A dining experience like no other is returning to Greater Manchester later this month, which will see the likes of well-known television characters, Basil, Sybil and Manuel, serving up a serious dose of tomfoolery. Inspired by the 1974 comedy classic series Fawlty Towers, the dining experience returns to Bolton and is described as ‘mayhem on a plate packed full of non-stop laughter’ and we can’t possibly imagine why.
Created in homage to the iconic sitcom written by John Cleese and Connie Booth, fans of the television show are invited to indulge in a 70’s inspired three-course menu with a Bolton Food and Drink Festival twist, while enjoying this loving tribute to the legendary comedy classic. And it’s likely the line “You’ll have to forgive him, he’s from Bolton” will be heard multiple times over the weekend.
While inspired by the BBC series which followed Basil and his wife Sybil as they barely kept their failing hotel afloat, the highly interactive experience itself is developed around its own format and is not affiliated with the iconic television show. With over 70% of the evening completely improvised on the night – meaning no two experiences are ever the same.
For one night only you can become part of the action as guests can expect nothing short of guaranteed hilarity and a brilliant night out while taking an eager look behind the curtain and becoming fully immersed in the television show.
The unique event is returning to Bolton Food and Drink Festival, hosted at the Albert Halls on August 26 from 6:30pm. The festival itself takes place over the August bank holiday weekend, running from August 25 to August 29 and is completely free to attend.
Event organisers have pulled out all the stops to celebrate the 18th birthday of the festival this year, with a huge offering of entertainment, activities, and events that the whole family can enjoy. Festival goers can expect celebrity chef demos from James Martin and Nisha Katona, as well as more special events like a bottomless brunch, an afterparty with Gok Wan and Live and Let Dine dining experience.
Tickets for dining experience inspired by Fawlty Towers cost £55 and concessions cost £45. You can book tickets here.