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Published on 6th April, 2015

Resident chef on Simon Mayo’s Radio 2 Drivetime show, Nigel Burden, will be popping in to judge the Food Producer Stands in the Show’s Food Halls.

Nigel, who once worked on a farm near Frome, creates dishes for the show’s presenter every Thursday, and when he visits the Royal Bath and West he will have a tough job with around 100 local producers booked in to this year’s Show which runs during half term from May 27 to May 30 at the Shepton Mallet showground.

There’s a range of mouthwatering delights made and created in the West Country from pies to icecream, from home-made cakes to curries, from beer and ale to gin and cider.


From Cornish Country Meats to Mendip Moments, from Old Fashioned Lemonade to Quince Honey Farm, there’s something to suit all tastes.

Show manager Alan Lyons is a Simon Mayo fan and says: “I listen to Simon’s Drivetime show every night while mucking my horses out and Nigel is such a brilliant ambassador for great British food, which is what the Royal Bath and West Show is all about.

“I think Nigel, after judging the food exhibitors, would then enjoy the British Cheese Awards and the British Cider Championships.

“We are fortunate to have more than 100 independent food producers exhibiting at the Show and delighted to be welcoming Nigel to the Show.”


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