Bread, cheese and cider – prime products from the Westcountry – will be taking centre stage at this year’s Bath and West Show, the team behind the event has announced.
And the first of those ingredients, a fine sourdough loaf produced by Pullins Bakery of Yatton, north Somerset, was judged best bread in show on Wednesday, after organisers decided to stage the bread competition before the show, which runs from May 28 to May 31 at the showground near Shepton Mallet.
This year’s main event will feature the British cheese awards and the British cider competition, both nationally acclaimed competitions expected to attract exhibitors from across the country.
Alan Lyons, Show Manager, said: “Throughout Somerset there has been a determination to get back to normal with communities rallying around to help those affected by the flooding. Now the community will be able to show off all that is good about the county and beyond as we prepared for the 151st Show.”
He added: “We will, of course, also have the best of British livestock and equine at the Show. We are the only four-day agricultural show in England and we have the top animals in the country being displayed and competing to be named champion.” Show organisers launched the event at Blackmore Farm, Cannington, on Wednesday. Tickets are now on sale.