FOOD glorious food, and a drink or two, were on the menu as Stratford-upon-Avon Food Festival returned at the weekend.
Thousands followed their noses as tastebuds were tantalised by dishes and drinks.
Food and drink traders – more than half of which were locally based – set up stalls in Bridge Street, High Street and Henley Street and there were also cookery demonstrations on Bridge Street and workshops in Bell Court.
On the menu were demonstrations including making souffles with Hotel du Vin, as well as a host of other classes from MOR Bakery, Shakespeare Distillery, HR Coffee, Wildwood, Salt and Loxleys.
Festival-goers also got a chance to get their teeth into pizza-throwing fun from Pizza Express, test their culinary credentials with workshops from The Spotted Treehouse, Roly’s Fudge Pantry and enjoy a tipple from local wine maker Welcombe Hills Vineyard.
Organised by Stratforward BID, the event’s main sponsor was once again Loxleys Restaurant and Wine Bar. Funded by 420 Stratford town centre businesses.
Pictures by Marcus Mingins.