9 tasty things to do at the Tiny Rebel Newport Food Festival


Headline sponsors Tiny Rebel


Thousands of visitors are expected to pack out the streets of Newport for this Saturday’s food festival – sponsored by Tiny Rebel.

The award-winning brewery which runs Urban Tap in the city centre is the headline sponsor of the free, one-day event which will see 80 stalls and more than a dozen food demonstrations or talks.

Tiny Rebel’s Bradley Cummings said: “We’re a proud Newport business so coming on board as headline sponsor of the festival is a great honour.”

The Golden Lion at Magor is a supporting sponsor – and two of its chefs are on the bill.

The mouth-watering line-up of chefs includes the Celtic Manor Resort’s TV chef Larkin Cen, Ben Periam of Mojo The Food Bar, James Sommerin of The Esplanade in Penarth, and Steve White of The Ruperra Arms.

The festival’s hotly-contested teen chef competition final will be staged at 10am upstairs in Newport Market, and there will be a battle of the burgers there between Pretentious Burger Kitchen and Meat Bar & Grill at 4pm.

There’s also a packed programme of entertainment with choirs and bands performing throughout the day.


lucknam park
Hywel Jones

Here are 9 tasty things to do at the festival:

  1. Learn how to make perfect pasta – including a simple dish anyone can replicate at home – with the Executive Chef of The Park Michelin-starred restaurant and The Brasserie at Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Hywel Jones. His session will take place at 11am in the upper area of Newport Market.


  1. Spice up your life with a tasting of some of the hot and fiery sauces from Monmouthshire producers Sorai. If you love chillis, these sauces are for you! We recommend the onion and balsamic sauce which has a hot tang.


  1. Brush up on your cake decorating skills at a demonstration with Nia Thomas in 44 High Street at 2pm. Nia has 18 years of experience in decoration and sugar craft – and she has passed on her skills in classes and day schools for the past two years.


  1. Sample fantastic, fresh, and funky vegetarian food at the Parsnipship stall – created at their base in South Wales. We’re in love with Parsnipship’s haloumi burgers.


  1. Catch a demonstration by Gwent chef James Sommerin, whose Penarth restaurant has been awarded title of Best in Wales in the Good Food Guide 2016. He’ll be at the Pobl offices at 11.30am. He has inspired his 17-year-old daughter to work alongside him in his kitchen.


Clam’s Handmade Cakes 


  1. Check out the sweet taste of Clam’s Handmade Cakes at their stall – last year, they did a roaring trade. So pop along early to get the widest selection of cakes!


  1. Learn how to cook with beer with the help of Tiny Rebel’s Paul Turley. His demonstration will be in the Pobl offices at 2.30pm.


  1. Taste some wine or liqueur from exhibitors Cwm Deri Vineyard. We caught up with them at the recent Abergavenny Food Festival and loved their light and bright elderflower gin and smooth sloe gin.


  1. Grab an ice lolly with a kick from Mojo The Food Bar’s pop-up cocktail bar – or a special cocktail created by mixologist and head bartender, Andrej Madaras.



Crowds in 2015

See the full programme of chef demonstrations here: http://www.newportfoodfestival.co.uk/blog/?page_id=3293


The 80 exhibitors are:

Ally’s Confectionery

Asia Spice Box

Avril’s Country Kitchen

Baked On Green Street

Batch Farm Cheesemakers

Big G’s Grill

Bill King Artisan Baker 

Black Mountain Smokery

Boonta Too Thai


Ciao Bella

Claire’s Kitchen

Clam’s Handmade Cakes

Crazy Creperie Ltd

Cwm Deri Vineyard

Dinky Donuts


Ele’s Little Kitchen

Ffwrnes Pizza

Flapjack Fairy

Flour’d Up

Fresh As A Daisy


Gower Cottage Brownies

Grandma Bees

Gwynne’s Ice Cream

Heather’s Harvest

Honeybunch Cake Company

Huckleberry Treats

Imaginative Gourmet

Jayne’s Bakes

La Fleur de Chocolat

Meat and Greek

MEAT Bar and Grill

Med Foods Ltd

MoJo The Food Bar and Dog ‘n’ Dough

Mr & Mrs Olives

Mr Croquewich (Creative Kitchen)

Mrs Brown’s Bakes

Myrtle’s Kitchen

Narnas Limited

Noodles In A Box

Old Granary Pierogi

Parc Pantry

Pieroth Ltd

Pizza Wheels

Pretentious Burger Kitchen

Pulled Pork People

Riverford Organic Farms

Roman Legionary Museum

TechniquestRSPB Cymru

Science Cream Ltd

Seasons Farm Foods

Senior Twister

Shivers (Caws Cenarth)


Stainswick Farm Oil LLP

Tasty Bites


That Fish Guy

The Parsnipship

The Preservation Society

The Ridgeway Bar & Kitchen

The Welsh Confectionary

Tiny Rebel

Tudor Brewery

Ty Gwyn Cider

Untapped Brewing Company

Urban Jungle Coffee

Varsity Coffee


Foodies set to flock to Caerphilly’s annual festival


Thousands of people will flock to Caerphilly on Saturday for the town’s annual food festival.

Around 100 traders will line the streets offering everything from ice cream and baklava to pulled pork and liqueurs.

There will also be a farmers’ market and craft market, where shoppers will find produce, hand-made goods and gifts.

