Something scrummy at Belgrave Hall

I was lucky to win a competition held on Twitter by Leicester Museum to win free entry & a goody bag to the food fair held at Belgrave Hall in Leicester last weekend. For late September the morning was gorgeously sunny so made a slight detour via the local car book before the fair opened at 11am.
Held in the fabulous grounds of 18th century Belgrave Hall, built by Edmund Cradock between 1709-1713, who sadly soon after it’s completion. Between 1767-1844 the Vann family ran a hosiery business from the hall employing local framework knitters. In 1845 the hall was bought by John Ellis and in 1936 local authority purchased the hall and it was opened to the public as a museum.
SGP_0036 Susan Guy_Belgrave Hall Food FairThe gardens are open to the public for special events, Autumn is just starting to appear and turning the leaves to gorgeous reds & oranges but first back to the food fair
Susan Guy_Belgrave Hall Food Fair GardenA fantastic variety of stalls selling all manor of delicous foods were on offer, Chillies made into Chutneys and jams, Chilly plants & fresh Chillies that could be bought individually, fresh vegetables, apples, Artisan bread, Olives, Great British Bake Off favourite Baklava, cakes & fudges, & fruity chutney which could all be washed down with locally brewed Tunnel Brewery beer and a choice of Pulled Pork Rolls, Burgers & Sausages.
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SGP_0010 Susan Guy_Belgrave Hall Food Fair Garden SGP_0012 Susan Guy_Belgrabe Hall Food Fair Garden SGP_0019 Susan Guy_Belgrave Hall Food Fair Garden SGP_0021 Susan Guy_Belgrave Hall Food Fair GardenNot only flowers but stunning wrought iron gates dotted around the garden leading to hidden alcoves and magical other worlds that you can loose yourself in.
Susan Guy_Belgrave Hall Food Fair Garden GateLots of people attended and I hope they all  enjoyed it as much as we did.
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Fantastic day out and I look forward to the next food fair held in these stunning gardens

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