Hungry visitors flood into Honiton for successful Gate to Plate festival

PUBLISHED: 17:25 30 September 2019 | UPDATED: 13:04 02 October 2019

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Picture: James Walton

Honiton was awash with hungry visitors who came to sample some of the best food the South West has to offer.

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

It is the second year Gate to Plate was staged in Honiton - the first was crowned with a visit from the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

This year's festival, on Saturday (September 28), was originally planned to be held in August, but was postponed after stormy weather.

The event was organised by East Devon District Council, and supported by Honiton Town Council.

Councillor John Zarczynski, Honiton mayor, said: "This year's Gate to Plate was a huge success and well-attended.

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

"Fortunately, the weather held out for us, despite the early rain forecast.

"Everyone I have spoken to enjoyed the event and are looking forward to another Gate to Plate next year."

Cllr Zarczynski expressed his thanks to councillors who attended the event and helped steward it.

He thanked Cllr Tony McCollum and his assistant, Carl, for their hard work and expertise on the day.

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Honiton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James WaltonHoniton Gate to Plate street market. Picture: James Walton

Gate to Plate 2019. Picture: Craig Stone Photography.Gate to Plate 2019. Picture: Craig Stone Photography.

Honiton Gate to Plate 2019. Picture: Craig Stone Photography.Honiton Gate to Plate 2019. Picture: Craig Stone Photography.

Honiton Gate to Plate 2019. Picture: Craig Stone Photography.Honiton Gate to Plate 2019. Picture: Craig Stone Photography.

Honiton Community Theatre at Honiton Gate to Plate 2019. Picture: Craig Stone Photography.Honiton Community Theatre at Honiton Gate to Plate 2019. Picture: Craig Stone Photography.

East Devon dignitaries at this year's Gate to Plate festival. Picture: Craig Stone Photography.East Devon dignitaries at this year's Gate to Plate festival. Picture: Craig Stone Photography.

Crowds at this year's Honiton Gate to Plate festival. Picture: Craig Stone Photography.Crowds at this year's Honiton Gate to Plate festival. Picture: Craig Stone Photography.

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