THE COMPANY behind the Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival is returning to the county this weekend to host the Welsh Street Food Awards in Milford Haven.

August 18 and 19 will see Street Food Warehouse, in conjunction with the British Street Food Awards, roll up to Milford Waterfront.

The best traders from up and down Wales will be fighting it out to win the vote of the judges - and the general public - at the first ever Welsh leg of the awards.

A place in the British Street Food Awards finals is at stake as well as a chance to represent Britain in the European Street Food Awards finals in Berlin.

A few lucky punters will enjoy free tasters of competition dishes from the 15 best traders in Wales, if they are quick enough.

Landing at the Milford Waterfront will be more than a dozen tasty traders.

From full-to-the-brim calzone, Welsh beef brisket and Venezuelan arepas to fresh pasta and hot fried doughnuts, the line-up is looking strong.

Plus, Pop Up Bar Hire will be gracing the festival with their fully stocked bars, along with local partners Tenby Harbwr Brewery.

Two giants of British food have also been signed up to judge. Stephen Terry, who runs The Hardwick, a country pub-restaurant in Abergavenny and Shaun Hill, who cooks at the legendary Walnut Tree.

“It’s the right time for the Welsh Street Food Awards” says Richard Johnson, founder of the BSFAs.

“We’ve had Welsh winners in the past, and we really wanted to showcase all the excellent new talent here.

“Street Food Warehouse, who run events all over Wales and the south of England, are the perfect partners for such an exciting event.”

Clare Stowell, the Director of Property and Tourism at Milford Waterfront said: “We are delighted to welcome the Welsh Street Food Awards to Milford Waterfront”.

The Welsh Street Food Awards take place at the Mackerel Quay, Milford Waterfront, midday to 10pm on August 18 and 19.

Tickets are completely free but the public is encouraged to register in order to guarantee entry at peak times: