Bolton's food and drink festival is one of the best events in Manchester

The Food & Drink Festival in Bolton is something that is regarded as one of the best events that takes place in Manchester. The tourism company for Manchester, Visit Manchester, is headed by Paul Simpson and he has stated, “The summer festival is a fantastic event which features a huge number of the best food and drink producers from the surrounding area.

This year we are particularly pleased to be able to welcome Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry to the events who are regarded as some of the best bakers in the country.” Many hotels and restaurants in the surrounding area are getting involved with the festival and there of recently been many applications by these organisations to have a stand at the event.

This is the seventh year that the festival is taking place and there are going to be very notable chefs appearing at the event including Michael Caines and James Martin. The French chef, Jean Christophe Novelli is also going to be making an appearance.

Mr Simpson continued, “This is an event that has become more and more important for the city over the last seven years. Manchester is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the UK and ranks third after Edinburgh and London. We think this festival provides an authentic experience for visitors and it has not just a national appeal, but an international draw as well.”

The launch event took place at Harvey Nichols, which has its flagship store in Manchester and the hospitality manager of this company, Michael Currie has stated, “Bolton is very easily reachable from Manchester and so we expect that many people from the city are going to be visiting this area to go to the festival. We see this as an excellent opportunity to develop our food brand.”