MORE than 500 people enjoyed the culinary delights on offer at Botley Food Fayre this weekend.

The fayre at St Peter & St Paul’s Church offered flavours from around the world from classic British pies, to Italian Arancini balls to Paraguayan street food - there was something for everyone.

Those fancied a bit of a tipple were not disappointed either with stalls offering gins and ciders also proving popular.

Botley Food Fayre co-ordinator, Judith Bowden, said: “It went very well.

“Everybody said what a lovely atmosphere it was.

“This year we had lots of fantastic stalls.

“People were sat outside on the tables and the church was full of people.”

Food fans were able to peruse the dozens of stalls to buy food to eat on the spot or to take home and enkoy later.

Ms Bowden added: "There was a lot on offer; the Rockin Good Salt Company, which offers favoured salts and sugars did well, and the Brockleby Pies are always popular."

Visitors were also able to enjoy a selection of live music, activities and children's entertainment including a tombola, face painting and craft stalls.

The festival of food, which prides itslef on offering quality artisan and locally sourced food, was held to raise funds for Helen & Douglas House and the church.

Funds are still being counted but at £1 a ticket there will be hundreds raised for the causes.

Ms Bowden said it will be her last time organising the festival and so the church is eager to speak to anyone who wants to get involved for next year.