A ten-day food festival is coming to Salisbury later this month.

Named Taste Salisbury, the event will celebrate food and drink venues, producers and sellers in the city and wider region.

Organised by Salisbury BID, Salisbury City Council and Experience Salisbury, Taste Salisbury will begin on August 27.

Mayor of Salisbury, Cllr Caroline Corbin said: “Over the last few months Salisbury has really come alive again. It's been great to see people back in the city centre and events taking place. There is a real sense of vibrancy and Taste Salisbury will build on that, bringing a festival feel to the city for ten days.

"With so much on offer in Salisbury there will be plenty to flavour, whatever your taste!"

With just two weeks to go, preparations for Taste Salisbury are in full swing.

Events and special promotions include:

• Free outdoor theatre in the grounds of Salisbury Art Centre on August 28 and 29. The event will include live music from local artists as well as homemade treats and a glass of Pimms.

• An all you can eat special menu for £15 per person by Pizza Venti (on September 2).

• An evening of food, wine and music in the walled garden of Arundells in the Cathedral Close on September 3.

Artisan Wine and Spirit Co will have a selection of wines to taste while Talk Eat Laugh will offer canapes to compliment the drinks.

Across the 10 days, Allium will offer Taste Salisbury tasting menus. 

Special promotions for include: Order any pizza from the menu and get a 125ml Bluestone Sparkling Wine for £5 per person at Milford Hall Hotel and discounts on sausages at Pritchetts Family Butchers.

Taste Salisbury will culminate in Salisbury City Council’s Food & Drink Festival on September 5. The event, in the Market Place, will showcase a range of street food vendors, a speciality food market and food demos.

There will also be a Great Salisbury Bake Off competition with categories for under 16s and those above that age.

Dan Collins, Business Manager at Salisbury BID, said: "It is brilliant to see so many businesses get involved in the first Taste Salisbury. There has been a lot of collaborative work, which has been encouraging to see.

"Through Taste Salisbury businesses will be given the opportunity to showcase what they have to offer to local residents and visitors.

"We all know it’s been a tough few years for our hospitality venues but now we can get behind them and support business recovery whilst enjoying the amazing food and drink on offer here."

More details on Taste Salisbury events and special promotions can be found on the Experience Salisbury website.

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