Romsey – Where food meets art

Special Edition For The Romsey Art Festival Are you a foodie and a lover of art? Then this food tour is just your kind of thing. We have teamed up with the Romsey Art Festival to show you the exciting things this part of Cambridge has on offer. Romsey is tucked away at the end of Mill Road, which is often compared with the Brick Lane of Cambridge and one of our favourite parts of town.


Mill Road is a neighbourhood like no other and an area not often explored by visitors to Cambridge. On the first Saturday of December, many people flock to this part of town for one of the biggest food events of the year. During the Mill Road Winter Fair, the road is closed off to traffic and you can feast on different food along almost the whole length of Mill Road. Apart from an exciting food scene in this part of town and in Cambridge, we also have a vibrant art scene. Once upon a time described in Rebecca Stott’s novel Ghostwalk as “so pretty it’s stifling” – this ancient university city was long regarded by many as a heritage city known for university-led traditions than contemporary art.

Food art in Cambridge

Food art in Cambridge

There is a feeling of change in the air in Cambridge, according to one of our art directors, Andrew Nairne from Kettle’s Yard, quoted here in the Guardian by Mill-Rd born writer and creative director of the Cambridge Art Salon, Ruthie Collins.Many art galleries have opened up over the last few years and Changing Spaces gives empty shops a new life. To date over 400 artists have exhibited in properties administered by Changing Spaces. This includes shop window exhibitions and pop-up galleries.


With so many exciting activities in the food and art scene, we wanted to bring the two together. Join us on the 3-hour walking food tour ‘Romsey – Where Food Meets Art’ and let us take you away from tourist crowds to the places locals cherish and tourists rarely get to experience. With over 7 delicious tastings and visiting multiple art exhibitions, you’ll experience the spirit of this area; Romsey – Where Food Meets Art!

Mill Road Feast Collage

Famed as the “Jewell in Cambridge’s crown”, Mill Road made it to the final 10 in the search for the best high street as part of The Daily Telegraph’s High Street of the Year award in 2013. On this guided 3-hour walking tour we explore this quirky neighbourhood, indulging in over 7 food and drink tastings at some of the Romsey Art Festival exhibitors. You will meet the artists, which are involved in this unique art festival and sample delicious food along the way. Unique of its kind in Cambridge, you can look forward to many hidden surprises so be sure to join us for an unforgettable lunch in Romsey in one of our favourite neighbourhoods in Cambridge.

Romsey Art festival logo 2014


About Romsey Art Festival

2013 saw the arrival of the Romsey Art Festival to Cambridge. Organised by the Cambridge Art Salon as a thank you to the community, local community groups and venues participated in two weeks of workshops, talks, walks, music, art and performances for local people and visitors to enjoy.

They are currently developing the programme for the Romsey Art Festival 2014.

The Romsey Art Festival is a non-profit event, led by volunteers. They aim to keep events and exhibitions associated with the festival free or low cost in order to open up the inspiring panorama of grassroots contemporary art to the people of Romsey and the surrounding area.

The Cambridge Art Salon is delighted to be partnering with Cambridge Edition of the 2014 festival and looks forward to working with local businesses and community groups.

More information on their website.

Book Now – Limited spaces!

  • Starts at 11.30am in the Mill Road area
  • Approx. finish 3pm
  • £ 25 p.p.
  • 7 stops, which includes a beer tutoring too
  • 7 food stops some include drinks too
  • Includes a small bottle of water, coffee, local ales, wine and Prosecco
  • Minimum of 8 guests, maximum of 16
  • Food on the tour is sharing food
  • Includes all food and drink
  • Food equals a light lunch

Private food tour

This sponsored tour is in collaboration with Romsey Art Festival and has been created as part of their Art Festival. If you like the sound of the tour then we can create something similar for you. This private tour would be approx. £ 55 p.p. for 8 guests.


Gerla de Boer

Gerla de Boer is the founder of the award-winning Cambridge Food Tour in Cambridge, UK. She is a globetrotter foodie and always keen to get under the skin of a city or country she visits. She likes to get off the beaten track to get to know the latest food, fine local produce, visit their local markets and check out the hot places to eat in town. These experiences she takes back to Cambridge to create amazing food tours and events. Connect with Gerla on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram