Food and drink festival

SAUSAGES, BACON, burgers and steaks from Gloucester old spot pigs, Cornish large blacks, traditional Exmoor Hill sheep and Somerset reared wild boar are just some of the selection of South West produce on show at the third Exeter Festival

of South West England Food & Drink.

Celebrating the region's best loved food and drink, the Exeter Festival of South West England Food & Drink at Northernhay Gardens, Exeter running from today until Sunday, is a chance to taste the flavours, tastes and aromas of the South West.

It provides an opportunity to learn tips and tricks from the region's top chefs and introduces children to a world of food with pasty-making workshops and cheese-making displays.

Taste of the West Chief Executive John Sheaves said: "The wide range of tastes and flavours at the Exeter Festival of South West England Food & Drink shows the variety and diversity of produce in our region."

The South West's reputation for beautiful meat can be put to the test with sausages from Happy Hogs, in Devon made from livestock born and reared on the Fishleigh Estate in Devon; Spicy Lamb Burgers and Lamb Dogs from Wyld Meadow Lambin Bridport, Dorset; and a Hog Roast from Kenniford Farm, Clyst St Mary, Devon.