Food festival brings festive cheer

Jenson Hutchinson
Jenson Hutchinson

Residents were spoilt for choice for refreshments at the annual Beverley Christmas Festival of Food and Drink.

Now in its fourth year, the festival, held inside Beverley Minster, attracts the finest local food and drink producers across East Yorkshire.

More than 65 stallholders were offering a variety of products from beers and liqueurs, to pies and Christmas puddings.

Mayor of Beverley Peter Astell said: “It was a big event for the town and it was great to be able to host such a successful festival. We have built the festival now and it is getting better each year. It attracts a lot of people to the town which is fantastic and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.”

Entertainment was provided by Beverley Community Choir and the Beverley Ukulele Group by singing a number of festival songs and carols.

Santa was also present on his sleigh and invited children to share with him their present wish list and have their photograph taken with him.

The tombola stall raised around £280 in support of the Mayor’s charities: Beverley Community Lift and The Cherry Tree Stroke Club.

“I’d like to thank the stroke club who helped me run my tombola stall and also to everyone who came down to the event to make it so fantastic,” said cllr Astell.

See this week’s (3 December) paper for more pictures.