Tasty treats on offer at two-day food and drink extravaganza

August 12 2015

A TWO-day food and drink feast is promised when Chipping Sodbury hosts an annual festival that organisers have promised will be the best yet.

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A TWO-day food and drink feast is promised when Chipping Sodbury hosts an annual festival that organisers have promised will be the best yet.
The town’s chamber of commerce will run the event on Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12, with many pubs, cafes and restaurants hosting tastings and cookery demonstrations.
 Spokeswoman Ann Murray said: “This year promises to be our best festival ever, with lots of extra stalls and even a ride on a Routemaster bus.
“We have included drinks for the first time and have all sorts of local suppliers offering tasters at the new venues of Hatherell’s Yard and the Waitrose store.”
There will also be a food and drink trail on the opening day, when visitors will be able to stroll around the town and sample local fare at a number of venues.
Other attractions include a cider and apple juice tasting at The Coffee Bean and cocktails at the George Hotel.
There will be an extended farmers’ market on the Saturday from 9am-4pm, while cheese, specialist bread, cakes and cordials will be among the items for tasting at Hatherell’s Yard market and Waitrose.
Butchers at Hobbs House and Artingstall’s will offer award winning products for sampling and local celebrity chefs Tom and Henry Herbert will host a Royal Bake Off event, entry forms for which are available on the chamber’s Facebook page.
Meanwhile Ann Murray, who writes a column for Yate and Sodbury Voice, will demonstrate how to turn leftovers into family meals.
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