Our Bury St Edmunds promises mouth-watering Festival
Whether you’re looking for deep-fried Oreos, edible flowers, a doggy deli for your canine chum or just a cup of coffee and a burger – you’ll find these and much more at the two-day Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival this August Bank Holiday weekend.
The popular free-admission event which has helped put the town on the map as the foodie capital of Suffolk returns bigger and better than ever with more stalls than before the pandemic and a range of family fun activities to help you work up an appetite.
Taking to the stage in the Stoves Cookery Theatre will be chefs and drinks specialists from some of the area’s favourite establishments including 1921, The Angel, Lillian’s Kitchen, ICE, Three Kings, Forage Kitchen, Still Good Food and Baskervilles. New to the theatre kitchen this year are Rustico, Primal 8, The Wine Cellar, The Olive Grove, Giggling Squid and Bay Tree Café.
The event is organised by the Business Improvement District (BID) organisation Our Bury St Edmunds. Chief Executive Mark Cordell said: “This has become such a key event in the foodie calendar now that we have stall holders from as far as London and Cambridge booking their places as well as many well-loved traders from Suffolk and nearby market towns. I’m delighted that so many of our member businesses are using this opportunity to showcase what they do. Relative newcomers including Cookie Barista, The Wine Cellar, Peck and Primal 8 are all involved with the event as well as Papakis Deli and Beautiful Beers who are long standing features of the Festival.
“As well as food and drink stalls from around the world there’ll be the Farmers’ Market on Angel Hill and the urban beach at arc Shopping Centre, which will remain there until the following weekend.”
A recent addition to the list of stalls taking part is competition winner Morsi’s. Owner Jess Pratt has just been crowned Eastern Region Young Market Trader of the Year at a special event held on the town’s twice weekly provisions market, with her mobile coffee shop in a converted horsebox selling gluten-free and vegan treats.
The range of family attractions at the Festival also include Big Games, face painting, street entertainment and fairground rides. The Our Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival is in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care, supported by Stoves UK, Shop Safe and Haart.
The entry to the Food and Drink Festival is free and the event runs from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 27 and Monday 28 August.