Summer Braai, Five Bells, Wickham

One of the world’s great outdoor chefs is heading to Newbury this month to star at the opening of a magnificent new outdoor dining area.

The Five Bells in Wickham will host South African cooking legend Pete Goffe-Wood on Saturday July 23 as they unveil their new BBQ and outdoor bar.

Pete is a former judge on South African Masterchef and heads up the judging panel on Ultimate Braai Master, which can be seen on Netflix here in the UK and is South Africa’s leading cooking show.

Pete has been a professional chef for the past 30 years and his work as food alchemist and mega-chef has taken him from the banks of the Chobe river in Namibia to Bangkok, Hanoi, Sydney, Oman – and now Wickham and The Five Bells.

It’s going to be a day to remember – as Pete hosts a masterclass and a South-African inspired menu including the likes of: Traditional Boerewors & Smoor, Pork & Apricot Sosaties and Braaied Top Rump w/ Monkey Gland Sauce.

Pete said: “Communing to eat around an open fire across cultural and economic borders is very important to all of us in South Africa. The conviviality around the braai is something we can all relate to.

“We braai all the time. We have braai competitions on TV and I’m lucky enough to be a judge on the top show of its kind on TV.

“We have a massive range of things we can do over fire and I can’t wait to help open Duncan’s new outdoor dining experience – showcasing some very special dishes.”

Duncan Jones is landlord of The Five Bells, and is himself an accomplished chef who has even cooked for The Queen!

The VIP Masterclass will begin at 2pm before the guests arrive for the BBQ from 6pm.

All guests will be treated to a glass or two of fine South African wines.



They are also running a competition for people who buy two or more tickets; they will select a winner and refund the cost of two tickets.

A bottle of red or white wine from Bruce Jack Wines (South Africa) is included if two or more tickets are bought.
You can find more info about these offers on Five Bells social media: IG: @fivebellswickham FB: The Five Bells.

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