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Find out what the perfect snack to have with a pint is

Food producers from across Gloucestershire will be trying to demonstrate that they are the perfect snack to have with a pint next week.

The Bear Inn in Cirencester will be hosting a Special Beer and Snack Pairing Event on behalf of Cotswold Taste and its business partner Butcombe Brewing Co on Wednesday, June 19.

Cotswold Taste are the leading food and drink quality marque in the region and they will be showcasing snacks from their members at the event.

These will highlight produce from Broadway's The Toasted Seed Company, CopperNose Ltd from Cirencester and Gloucester Biltong Co Ld.

Participants in the event will decide how they best pair with some of Butcombe Brewing's award-winning beers.

Adam Henson of Cotswold Farm Park and BBC Countryfile will be at the event, sampling the snacks alongside the Rare Breed beer that Butcombe brew in honour of the Farm Park's work.

Juliette Tuckfield, Butcombe Brewing Co's Area Sales Manager for Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, said: "We're delighted to be working with Cotswold Taste on this exciting initiative.

"As well as bringing enjoyable experiences to our customers, we're keen to ensure we source the best healthy and nutritious products to go with our beers'.

Nick Waloff, Cotswold Taste's Executive Chair, added: "Snacks are very big business indeed. We're looking to help hospitality operators in the region find locally sourced, quality offerings that meet the needs of the future - and benefit the local economy, as well as all of us as consumers."

The event will be compèred by master brewer Tim O'Rourke of The Brilliant Beer Company, an internationally acclaimed expert in beer and food pairing.

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