Diss rounds out Waveney Food Festival with big celebration of local brews

MDEP-15-10-2016-004 Diss Food & Beer Festival  John Harvey Hoxne Brewery ANL-161016-114159005
MDEP-15-10-2016-004 Diss Food & Beer Festival John Harvey Hoxne Brewery ANL-161016-114159005
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Diss capped off the region’s two-week celebration of local cuisine with a busy weekend of events, led by the yearly Corn Hall Beer Festival.

Around 500 visitors filled Cobbs Yard for the seventh annual Beer and Gin Festival last Friday and Saturday, headlined this year by the Grain Brewery of Alburgh and featuring a curated selection of local brews made in Norfolk, Suffolk and beyond.

MDEP-15-10-2016-027 Diss Food & Beer Festival organisers Angela Sykes Dan Steggles & Phill Halls ANL-161016-113654005

MDEP-15-10-2016-027 Diss Food & Beer Festival organisers Angela Sykes Dan Steggles & Phill Halls ANL-161016-113654005

The Ancient and Modern weekend markets ran concurrently, with many stalls being sold out earlier than usual.

Diss Corn Hall manager Angela Sykes, one of the festival organisers, told the Diss Express there was “brilliant feedback” from members of the public and traders alike.

She said: “It went extremely well — certainly busier than last year. It’s nice to know it’s building year on year.

“We are really thrilled that it was so well received.

MDEP-15-10-2016-008 Diss Food & Beer Festival  Poppy Seymour gives presentation re wine ANL-161016-114430005

MDEP-15-10-2016-008 Diss Food & Beer Festival Poppy Seymour gives presentation re wine ANL-161016-114430005

“What it proves is these events are really worth doing and bring people into Diss.”