STROUD'S first vegan fair, which took place at the Subscription Rooms on Saturday, is being hailed as a 'huge success' by everyone involved.

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Event Organiser Daisy Botha in front of the Subscription Rooms on Satruday

The inaugural event, which featured dozens of companies and organisations, exceeded all expectations as over 1,500 visitors turned out to sample the meat-free products on offer.

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Tubby Toms, whose hot sauces are world famous, were another popular exhibitor on the day

Event organiser, Daisy Botha said: "We're blown away but the huge success of the event, and overwhelmed by the reponse from everyone.

"We know that many of the traders actually sold out of their products, and it was fantastic to see town councillors, our MP David Drew and Ecotricity owner Dale Vince at the fair too," she continued.

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Daisy Botha with vegan champion and owner of Ecotricity and Forest Green Rovers Dale Vince (photo credit: Caroline Clennell-Jaine)

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Director Natalie Watts of Watts Kork exhibiting their cruelty-free products at the weekend

Crowds poured into the historic venue to sample delicious vegan food and browse through vegan products lovingly made by local independent producers.

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It wasn't just vegan food that was on offer, other fantastic products celebrating veganism were available too

Although many visitors spent time browsing over 30 stalls in the ballroom, there was also a selection of delicious hot food available for hungry shoppers to takeaway from the Sub Rooms forecourt.

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Shoppers queued to sample the delicious food on offer from Sietans Grill on the Sub Rooms forecourt

Event organisers are hoping that the fair will be a regular addition to Stroud's calendar and are considering putting another event on this Summer.

Anyone interested in getting involved should contact Daisy Botha by email: