Sail to the Ship for a food lovers’ festival

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An East Riding pub is throwing open its doors to gastronomes tomorrow by hosting a Foodie Fest to highlight some of the region’s best artisan food producers.

A day of food, drink and live music takes place at the Ship Inn, Sewerby from 11am and will feature 20 stalls including gourmet burgers and Yorkshire beef biltong from Manor Farm Beef at Thornholme, smoked salmon and duck from Staal Smokehouse at Long Riston, Yorkshire Wolds Sausages and Ginger Kitten cup- cakes.

Landlord Charlie Kilburn said: “The Bank Holiday falls at the end of ‘Love Your Local Market Fortnight’, so we thought that we could celebrate it with a food and real ale festival and throw in some live music for good measure.

“We’re so lucky to have so many great, artisan producers on our doorstep and it will be great to showcase them to our visitors from all over the country.

“We are also delighted that celebrated chef Stephanie Moon will be demonstrating recipes using the stallholders’ ingredients.”

Charlotte Shipley, who runs Manor Farm Beef with her husband Chris, said: “It’s good to have such an event on our doorstep – in terms of food miles, you can’t get much fresher.

“The event also coincides with the start of BBQ Week and we’ll be launching a new range of gourmet burgers.

“We did a Biltong and Beer evening at Ship Inn back in March and it was a great event, so I have high hopes for the Foodie Fest.”

Manor Farm Beef rears pedigree Belted Galloway, British Blue and Limousin cattle that are specially bred and fed.

Its cattle are born on the farm and go for slaughter at 30 months.

The beef is then sold to selected restaurants, beef boxes and at Driffield and Hovingham farmers’ markets.