Picture special: Great British Food Festival at Kelmarsh Hall

At least 6,000 people got a taste of wonderful food in glorious sunshine at the Great British Food Festival at Kelmarsh Hall at the weekend.

Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 9:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 10:53 am
Internation flavours on show. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Organisers say about 3,000 attended on Saturday and 3,000-plus on Sunday at the hall.

Event manager Verity Sharples said: “It was a great success.

“We had beautiful weather the whole weekend, with just a very, very few spots of rain.

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Stalls galore at the Great British Food Festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

“It was slightly too hot if anything!”

She added that it was the festival’s first time at Kelmarsh Hall, but the team was now keen to return in 2017.

Chief executive officer at Kelmarsh Lesley Denton said: “It was a really nice festival with a good atmosphere.

“Ooh yes, we’d definitely be delighted to have the festival back next year!”

Claire Brown of Spainish Hamper. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

The festival featured a large mix of local and regional food and drink traders, and a busy schedule of events.

Chef demonstrations were led by Great British Bake Off contestants Miranda Gore Browne and Luis Troyano.

Other events included the popular Men v Food challenges, a competitive “Cake Off”, Artisan Talks, Kids’ Cookery Classes and foraging walks.

The food festival pops up at different venues throughout the year.

Tasty...Brett Thomas of Narnas during the Great British Festival at Kelmarsh Hall. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Are you sitting comfortably...Piper Jelley 5, Corie Amos and Simon Kirle. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Miranda Gore Browne takes a close up. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Crowd pleaser during the cake judging. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Puppy love... PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Dan Wilkinson serves Debbie Mohomed a ostrich burger during the festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Brew Stream...Naomi Vibrati, Domenico Perrucci and Terry Palamara. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Sweet tooth....judges, Rosana Olivares, Gabriella Clarke and Miranda Gore Browne cake judging at the food festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Brew Stream...Naomi Vibrati, Domenico Perrucci and Terry Palamara. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Fun in the sun...Joan Edney, Clara and Dinah Gallant. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Enjoying the sun...Lisa Barrows and Leigh Howell during the food festival at Kelmarsh Hall. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Centre, Natalie Smith with Emily Ellis 10 and Rayne Bahri 8 make freckle bread during the junior bake off. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Michelle and Colin Rengger with some of their purchases. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Ben Jelley of Jelley's Vodka serves Jamie Bartley at the festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Artisan sausage rolls by Pig in the Middle during the festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Jane and David Dicker with artist Don Styler. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Frances and Tricia Easton with their wonderful wood creations at the festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Crowds gather during the Great British Food Festival at Kelmarsh Hall. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Kelmarsh Hall Great British Food Festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Stalls galore at the Great British Food Festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Claire Brown of Spainish Hamper. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Tasty...Brett Thomas of Narnas during the Great British Festival at Kelmarsh Hall. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Are you sitting comfortably...Piper Jelley 5, Corie Amos and Simon Kirle. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Miranda Gore Browne takes a close up. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Crowd pleaser during the cake judging. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Puppy love... PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Dan Wilkinson serves Debbie Mohomed a ostrich burger during the festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Brew Stream...Naomi Vibrati, Domenico Perrucci and Terry Palamara. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Sweet tooth....judges, Rosana Olivares, Gabriella Clarke and Miranda Gore Browne cake judging at the food festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Brew Stream...Naomi Vibrati, Domenico Perrucci and Terry Palamara. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Fun in the sun...Joan Edney, Clara and Dinah Gallant. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Enjoying the sun...Lisa Barrows and Leigh Howell during the food festival at Kelmarsh Hall. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Centre, Natalie Smith with Emily Ellis 10 and Rayne Bahri 8 make freckle bread during the junior bake off. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Michelle and Colin Rengger with some of their purchases. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Ben Jelley of Jelley's Vodka serves Jamie Bartley at the festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Artisan sausage rolls by Pig in the Middle during the festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Jane and David Dicker with artist Don Styler. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Frances and Tricia Easton with their wonderful wood creations at the festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Crowds gather during the Great British Food Festival at Kelmarsh Hall. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
Kelmarsh Hall Great British Food Festival. PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER