13,000 people set to visit Mold Food Festival

North Wales
Paul Rankin

More than 13,000 people are expected to visit this weekend’s Mold Food and Drink Festival, headlined by TV chef Paul Rankin.

There is a packed programme of events, with Rankin in action in three slots tomorrow, at 11.20am, 1.30pm and 3.35pm.

Rankin, who starred alongside fellow chef Nick Nairn in Paul and Nick’s Big Trip, ran Roscoff, the first Northern Ireland restaurant to be awarded a Michelin star.

Masterchef runner up Dean Edwards takes to the stage for three demonstrations today. Founding member of the Welsh National Culinary Team Graham Tinsley, who worked under Anton Mosimann at The Dorchester, is staging two demonstrations today, as does Ian Purcell of the Cibo at St David’s restaurant in Mold.

James Elwood, who runs Anne’s Patisserie with his wife, gives a masterclass in patisserie at 2.30pm tomorrow.

Vegan cookbook writer Lee Watson will give a taste of India vegan cookery demonstration at 12.30pm tomorrow.

Head chef at Mold’s The Fat Boar, Phil Peacock, will give a three course meal demonstration this afternoon.

There is also live music, a children’s cookery school, and interactive food and craft workshops.

Admission for the event at Y Dderwen – The Oak, Hendre: Adults pay £5, children £2, or a family ticket for two adults and two children is £10.



This unique liqueur is made with hand picked aronia berries from plants grown on the family farm and other natural ingredients – no juice from concentrate, artificial colourings or preservatives are used in our liqueur. Every bottle is unique as they are all hand filled, crafted and finished.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Promoting healthier living and staying well.

Bexton Cheese

Charles Hough has been making cheese for more than 20 years. Located in Knutsford, Cheshire, the family business has been in farming for many generations. Individually waxed, handmade farmhouse cheese in various flavours including parsley and garlic’ vintage; chive and onion, cranberry, ginger and tomato and basil.

    • 01565 632006

Black Dog Wine Agency

Black Dog Wine Agency is born of a love of all things New Zealand. We aim to bring you the most exciting wines being made the length and breadth of this amazing country. As we don’t sell wines from anywhere else, we can concentrate on sniffing out the very best New Zealand has to offer.

Blodyn Aur

Blodyn Aur is the first truly Welsh Rapeseed Oil. Welsh grown, Welsh pressed and Welsh bottled.

Caffeine Rush

Caffeine Rush has been developed by the Exchange Coffee Company. We import and roast the finest quality coffees in the world. Our coffee buyers purchase beans only on the basis of their cup quality. We carefully hand roast each bean to perfection in small batches and then it is packed straight after roasting to seal in the freshness, capturing that elusive ingredient ‘aroma’.

Castlemoor Farm Hogroast

We provide the best (allegedly) Hog Roast service in the UK. We slowly oven roast your hog for 8-12hrs providing a delicious moist hog ,with a whole back of tasty golden cracking.

Castlemoor farm is a family run farm off the beaten track in the Corvedale between Much Wenlock and Ludlow.

Chilly Cow Ice Cream

Lovingly made artisan ice cream using our own fresh milk near Ruthin in North Wales.

Chirk Trout Farm & Smokery

Fresh trout, smoked fish, meats & poultry, quiche, pate, and sausages.


Mold is proud to be the first Cittaslow town in Wales, part of the International Cittaslow Movement – improving the quality of life for our community. Mold was accredited as a Cittaslow town during the first Mold Food and Drink Festival 10 years ago. Visit our stand for information about what’s happening in Mold and the beautiful surrounding areas.

Coleg Cambria

One of the UK’s largest colleges with over 7000 full-time students and 20000 part-time learners, with international links.

Coopers Gourmet Sausage Rolls

Coopers create products using only the best possible ingredients, all with local provenance. Our gourmet sausage rolls are made in Shrewsbury and sold at farmers’ markets, delis, farm shops and rural outlets. Once tasted, they are never forgotten.

Crazy Cow Coffee

Crazy Cow Mobile Coffee was established in April 2011.

Our aim is to make you the best cup of coffee anywhere. We serve our own blend speciality coffee, cold drinks and a wide selection of cakes and snacks.

Creeations Face Painting

Award-winning face painting and balloon modelling.

Daisy’s Cupcakes and Treats

We offer cakes, cupcakes chocolate lollipops also personalized chocolate & much more, the sweet trees are a new addition to what we do they come in different sizes & a wide variety of sweets to suit everybody.

Espresso Eccellente

High quality Italian and Fairtrade espresso coffee drinks.

    • 01248 681985 / 07771945333

Flintshare CSA LTD

Information stand with advice about growing fresh produce.

    • 01244 541021

FoodStation Wales

FoodStation Ltd is based in Snowdonia, North Wales surrounded by glorious views and so we know how to appreciate good things and that is why we sell the highest quality and freshness produce. As a new company that is growing from third year of trading, we are growing in strength with every show we trade. We have young enthusiastic staff working for us who are always on hand to serve our customers with a smile. All our produce is of highest quality and fresh at time of sale. We can guarantee that you will not be disappointed with our service or our produce.

Forever Living Aloe Vera

Founded in 1978, and operating in over 150 countries, Forever and its affiliates have become the largest grower, manufacturer and distributor of aloe vera and bee products in the world.


Glitterbody art for all ages! All designs sizes and colours. Fun,funky and affordable waterproof tattoos for the young and young at heart!

