HUNDREDS of foodies visited a street food festival in Trowbridge on Saturday July 27 afternoon.

The Original Food Festival was laid on by restaurants located at St Stephens Place near the Odeon Cinema for two hours from 12pm to 2pm.

Visitors were urged to come along with friends and family to join in the big feast and taste a wide range of free food on display from local eateries.

They included a selection of dishes from Prezzo Italian restaurant, Frankie and Benny’s Italian/American restaurant, Cafe Italiano, Wagamama, Chiquito,Valeroso Lounge, Nando’s, the Premier Inn and The Little Dessert Shop.

Julie Davis, site manager with the Castle Place Shopping Centre, which has organised the festival over the past five years, said: "It was amazing and much better than last year.

"We hope that everyone who went enjoyed themselves and took the opportunity to try new foods.

"It was a way of promoting individual restaurants in the area to their patrons. Some people don't realise that they can go to the Premier Inn for breakfast without having to book a room."

This year's event was brought forward from the August Bank Holiday to avoid clashing with other events being planned by Trowbridge Town Council.

Visitors were also able to vote for their favourite restaurant to be in with a chance of winning one of two £50 vouchers to spend in the restaurant of their choice.

This year's clear winner was Wagamama, which serves Asian food based on Japanese cuisine, with the Valeroso Lounge second and Prezzo third.

Entertainment on the day included the town's council's huge deck chair for photo selfies and community engagement team, and a bouncy castle for the children, with proceeds donated to the cancer unit appeal at the Royal United Hospital in Bath.

The Odeon Cinema was unable to take part in this year's festival because of the Lion King film, which is proving popular with cinema-goers.