All eyes on the pies as people flock to festival

WINNER: Sadie Downie from the Outdoor Pig Company took the prize for best overall pie. Picture by DK Photographic.

WINNER: Sadie Downie from the Outdoor Pig Company took the prize for best overall pie. Picture by DK Photographic.

First published in Evesham by

THOUSANDS of food lovers flocked to Evesham at the weekend to enjoy its second annual Pie and Ale Festival.

Organisers said the event was a great triumph as visitors and local people mingled in the packed Abbey Park and Market Square.

There were samples of a wide selection of the finest food and ales the Vale of Evesham has to offer, including Asum Ale from Evesham Brewery, the ever-popular Piddle in the Hole and Crop Slasher by Wyre Piddle Ales and Sadler’s Ales Mellow Yellow and Worcester Sorcerer.

Worcestershire culinary king Daren Bale, from the Hop Pole Inn in Bewdley, was the expert pie judge on the day, assisted by Evesham Market Town Partnership’s manager Shawn Riley.

The best home-made pie prize went to Jody Alexander, from Evesham town centre, while Sadie Downey, from the Outdoor Pig Company, in the town's Chapel Street, led the way in the professional categories, being named champion for the best pork pie and best overall pie.

With children-friendly stalls in the churchyard and dancing, magic acts and music on the main stage, the festival attracted people of all ages.

Festival organiser Vicky Lawson said: “It was a fantastic event and we think there were around 2,000 people there. It was bigger and better than last year and the event has certainly become firmly fixed in the town’s festival calendar.

“I’d just like to say a big thank you to Daren Bale and all the Vecta members who supported the festival and helped make it happen.”

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree