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Comber Earlies Food Festival Spud Tour

St Marys Church car park to farm at Island Hill, Comber, County Down, BT23 5DU
Chef Paula McIntyre


Comber Earlies Food Festival Spud Tour has been cancelled. However, we are thrilled that Paula McIntyre is joining us on Saturday 25 June at the Comber Earlies Food Festival demo kitchen to show off her culinary talents. Find out more about Comber Earlies Food Festival.

This event is part of Taste Summer in Ards and North Down. To view the full programme, click here.

Paula McIntyre, author, TV presenter, and one of Northern Ireland's leading chefs is joining us this year for the first ever Comber Earlies Spud Tour on Friday 24 June.

Paula has worked as Head Chef in several establishments including Fontana in Holywood, she has hosted the cooking slot on Radio Ulster's Saturday Magazine programme since 2004 and writes weekly recipe columns for Farming Life and the Belfast Telegraph Weekend magazine. She recently presented her own TV “Paula McIntyre’s Hamely Kitchen” with a new series starting in the autumn.

We are delighted to welcome her as we celebrate and enjoy the authenticity of the PGI status Comber Early potato on our spud tour.

You will have the opportunity to visit the fields of a local farmer and  producer of the famous Comber Earlies and see the crops in their prime.

You will take a drive by coach to the spectacular surroundings of the fields where the Comber Earlies are grown, try your hand at harvesting, hear about what makes Comber Earlies so unique, then taste the Comber Earlies fresh out of the field. They will be cooked and served by Paula McIntyre, and to round off your trip you will enjoy a potato-based pizza at No.14 The Georgian House.

Paula McIntyre Comber Earlies Recipe

For a sneak peek of what you can enjoy at the Spud Tour, watch Paula share her culinary skills as she rustles up Comber Earlies with Young Buck and lovage butter, scallions and crispy bacon - watch the video and find the recipe here.

Please ensure that you check with all members of your party regarding food allergies, intolerances, and dietary requirements prior to booking tickets. It is the responsibility of the ticketholder to inform a member of staff at the host venue about  food allergies, intolerances and specific dietary requirements.  This must be done 72 hours before the experience by contacting provider directly,

Suitable for all ages.

Collection Point – St Mary’s Church car park, Comber Square, where you will board a Coach to the farm at Island Hill.

Please wear footwear suitable for a field such as Wellies/boots. Note that the ground at the field would not be suitable for wheelchair users of anyone with a mobility issue.


Full terms and conditions apply, go to Terms and Conditions page.

In line with government guidance around COVID-19, we encourage event attendees to continue to make safer choices including sanitising, wearing a face covering and keeping distance as appropriate.

Please note all events are subject to change. Image credit: Tourism Northern Ireland.

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