Aunt Bessie’s brings Roast and Ramble to Barrowford

Location: Barrowford Spar, Unit 3-6, 80 Gisburn Rd, Barrowford, Nelson BB9 6DT
Date: Sunday 16th December
Time: Noon until 3pm

  • Aunt Bessie’s, famous for the roast dinner, is hosting a ‘Roast and Ramble’ community event with Barrowford Spar this Sunday

  • The Bessie bus will be giving out hot samples and packs of its most iconic products to be cooked at home

  • A local brass band will be performing, with a dedicated Ramble route to help build up an appetite for the traditional Sunday roast

Aunt Bessie's is coming to Barrowford this weekend, hosting its ‘Roast and Ramble’ community event in conjunction with the Spar store on Gisburn Road. With hot food, product giveaways and music, the Spar will be the perfect starting point for members of the local community looking to head out on a Sunday afternoon ramble, and provides a sociable destination for people to come together.

All members of the local community are invited to take part in the event and sample some of the hot food on offer – comprising of Aunt Bessie’s most iconic products that complete a roast dinner. The live music and additional product giveaways will create a genuine buzz around Barrowford on Sunday afternoon, at the perfect time of year to bring people together.

A short ramble route has also been put together to inspire people to make the most of the local area and picturesque surroundings that Barrowford sits within. Taking people through the town and out towards the reservoir and nearby countryside, the ramble route has been designed to give people a taster of what is around and help them build up an appetite for a Sunday roast.

Barrowford Spar won a recent competition from Aunt Bessie's to host the event, which runs as part of the new Aunt Bessie's marketing campaign “Bring Out the Bessie in You”. The campaign seeks to remind people about the appeal of a roast dinner and highlight how quick and simple they are to make, any day of the week.

Hannah Haas, Marketing Director at Aunt Bessie’s, comments: “There’s something wonderfully British and nostalgic about this time of year. As it gets colder outside, the thick socks and wellies make their reappearances, and the Sunday walks with friends and family (and dogs!) return, before heading home for that delicious roast dinner together. Our Roast & Ramble event is centred on bringing to life the joy that roast dinners bring to people, whilst putting Barrowford Spar centre stage as the host.”