Visitors flock to Alnwick to enjoy the 'Taste of the North'

On what turned out to be the warmest weekend of the year so far, plenty of day visitors and holiday-makers came to enjoy a feast of local produce at Alnwick Market.

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019, 3:18 pm
Updated Thursday, 4th July 2019, 1:03 pm
The Market was pack full of visitors over the weekend

Hundreds of visitors flocked to Alnwick Market for the Taste of the North event over last weekend to see what they could find to tickle their taste buds.

Event chairman, Philip Angier said: “There was some hot stuff on sale from spicy sauces and fiery liqueurs to authentic Asian and Caribbean cuisine, game kebabs or freshly-made crepes.

“If you were too hot to do any more shopping, Crazy Neds bar or the ice cream van offered something refreshing to cool you down whilst you listened to the live music in Market Place.”

Northumbrian Smokehouse had produce on sale

With support from Produced in Northumberland the event is designed as a celebration of Northumbrian produce, and of the talents of our food producers and crafts people.

“I thought the whole event was excellent and a credit to the town – well done. The atmosphere was lovely, the range of produce varied and interesting and the venison pies we bought absolutely delicious,” said one local resident attending the event.

Town councillor, Martin Swinbank said: “It was great to see such a fantastic turnout of both stallholders and the visiting public to support the event.”

Mel Corn, marketing and promotions officer, said: “We received some lovely feedback over the week-end as well as some helpful ideas as we plan for the autumn Food Festival.

There was something hot and spicy on offer for everyone

“Thanks are due to the whole team.”

Grant's Butchers was on hand to satisfy all your burger needs
The venison pies were described by one customer as 'absolutely delicious'