The idea for #CamChocoFest first came together when founder and local chocolatier, Riadh Falvo joined other indies at a market at Histon Smokehouse. They called it "The Cambridge Takeover".

"There were 4 of us, and not wanting a stall all to myself, I invited my friend Gwenyth from Bicycle Bakes alongside Janet of Small & Green Cambridge, Emma of Bicycle Collective, and Miyumi of Eco Japan."

"We shared the best banter with the staff, they were really on top of their service game, and kept us and all visitors topped up with good food, and Gwenyth and I with perhaps too many Bloody Mary's."

"I was always a BIG fan of The Urban Shed, and despite Simon not having any memory of me whatsoever, his motto was and still is, 'Once a Shedder, Always a Shedder', and he means it. So when I messaged him in around September time that I was even thinking about a festival, he responded with a meme or GIF giving me his blessings. If you know Simon, you will know that aside from food, and a cracking sense of humour, GIFS are his love language!"

Fast forward to February, Valentine's Day Weekend and we had a full blown festival with a Bean to Bar Chocolate Factory at the entrance, local chocolatiers, bakers, educators, and distributers like Meadows Deli and Barbarella Cafe.


Cambridgeshires First Ever Chocolate Festival Sponsored by Click It Local

Hosted by Histon Smokehouse on The Green, 

Curated by Riadh Falvo of Bumble & Oak Co.

The Cambridge Chocolate Festival will be launched over Valentine’s Weekend at Histon Smokehouse, starting off your Date Night with a chocolate themed cocktail menu created by local mixologist Pawel using single origin chocolate from the cocao belt of South America, and that’s just Friday!

Saturday and Sunday the Histon Smokehouse Team will be serving brunch throughout with the very special addition of a savoury chocolate or molé breakfast plate on the menu. 

Guests of the Smokehouse may also order a chocolate tasting plate put together by local chocolatiers in collaboration with Smokehouse Chef. 

The Chocolate Festival itself will be presented in the outdoor garden where chocolate lovers will enter through the Chocolate Factory presented by our own chocolate maker Anisa Ather of Anisa & Chocolate. Anisa and Riadh will tour you through the process of bean to bar chocolate making starting with roasting, winnowing, cracking, grinding and finally the more familiar chocolate bars, truffles, and desserts, which leads us to the chocolate shops..

Make your way through the Chocolate Factory, into the shops area where you can meet the makers, chocolatiers, and bakers themselves who work everyday with the worlds most popular natural aphrodisiac 


Chocolatiers, patisseries, such as Bitesize Bakehouse, Barbarella Cafe, and Rachel Bakes with french macarons! 

11 Friday Date Night Chocolate Cocktails

12 Saturday Brunch, Touring, and Shopping

13 Sunday Brunch, Touring, and Shopping

Happy Valentines Day!

Contests - a chance to win a Cocoa Collab Box of Chocolates. A spot in a terrarium making class with Small Green Cambridge, and more

Reservations for Date Night and Brunch can be made directly with Histon Smokehouse. Contact Eamon or Simon at 01223 491174 or visit their website and book through OpenTable at histonsmokehouse.co.uk

Join our mailing list for updates and Eventbrite FREE Ticket Links at info@bumbleandoak.com 

This Festival would not be possible without sponsors Click It Local, the support of Histon Smokehouse and the collaboration and participation of our local talented Indies and chocolatiers. Bumble & Oak is a Boutique Batch chocolatier and Adventure Events Organiser. 

Cambridge Chocolate Festival - Saturday Tickets

Cambridge Chocolate Festival - Sunday Tickets

Cocktail Evening and Weekend Brunch - Reservations