Food and drink-related events and live music greeted shoppers in Newark on Friday and Saturday to coincide with festival weekend.

From hog roasts and rhubarb cheese, to artisan gin and Bakewell tart-flavoured scones, this year's food festival had plenty of choice.

Over a sun-soaked weekend, visitors to the Market Place and Stodman Street were treated to a variety of flavoursome offerings from familiar local suppliers, as well as those from further afield.


Also on the menu was musical entertainment from, among others, Suffolk-based band of brothers, Caverners, who served up a variety of well-known hits from the 50s and 60s, as well as avian guests from Kilton Pet and Raptor Rescue.

There were also cooking demonstrations from The Bean & Vine. Head chef, Dan Lovatt, who walked an engrossed audience through recipes for a Goat's Cheese Tart with herbs and Mediterranean vegetable and hummus flatbread.