Pictures from Derbyshire Food & Drink Festival

Published June 6, 2012

It was a stunningly sunny weekend for 11th annual Derbyshire Food & Drink Festival. Great Food was there on the Sunday. Around 13,500 people attended over the two days.

Traders reported brisk business, with Mark Hughes of Gourmet Spice enjoying his best ever weekend.

Inside the Cookery Theatre

Richard Noble and Anita Spencer on the Thornbridge Brewery (Bakewell) stand.

Olivia Forshaw and Jamie Cowle from Mettrick’s Butchers (outlets in Glossop and Hadfield).

Roger Schmid of Septimus Spyder, Burton on Trent, serves customers. Septimus Spyder describes itself as a ‘Medieval Brewhouse’, making drinks such as ‘Celtic Cauldron’ and Sarsaparilla.

Kyle Martin mans the Grandpa Lew’s stand. We are told Grandpa Lew is a “traveller and an adventurer who has sailed the seven seas, gathering recipes and products from every corner of the world.”

One of Grandpa Lew’s many products.

Lisa Wilson and Carrie Warr from Derbyshire’s Taste Tideswell project. Lisa is operations manager at Taste Tideswell and Carrie is a volunteer.

Delights on the Patisserie Lola stand.

Patisserie Lola’s Sara Davies (right) and Susan Pirie from Chesterfield.

The Jaquest Smokehouse (Bolsover) stand. From left: Alexis Malong, John Jaquest, Marilyn Edinboro, Joanne Malong and Pauline Jaquest.

This year’s Derbyshire Food & Drink Festival provided Gourmet Spice’s best ever weekend of trading. Here Mark Hughes serves customers.

Tim Dobson is The Goat Man from Cheshire’s Chestnut Meats.

Brother and sister John and Emily Maycock from Maycock’s of Holloway near Matlock.

Susie Brig and Sarah Fowler of family-run Garden Farm near Matlock.

Matt Wright
The author:

Matt lives in Leicestershire with his wife, two kids and dog. He is passionate about British pubs, slow food and home brewing. He founded Great Food Club (originally as Great Food Magazine) in 2010 after being inspired by local producers near his home town of Melton Mowbray - Britain's 'Rural Capital of Food'.