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Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Purchased a VIP table for six people. There was nothing VIP about it. Booked 2-4 slot didn’t get allowed in until 2.15. No explanation of what happened with the table etc. Had to seek out a representative who showed us the table. The table had a bucket in the middle with 4 Xmas crackers for 6 people. Rep went to get drinks 6 mulled wines we waited 10 mins and she didn’t come back. My daughter whose birthday it was went to find her. Somebody else brought the lukewarm drinks back after 15 mins. Very small selection of stalls with Xmas products. Poor selection of food outlets. Expensive drinks mulled wine was a small measure mainly filled with fruit. The organisation of the event was diabolical! Venue was poor for this type of event. Very poor experience for the money would have been better going to the standard Chester Xmas markets.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 3 Verified review

Small, overcrowded and overpriced drinks. Wouldn’t go again.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

A disgrace to call it a festival, and to charge for entry. We bought Saturday 7-9pm tickets but were completely bored and underwhelmed within minutes. We bought a hotdog and sat under the useless heater, which were actually commandeered by security staff rather than paying guests, only to be told by the organisers halfway through eating our food to vacate the table as it was reserved for a VIP booking. There were no reserved signs anywhere to be seen; disgraceful!
The free market near the cathedral was free and far better.
Never again. The organisers should be ashamed of themselves!

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

I made the mistake of buying 12 tickets, when I asked at the venue for a refund was told this was not possible. I still want my refund, biggest rip-off. 😡

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Was not how it was described in the email was only there for the most of 10mins and can't understand why children where allowed a ticket as there was nothing there for them

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Cold over priced and no atmosphere !!

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Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Worst ticketed event I've ever been to. In and out in under 10 minutes. Left with majority of people all questioning where the rest of it was?

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Poor selection of stalls and no atmosphere. The weather may have played a part. Waste of a journey and admission cost!

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Very very poor. No music on. 3 craft stalls. We stayed less than 10 mins. A big disappointment

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Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Awful, waste of time and money. I have been to free events there that have been much better. Was nothing there, very disappointing.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Having been to the Carriage Sheds previously, I was very disappointed with the event. We turned up with family that had not been to the Carriage Sheds before and I doubt they or us will be back. There were only a smattering of stalls compared to the normal events and the majority of stalls were selling food and drink. There were no bands playing when we arrived which stagnated atmosphere. We stayed for 5 mins, tried to complaint, but no one wanted to take any responsibility for the event. We ended up at the Christmas market in town, which was free and contained a larger variety of stalls. A large improvement would be needed if we were to attend again.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 3.5 Verified review

Atmosphere not as good as 2017 main lights left on so didnt feel "Christmassy", choir were good but last year German Band were "amazing" and crowd involving.

Good choice of food stalls and nice produce, not much choice on the drinks though

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Would you recommended: Yes

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

I paid £6.50 ..what a waste of money. Nothing there but a couple of drink and food stalls and a handful of stalls if that. A wind tunnel no music playing . Would never go again and feel totally ripped off

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1 Verified review

Completely the wrong day as their where hardly any stalls 8 in total, 4 of which sold drink which would have been far warmer inside a pub. The venue was like a wind tunnel completely open to the elements, we stayed as a party for 5 minutes maximum which is not value for money and would like compensating as we travelled a long way and booked to stay over night. A complete waste of time and effort. I will not be recommending this venue to anyone.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Awful! Nothing there, expected lots of stalls with nice things to purchase. Only food to actually eat there was being sold, maybe 4 stalls with other stuff. The whole area acts as a wind tunnel so it was freezing. Stayed about 5 minutes having dragged my 73 year old mother out with the promise of a lovely afternoon???

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

I came out of the festival with wet paint on my coat and it is now ruined.

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Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 1.5 Verified review

Disappointed with the event, the weather couldnt be helped..but to see security staff hogging all the heaters when paying customers were cold and disheartened wasn’t fair at all...the weather was sadly very wet, cold and at times miserable and had an effect on the event..

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

A great band, unfortunately the wind and rain driving into the area and the fact the ‘food festival’ amounted to a couple of fast food vans made the £54 I paid for a table a very poor buy. Only a couple of heaters with the security staff huddled round them and tbh there were plenty of free seats. The greeting staff were very friendly but other than that a very poor show. Won’t be visiting again.

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 2 Verified review

Not enough stalls poor selection of food stalls needs to be much better thought out if it's to go on next year absolutely no atmosphere

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Would you recommended: No

Review of Chester Christmas Food & Drink Festival

Overall rating: 2.5 Verified review

Lacking many stalls for a city Christmas fair. The weather was terrible which can't be helped but the venue was terrible choice knowing what the weather can be like this time of year. Absolute wind tunnel. Venders also not happy but couldn't blame them at all. We had a 2 and half slot but didn't stay for 20 minutes. Entrance not clearly marked if not coming by train. Ticket wasn't checked on arrival so just walked in. Would not return unless huge improvements.

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Would you recommended: No

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