Devizes Food and Drink Festival

ONE of Wiltshire’s prettiest towns is the focus for local foodies when this year’s Devizes Food and Drink Festival opens on 5th May for two weeks of tastings, talks, trails and, of course, lots of opportunities to drink the products of historic Wadworth Brewery, the principal sponsor of the annual event.

Events during the festival, which runs to 19th May, include a wine tasting with cheese at The Bear on 9th May, hosted by wine expert and radio and television presenter Joe Fattorini, special menus at the area’s pubs and restaurants and a street food festival on 10th May, as well as tours of Wadworth’s Brewery.

One of the major highlights will be the Grand Festival Market in the Market Place on Saturday 12th May, with entertainment, live music, an open air bar and dozens of local food and drink producers.

On Thursday 17th May there is a Devizes in the 1940s evening at The Bistro, and the following evening, Friday 18th, it’s the Glitz and Glamour cocktail evening at the Town Hall.

For full details visit www.devizesfoodanddrinkfestival.info