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Foodie fun at festival to celebrate local produce

Sizzling sausages, colourful cupcakes, tasty treats and delicious delicacies were on offer at The Chequers' food and drink festival over the weekend

 

Sausage-making, cupcake decorating and cheese tasting were some of the delicious activities on offer for adults and children at the weekend.

Foodies were in their element as The Chequers pub in Eversley Cross hosted a two-day food and drink festival to celebrate local produce.

Jordan Marr, pub manager, said: “Here at the pub we love serving great local British food and drink and are on a mission to spread the word about all of the terrific Hampshire fare we have on our doorstep, too.”

Saturday (August 30) kicked off with a food market, featuring a tempting selection of handmade and artisan food and drink including Two Hoots cheeses, chutneys, cakes and preserves as well as local ales and ciders.

After making some tasty purchases, visitors rolled up their sleeves and took part in a sizzling sausage making workshop and a pretty fairy cake decorating session.

The afternoon saw crowds gather around the experts who supply fish, cheese and ice cream to the pub.

Visitors discovered the sustainable fish varieties and picked up tips on how to cook fish.

When the sun went down, adults joined The Chequers’ Gin Tour to discover the range of gins the pub serves, plus how to mix the perfect G&T.

Day two of the festival was dedicated to a celebration of real ales and ciders from The Chequers beer tent including Hogs Back, Andwells and the West Berkshire Brewery.

Face painting, a barbecue and entertainment from the likes of John James Newman and the Yateley Morris Men completed the packed festival.

 

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