The UK has been blessed with some gorgeous weather over the last few weeks, and we have been absolutely loving it. Obviously, it’s show season for us right now and we’re super busy, but we’ve still been trying to make the most of it whilst it lasts! Alfresco dining is definitely the way forward in this heat…


A picnic in the sunshine is our idea of heaven here at Beany HQ, so we’ve complied our top 4 tips for the perfect picnic.

  1. The Spot

We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to picnic spots here in the UK, but for the Bean Team, a nice grassy patch is definitely the key criteria for maximum enjoyment. There needs to be enough room for everyone involved; whether it’s for family and friends, or if you’re going solo! Depending on your company, make sure you provide for everyone. Have a cheeky look at the BBC Good Food website for some inspo on how to pack the perfect picnic.


  1. The Spread

This is where we come in. The contents of your picnic are essential so get creative! Whether it’s a posh spread or strictly finger food, we cater for both. Our favourite combo for the summer is our Pea & Mint dip paired with fresh sugar snap peas – utterly gorgeous!

Alternatively, Piper’s provide the perfect crisp for our Smoked dip. They’ve also just launched a new product – Crispeas – so check out their website for more details.


  1. The Source

At Beany HQ, we’re all about sourcing great British products. In our opinion, it’s more important now than it ever has been to champion local, independent producers. A few of our favourites include Shepherds Purse for cheese, and for the tastiest tipple we recommend Sloemotion’s Sloe Gin.


  1. The Soundtrack

If you love music as much as members of the Bean Team, it’s essential to find that perfect picnic playlist! We suggest the Great British Breakfast playlist on Spotify, during all times of day, for those ideal summery vibes.




The Bean Team x x x






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