WATCH: Rugby Food & Drink Festival in full swing

Rugby Food and Drink Festival has kicked off in the grounds of St Andrew’s Church and there’s a range of mouth-watering treats – all freshly cooked and ready to eat.

A ‘pop-up’ demonstration kitchen runs alongside the food fayre today (Friday) and tomorrow, showcasing a variety of lively demonstrations.

Rugby Food and Drink Festival

Rugby Food and Drink Festival

Youngsters are invited to join ‘Alison’s Oven’ in the Kid’s Kitchen in St Andrew’s Church on Saturday, and grown-ups can stop by a ‘Food and Drink Question Time’ and settle yourself into a church pew for some informal talks, demonstrations and tastings. Learn about coffee, real ales, soup-making, cooking the perfect steak and more.

Programmes are available from or Rugby Visitor Centre. The event is organised by Rugby First and the borough council.

The Rugby branch of CAMRA is supporting the festival, which includes a Real Ale Trail.

There will also be a CAMRA pub crawl which will take in five of Rugby’s best pubs, guided by Steve Heighton.

He said: “This illustrates why it is the best real ale town in at least the Midlands if not further.”

The pub crawl, on Saturday, starts at the Merchants at 1pm before going to then to the Squirrel for 1.30pm, the Rupert Brooke at 2pm, the Seven Stars at 2.30pm and then to the Victoria Inn for 3pm.