From Baron Bigod to game pies: The launch of Bungay Food and Drink Guide at second street market event
A new guide for foodies showcasing a Suffolk town’s array of producers and eating spots is set to be launched on Sunday, at its second food and drink street market.
The Bungay Food and Drink Guide, spearheaded by the town’s events and business association, will feature seven artisan producers from cheesemakers to coffee roasters; 13 cafés, restaurants, pubs and takeaways; seven devoted-to-local retail champions and nine food innovators focused on everything from British pulses to game pies.
Didy Ward, chairwoman of the association, said the idea came about after a chat with Jonny Crickmore, owner of Fen Farm Dairy, whose British artisan Brie, Baron Bigod, was named as the best cheese in the country at the Fine Food Digest Awards this year and is included in the guide.
She said: “We were talking a few years ago, generally about Bungay, and he said one of the things he would like to see is a food guide for it.
“Then new funding became available, through the Government’s shared prosperity fund, and we thought now was the time to bring this together.”
The official launch of the guide, which is an A2 fold-out map or available digitally on the bungay-suffolk.co.uk website, will take place at the second Bungay Food and Drink Street Market on Sunday, in Earsham Street, newly dubbed as the town’s ‘foodie furlong’.
On the launch of the guide, cheesemaker Jonny, said: “In recent years Bungay, as an area, has seen food and drink producers pop up to a point where it has become a destination for food lovers.
“Having the new guide is a brilliant idea to allow people who may or may not know the area a chance to find all of our amazing produce.”
The Bungay Food and Drink Street Market, on between 9am and 4pm on Sunday, will have more than 70 stalls from producers and cookery demonstrations will go on throughout the day at the Local Flavours cookery theatre and the Butter Cross.
Didy said: “Even though it poured down with rain last year at our first one, it was a huge success and people still came out to support it and try some great food and drink.
“This time round it is bigger and better, and as I know that our other Bungay street markets are always popular and well supported, I think this could be our best one yet.”
To find out more on the street market and the guide, check out the what’s on section of the bungay-suffolk.co.uk website.