103 reasons to check out Llangollen Food and Drink Festival

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Megan’s Welsh Cakes

There are 103 reasons to visit Llangollen Food and Drink Festival this weekend.

With 103 exhibitors, the festival is one of Wales’ largest and it is celebrating its 18th anniversary this year.

The event is supported by the rural development agency, Cadwyn Clwyd.

Committee chairman Colin Loughlin: “We have a wonderful array of fantastic food producers clustered in the area and the festival is the perfect shop window for them.

“A food festival is so much better and more interesting than going to the supermarket because here you can sample the food and talk to the producers.”

Helen Roberts, Cadwyn Clwyd’s agri-food project officer, said: “Thanks to a whole host of indigenous companies, North East Wales is rapidly establishing a reputation as a centre of excellence for high quality cuisine.”

The 2015 event will also feature demonstrations by top chefs, including Britain’s youngest head chef, Luke Thomas, and Welsh culinary champion, Graham Tinsley, along with stand-up comedian, Silky, who will show off his cookery skills for the first time ever. The event is rated among the top 10 food festivals in the UK, and in the past has has helped launch successful products like the Aberffraw biscuit, Blodyn Aur extra virgin rapeseed oil and the Dangerous Food Company’s chilli jam.

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Blodyn Aur rapeseed oil

DETAILS:

Venue: The Llangollen Pavilion, Llangollen Dates: Saturday October 17, Sunday October 18 Times: 10am to 5pm both days Entry fee: £5, under 16s free, £4 for over 65 Parking: On-site and nearby car parks

EXHIBITORS:

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Exhibitor Purple Moose Brewery
5% Plus Limited Pimms Bar
Aballu Artisan Chocolatier Chocolate
Abbey Farm Butcher’s Shop Meat
Abbey Farm Hog Roast Meat
Adams Russell Coffee Coffee
Aerona Liqueurs
Amanda Jane’s of Anglesey Fruit Vodka
Anglesey Farmhouse Chocolates Chocolate
Aran Lamb Lamb
Arjee Bhaji Indian Street Food
Bim’s Kitchen African Sauces
Black Mountains Smokery Smoked Foods
Blodyn Aur Rapeseed
Border Caterers “Celtic Pride” Welsh Beef Burgers
British Iron Works Centre Promotional
Brooks Deli Deli
Caffeine Rush Coffee
Calon Wen Organic Foods Ltd Organic Dairy
Caribbean Flaava Jerk Food
Celtic Country Wines Wines
Celtic Spirit Spirits
Chilly Cow Ice Creams
Chipstix Crisps
Chirk Trout Farm Trout
Coleg Cambria Promotional
Condessa Welsh Liqueurs Liqueurs
Continental Cottage Deli
Coopers Gourmet Sausage Rolls Sausage rolls
Courtyard Books Books
Crazy Cow Catering Co. Coffee
Dangerous Food Company,The Chutneys
Dinas Bran Promotional
Eboni ac Eifori Confectionary
Emilia Ltd / Bianca Mora Dairy
Food Technology Llangefni Promotional
French Flavour Garlic prods
Foodstation Wales Olives
French Flavour Garlic
Gales of Llangollen Wine
Gift of Oil, The Olive Oils
Goch and Company Ltd Spices
Goetre Farm Preserves Preserves
Gourmet Game Centre (Seasons) Ltd Game
Greek Oil Direct Oils
Gwyn Davies Butchers Meat
Haughton Honey Honey
Herbs and Spices Herbs and Spices
Homecook Cookware
Jamie Ward Pork Butcher
Jasper Sparkle Jewellery
Just Shopping Organics
Llangollen International Musical Eist. Promotional
Llaeth y Llan Cyf Yogurts
Llan Valley Natural Products Soaps
Llangollen Brewery Local Beer
Llangollen Motor Museum Cars
Lymn Bank Farm 1 Flavoured cheese
Mama Zo’s Cookies Cakes and Cookies
Megan’s Kitchen Welsh Cakes
Môn ar Lwy Ice Cream
Morgansbrew Tea Ltd Tea
Mug Run Roasting Coffee
Nibble Nose Cheese Flavoured cheese
Nook Antiques Antiques kitchen
North Wales Brewery Beer
North Wales Owl Sanctuary Promotional
North Wales Wildlife Trust Promotional
Oaktree Toys & Crafts Toys
Old Chapel Furniture Furniture
Old Granary Peirogi Bakery
Olwen Jones Toffee Toffee
Orchard Pigs Pies & Bread
Pant Glas Bach Preserves Preserves
Patchwork Foods Pates
Pizza Peddlers Pizzas
Pupcakes Ltd Dog food
Purple Moose Brewery
Quick Crepes Crepes
Quirky Art Studio Gallery Cookware
Radiantevents / P. Brown Entertainment
Ralph’s Cider Cider
Roberts Country Fayre Pies
Rosie’s Triple D Cider ( Steve Hughes) Cider
RSPB Promotional
Run Cookware Cookware
Sabor de Amor Spanish Food
Seren Foods Wine Jellies
Siwgr a Sbeis Cakes & Dessert
Snowdania Cheese Cheese
Somtam Thai Cuisine Thai
Spanish Hamper (The) Sangria & Chorizo
Su Casa Spanish Food
Sunday Girl Co Cookwear
Swift’s Bakery Artisan Bakery
Temptations Cakes & Biscuits
Toffoc Toffee Vodka
Ultimate Fudge Outlet Fudge
Victorian Farm Food Co. Soda Bread
Weatheroak Ostrich Farm Ostrich Meat
Wellbake Ltd Cookwear
Welsh Brew Tea
What you like catering Potato Cakes
Wrexham Lager Beer Co Ltd Lager
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