Beer and food festival at Duns

Drew Wilson giving a cookery demonstration at last year's Beer and Food Festival at Duns Volunteer Hall
Drew Wilson giving a cookery demonstration at last year's Beer and Food Festival at Duns Volunteer Hall

A Heart for Duns came up with the perfect recipe for success last year with their first beer and food festival - and are repeating it this year.

A combination of locally sourced ingredients and music will once again be on the menu for the second festival at Duns Volunteer Hall from noon to 7pm on Saturday, April 16.

“The festival was one of our most successful events in 2015,” said Andrew Lester, from community group A Heart for Duns. “And this year’s will be even better, with more types of beer, more varieties of food and more music.”

Alan Turner, co-owner and chef of the Black Bull Hotel, has selected a range of real ales from several nearby breweries: Born in the Borders at Jedburgh, Broughton, Knops at Dirleton, and Tempest Brewing Co, Tweedbank. Westons cider will also be available, plus wine and soft drinks.

Drew Wilson, owner of the town’s delicatessen, Fish & Fine Foods, will demonstrate three fish dishes. Food can be purchased from local providers Creative Cakes, Foston’s Fine Meats, Simply Fudge and Wellfield Bakes, while Edinburgh-based Oink will supply a hog roast.

The music programme includes Ruff Cut, Dancing with Ghosts, local musicians Eric Bridgewater & Richard Woof, and The Hardens Four Blues Band.

Admission is free, accompanied children welcome.