Tuck Box: Foodie hub returns to annual show

Bakewell Show 2015. Members of the Hope Valley Country Market with a selection of cakes. Pictured are Cheryl Mulvey, Dorothy Vernon, Claire Shaw, and William Bramhall-Shaw.

Bakewell Show 2015. Members of the Hope Valley Country Market with a selection of cakes. Pictured are Cheryl Mulvey, Dorothy Vernon, Claire Shaw, and William Bramhall-Shaw.

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Bakewell Show is back next week - and with it lashings of food, from jam to chillies and gin to cakes.

The farmers’ market area of the show was trialled for the first time in 2015 and has been brought back - along with Apres Show evening entertainment on Wednesday August 3 - following its success.

More than 20 independent traders will feature in the area next to the food and farming marquee, including Sheffield’s True North Brew Co, Walkley’s Super Size Sweets and Birchover Brewery, all appearing for the first time.

Organisers say there have been more advance ticket sales for the event, which also runs on August 4.

Adult tickets are £16.50 in advance or £18 on the gate; children go free when an adult buys in advance or they cost £5 on the gate; under 5s go free.

That’s the spirit

It could take some time to order a rum and coke at Cubanas in Leopold Square- which now serves 164 varieties of the spirit in what is said to be the biggest collection outside of London.

They include obscure creations made from Cuba to Cambridge, and while most cost under £10 one, the world’s most expensive rum Maximo Extra Anejo, comes in at an eye-watering £150 per 25ml shot.

Rolling on to food row

A tiger and a taste of Mumbai have roared on to Ecclesall Road....

The Masala Dosa Cafe specialises in the pancake dish - including a dessert version, with chocolate - and street food from Sri Lanka as well as South India. Another attraction is the colourful tiger statue outside.

Monthly Mother’s Ruin

If the oysters weren’t enough, revived pub The Millhouses also has a wide range of specialist gins, and a monthly gin cocktail.

So far the customer favourite is Warner Edwards Rhubarb Gin served with ginger ale, said to ‘taste like Tizer.’