Big turnout for Beer & Food show

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More than 3,000 visitors passed through the gates of the second annual Good Beer & Food Show staged at the Yorkshire Exhibition Centre at...

More than 3,000 visitors passed through the gates of the second annual Good Beer & Food Show staged at the Yorkshire Exhibition Centre at Harrogate last weekend.

Organisers say attendance over the two days has ensured the show will be held again in 12 months' time.

Brewers and regional food companies were out in force for the show designed to highlight the growing popularity of beer as a natural accompaniment to food.

Celebrity chefs Brian Tur-ner and Richard Fox served

up a range of beer and food recipes while George Philis-kirk of the Beer Academy staged a tutored beer and food matching tasting.

The show was again "underwritten" by the North East & Yorkshire Beer & Pub Association, which was delighted with the turn-out.

Secretary Lee Le Clercq said: "The event was buzzing and, with further growth over the weekend, the future of the show has been assured."

Midway through the Saturday some brewers even began to run out of stock

and had to arrange for extra deliveries.

Fuller's public relations manager Georgina Wald said: "We were delighted at the success of the event and particularly the calibre of visitor who expressed real interest in different beer flavours and some of the more unusual beers on show."

Who was there

Brewers: Black Sheep; Camerons; Daniel Thwaites; Daleside; Fuller's; Hardys & Hansons; Shepherd Neame; T&R Theakston; Timothy Taylor; Coors; and a

selection of independents who took space on the

Society of Independent Brewers stand.

Food companies: Zeina Foods, Wakefield; Bettys of

Harrogate; Aagrah Indian Cuisine, Yorkshire; Taylors of Harrogate; and a selection of companies representing Deliciously Yorkshire.

Other trade companies: Harrogate Spa Water.

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