Search

Thousands of food fans flock to enjoy the Taste of Sudbury

PUBLISHED: 16:36 10 June 2018 | UPDATED: 20:50 10 June 2018

Brothers Jack and Tom Bentley enjoy Suffolk made Lickety Ice lollies

Brothers Jack and Tom Bentley enjoy Suffolk made Lickety Ice lollies

Archant

Thousands of food fans descended on west Suffolk today to enjoy the Taste of Sudbury Food and Drink Festival.

Cheers, pink fizz in the sunCheers, pink fizz in the sun

Over fifty food stalls lined the town’s marketplace and St Peter’s church selling a wide variety of street food, local produce and cooking accessories.

Visitors could choose from a full programme of demonstrations by top quality chefs on the main stage while a fringe tent featured talks on a wide range of subjects from beekeeping to reducing food waste. Many simply enjoyed the sunshine and relaxed atmosphere, and sampled the different culinary delights on offer.

Organiser Justine Paul, from Suffolk Market Events, said the number of people attending had surpassed last year’s total.

She added: “We’ve put together a really wide selection, so there is something for everyone. It’s a chance for people to sample the great food and drink we have in Suffolk.

Simon Keep and Rebecca Bradley sample some souvlakiSimon Keep and Rebecca Bradley sample some souvlaki

“Our aim is to establish this event on the calendar for this area of Suffolk. It’s great to see so many people coming to the town and enjoying themselves.

“A lot of the retailers have said they have noticed a rise in the number of visitors today.”

Main sponsor for the event was Stuart Inns, which runs a number of pub/restaurants in the area including the Long Melford Swan and Lavenham Greyhound.

Director Andrew Macmillan said: “We are all about people enjoying local produce in a good atmosphere and so is the Taste of Sudbury - it’s a lovely event.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sudbury Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sudbury Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sudbury Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other popular content

15 minutes ago

Over the Christmas and New Year period we all struggle to keep a lid on our waste - the food bin groans under the weight of turkey carcasses and our blue recycling bulges with empty boxes from trikes and new games consoles so the last thing you want is to miss your rubbish collection.

16 minutes ago

A Colchester man accused of being part of a gang of men armed with stun guns who burst into a flat occupied by two sex workers has admitted using a stolen bank card belonging to one of the women.

16 minutes ago

Suffolk police seized a higher volume of crack cocaine than any force outside the Met last year, according to new figures.

16 minutes ago

With Christmas around the corner, Suffolk has retail temp jobs a plenty - but which jobs in other sectors are getting increasingly tough to fill?

Show Job Lists

Local weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

Newsletter Sign Up

Sudbury Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24