Queues in Norwich as hundreds flock to cider and sausage festival

Queues build outside St Andrew's Hall in Norwich.

Queues build outside St Andrew's Hall in Norwich. - Credit: Neil Didsbury

Queues formed in Norwich as hundreds of people lined up to tuck into a hot dog and wash it down with a refreshing cider.

The Sausage and Cider Fest, which tours the UK, stopped off at St Andrew's Hall in the city centre on Saturday for its Norwich outing.

Hot dogs at the Sausage and Cider Fest in Norwich.

Hot dogs at the Sausage and Cider Fest in Norwich. - Credit: Neil Didsbury

By 12pm, as the event opened, queues had quickly built, snaking out of the door and around the area outside the Halls, before heading down towards the Playhouse on St George's Street.

The event, which had day and night sessions, included food eating competitions, live music, more than 25 types of cider, garden games and 15 flavours of sausage.

Matthew Owen, from Lowestoft, enjoying the Sausage and Cider Fest in Norwich.

Matthew Owen, from Lowestoft, enjoying the Sausage and Cider Fest in Norwich. - Credit: Neil Didsbury

Its eating contest challenges competitors to take on sausages with differing levels of heat, including one using fresh Carolina Reaper chilis.

From left to right, Kerry Lyme and Christopher Raynor with Ross Cook and Wendy Raynor, enjoying the Sausage and Cider Fest.

From left to right, Kerry Lyme and Christopher Raynor with Ross Cook and Wendy Raynor, enjoying the Sausage and Cider Fest. - Credit: Neil Didsbury

Rebecca Crossley from Norwich at the Sausage and Cider Fest in Norwich on Saturday.

Rebecca Crossley from Norwich at the Sausage and Cider Fest in Norwich on Saturday. - Credit: Neil Didsbury

Craig Mackie from Norwich was among those tucking into cider and sausage at the festival at St Andrew's Hall on Saturday.

Craig Mackie from Norwich was among those tucking into cider and sausage at the festival at St Andrew's Hall on Saturday. - Credit: Neil Didsbury

Megan Long and Luke Fox from Attleborough, pictured at the Sausage and Cider Fest in Norwich.

Megan Long and Luke Fox from Attleborough, pictured at the Sausage and Cider Fest in Norwich. - Credit: Neil Didsbury

People enjoying the Sausage and Cider Fest in Norwich's St Andrew's Hall.

People enjoying the Sausage and Cider Fest in Norwich's St Andrew's Hall. - Credit: Neil Didsbury

From left to right, Allie Nicoletti and Dave Boden from Norwich with Gemma Houlden and Tim Lucas from Lowestoft.

From left to right, Allie Nicoletti and Dave Boden from Norwich with Gemma Houlden and Tim Lucas from Lowestoft. - Credit: Neil Didsbury


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