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Thursday, 04 October 2018

Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest folk and beer festival, but do we really know anything more about it than beer, pretzels and lederhosen? We’ve done some digging to give you a mini guide on all things Oktoberfest… 

The History 

Oktoberfest began in 1810 as a celebration of marriage between Prince Ludwig, who later became King Ludwig to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburgausen.  The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the week long celebration of marriage, and the royals enjoyed the celebrations so much they decided to repeat it every year! 

Today, the festival receives on average a total of 6 million visitors per year and has become an increasingly popular and universal event across the globe. 


The Food

Oktoberfest offers some of the best traditional German foods in the world, take a look at our top favourite Bavarian dishes;


Weißwurst -  A traditional dish that has been served for decades, made with veal and pork, along with some extra flavourings such as salt, pepper, lemon, parsley and onion. The Weißwurst is greatly enjoyed with a Bavarian beer! 

Sauerkraut  - Germany’s superfood...Sauerkraut is fermented cabbage with a distinctive sour taste. This delicious dish is a nutritious treat offering plenty of health benefits.

Spaetzel  -  Spaetzle is German for “little sparrow” and  this is what the shape of these noodles have a similar appearance to. Spaetzle is one of the most loved foods in Germany and best served with soup or a sausage! 

The Beer

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder…Beer in Germany has always been a major part of the German culture.  Throughout Oktoberfest in 2017 it was reported that a staggering 7.5 million litres of Munich brewed  beer was consumed, priced at around €10.40 per litre it is no wonder why beer is often referred to as liquid gold. 

Oktoberfest is one of the worlds best parties for great food and endless beer, so if you’re not hopping on a plane to Munich this month why not join us on Saturday 6th October for our beerlicious Oddtoberfest! 

Think steins of beer, live music and even an 'Odd' wurst, we're turning our Whole Top Floor into our own mini Munchen. 

It's free entrance, but if you'd like to book an area, call 01244 345454 or email