Hundreds of people made a special ‘cawl’ on Saundersfoot on Saturday to help judge an important culinary contest.

The Cawl Cooking Championship of the World…and Elsewhere has been a popular feature on the village’s calendar for a number of years.

This year, it was given its own special day by its organisers, Saundersfoot Chamber for Tourism, and the Saundersfoot Cawl Factor 2016 was a huge success, with 400 cawl bowls sold.

The winner of the public vote was The Old Chemist Inn, to the delight of new owners Ollie and Rita Gibson and chef Debbie Fisher.

Runner-up was Philly’s, with The Mulberry in third place.

Also contending the title with the Regency Hall, the Salvage Bar and the Marina, with the Marina winning the Chairman’s Choice.

Said Saundersfoot Chamber for Tourism chairman Phil Odley: “Every venue had lots of first place votes and the feedback was that all the cawl tasted was very good.

“People also commented how much they enjoyed visiting all the venues and what a warm welcome they received.”

The event was centered on the Regency Hall, which featured artists and craftspeople, reptile presentations and and live music.

The Dragon Trail was won by Jess Whiting, Megan King and Gracie, while the treasure hunt winner was Roy Barker.