Last weekend saw the arrival of the first artisan food festival to the historic town of Wells. My friend Em and I were luck enough to visit for a brilliant weekend filled with fabulous food and people. We arrived on Saturday night at Coxley house to a warm welcome from Julia and Wilfred the Whippet who ensured we made the most of our short visit by recommending restaurants and must see places. Then on Sunday, fuelled by an amazing breakfast of eggs benedict made by Julia, we set out on a whistle stop tour of Wells.
Street food highlights included an array of regional fresh produce. We stumbled upon Hej Gro, a low impact family-run business selling products out of a vintage pram that were made from foraged and locally sourced ingredients. There was also fresh bread, cheese and award winning sausages to be sampled
We then set off to the Fountain Inn where Pearl Lowe was hosting a Vintage tea party and Fiona Cairns gave an illustrated talk on the making of the Royal Wedding cake.
And of course no visit to Wells, England’s smallest city, would be complete without a quick stop to take a picture of the cathedral before heading back to Leicestershire.