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New beeswax wrapping doesn’t have a sting in the tail for the environment

By |2018-09-14T16:15:27+00:00September 14th, 2018|News / Newyddion|

A former teacher who runs a company making skincare products from goats' milk is launching a new eco-friendly food wrapping made from cotton coated with beeswax. Carol Allen, 60, who set up Llanvalley Natural Products eight years ago, will officially unveil the innovative wrapping at this year’s Llangollen Food Festival which has helped propel her [...]

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Wrexham Lager raises glass to festival as it toasts two major new export deals

By |2018-09-14T16:18:27+00:00September 14th, 2018|News / Newyddion|

An iconic Welsh beer that made a remarkable comeback is celebrating after landing its biggest ever export orders with major deals in China and France. Wrexham Lager was served on the ill-fated Titanic which sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic on its maiden voyage. The brewery itself sank in 2002 but [...]

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6 free spaces for new producers at this years Hamper!

By |2017-07-10T13:35:16+00:00July 10th, 2017|News / Newyddion|

Are you a new Welsh food or drink producer that has been trading for less than 2 years? Hamper Llangollen Food Festival want to offer you the platform to exhibit with us this year! This will give you the best opportunity to gain customer feedback and gain some insightful market research moving forward with your product. https://form.jotformeu.com/71833655122353

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Bake Off star Beca will share family’s culinary secrets at food festival

By |2017-01-20T11:24:28+00:00September 21st, 2016|News / Newyddion|

A popular TV baker will be calling on some priceless tips she learned as a child from her two Welsh grandmothers when she shares her secrets at a food festival. Beca Lyne-Pirkis, who cooked her way to semi final of the smash hit TV show Great British Bake Off in 2013, will be one of [...]

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Your Festival needs you!

By |2017-01-20T11:24:28+00:00September 15th, 2016|News / Newyddion|

This is your festival, Llangollen’s festival, and every year it is you and others like you that make it the success it is. So why not get involved? Run a related promotion and we’ll help you promote it. We have a limited number of entry tickets to give away – tickets you can use for prizes, or perhaps as incentives [...]

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Hands-on star chef Luke champions local produce

By |2017-01-20T11:24:31+00:00September 2nd, 2015|News / Newyddion|

Britain’s youngest head chef will have a starring role at food festival in North Wales – fresh from cooking Welsh Cakes on the beach in Dubai.  Luke Thomas, of Connah’s Quay, will be among a celebrity line up at Hamper Llangollen 2015 where he will be championing fresh, local ingredients. […]

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Waste not, want not Food, glorious food as kitchen queen Denise rescues ingredients from landfill

By |2017-01-20T11:24:31+00:00August 3rd, 2015|News / Newyddion|

A top chef will be showing food lovers how to make a gourmet meal with ingredients that would otherwise be heading for the rubbish heap. […]

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Comedian swaps Edinburgh Festival for food festival

By |2017-01-20T11:24:31+00:00August 3rd, 2015|News / Newyddion|

Food is no laughing matter for stand-up star Silky Top stand up comedian Silky will swap jokes for yolks when he gives a cookery demonstration at a food festival. The red hot gig at Hamper Llangollen in October will be a first for the comedian and musician who says simple egg dishes and exotic spices [...]

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Red hot chilli pepper firm set to blast foodies

By |2014-10-14T09:55:05+00:00October 14th, 2014|News / Newyddion|

Two friends have turned their love of chilli peppers into a red hot business - after donning face masks and protective clothing to get it going. Dominic Haynes and Llyr Jones, who launched their enterprise after being made redundant, came up the idea of creating a chilli jam while sat in their local pub. They [...]

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Tim brews Dee Valley treat for food festival

By |2017-01-20T11:24:32+00:00October 14th, 2014|News / Newyddion|

A barman turned barista is brewing up a special Dee Valley coffee for a top food festival. Tim Parry quit his job pulling pints to set up his own company, Mug Run, and create his own perfect blend of roasted coffee beans. The 35-year-old is now aiming to capture the scents of the Dee valley [...]

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