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Food and Drink Festival returns

Tuesday 10 August 2021

Hertford's annual Food & Drink festival takes place this coming weekend in the town centre and castle grounds.

The event kicks off on Saturday 14th in the Town Centre with a farmers’ market, food stalls and lots of promotions and free samples from many of the town centre businesses.

On the Sunday there is the Hertford Castle Beer and World Food Festival from 12pm to 6pm, with over 15 stalls selling food, drink and treats from around the world.

On Saturday, venues around the town will be running in-house events and many of the bars, restaurants and cafes in the town centre will be celebrating the food festivities.

On Sunday, visitors can attend the Hertford Castle Beer & World Food Festival with free entry from 12noon to 6pm. With a beer tent offering a selection of golden ales, bitters, porters, pale ales and local ciders, alongside a fully stocked bar with plenty of Prosecco, cocktails, gins and wine, this event is not to be missed. With over fifteen world food stalls exhibiting, there is something for everyone. There will also be live music throughout the afternoon. 

This event is free of charge, but donations are welcome for the Mayor of Hertford’s Appeal Fund, this year raising money for Isabel Hospice and the Samaritans.

There are also many more activities and events planned throughout the festival weekend which are covered in the Food and Drink Festival programme which is available to pick up from Hertford Town and Tourist Information Centre or available to download from www.hertford.gov.uk/events.

The festival is organised by Hertford Town Council. Development and Leisure Committee Chairman, Cllr Jane Sartin, said: "Hertford is always a great place to eat and drink, with a wealth of restaurants, cafes and pubs.  The Food and Drink Festival will put the spotlight on these businesses, with tastings, special offers and activities, as well as offering opportunities to try new food and drinks at the Beer and World Food Festival at Hertford Castle on Sunday 15th August.”

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