There will be Broil BBQ demonstrations and children’s cookery classes in the Twyn Car Park, along with puppet shows, donkey rides, ‘crazy waiters’, and street magicians at the top of Cardiff Road.

Musical attractions will include The Voice contestant Tobias Robertson, Tomos Lewis, Maddie Jones, Buffalo, and Francesca’s World Salad. They will perform below the visitor centre opposite the castle.

The event is free and will be held between 10am and 5pm. Town centre roads will be closed to traffic. See more about the event here: http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/Things-To-Do/Events/Regular-Events/Caerphilly-food-festival.aspx


Food stallholders

A ‘N’ G Concessions t/a Dinky Donuts Concession – Sweets Baked Goods (donuts), Snow Cones, Candy floss, hot & cold drinks

Ally’s Confectionary Sweet – Novelty sweets

Boozy Bods Ltd Alcohol – Beers

Caerphilly Preserves – Preserves

Cafe Refresh Concession – Hot Food – Pork carvery, burgers, hotdogs, steak

Caws Cenarth Cheese – Cheese

Celtic Spirit Co Alcohol – Whisky, Liqueur

Cherry Tree Wales – Cheese, Preserves, Chutneys

Churros Ole Limited Concession – Churros

Clam’s Cakes – Sweet Baked Goods

Coffi Cwrt Concession – Hot Drinks

Cottage Sweets Concession – Sweet – Marshmallows

Creative Kitchen Caterers Ltd Concession – Hot Food – Gourmet Grilled Cheese Style Sandwiches (Xmas Mulled wine)

Cwm Deri Vineyard – Alcohol – Wine & Liqueur

Delicia Cakes & Teas – Sweet Baked Goods, Loose Tea

Dimkin’s Patisserie – Sweet Baked Goods – French Macarons

Doughnutterie Sweet & Savoury – Baked goods – bread, donuts, pastries

Ellyse En Jay Sweet – Chocolates

Elm Tree Foods – Savoury Baked Goods

Ffwrnes Pizza Concession – Hot Food – Pizza

Flapjack Fairy – Sweet Baked Goods

Foods of Distinction Concession – Hot Food – Meatballs, skewers, hotdogs, burgers, vegetarian burgers cold drinks

French Flavour Ltd – Alcohol – French food such as beer, cider, garlic strings, honey, tapenades, saucisson

Gwatkin Cider Co Ltd – Alcohol – Cider, Perry

Gwynt-Y-Ddraig Cider – Alcohol – Cider, Perry

Helen’s Homebakes Ltd – Sweet & Savoury Baked Goods

Herbs & Spices Ltd – Herbs & Spices

Huckleberry Treats – Alcohol – Liqueur Italian Green Taste Olives, nuts, baklava & Turkish delight

La Triestina Ltd – Alcohol -Italian Deli products including cheese, chocolate pasties, wine

Lee’s Ices Concession – Ice cream

Van Lilos Concession – Pasta boxes, salad wraps

Little Grandma’s Kitchen Preserves – Chutneys

Little Valley Bakery – Savoury Baked Goods – Breads

Lymn Bank Farm – Cheese, Chutney

Maison Crepe Concession – Hot Food – Crepes

Monster Cones Concession – Snow cones

Mr & Mrs Olive UK Ltd – Olives, nuts, baklava, Turkish delights, fudges, liquorice

Mrs Brown’s Bakes – Sweet Baked Goods – Biscuits

Narna’s Chocolates – Sweet Baked Goods

Nibble Nose Cheese – Cheese, Gift hampers

Old Granary Pierogi Concession – Hot Food – Baked pierogi, soup, cold drinks

Perfect Tipple – Alcohol – Wine, Vodka

Pulled Pork People Concession – Hot Food – pulled pork

Rhosyn Farm Produce Concession – Hot food – Rare breed meat, sausage on a stick, sausage and burger baps, wraps and curry

Riverford Home Delivery = Organic veg boxes – orders only

Season’s Meats – Exotic & Game (Non Concession – Cold)

Sims Food Ltd (Samosaco) Concession – Indian Food

Snowy Cones Ltd Concession – Snow cones

Sorai Sauces

The Blaenafon Cheddar Company – Cheese, Preserves

The Fudge Box Sweet – Fudge, confectionary

The Garlic Farm Preserves, Chutneys, Garlic products

The Jacobi Brewery of Caio Alcohol – Beer

The Wonky Kitchen Sweet – Fudge

Urban Jungle Coffee Concession – Hot & Cold Drinks

Vegetarian Food Studio – Indian Food

Webbers Fish Merchants Ltd Concession – Seafood

Yo-Cart Ltd & Waffle’licious Concession – Frozen Yoghurt & Belgium Waffles

Farmers’ market traders

Dave Eggs • Samosa Co • Carrie Bags • Raw Chocolate • Ty Siriol • Ty Mel Smallholding • Afan Vale Chocolates • Elm Tree Foods • Charming Trinkets • Autumn Whimsey • Paul’s Organic Veg • Annie’s Mythical Emporium • DeeBee Crafts • Blackbrooke Pottery • Miles Better Baking • Penrhiw Organic Meats • Plant 2 Plate • Drwytho • Welsh Witches • Moongate Cakes • Field Bar Wines • Perfect Impressions Jewellery • Welsh Italian Pizza