Fans flock to Hitchin’s first rate food festival

Iza Karas of MKS Food Distribution serves Olcay Oncul

Iza Karas of MKS Food Distribution serves Olcay Oncul - Credit: Archant

The centre of Hitchin was the place to be for lovers of good food and drink last weekend.

Susan Rodger is served by Victoria Kevans, owner of Pub Pies, Victoria Pub Hitchin and Old George Ic

Susan Rodger is served by Victoria Kevans, owner of Pub Pies, Victoria Pub Hitchin and Old George Ickleford - Credit: Archant

Market Place and High Street played host to more than 50 stalls offering a mouth-watering collection of great food and beverages across Saturday and Sunday.

Mouth-watering wares for the large numbers who flocked to the two-day event included German bratwurst sausages, ‘posh’ hot dogs, Caribbean, South African, and Mexican street food – as well as gourmet pies, toasted sandwiches, crepes, and a whole host of other sumptuous offerings such as delicious jams, pickles and preserves, and even a mobile cocktail stall.

Town centre manager Keith Hoskins said: “We’ve been absolutely delighted by the festival which is growing every year.

“The feedback from everyone has been fantastic. It’s created a huge buzz in the town and the atmosphere has been great.”


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Chris Smith, joint founder of mobile cocktail and coffee bar Elsie Road, situated in Market Place over the weekend – which saw large queues form for people wanting to sample their drinks – added: “We’re really pleased to be part of this great event in Hitchin. We are the UK’s leading mobile cocktail and coffee company, and like to think we serve the best cocktails in the land.

“We love to add that personal touch by meeting people face-to-face and serving handmade cocktails from our handcrafted sleek retro bar. We’ve really enjoyed ourselves in Hitchin.”

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