An inspector for The Good Food Guide paid a visit to the largest food festival in Suffolk and has named the best food they sampled there. 

More than 10,000 people flocked to Snape Maltings last weekend for the annual Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival. 

One of the number was an inspector from The Good Food Guide, the go-to hub for food-lovers looking for recommendations. 

East Anglian Daily Times: An inspector from the Good Food Guide was among the crowd at the festivalAn inspector from the Good Food Guide was among the crowd at the festival (Image: Charlotte Bond)

They have listed several highlights from the festival after a weekend visit that they dubbed 'delicious' in their round-up of the best Suffolk producers. 

Here are their recommendations:

Best bakeries

Two Magpies Bakery was pitched up near the entrance of the festival.

"Cinnamon buns and croissants fly out, and the coffee was empowering," read the review in the Good Food Guide.

Truly Traceable, run by husband and wife team Steve and Lynn Tricker, who are "as loyal to the name now as they were when they started ten years ago," were selling venison sausage rolls.

Best seafood

The Suffolk, with oysters from Pinney's ("an unbeatable appetite-refresher"), and lobster and scallops pan-fried in lashings of butter, were named as one of the finest seafood establishments.

Meanwhile, A Passion for Seafood served "memorable" fresh brown shrimps.

East Anglian Daily Times: Thousands of people flocked to the eventThousands of people flocked to the event (Image: Charlotte Bond)

Best meat

The inspector stopped for a burger from The Westleton Crown. Among the noise of the street food stands, "the Golden Baron Burger from the team at The Westleton Crown stands out," read the article.

It was made with retired dairy cow beef from Fen Farm Dairy.

Salter & King saw a "lunchtime rush for the cote de boeuf," and the Sutton Hoo chicken chipolatas sizzled with "proper flavour".

Best dairy

Old Hall Farm was selling its Jersey milk and butter, for which it won three stars in this year's Great Taste Awards. 

Best sweet treats

Pinch had tempting just-fried crullers on offer, a form of choux pastry doughnut sprinkled with cinnamon sugar; "they sell out, not surprisingly," read the review. 

East Anglian Daily Times: Suffolk Meadow's kefir and cherry ice cream went down a treat with the inspectorSuffolk Meadow's kefir and cherry ice cream went down a treat with the inspector (Image: Charlotte Bond)

The inspector sampled some "delightfully refreshing" kefir and cherry ice cream from Suffolk Meadow, which was made with fruit from High House Fruit Farm.

Pump Street Chocolate was a star of the festival: "Bars are now packaged a pretty Suffolk pink – but it’s what’s inside that counts," read the review, "especially if it’s one of the ‘bakery series’ where cookie dough meets Ecuador dark milk chocolate. Fabulous."