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.
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
Visiting the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd this week? Here are the food stalls available in the food hall – visitors can sample cider from Monmouthshire, Ariona berries products from Pwllheli and charcuterie from Carmarthenshire:
Rhedynog Isaf, Chwilog, Pwllheli, LL53 6LQ
Tel: 01766 810387 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.aerona-liqueur.co.uk : Twitter: @aeronaliqueur
Unique aronia berry products from Wales. Made with hand picked aronia berries from plants grown on the family farm. Produced in Wales by the Joneses.
Apple County Cider Co
Whitehouse Farm, Crossways, Newcastle, Monmouthsire, NP25 5NS
Tel: 01600 750835 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.applecountycider.co.uk : Twitter: @apple_countyco
Award winning single variety ciders made from 100% apple juice produced on the farm and crafted with expertise . Simply scrumptious.
Seibiant, Talysarn, Caernarfon, LL54 6LD
Tel: 01286 881152 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beri da has devised new and unique food products made from home grown Aronia super berries. First to have launched Aronia vinegar Glaze & Chutney at the Winter Fair 2014, the only food products of their kind produced in Wales and also the UK.
Bim’s Kitchen Ltd
Pwll Gwyn Hotel, Denbigh Road, Afonwen, Nr Mold, Flintshire, CH7 5UB
Tel: 07412 619013 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.bimskitchen.com : Twitter: @bimskitchen
Based in Afonwen in Flintshire, Bim’s Kitchen make a delicious, award winning range of African inspired sauces and condiments.
Bodnant Welsh Food
Furnace Farm Ltd, Tal-y-cafn, Conwy, LL28 5RP
Tel: 01492 651936 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.bodnant-welshfood.co.uk : Twitter: @foodcymru
A flagship food centre for North Wales. Showcasing their own Dairy, Butchery, Bakery, Farmshop and Tearooms. Home of award winning Aberwen Cheese.
The Cardiff Brewery, Crawshay Street, Cardiff, CF10 5DS
Tel: 02920402060 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.sabrain.com : Twitter: @brainsbrewery
Brains beer is Wales’ most famous drink, it is the toast of a nation.
Carmarthenshire Cheese Company
Boksburg Hall, Llanllwch, Carmarthen, SA31 3RN
Tel: 01267 221168 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.carmarthenshirecheese.co.uk : Twitter: @carmscheese
Carmarthenshire Cheese Company is Wales’ leading artisan cheese producer, with products available from July in their own shop and visitors centre in Carmarthen.
Caws Cenarth Cheese
Glyneithinog, Lancych, Boncath, Cardigan, SA37 0LH
Tel: 01239 710432 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.cawscenarth.co.uk : Twitter: @cawscenarth
Wales’ leading makers of artisan and speciality cheeses all hand made in West Wales. Numerous accolades including the Supreme Champion cheese in 2010.
Caws Teifi Cheese Glynhynod Farm, Llandysul, Ceridigion, SA44 5JY
Tel: 01239 851528 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Caws Teifi Cheese is the most highly awarded raw, cow’s milk cheese in the UK. Da Mile Distillery the UK’s first organic farmhouse distillery.
Celtic Country Wines
The Winery, Henllan, Llandysul, SA44 5TD
Tel: 01559 372152 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.celticwines.co.uk : Twitter: @celticwines
Award winning fruit wines and liqueurs made in West Wales.
Celtic Spirit Company
Bryn Maethlu, Llanfaethlu, Anglesey, LL65 4NW
Tel: 01407 730021 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.celticspirit.co.uk : Twitter: @celticspiritco
Products include Danzy Jones whisky liqueur, Black Mountain Liqueur, Inn-Keepers Tipple, Poteen and 12 year Old Celtic Malt.
Felin y Glyn, Pontnewydd, Pontiets, Carmarthenshire, SA15 5TL
Tel: 01554 810345 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.charcutier.co.uk : Twitter: @charcutierltd
Artisan Charcuterie company specialising in traditional British, Southern European and North American produce.
Unit 9 Crosshands Business Centre, Heol Parc Mawr, Crosshands, Llanelli, SA14 6RE
Tel: 01269 833703 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.cnwd.co.uk : Twitter: @cnwdfood
Cnwd using the best ingredients to celebrate local whilst creating innovative dishes using traditional skills. Always cooking with heart and soul.
Condessa Welsh Liqueurs
Bryn Maethlu, Llanfaethlu, Anglesey, LL65 4NW
Tel: 01407 730021 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.condessa.co.uk : Twitter: @condessawelshliqueur
Award winning liqueurs made on the isle of Anglesey. Fruit Liqueurs, Cream Liqueurs and Citrus Liqueurs.
Penback Farm, Ciffig, Whitland, Carmarthenshire, SA34 0NG
Tel: 01994 240434 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artisan ice creams and soft cheese made with Jersey cows’ milk. New ice-cream parlour and Bistro on the farm.
