Tuesday, 2 December 2008
Dog & Bell/Camra pickle festival
(The Dame's homemade mincemeat - best eaten hot in pies)
As if Deptford needed more excitement this weekend, it's the world-renowned Dog & Bell/SE London Camra pickle festival on Saturday!
For those pickle festival virgins, let me explain. Assorted hopefuls bring home-made bread, pickles, chutneys and preserves to the Dog & Bell on Prince St, and several large slabs of cheese are provided.
Everyone present then samples the aforementioned goodies, and votes on their favourites. There are also categories for arts and crafts, the entries for which are not eaten, just scored by people in the pub.
Winners are announced, certificates are distributed, and more beer is drunk.
Everyone goes home, replete!
If you've never visited the D&B, it's a great excuse to try out their wonderful selection of ales while snacking on some fabulous pickles and breads. But get there early, otherwise it is standing room only.
Submit your entries between 7.15pm and 8pm; judging starts at 8.30.