Newport Food Frenzy to be 'bigger and better' than ever

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Following a fantastic debut year, organisers behind a town's first ever food and drink festival are promising their second will be "bigger and better".

Flower & White speciality cake makers who were one of the first traders to sign up for Newport Food Frenzy 2017

Over 50 stall-holders have signed up for Newport Food Frenzy which is set to take place between 10am and 4pm on September 23.

The event includes a range of food and drinks related activities including a vendors, food related competitions, street entertainers, an ale trail and more.

Stallholders will be selling a wide variety of artisan foods including breads, cheeses, preserves, oils, cakes, pies and pizza, fruit and vegetables. There will also be a choice of local and regionally brewed beers, ciders, wines, gins and rums.

For those who feel a little adventurous, there will also be selection an international selection of hot and cold foods including Asian, French and African cuisine.

Organiser Mike Atherton said: “We have a great programme of events with some of the country’s best chefs."

The main event is taking place on-street in St. Mary Street, Lower Bar, and High Street with road closures from Salters Lane to Stafford Street.

However, event organisers are calling on all Newport food and drink businesses to get involved.

A big breakfast is promised at The Gallery Café and Aunt Sal’s Cafe, the Barley Mow Pub are preparing Caribbean food, and speciality afternoon teas will be served at The Orchard Restaurant, Hart’s Vintage Tea Rooms and Deli 45.


As last year Adams Grammar School has agreed to host the food theatre where food demonstrations, hospitality expert presentations, and various categories of cookery competitions will take place.

Organised by a team of volunteers the event has been made possible by the Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Your High Street programme and sponsored by local businesses including Edgmond Foods, Five Ways Insurance Group, Jupiter Marketing, and Terry Jones Solicitors.

Hundreds of people turned out for last year's festival, with organisers saying they were "absolutely delighted" with the turnout.

Last year included over 40 stall holders, with crowds gathering to watch presentations and cooking demonstrations.

Visitors were able to take part in a host of taster sessions from the main stallholders as well as being encouraged to try ready to eat foods with a choice of Asian, French and African cuisine.

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