Cradoc’s Savoury Biscuits
34 Cradoc Road, Brecon, LD3 9LH
Tel: 01874 624339 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.cradocs.co.uk : Twitter: @cradocsbiscuits
Delicious savoury biscuits for lunch, snacks, cheeseboard and dips. Munch with your favourite Deli Counter treats.
Cywain – Menter a Busnes
Menter a Busnes, 21-22 Optic, Ffordd William Morgan, St Asaph Business Park, St Asaph, Denbighshire, LL17 0JD
Tel: 01745 770272 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.menterabusnes.co.uk : Twitter: @cywain-mab
Cywain helps develop new products or markets for primary agricultural produce in Wales.
Daffodil Foods Limited
Ceirios, Lon Uchaf, Morfa Nefyn, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6AL
Tel: 01758 720786 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.daffodilfoods.co.uk : Twitter: @daffoilfoods
Welsh dairy company supplying a range of 6 branded luscious layered yogurts made from Welsh milk and cream.
Dewi Roberts Butchers
16 Towy Terrace, Ffairfach, Llandeilo, Carmarthen, SA19 6ST
Tel: 01558 822566 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.dewirobertsbutchers.com : Twitter: @DMRButchers
Award winning family butchers with on-line mail order service.
5 Pant-y-Fedwen, Aberdare, , CF44 6LL
Tel: 01685 877349 : Email: email@example.com
Drwytho was set up as an extentsion of growing herbs by infusing them into extra virgin olive oil, vinegars and salad dressings.
Eboni ac Eifori
43 High Street, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 5RT
Tel: 01758 614866 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: http://www.eboniaceifori.co.uk : Twitter: @eboniaceifori
Artisan award winning fudge and toffee manufacturer on the Lleyn Peninsula. Have won 5 Great Taste Awards.
Edwards of Conwy
Crwst Business Park, Ffordd Sam Pari, Conwy, LL32 8HH
Tel: 07767 308846 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.edwardsofconwy.co.uk : Twitter: @edwardsofconwy
Produce a wide range of high quality meat products and are proud to have been voted winner of the Butchers Shop of the Year Awards 2014-2015. Their aim is to provide you with the same high quality you would get if you visited the shop in person.
Elm Tree Foods
Elm Tree Farm, Goldcliff, Newport, NP18 2PH
Tel: 01633 452534 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.elmtreefoods.com : Twitter: @elmtreefoods
Award Winning premium pie bakers. Home to the Supreme UK Pastry Champion.
Ferrari’s Coffee Ltd
Unit 2300 Central Park, Bridgend Industrial Estate, Bridgend, CF31 3TY
Tel: 01656 840020 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.ferrariscoffee.co.uk : Twitter: @ferrariscoffee
Coffee Bean Roasters and distributors of roasted coffee beans to end users and workplace catering contractors.
2 Bryn Villas, Cresent Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2HH
A selection of gluten free baked goods that taste so good you wouldn’t know the difference – based in Newtown, Powys.
Franks Ice Cream Ltd
Capel Hendre Industrial Estate, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, SA18 3SJ
Tel: 01269 832400 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manufacturers of premium ice cream. Suppliers to multiple retailers and foodservice sectors. Champion of Champions winners for Britain’s Best Icecream in 2014/2015.
French Flavour Ltd
Unit F16, Bersham Enterprise Centre, Rhostyllen, Wrexham, LL14 4EG
Tel: 01978 356835 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.frenchflavour.co.uk : Twitter: @frenchflavour
Based in North Wales supplying Welsh and French artisan produce, working directly with producers offering such classic produce as Garlic, Charcuterie, Mustards, Ciders and much more.
Gwynt y Ddraig Cider
Llest Farm, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd, CF35 2PW
Tel: 01443 209852 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.gwyntcider.com : Twitter: @gwyntyddraig
Gwynt y Ddraig is Wales’ largest cider producer. All the ciders are produced from freshly harvested, freshly pressed fruit.
Halen Mon Anglesey Sea Salt
Brynsiencyn, Isle of Anglesey, LL61 6TQ
Tel: 01248 430871 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.halenmon.com : Twitter: @halen_Mon
Halen Mon hand-harvest the world’s finest, purest sea salt from the clean waters that surround the beautiful island of Anglesey.
Halo Foods Ltd
Pendre Industrial Estate, Tywyn, LL36 9LW
Tel: 01654711171 / 07769 976167 : Email: Gary.Lewis@Raisio.com
Halo Foods produces many branded and own label cereal and snack bars from their Newport site with dedicated teams and personnel striving to be a leading snack manufacturer.
Bryn Villas, Crescent St, Newtown, SY16 2HH
Tel: 01686 627337 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.hilltop-honey.com : Twitter: @hilltop_honey
A producer of Raw Welsh Wildflower honey from Mid Wales as well as gourmet honey from around the world and flavour infusions.
