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Bury serves up a sizzler in the sun at Food & Drink Festival

PUBLISHED: 10:58 26 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:03 26 August 2019

Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

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Fine dining was on offer all over Bury St Edmunds town centre with the return of the Food & Drink Festival.

Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGEBury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

Glorious sunshine saw thousands of foodies flock to sample the offers from more than 100 stalls and a farmer's market.

There were cookery demonstrations from celebrity chefs Dean Edwards and Nick Nairn in the Stoves Cookery Theatre, which also showcased dishes from some of Bury's favourite restaurants.

Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGEBury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

Held over Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday, the event is organised by Our Bury St Edmunds Business Improvement District (BID).

Mark Cordell, chief executive of the BID, said: "It's gone brilliantly, it makes a very pleasant change to be talking about the superb weather - cold drinks stands in particular have done a roaring trade.

Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGEBury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

"But all the traders have said they have done really well, and while it's too soon to say exactly how many people have come to the event it's safe to say it's going to be in the thousands.

"It was a very good turnout for Sunday and we anticipate the same again for Monday."

Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGEBury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGEBury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

Bury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGEBury St Edmunds Food & Drink Festival 2019. PICTURE: RACHEL EDGE

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