Hafod Brewing Company Ltd

The Hafod Brewing Company of Mold, North Wales, was founded in May 2011 with the aim of brewing outstanding beer from the best ingredients.

Hannah’s Restaurant

Hannah Restaurant in Nantwich was our first restaurant to be opened in 1997, a family run, and family friendly restaurant.

Hope House

Respite care for terminally ill children. Charity Christmas cards, diaries and gifts.

  • Jaspersparkle

    The Spoon Ring, a tradition dating back to 17th century Britain, the silver spoon ring was created by the poorer people eg. servants who had access to steal a silver spoon from the Manor house and have it fashioned into a ring for their wedding, as they could not afford to buy precious metalled rings.

Llangollen Brewery

Hand crafted ales, bottles and gift packs.
Here at Llangollen Brewery, we only use the finest ingredients and local underground water source to produce our distinctive Country Ales.

Lukes Cocktails and Coffee

Flavoured syrup, various cocktail equipment, herbal loose tea,coffee equipment.

Lymm Bank Farm

Smoked and flavoured cheeses.

Mal Dawson The Old Chapel, Mold.

Hand-crafted wooden items of furniture.

Mocha Express

Mocha Express is a mobile gourmet coffee service selling a range of delicious freshly ground coffees and hot chocolate as well as a selection of teas, biscuits and cakes.

Naturally Ecuador Ltd

Hand crafted Ecuadorian Tagua jewellery, carvings, and accessories designed and created by Ecuadorian artists.

North Wales Brewery

North Wales Brewery began brewing in 2008. Beers such as Abergele Ale, Welsh Stout, Bodelwyddan Bitter and our specialised Chilli are sold in bottles at farmers markets, food festivals and seasonal shows. Alongside our traditional real ales we produce traditional soft drinks including; Dandelion & Burdock, Ginger, Spiced Apple and Cherry.

Pen-y-Lan Pork

Our sausages are from the four finest parts of our rare breed free range pigs. These parts are the, shoulder joint, leg, pork chops and belly pork. All slightly seasoned, but more importantly made using all natural skins and nothing synthetic, unlike some competitors. The proof of the pudding is every food festival we attend, we sell out.

Pieroth ltd

A selection of wines from our vineyards in France, Brazil, South Africa, Italy and our local Germany quality wines from the Nahe region.

Purple Moose Brewery

Y Bragdy Mŵs Piws / The Purple Moose Brewery is a ’40-Barrel’ micro-brewery based in the historic harbour town of Porthmadog, North Wales, close to the mountains of Snowdonia. Brewing commenced on 14th June 2005 with a one-off special pale ale at 3.5% called ‘No.1′.

Ralph’s Cider & Perry

We are traditional in our methods of production, all of our juice is pressed through a cloth or hair, with either one of our many Victorian oak beam screw presses, or one of our vintage hydraulic presses.

Our Cider & Perry rely on their natural yeasts & tannins to ferment. It is with our wealth of knowledge & experience that we can offer a range of products to suit many tastes.

Rigatoni Pasta

Homemade sauces, pasta, meatballs, garlic bread, soft drinks/water

RT Catering

Caterers based in Worcester also offering Catering Services to the West Midlands, Hog Roasts, Hot Buffets, English Breakfasts, Big Pans and Mexican Food. Wedding Caterer, Christenings and Party Catering, Corporate Event Caterer and Themed Party Catering.

Simply Relish

Artisan producer of chutneys, mustards and award-winning chilli sauces.

Sister Bakes Ltd.

Creators of sweet treats, scrumptious cup cakes and comical cake pops. Our mission,to bring cake joy to the nation!

Springfield Hotel & Health Club

The Springfield Hotel is the perfect venue for conferences, parties, weddings, dinners and cabaret evenings or just a quiet weekend in a fabulous location with stunning views over the Dee Estuary.

Su Casa Cuisine

Su Casa of Oswestry in Shropshire provide large and small events with outstanding catering inspired by world cuisine that can liven up any business meeting or give a memorable aspect to your family gathering and celebration.

Tandem Cymru

Tandem Cymru is a local charity for adults with learning disabilities.

    • 07967 271765

The Big BBQ

Piri Piri chicken BBQ.

  • 07703 856397 or 07809395447

The French Corner

Traditional french bread, baguette, pastries.

    • 0151 521 3500

The Patchwork Traditional Food Company

The Patchwork Traditional Food Company – Fantastic award-winning Pâtés, Tarts, Quiches, Pies and Desserts from Wales, UK.

Truly Scrumptious

Vegetarian pates, chicken liver pates, Welsh rarebit and fish pates.

    • 07866705336

Venture Photography

At Venture we capture your precious moments in time and beautifully present them in our stunning hand-crafted product. Our innovative photoshoots, exceptional photography quality and first class customer service continues to redefine family photography, creating lasting memories for generations to come.

Warner Edwards Distillery

Award winning artisan producers of spirits including Harrington Sloe Gin, Victoria’s Rhubarb Gin and Elderflower Infused Gin.

Welsh Beekeepers’ Association – Flint & District

Live bees in observation hives, information about beekeeping and local honey tasting.

Wrexham Lager

It’s true, Wrexham Lager is back. Since the sad day that it closed in 2000 we know that a lot of people have missed the great taste of Wrexham Lager and now after 10 years absence that great taste is back.

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