a ticket for general admission. Please note that registering for a General Admission ticket on Eventbrite does not guarantee entry or give priority over queues at busy periods throughout the event, should the organisers need to limit or control the number of visitors in the hall at any given time.
While you do not need to book a General Admission ticket for this event, an Early Entry ticket options can be booked via Eventbrite now.
FROM LONDON – BY CAR
To Brighton – we find the easier way to avoid going through town from the M25 motorway, go to junction 7, signposted M23 (Brighton). Take the M23 southbound. The M23 becomes the A23 and takes you into Brighton. At the roundabout on the A23/A27 take the first turning on the left joining the A27 towards Worthing. Take the next available junction off the A27 which will be signposted for Hove. Keep left and exit at the next slip road, then take the second exit at the roundabout. Proceed down Dyke Road Avenue (which becomes Dyke Road).
After approximately 1.3 miles, turn right on to Woodruff Avenue, and continue down hill to the junction with Shirley Drive. Turn left on to Shirley Drive. Continue down Shirley Drive until you cross ahead on to The Drive (B2185). Continue straight down to Grand Avenue and to the seafront. At the seafront turn left and you will be heading to Brighton, travelling from the direction of Hove Lawns.Nearest Station
The nearest train station is Brighton Station , located at Queens Rd, Brighton BN1 3XP. The station has a regualr taxi service available outside.Top Tips
Car park options can be found on the Brighton & Hove City Council website. Public on-road parking can be found on The Drive and Grand Avenue, with good rates offered for the day. Additional parking along the Hove Lawns area of the seafront also offer good daily rates. (All parking is subject to availability).