HUNGRY food lovers flooded the town of Calne at the weekend as the annual food festival returned to the streets.

A huge variety of tasty treats were on offer at the 26 different stalls on Saturday, including: Mr Roast Potato, who served roasted spuds with a range of toppings, Take a Bao, serving popular Taiwanese street food, The Wiltshire Chilli Farm, whose spicy foods packed a punch and Fluffy Puffin, an artisan ice cream and sorbet company.

Also in attendance was Ridiculously Rich by Alana, a home made cake business owned by Apprentice 2016 winner Alana Spencer.

The firm's regional ambassador, Chris Eacott, felt the festival fell a bit flat and was 'more like a market'.

He said: "I personally think the festival should be put somewhere else in the future, being stuck down an alleyway of shops really isn't ideal.

"The footfall was not brilliant this year and my sales were down from last year.

"It still hasn't put me off coming again though."

The festival was organised by Redpin Publishing, in partnership with Calne Springs and Calne Chamber of Commerce.

Calne mayor, Robert Merrick, opened the event at 10am on September 7 as foodies descended on the town.

Cllr Merrick said: "There really was quite a lot of people out and about in the town, especially in the morning.

"Calne is starting to get really well known for these sort of events, and this sort of thing that just works so well with our community.

"It was also very enjoyable to see new types of food around the town, different to the standard burgers and sandwiches that we're used to.

Plans are already underway for a Calne Food Festival 2020, with a date to be announced soon, if you would like your business to be involved next year, contact Redpin Publishing on 01380 730888.