10 new things to try at the Sudbury Food & Drink Festival this weekend

Taste of Sudbury food and drink festival. More than 60 local food and drink producers are expected t

Taste of Sudbury food and drink festival. More than 60 local food and drink producers are expected to show off their wares this Sunday as a popular festival returns to a west Suffolk market town. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Make your own sausages, watch chefs attempt a world record challenge or sample the offerings from Sudbury’s top restaurants at this weekend’s celebration of food and drink.

Taste of Sudbury food and drink festival. More than 60 local food and drink producers are expected t

Taste of Sudbury food and drink festival. More than 60 local food and drink producers are expected to show off their wares this Sunday as a popular festival returns to a west Suffolk market town. - Credit: Gregg Brown

More than 70 local producers, growers, restaurants and breweries have signed up to show their wares in St Peter’s Church and Market Hill on Sunday, which will kick off at 10am with an official opening by Sudbury mayor Sue Ayres and a performance by the Pot Kiln Primary School choir.

Here we bring you 10 new food options that you have to try.

• Homemade mead from King of Cups

• Elderflower & lime flavoured ice cream from Hadleys Dairy

• Fruits of the forest tea from Colne Valley Tea Company

• Locally shot venison from Lavenham Butchers

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• Chilli chocolate hazelnut spread from East Coast Chilli Company

• Zesty lemon meringue marshmallow from Marshmallow Heaven

• Kale with smashed sweet potato samosas from Samosa Shack

• Rhubarb Vodka Liqueur from Nip from the Hip

• Raisin rye sourdough bread from Alex’s Artisan Bakery

• Peanut butter cheesecake from Temptation Puds

Cooking demonstrations will take place throughout the day and a ‘Pop Up Street Party Restaurant’ outside the town hall will mark the Queen’s 90th birthday. Beehouse Honey will be bringing along its observation hive so festival-goers can see the bees at work behind a glass panel. There will also be a chance to try your hand at milking a pretend cow.

The event’s co-organiser Jane Hatton said last year’s festival attracted around 4,500 visitors. She added: “Although the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival has a long history, this will be the fourth Sudbury Food & Drink Festival and it is already beginning to gain a reputation for the quality of the produce we offer.”

A free park and ride service starting at 9.45am will run from the Delphi car park in Newton Road every 15 minutes throughout the day.

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