La Crème Patisserie
Unit 6, Mardon Park, Baglan Energy Park, Port Talbot, SA12 7AX
Tel: 01639 813166 : Email: email@example.com
Award winning desserts and Cowin Lush Cheesecakes.
Langford’s The Welsh Sausage Co Ltd
Greenfields, Foundry Lane, Welshpool, SY21 7TR
Tel: 01983 553365 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Variety of award-winning sausages, pork pies, meatballs and burgers.
Llaeth y Llan Cyf
Tal y Bryn Dairy, Llannefydd, Denbighshire, LL16 5DR
Tel: 01745 540256 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.villagedairy.co.uk : Twitter: @villagedairy
Welsh family business producing yogurt for over 30 years. It’s their 30 year anniversary this year. Great quality and taste by using traditional methods.
Abbeygrange Hotel, Llantysilio, Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL20 8DD
Tel: 01978 861916 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Producing award winning real ales and lager from the heart of Llangollen.
Love at First Bake Ltd
22 Market Street, Builth Wells, LD2 3AE
Tel: 07545 095746 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.loveatfirstbake.co.uk : Twitter: @loveatfirstbake
A dedicated Gluten free bakery that creates award winning sweet & savoury products for all to enjoy.
Mon ar Lwy – Taste of Anglesey
Ty’n Rallt Farm, Trefdraeth, Bodorgan, Anglesey, LL62 5HL
Tel: 01407 840178 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.monarlwy.co.uk : Twitter: @monarlwy
Creating handcrafted products full of integrity with local milk and very little carbon footprint. Their brand is positioned as a premium product and is enjoyed and appreciated by their customers in their local area.
Morgan’s Brew Tea
Oldford House, Welshpool, SY21 7SS
Tel: 07713440558 : Email: email@example.com
Morgan’s Brew Tea is based in Welshpool Powys supplying 41 loose leaf tea and gifts to retail and wholesale outlets.
Mountainview Ice Cream
Ffrwdwen, Capel Isaac, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, SA19 7TR
Tel: 01558 685316 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Delicious real dairy ice cream and luxury milkshakes made with 2 scoops of ice cream. Yum Yum.
The Barn, Pencwmcanol, Llanrhystud, Ceredigion, SY23 5AS
Tel: 01974 202199 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.narnaschocolates.co.uk : Twitter: @narnaschocolate
Narna’s specialises in Belgian chocolate cakes and confectionary including peanut butter fudge cake and salted caramel slice.
Oaklands Farm Eggs Ltd
Unit 2 Wynnstay Technology Park, Ruabon, Wrexham, LL14 6EN
Tel: 07785 505181 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.oaklandsframeggs.co.uk : Twitter: @oaklandseggs
Oaklands are award winning farmers, producing and packing eggs in any format supporting Welsh egg producers; no volume too small.
Popty Bakery Ltd
Llanllechid, Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 3HU
Tel: 01248 600517 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.caegroes.co.uk : Twitter: @poptybakeryltd
100 year old Welsh family business situated at the foothills of Snowdonia producing award winning cakes and shortbread biscuits.
Home Farm House, Lawrenny, Pembrokeshire, SA68 0PN
Tel: 01646 651690 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.poptycara.co.uk : Twitter: @poptycara
Cakes individually handmade with love in the Heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park. Traditional Welsh Recipes with a modern twist.
Puffin Produce Ltd (Blas y Tir)
Withybush, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 4BS
Tel: 01437 766716 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.blasytir.com : Twitter: @blasytir
Welsh produce grown and packed in Pembrokeshire for the real taste of the land or ‘Blas Y Tir’ as we say in Welsh.
Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company Ltd
Heartsease, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1LU
Tel: 01547 530220 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.radnorhills.co.uk : Twitter: @radnorhills
Radnor Hills produces drinks reflecting the farm heritage, the best countryside ingredients blended with spring water to traditional British recipes.
New Radnor, Powys, LD8 2SL
Tel: 07970801298 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.radnorpreserves.com : Twitter: @radnorpreserves
Multi-award winning artisan producer of exquisite hand-made preserves based in Mid-Wales .
Old Badland, New Radnor, Powys, LD8 2TG
Tel: 01544 350304 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.ralphscider.co.uk : Twitter: @ralphscider
A small family company producing award winning farmhouse cider and perry in the traditional way. The fruit is grown, pressed, fermented and bottled on the farm.
Roberts Country Fayre
F9/F10 Bersham Enterprise Centre, Rhostyllen, Wrexham, LL14 4EG
Tel: 01978 264444 : Email: email@example.com
Roberts Country Fayre manufacture multi award winning speciality cold eating pies. Welsh Champion 2012, 2013 & 2014.
