21st Oct, 2016

Town has a pie and ale of a day at festival

Evesham Editorial 18th Sep, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

FOOD and drink lovers flocked to Evesham in a bid to taste success as a popular festival returned to the town.

The fourth annual Pie and Ale Festival rolled into Market Square on Saturday (September 13) with Charlie Homer, Mayor of Evesham, on hand to open the event at 11am.

Visitors sampled and bought a range of food and ales, as well as being able to enjoy the family-friendly entertainment which included a bouncy castle, skating demonstrations, a gaming competition, face-painting and live music.

Winners included Annie’s Market Garden in the Savoury Professional category, the Pork Pie Professional was won by Outdoor Pig Company, Richard Jones won the Amateur Savoury Pie while Kate Rose scooped first place in the Amateur Sweet Pie.

Deborah Rolls, festival organiser, said: “The festival was a resounding success.

“I couldn’t have done it without the help of the entertainers and others that worked for free and helped make the festival so enjoyable.”

She paid special tribute to Paul Napper, from the Evesham Hotel, Charlie Homer, Betsy Harmony, Colin K Fisher, Emma Oakley, Fifteen English Pounds, Alex Robertson, Yvonne Schembri and Kim Dunn for their help and support.

Kolin J Fisher entertains the people of Evesham. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3814013MMR1

Lauren James pours pints. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3814013MMR6

Luqa Rolls, 12, slices some pork pie. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3814013MMR5

Lucy, Martyn and Lynne Hancock help themselves to Annie Perkins’ pies. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3814013MMR3

Kelly Evans, Matthew Bates, Phil Dodds, Alex Reffell, Gemma Holloway and Becky Reffell enjoy an ale or two. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3814013MMR4