Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival highly commended at awards ceremony

Besi Besemar December 3, 2012

The Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Festival was Highly Commended at the prestigious Beautiful South Awards 2012/13 held on last week at Denbies Vineyard in Surrey.

The awards, organised by Tourism South East and presented by TV presenter, Toby Anstis, recognise the best in tourism across the home counties and the food festival was nominated for ‘Tourism Event of the Year’ alongside Beaulieu International Autojumble, the Shakespeare Festival and the Hampshire Food Festival.

Festival founder and chair, Roger Marlowe, said:

“Our award is recognition of the importance of the food festival to the visitor economy and the immense work of the festival team – and our partner businesses within the food and hospitality industry – to showcase the best of Brighton and surrounding Sussex.”

“We’re proud that despite the absence of council support or any public funding, the food festival continues to grow in attendance and recognition on a regional, national and international level, yet is still accessible for small independent growers, producers and restaurateurs”.

The food festival celebrated it’s 10th anniversary in 2012, with two major event periods in spring and autumn and a total attendance of over 160,000 people.

Other Beautiful South Award-winning local businesses include Jurys Inn Brighton and Pelham House in Lewes.