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Are you ready for the Beccles Food and Drink Festival this weekend?

Layla Rous and George Bennett enjoying a previous Beccles Food and Drink Festival. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Layla Rous and George Bennett enjoying a previous Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Archant Norfolk 2016

The Beccles Food and Drink Festival will be returning to the town on Saturday with plenty to tempt your taste buds.

A previous Beccles Food Festival. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY.A previous Beccles Food Festival. Picture: ANTONY KELLY.

Featuring 65 stalls set up in New Market, St Michael’s Church and the Public Hall, producers will be selling raw and cooked food, preserves, pickles, oils and other condiments, confectionery, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

The festival will run from 10am to 4pm and will also include a programme of cookery demonstrations and talks.

The cookery theatre, also being staged at the Public Hall, kicks off at 10am with an introduction by David Patterson, of East Coast College, followed by one of the college’s Level 3 students, Ellie Gregory, demonstrating her skills.

Other demonstrations will come from Alex Harrison of Harrison Chocolatiers, David Nash, head chef at Andover House in Great Yarmouth and Mark Jermy, owner of nearby Fishmonger at No.4, who will show how to prepare a whole sea bass, and give tips on how to choose when buying fish.

While all of this is going on, there will be children’s entertainment at St Michael’s Church, where Punch and Judy Shows will be held at 11am, noon, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

Visitors are encouraged to use public transport to the town, or make use of the free park and ride minibuses from the festival car park at Beccles Quay.

Full details on the event can be found at www.becclesfoodfestival.co.uk

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