An all day celebration of local food and drink in Chipping Sodbury, home to Tom and Henry Herbert, ‘The Fabulous Baker Brothers’.

Award winning Sodbury Chamber of Commerce (1) today announced the programme for their Summer Food Festival.

The Chamber, who run Chipping Sodbury’s Farmers Market view the food festival as an ideal opportunity to further promote local food producers and to increase footfall to the town.

The summer event features an extended market that includes; cookery demos from local cook Ann Murray of Cooking4 (2); a succulent pig roast prepared by the Cotswold Celebration Company; and a delicious hot food selection from Sodbury Lamb.

Food and drink tastings (3) will give shoppers, visitors and residents the opportunity to enjoy local produce in some of the towns shops and public houses, these include: a barbecue tasting at the Madd Sandwich Company; a deli tasting with olives, local cheeses, chutneys and jellies at Hamptons Deli; a beer tasting from two local breweries at the Squire Inn; date slices tasting with a free recipe at The Health Shop; a home made food tasting at Bistro 58; and a cheese and cider tasting and menu sampling at the Portcullis Hotel.

David Anthony, Chamber Vice Chair commented, “The festival is part of our award winning ‘Shop Sodbury, shop local’ campaign and reinforces our message that Chipping Sodbury is a great place to visit and shop’.

Sodbury Town Council has recently granted the Chamber permission to add an art and craft section to the twice-monthly Farmers Market. This will allow the market to be extended with local producers of high quality art and craft participating on a regular basis.

For further information on all Chamber of Commerce events visit:

(1) Shop Local, Shop Sodbury Project is the winner of the Business & Economy Category as well as the Overall Zone Winner for the Action for Market Towns Award in the South Zone

(2) Cooking4 is based in Chipping Sodbury and run by local cook Ann Murray. For full details visit:

(3) Summer Food Festival programme: Timings for events:

Extended Market 9am to 2pm

Madd Sandwich Co. 10am to 1pm

Hamptons Deli 9.30am to 12.30pm

Bistro 58 9.30am to 12noon

The Squire Inn 12noon to 2.30pm

Portcullis Hotel 12 noon to 6pm

Source: Chipping Sodbury Chamber of Commerce