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Thousands sample food at Alcester

Redditch Editorial 24th Oct, 2014 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

THOUSANDS of visitors descended on Alcester as part of its Autumn food festival.

About 18,000 people pounded the pavements of the High Street and its surrounding roads on Saturday (October 18).

More than 100 stalls lined the streets selling everything from gourmet coffee to freshly baked bread, while healthy cooking lessons were also on offer in the Town Hall.

Coffee@26 on the High Street also played host to the Great Cake Off, sponsored by the Redditch and Alcester Standard, which saw 12 bakers cooking up their best winter fruit cake for a panel of judges.

The winner was Margaret Moore, a member of Great Alne and Kinwarton WI, with her ginger and apple cake. In second place was ten-year-old Charlie Gwillym, and third place went to Mandy Jones.

Simon Morton serves up delicious pastries from Le Petit Cafe. 4314007ABR3

Members of Alcester Court Leet test the quality of Hogan’s Cider. 4314007ABR6

Demitrov from Woodhouse Farm carves up a hog roast for hungry punters. 4314007ABR7.

Crowds flocked to High Street to enjoy the food festival. Pictures by Alex Bradbury 4314007ABR1

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