The Rugby Food and Drink Festival back for second year

Continuing the theme of food and harvest, The Rugby Food and Drink Festival (including Real Ale Trail) gets underway today.

Rugby Food and Drink Festival

Rugby Food and Drink Festival

The event, now in its second year, runs until Sunday 28 September in Rugby Town centre, with a lot lined up for the coming days.

Rugby Clock Tower..on a normal weekday

Rugby Clock Tower..on a normal weekday

What you ask? Well, amongst the key attractions to try entice you and general foodie lovers to these parts there will be a Farmers Market, a two day Food Fayre, a pop-up demonstration kitchen, the ‘Rugby Real Ale Trail’, a Kid’s Kitchen, Food Fringe events, and even a ‘Micro Pub’!

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Once again the festival will form part of Cask Ale Week, which running from today to 5th October is a proverbial celebration of Britain’s National Drink (so it says….but wasn’t that tea?) and the home of cask ale – the great British pub!

The ‘Rugby Real Ale Trail’, supported by Rugby CAMRA, provides the perfect opportunity to show support for Real Ale while at the same time being the ideal excuse chance to discover some of the great pubs* and ales that are in the heart of Rugby.

 

The Black Swan aka Dirty Duck, Rugby

The Black Swan aka Dirty Duck, Rugby

The Alexandra Arms (The Alex), Rugby

The Alexandra Arms (The Alex), Rugby

The Victoria (The Vic), Rugby

The Victoria (The Vic), Rugby

 

* It has been said that Rugby once held the distinction – possibly the record for the highest number of pubs within a square mile, many of which are still standing and operating today. I’m sure someone somewhere will correct me on that!

Black Swan aka Dirty Duck...a few years ago!

Black Swan aka Dirty Duck…a few years ago!

If you are looking for the latest information on the Rugby Food and Drink festival and to get a copy of the Festival guide – which includes full exhibitor listings and ‘pop-up’ kitchen demonstration programme, at www.rugbyfoodanddrinkfestival.co.uk.

If anything, whilst different in format and structure to many of the recognised regional food and drink festivals, The Rugby Food and Drink Festival will give the ailing town centre and market area some long overdue and concerted footfall in the next few days (at least, you’d hope and think it would)

Rugby Market..back in the day

Rugby Market..back in the day

 

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