Gallery: Weston super Food Festival

PUBLISHED: 13:00 03 October 2015

Weston SuperFood Festival,

Weston SuperFood Festival,

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FOOD from across the South West was on offer to the thousands of people who flocked to a Weston-super-Mare festival at the weekend.

The third Weston super Food 
Festival took place in the Town Square and Winter Gardens, where there 
were stalls, live music and demonstrations.

BBC Coast presenter Miranda Krestovnikoft got proceedings underway on Saturday morning as traders began to sell their cheeses, sweets, drinks and chutneys.

Festival organiser Sally Packer said: “We had thousands of visitors over the weekend, who enjoyed good-quality food from the local producers.

“Many traders had to go back to re-stock, and I’m pleased with how the event went.

Weston super Food Award winners

* Best independent food business:

Winner – Knight’s Sandwich Bar.

Runner-up – Astills Of Worle.

People’s choice – No1 Sandwich Bar.

Highly Commended – The Food Den.

* Best restaurant:

Winner and people’s choice – Sousta Greek Taverna.

Runner-up – Oak And Glass.

Highly Commended – The Cove.

* Best café:

Winner and people’s choice – Oliver’s Café.

Runner-up – The Heritage.

Highly commended – Stones.

* Best pub food:

Winner and people’s choice – The Queen’s Arms.

Runner-up – The Imperial.

Highly commended – The Old Inn.

Highly commended – The Dolphin Inn.

* Best takeaway:

Winner and people’s choice – Chutney’s.

Runner-up – Noble House.

Highly commended – Jaan.

Highly commended – Chopsticks.

* Best breakfast:

Winner and people’s choice – Muffins.

Runner-up and highly commended – Oliver’s Café.

* Best fish and chips:

Winner and people’s choice – Atlantic Fish Bar And Restaurant.

Runner-up – Andy’s Plaice.

Highly commended – Papa’s.

* Best drink:

Winner – Rich’s Cider.

Runner-up – Cheddar Ales.

People’s choice – Thatchers.

Highly commended – Bradley’s Juice.

“We were really grateful for the sunny weather too. It was definitely much busier than last year.

“I want to say thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time to help during the weekend.”

The Business Improvement District team set up new footfall cameras in the High Street and on the seafront, which recorded 44,000 people in town on Saturday, and 32,000 on Sunday.

This year’s festival, supported by the Mercury, had a fish theme, and a number of talks were hosted by the Marine Conservation Society.

There was also wine and ale-tasting, fun and games for children and outdoor film screenings.

The Multicultural Friendship Association dished up a variety of cuisines 
for people to try in exchange for a donation.

The good weather meant people were able to enjoy the food on offer in the Town Square, including sausage rolls, smoked pulled pork and venison burgers.

Visitor Paul S said on Streetlife: “A free event, plenty of free samples if you choose to participate, plenty of quality food if you choose to purchase, entertainment provided again at no charge to the public and a hot sunny day, what more would anyone want? Great show and thank you to all that contributed to the organisation of yet another great food fest.”

There was live music throughout the weekend in the beer tent, and chefs showed people how to cook a number of meals, including curries and pork.

The Weston super Food Awards, supported by the Mercury, were handed out on Sunday, as well as prizes in the knitted vegetables, cake and poetry competitions.

To tell us what you thought of the festival, and to see more pictures, log onto www.westonmercury.co.uk

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