A HAMPSHIRE town became foodie heaven as succulent surprises awaited visitors around every corner.

Romsey Food Fest took over the market town for its annual taste of Hampshire event.

The popular one-day spectacle was organised by Hampshire Farmers’ Market and attracted hundreds of spectators – despite the seriously damp conditions.

Streets in the town centre were packed for the event which featured a farmers’ market and more than 60 stalls full of Hampshire produce.

This included more than 25 Hampshire Farmers’ Market members in Alma Road selling everything from bread to beer.

Alex Handford, business manager at Hampshire Farmers’ Market (HFM) said: “Hampshire Farmers’ Markets have been coming to Romsey for the last 17 years and we attract over 3,500 visitors each month who love to buy local produce from the county’s producers.

“Being incorporated into the Romsey Food Festival has been a great success, not just for our members at market, but for businesses in the town itself.”

And it wasn’t just foodies who had a good time.

Gin lovers were treated to an array of Hampshire’s best gins as the Winchester Distillery and Silent Pool Distillery offered samples throughout the day.