Tasty treats galore on offer at third Beccles Food and Drink Festival

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

A market town was transformed into a melting pot of culinary culture over the weekend, as the Beccles Food and Drink Festival returned for another year.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

The annual event, which was in its third year, saw scores of food and drink stalls set up across the town, providing a eclectic mixture of tastes and flavours.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

More than 60 stall-holders pitched up in the town, selling a variety of cooked and raw food, confectionary, preserves, oils and other things to tantalise the taste buds.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

There was also a variety of beverages to wet the whistles with, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

Malcolm Holmes, Beccles Food and Drink Festival committee member, said: 'The event went very well from our point of view. There seemed to be a really good atmosphere and it brought a lot of people into the town.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography


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'When you are involved in organising an event you are sometimes too close to really appreciate it, but we have received some great feedback from stall holders and members of the public.'

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

The event was on a similar scale to the year before - though much larger than the first - but did also see a number of new additions.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

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There were stalls in the town centre, the library and St Michael's Church, as well as cookery theatre demonstrations in the public hall throughout the day.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

Visitors to the town were able to try several different types of food, including food from the Middle East, with around 65 stalls in total.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

While there were dozens of stalls from the Beccles area, businesses also flocked to the town from further afield, from places such as Bury St Edmunds, Framlingham and Norwich.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

There was also a wide array of activities for the whole family to enjoy, include Punch and Judy shows, storytelling and face painting, as well as buskers performing on the streets.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

Mr Holmes added: 'Everything appeared to run very smoothly and other than a short storm the weather was kind to us. The shuttle buses worked well and considering we didn't actually get the go ahead until March it all came together really well.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

'I didn't get the chance to try as much as I would have liked but I did have some delicious fudge and a lovely glass of wine.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

'We hope to be able to do the same again next year.'

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

The event was held on Saturday, May 27, from 10am until 4pm.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography.

Beccles Food and Drink Festival. Photo: Dominic's Photography. - Credit: Dominics Photography

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