We’re looking forward to the Abergavenny Food Festival which is happening this weekend (15th September). There are still tickets for many events that look amazing. Our very good friend Adele Nozedar will be giving a talk with Tom Moggach “From Wild Food to Window-Boxes”. These two authors will be sharing their tips on ‘stepping off the consumer treadmill from both ends of the spectrum – from countryside to city plots’. Another local to look out for is Liz Knight who will give a talk with Trine Hahnemann, “Forage Ahead for Christmas”.
The Festival Party at the Castle looks like it will be one to remember with a mixture of music ranging from jazz, dance music explosions, Welsh folk music and romantic bohemian that will be complemented with a wide selection of food and cocktails and entertainment. We can’t wait to see the leek jousting or the Comedy Waiters!
The event promises some of the best food in the world many who are based here in the Brecon Beacons including Caroline’s Bread Company, Welsh Venison Centre (Beacons Farm Shop), Black Mountains Smokery, Clam’s handmake Cakes, The Blaenafon Cheddar Company, Trealy Farm Charcuterie, Radnor Preserves, Shepherds Ice Cream. For those of you that can’t make the festival, you will be pleased to know that you can buy this food locally, quite often by visiting the producers themselves. Click on their links for more information.
For more information about the festival, click here. We recommend a stroller wristband which gives you entry to lots of things including:
- Access to five fabulous venues in the centre of Abergavenny with over 200 exhibitors
- ‘True Taste’ Trail highlighting some great award-winning Welsh products
- Primo Grill Stage featuring street-food chef dems /cook-offs
- Hands-on young people’s workshops at the Food Academy plus finals of the Cookery Competition
- Music, comedy, street theatre and creative food-themed activities
- All-day entertainment at Abergavenny Castle featuring the open-air Primo Grill stage, food-to-go, the Dome and the Blorenge Bar featuring The Otley Brewing Company’s special beer of the Festival
- The Robert Price Kitchen Stage with live cookery demonstrations from the best chefs in the region
- A great choice of food to buy and eat on the spot at our various catering outlets.
We still have some cottages available in the area if you are looking for a last-minute trip. We’ve listed some of the closest ones below but do call our office on 01874 676446 for more information and advice:
Pen-y-Fan Lodge has two bedrooms to sleep 4 guests one of three restored self-catering cottages on the slopes of the Sugar Loaf Mountain. Wonderful walking from the door. USE OF THE SAUNA. Crickhowell 2 miles Abergavenny 5 miles. Walk to Dragons Head pub.
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | four star
Wheat Barn slps 14 guests – great for a Celebration or Party with a large diningroom & kitchen. Beautifully renovated barn, spacious and comfortable. Hire Mountain Bikes, Walks. Near Abergavenny, Crickhowell. Gilwern.
Sleeps: 14 | Bedrooms: 6 | four star
Enjoy this luxurious spacious farmhouse beside the river in a picturesque & idyllic spot with a large enclosed gardens and glorious views. The owner welcomes Pets. In the Llantony Valley with pub & Offa’s Dyke Path nearby. Abergavenny, Black Mountains.
Sleeps: 16 | Bedrooms: 4 | three star
Sleeps 4. Three attractive Cottages from a converted beautiful 17th century Coach House, used together can sleep up to 12 people.
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2 | three star