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Raising a glass of Chateau Loughlin to honour food festival saviour Colin

By |2019-08-28T12:55:48+00:00August 28th, 2019|News / Newyddion|

A new wine is being launched to honour the memory of the man who saved the popular Llangollen Food Festival – and will be used to raise money for his favourite charity. Friends and colleagues were devastated by the sudden death of the “larger than life” former wine distributor, Colin Loughlin, 76  after he suffered [...]

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Trout farm with “007” fame unveils tasty new treat at Llangollen

By |2019-08-28T15:44:41+00:00August 26th, 2019|News / Newyddion|

A trout farm and smokehouse whose delicacies once tickled the taste buds of James Bond has lined up a legendary new treat for visitors to a top food festival. Chirk Trout Farm Shop and Smokery, which has supplied smoked trout to the Orient Express among other prestigious establishments, will be unveiling its luxurious new smoked [...]

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Sicilan cook Marian ditches plastic packaging for new range of meals

By |2019-08-28T15:48:21+00:00August 12th, 2019|News / Newyddion|

A Sicilian cook from is ditching plastic packaging to launch a new range of classic Italian meals contained in reusable pottery dishes. Marina Midolo, 51, will be unveiling her authentic lasagne made with homemade pasta at Llangollen Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. She set up her kitchen at her home [...]

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Town will be transformed into UK’s culinary capital

By |2019-08-28T15:38:12+00:00August 2nd, 2019|News / Newyddion|

A town where Wales meets the world will be transformed into the culinary capital of the UK - for one weekend only. Thousands of foodies will be making a bee-line for the annual  Llangollen Food Festival which has established itself as a major highlight in the gastronomic calendar. As a result, it's been named as [...]

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Scientist on mission to create perfect gin with new solar-powered distillery

By |2019-08-28T15:46:34+00:00July 28th, 2019|News / Newyddion|

A scientist is on a mission to create the perfect gin after setting up his new solar-powered distillery in time for a top food festival this autumn Former university lecturer Kevin Flower will be unveiling the special edition gin at the popular Llangollen Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. Kevin, 53, [...]

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

By |2019-08-28T15:53:54+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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Food festival serves up £8m boost

By |2017-10-19T11:55:31+00:00October 19th, 2017|News / Newyddion|

One of the first food festivals in Wales is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a record number of stallholders and an £8 million boost for the economy. Llangollen Food Festival was founded in 1997 and pioneered food tourism by creating a shop window for home grown producers. Since then the event has gone from strength [...]

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Chainsaw sculpting supremo to preside over the first ever Wales Pumpkin Carving Championships

By |2017-10-06T09:39:30+00:00October 6th, 2017|News / Newyddion|

A man who tours the world using a chainsaw to create stunning sculptures is masterminding the first ever Welsh pumpkin championship. Simon O’Rourke has carved out an international reputation for himself by turning out a series of wooden masterpieces depicting everything from a life-sized horse to an awe-inspiring tableau of The Beatles. At Llangollen Food [...]

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Brewery discovers secret of the perfect pint to celebrate festival’s 20th birthday

By |2017-10-03T15:22:29+00:00October 3rd, 2017|News / Newyddion|

Heavenly Ambrosia Ale will be fit for the gods, says brewer Ynyr With pic An award-winning brewery is raising a toast to one the UK's top food festivals with a "heavenly" new beer to celebrate the event's 20 anniversary. The foaming ale, called Ambrosia which means food and drink of the gods, will be launched [...]

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