A Fawlty Towers dining experience is coming to Greater Manchester

Bolton Food and Drink Festival is taking it back to the 1970s with this retro-TV dining experience

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 28th June 2022

The BBC‘s beloved Fawlty Towers series is being brought back to life as part of an immersive dining experience currently making its way to Greater Manchester.

Taking place as part of this year’s Bolton Food and Drink Festival, the Fawlty Towers dining experience sees characters Basil, Sybil and Manuel tip up with their signature mix of mayhem and hilarity, serving up a three-course meal to diners with a large helping of laughter on the side.

As part of the UK’s leading tribute to the BBC series, fans will get to experience the hilarity of the show from the inside as impersonators of the series’ infamous trio deliver an interactive two-hour comedy spectacular.

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Created in homage to the original much-loved British sitcom written by comedy legends John Cleese and Connie Booth, actors will give Fawlty Towers fans the chance to peek behind the curtain of the infamous sitcom as they tuck into a sit-down dinner.

Taking the 1970’s theme seriously, the menu will draw from that era – so ticket holders should expect the appearance of retro dishes such as rich tomato and basil soup, roast chicken with seasonal vegetables, and indulgent chocolate mousse cake.


Promising to have you in stitches, anything can happen – with over 70 per cent of the event set to be improvised by actors on the spot.

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Hugely popular in London, the immersive 70’s experience will make its northern debut at Bolton Food and Drink Festival on Sunday 28 August.

Doors will open at 6.30pm for the show to start at 7pm, and will be held at the iconic Bolton Albert Halls.

Tickets are set to drop soon and can be purchased on the Bolton Food and Drink Festival here.


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