SNOW, ice, and frost did not prevent many breakfasters in and around Ledbury from celebrating the 7th Ledbury Big Breakfast – Ledbury's winter food festival celebrating breakfast and the wonderful local produce of Ledbury and district over the weekend of February 1-3.

Nineteen food businesses took part in the event - cafes, pubs, hotels, delis and butchers.

Challenged to produce special breakfast dishes featuring local produce, venues produced a range of offerings wide enough to satisfy any breakfaster, while many enjoyed a good traditional Ledbury breakfast.

Ledbury's butchers tempted those who prefer breakfast at home - Gurneys with a special Big Breakfast sausage recipe and Wallers with a breakfast wrap and their "Full Monty" sausage - and breakfast empanadas were on offer at Ceci Paolo.

Some were put off by the snow and cold on the Friday, but by Saturday morning all venues reported good business as local residents and visitors took full advantage of a tasty breakfast.

High Sheriff of Herefordshire Nat Hone and Mrs Hone together with Councillor Nina Shields, chairman of Ledbury Town Council visited the event on Friday. After a hearty breakfast they visited several venues taking part, and spent time at the Ledbury Food Bank and the Friday Country Market.

On Saturday, Ledbury Refugee Support held another of their popular "Middle Eastern Breakfasts" at the Organic Café. They are delighted to announce that the total raised came to just under £600! Funds will go towards aid sent to refugee camps in the Middle East. Joyce Mason for the Group said, "We are grateful for all the support we received and hope that everyone who attended enjoyed their meal as much as we enjoyed taking part."

Griff Holliday, organiser for Ledbury Food Group, said, "We thank everyone who took part in this special festival of local food, and especially this year those who came out on a freezing Friday to enjoy a heart-warming breakfast."

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