This year was the Food festivals seventh year, Gloucester Quays Food Festival attracted over 100,000 people in 2016 and as a result it is now classed as the biggest event of its type in the south-west.
The Food Festival is full of little stalls showcasing a vast range of food and drink you will also find music and entertainment for all the family.
Walking around it was so lovely to see a mixture of Award winning cuisine from not only Gloucestershire but all over the place. There were stalls selling warm food of different cultures, different types of drinks ranging from soft to alcoholic there was a Pimms tent that my mum was very pleased about after all it is the perfect summer drink right? There also stores selling homemade crafts and jewellery and tonnes of stalls showcasing the most delicious treats with brownies and fudge of every kind there was even a store selling treats for our favourite four-legged friends!
This year was the first year we had heard about it and as we all have a massive love for food we just had to go along. The event is free to enter and has a vast amount of stores that cater for all your needs. We headed down on the Sunday which happened to be the worst day weather wise which made the ruined our experience a bit as it is all outdoors but it was still a pretty incredible day where we were able to try out a range of foods that we may not have come across had we not gone to the festival.
We loved trying out the stuff that the stalls had to offer, my brother got stuck right in and said yes to every sample that the stalls were offering.
First stop was The Artisan Kitchen to try some Orange Marmalade which Ashley was keen to try out, although he has since said that the orange one wasn't for him however, there were loads of others that he thoroughly enjoyed!
As little one was recently diagnosed with an intolerant to gluten, it was so lovely to see just how many companies cater for that now. It is nice to know that she doesn't have to go without certain things and she can live a pretty normal life when it comes to eating.
The event wasn't short on cider as there were cider stalls at every corner, I am personally not a fan of cider but this stall had apple juice which is one of my brothers favourite juices and it went down a treat with him and i do believe he cannot wait to be of legal age and try out the world of cider for himself!
Now this was one of the stalls that won me over! I absolutely love fresh lemonade and regularly make my own although it is nothing compared to this! the two extremely friendly people on the store handed us all a taster of the lemonade i went for the original lemonade as you can't beat it but Ashley went for the raspberry lemonade which he said was absolutely incredible and i have to agree with him, the lemonade was literally like nothing I had ever tasted before i just had to buy a bottle although looking back on it a bottle really wasn't enough.
Just before the heavens opened and we called it a day we came across this stall full of homemade products for our favourite 4 legged friends, of course the day wouldn't have been a success if we hadn't got some treats for Ryan's fluffy little family members Harry and Sam.
Overall we had a bloody brilliant day trying out companies that we had never heard of before and tasting foods that we probably wouldn't have got the chance try had we not have gone to the festival. It was such a shame that the weather was a washout and we didn't come prepared for our weather meaning that we had to call it a day, however, Gloucester Quays Food Festival will certainly become a yearly tradition for us and we cannot wait for next years!
*Disclaimer: GQFF kindly let us write a review of our experience. All photos and opinions are my own and GQFF have no connection in the write-up of this post. *