Renowned chefs to deliver cookery demonstrations at popular Christmas fayre

The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre will take place from November 22 to 26

The Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre will take place from November 22 to 26 - Credit: Gregg Brown

Local, national and internationally-renowned chefs will give live cookery demonstrations at this year’s Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre.

Cookery demonstrations will take place over the four-day Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre Picture: WE

Cookery demonstrations will take place over the four-day Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre Picture: WEST SUFFOLK COUNCILS - Credit: Archant

The popular fayre, which attracts visitors from across the country and around the world, takes place from November 22 to November 25.

The ICE Cookery Theatre in Bury St Edmunds Cathedral courtyard will see chefs demonstrating how to make some great tasting dishes.

The courtyard will also be home to a wealth of food and drink stalls, selling everything from Scotch Bonnett chili jams, liquorice, Dedham fudge, cakes, ward winning chocolates, East Anglian made Christmas puddings and more.

There will also be the opportunity to buy craft beers, sloe gin, flavoured vodka and Harleston ciders.


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The fayre will have its usual array of more than 300 stalls plus the street market, farmers’ market, and for the first time The Guildhall will be selling festive foods and winter beers over the weekend.

St John’s Street in the town will also have entertainment and mulled wine and gin over the four days.

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John Griffiths, leader of St Edmundsbury Borough Council which organises the fayre, said: “Christmas is a time for bringing people together and the fayre is no different.

“It is a celebration which can only happen thanks to the wonderful support we have from local schools, choirs and community groups.

“It showcases this brilliant part of west Suffolk, its beauty and its history while also bringing benefits to our local economy, not just over the four days, but through attracting visitors who return to spend their time and money in many of our wonderful town centre shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.”

As last year, armed police will be in place at the fayre but organisers stress there is no evidence of any specific threat at the event.

Mr Griffiths added: “Like last year there is no evidence of any specific threat, but as at other large events across the UK, you may again notice a range of physical security measures being deployed as a precaution, as you would have seen at last year’s Christmas Fayre.

“They include a variety of bollard and barrier systems. Some of these measures have been designed and integrated as part of our street furniture to blend as well as possible into the aesthetics of our historic town.

“Like last year, we would thank the police who work with us so closely. We encourage visitors to say hello to officers and give them your support as they support our communities and help people enjoy this great family friendly event.”

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