THOUSANDS of people have visited Denbigh for an annual food festival.

The Denbigh Plum Feast has enjoyed yet another stellar year on its 10th anniversary.

The festival – which is dedicated to the Denbigh plum, of protected food status as Wales’ only native plum – has become a staple event in the town’s calendar and foodies from across north Wales seeking the area’s variety of high-quality produce.

The scent of plums sweetened the autumn air as stalls abounded with food-makers such as JH Jones Butcher’s plum sausage rolls and pork pies, Y Granar’s plum bread, Sunflower Chinese Takeaway’s plum sauce, Peter Plum’s vodka and Bradgy Dinbych’s plum gin that incorporated the Denbigh plum into their work.

Llaeth y Llan yoghurts and Denbigh County Market also graced the festival with their expertise, while producers travelling from further afield such as Marina Molino’s Italian food, Llanferres-based Dtoi Harvey’s Thai meals, Angelsey’s The Wooden Spoon and Wrexham’s Bev’s Been Baking joined in celebrations of all things food.

Vegan delights were also served up by Set the Bar, as well as gluten free offerings in the form of Delaney’s cakes and Harvie’s Pies.

Comment: Nia Williams, secretary for the Denbigh Plum Group, said:

A series of cooking demonstrations gave an extra kick to the fun with headline self-taught chef Ellis Barrie of the Massam Grass restaurant on Angelsey, who recently competed in the Great British Menu finals.

The Denbigh Plum Group also launched its limited-edition china plates, featuring the Denbigh plum ripely hanging from a tree.