TASTEBUDS will be tantalised in Stratford this weekend.
Pubs, cafes, restaurants and food shops throughout the town will be serving up plenty of goodies at the three day Stratford Town Centre Food Festival, which starts on Friday (September 18).
There will also be dozens of exhibitors and food stalls around the town centre – in Henley Street, Bridge Street and Waterside – with entertainment also planned for Bridge Street and Sheep Street.
The taste trails and real ale trails are sure to be among the key ingredients for festival-goers with more than 30 businesses taking part.
Ruth Wood, Stratforward event manager and one of the festival organisers, said there had already been a lot of interest with food fans and real ale buffs reserving their tickets.
“We have had to limit the taste trails and real ale trails to just 200 people on both the Saturday and Sunday,” she said.
“And with everything to sample from cheese to fudge and with so many wonderful restaurants and cafes – not to mention the pubs – they are proving really popular.
Tickets for the taste trails cost £3 each and the real ale trail tickets cost £5 which includes a souvenir glass. Visit www.stratfordtowncentrefoodfestival to reserve a place.
The free to attend festival, sponsored by Loxley’s Restaurant and Wine Bar, will also include a cookery theatre with demonstrations from top local chefs together with celebrity chefs Simon Rimmer and James Martin.