Food lovers come together to celebrate festival

Food and drink lovers made the most of good weather at the weekend when thousands turned out to support Leamington’s annual festival.

The Food and Drink Festival was open all day on Saturday and Sunday in the Pump Room Gardens where business came out to show off their skills and get people tasting new and unusual foods.

Great Leamington Bakeoff winners Katy Bamforth 12, Michael Gallion, Sophie Howard 8, Zoe Eardles, Ella Bamforth and Helen Baldry are pictured with judges Laura Hamilton from Queans Restaurant, Peter Knibb from Restaurant 23, and Jenny Hudson from SweetAs.'MHLC-05-09-15 Food Festival NNL-150709-081516009

Great Leamington Bakeoff winners Katy Bamforth 12, Michael Gallion, Sophie Howard 8, Zoe Eardles, Ella Bamforth and Helen Baldry are pictured with judges Laura Hamilton from Queans Restaurant, Peter Knibb from Restaurant 23, and Jenny Hudson from SweetAs.'MHLC-05-09-15 Food Festival NNL-150709-081516009

As well as cookery demonstrations, taster menus and competitions, visitors got chance to enter the Great Leamington Bake Off and children could try their hand at baking in a family tent.

Town and district businesses, pubs and restaurants had stalls, and companies from across the region came to feed the thousands and promote their best food and drink.