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Don’t miss Morpeth’s Food and Drink festival


The countdown is on Morpeth’s fourth annual Food and Drink Festival on Saturday (1 October), and it promises to be the best festival yet with more than 100 food and drink traders from across the North East

With something for all the family, Morpeth’s Food and Drink Festival is expected to bring thousands of visitors into the town on Saturday, from 9am–4pm. 

The Town Hall and Bridge Street will be lined with food stalls and The Market Place - the heart of the festival – will host popular kitchen demonstrations where local chefs will cook up an array of delicious recipes.  

Chefs taking part include David McDonald from Geordie Bangers, Jimmy ‘The Lamb Man’ Bell, Head Chef of Café des Amis - Deanner Carter and the curry genius Abdul Muhit from the Morpeth Tandoori.  Head chef from Sambucca Morpeth will also join the line-up as well as the former London Ritz chef John McKale. Capital FM’s Matt Baker will be presenting and taste testing throughout the day.

If you’ve got a competitive streak then head to the Morpeth Chantry to see who wins this year’s Best Jam, Best Scone and Best Pie competitions. Judging starts at 11am and winners will be announced at 1pm. 

From 11:30am The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will be marching along Newgate Street followed by a performance at Sanderson Arcade. An O2 music area on Bridge Street will provide more music and you can buy prosecco and pimms from Bin 21. The Millennium Green will host a picnic area too and a Sausage Fest and Gin Bar will be open in Sanderson Arcade. 

The Morpeth Food and Drink Festival is organised by the Morpeth Food and Drink festival committee with sponsors and supporters Taylor Wimpey, Morpeth Town Team, Northumberland Council, Sanderson Arcade, Stratstone Tyneside and More in Morpeth Market.

For more information visit or search More in Morpeth on Facebook and Twitter. 

Published in: September 2016

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