Unit 2, The Woodlands, Coedcae Lane, Pontyclun, CF72 9DW
Tel: 01443 800554 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.samosaco.co.uk : Twitter: @samosaco
Producers of Asian snacks and meals including Vegan and Gluten free products, onion bhajee scotch eggs, soups, pickles and sauces.
Snowdonia Cheese Co Ltd
Unit 14, Cefndy Road Employment Park, Rhyl, LL18 2HJ
Tel: 01745 357070 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.snowdoniacheese.co.uk : Twitter: @snowdoniacheese
Selection of premium quality waxed truckles of cheese.
Snowdonia Ice Cream Company
Bryn Rhydd, Edern, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 8YY
Tel: 01758 720435 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.glasu.co.uk : Twitter: @glasuicecream
Dairy farmers producing ice cream from their own milk supplying local shops, hotels and cafes.
9 Nevill Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5AA
Tel: 07552606288 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.sorai.co.uk : Twitter: @soraiuk
Sorai produces artisan flavours of Borneo spicy sauces and crackers. Ideal for any occasion and dining pursuit.
South Caernarfon Creameries Ltd
Rhydygwystl, Chwilog, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, LL53 6SB
Tel: 01766 810251 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.sscwales.co.uk : Twitter: @sscwales
Wales’ leading farmer owned dairy co-operative. Producer of quality Welsh dairy products including the popular Dragon range.
Subzero Ice Cream Ltd
Ely Industrial Estate, Wiliamstown, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF40 1RA
Tel: 01443 441159 : Email: email@example.com
Subzero is a team of dedicated and passionate people striving to make exciting ice cream flavours and desserts.
Taste of Persia
2 Curnpoppy Avenue, Monmouth, NP25 5SD
Tel: 07778605675 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taste of Persia, authentic producers of Persian cuisine. A cuisine with a difference and unique flavours, using local ingredients.
The Authentic Curry Company Ltd
46/47 Hirwaun Industrial Estate, Hirwaun, Rhondda Cynon Taff, CF44 9UP
Tel: 01685 810044 : Email: email@example.com
A small local company that produce chilled and frozen ready to heat meals for retail and food service.
The Blaenavon Cheddar Co Ltd
80 Broad Street, Blaenavon, Gwent, NP4 9NF
Tel: 01495 793123 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.chunkofcheese.co.uk : Twitter: @blaenafoncheese
Speciality hand made Welsh Cheese, family business and ambassadors for Welsh Food & Drink & Tourism.
The Chocolate Brownie Company Ltd
Chestnuts, Cardiff Road, Creigiau, Cardiff, CF15 9NL
Tel: 02920 892111 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.chocbrownieco.co.uk : Twitter: @chocbrownieco
Pick n mix boxes of homemade brownies – funky flavours – OMG they’re lush.
The Dangerous Food Company
The Old Court House, Chester Street, St Asaph, LL17 0RE
Tel: 07889 544898 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.dangerousfoodcoco.co.uk : Twitter: @dangerousfoodco
A small chilli jam manufacturer based in North Wales. They produce a range of fiery but fruity chilli jams made from unique fruit and chilli combinations.
The Gourmet Gardener
1 Brynich Cottage, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7SH
Tel: 07805898132 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.thegourmetgardner.co.uk : Twitter: @gourmetplants
From their garden to your kitchen. Growing a delicious range of edible plants which are used to create seasonal flavoured condiments.
The Original Welsh Oggie Pie Co
43 Moors Bank, St Martins, Oswestry, SY10 7BG
Tel: 01295 713930 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Handmade Welsh Oggies all produced in Wales, operating mainly at agricultural shows throughout the UK flying the flag of Wales, promoting Welsh Beef and Lamb.
The Patchwork Traditional Food Company
Llys Parcwr, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1NJ
Tel: 01824 705832 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.patchwork-pate.co.uk : Twitter: @patchworkfoods
Handmade artisan pate produced in North Wales.
Ynys Uchaf, Brynteg, Ynys Mon, LL78 8JZ
Tel: 01248 852379 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toffoc produces a high quality toffee vodka. They are in most Spar shops in Wales and supply various retailers/outlets, also available on-line.
Welsh Brew Tea
57 Higher Lane, Langland, Swansea, SA3 4PD
Tel: 01792 363391 : Email: email@example.com
Web: www.welshbrewtea.com : Twitter: @welshbrewtea
Welsh Brew market a full range of hot beverages which include high quality teas, coffee and drinking chocolate. Range also includes caddies and gift packs, including mugs and new speciality teas.
Welsh Venison Centre
Middlewood Farm, Bwlch, Brecon, LD3 7HQ
Tel: 01874 730929 : Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: www.beaonsfarmshop.co.uk : Twitter: @welshvension
Local farmers, butchers, retailers of home produced venison, lamb and beef.