Crowds enjoy celebratory Food and Beer Festival

Berwick Food Festival. Peelham Farm in Foulden Berwickshire with their fresh meat's.
Berwick Food Festival. Peelham Farm in Foulden Berwickshire with their fresh meat's.

Once again thousands of locals and visitors enjoyed a taste of the thriving foodie scene in the North East and Borders at the eighth annual Berwick Food and Beer Festival.

Berwick’s Mayor Hazel Bettison opened the gates on what organisers promised would be a celebration of local food and drink as well as a look back through the region’s foodie history as part of the Berwick 900 celebrations.

The theme was particularly fitting as the event is organised by the town’s Slow Food group, part of a worldwide movement to record and preserve regional food

Festival Director Helen Henderson said: “Once again the weekend proved to be a very enjoyable event for the whole family showcasing our region’s food and drink to a wide audience. At peak times there was a queue as people waited to get into the gate but everyone was very good natured and our helpers got people through as quickly as possible.

The event takes months of hard work and I would like to thank the Slow Food Committee who put it together on a voluntary basis to promote Berwick and its surrounding region. We are also very grateful to our sponsors Simpsons Malt and Silvery Tweed and the local businesses who donated items to help us run or decorate the festival including Ideal Carpets, Inkpen, The Cook Shop, Homebase and Berwick Garden Centre.