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First Porthcawl Food & Drink Festival is a Feast For All

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The inaugural Porthcawl Food & Drink Festival kicks off in style at Pyle Garden Village next week (September 7th & 8th) with a host of artisan food to try and buy and entertainment for all the family.

The Festival, which is free to attend, is being held in support of a cause close to the seaside community’s heart – the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

Says Festival co-ordinator, Liv Case,

“We are excited to host our first Food and Drink Festival in support of Wales’ busiest lifeboat station – the Porthcawl RNLI.

“There is a varied line up of local, artisan and street food exhibitors coupled with children’s entertainment, a licensed bar and live music over the two days and we aim to make this an annual feature, alongside our other calendar events at Pyle Garden Village.”

There will be celebrity cook-offs featuring Derek ‘the weatherman’ Brockway and BBC news correspondent Siân Lloyd, alongside Castell Howell Foods’ development chef Stewart Williams.  While on Sunday (September 8th) there will be a demonstration by Celtic Manor Collection Executive Restaurant Chef, Simon Crockford.

More than 30 food and drink producers will be exhibiting in a weather-proof covered area and they include:

Case for Cooking, Eccentric Gin, Picketston Meats, Samosaco, Signore Twister, Wall 2 Wall Wines, Daioni Organic, Llanllyr Source, Llaeth y Llan, The Parsnipship, Ally’s Confectionery, The Bakeshed, The Two Anchors, Meat…ing Point, Ice Cube Tea, Sweet Cake Emma, Shirley’s Raw Chocolate Delights, Ridiculously Rich by Alana, Fruity Bouquets, The Pod, Fablas Ice Cream, Mini Melts, Olives and Oils, Gareth’s Delicious Delights, The Crepe Escape, Daisy Graze, Tea by the Sea, Evan Evans, Celtic Preserves/Bims Kitchen, Double Trouble Coffee, Penderyn, Smiler’s Coffee, and Castell Howell.

Joining them are several artisan crafts stalls, among them: Rose Kate Art, Charlotte Mari, Mint and Feather, Rose Louise Books, and Seren Unique Silver & Wood Crafts.

The Festival will be open on Saturday, September 7th from 9 am to 8 pm, and on Sunday, September 8th between 10 am and 4 pm.

Says Liv Case, “It’s a great opportunity to showcase a diverse range of food and drink and offer people the opportunity to try something different. There has been a tremendous response from Welsh producers and we are looking forward to welcoming people from the surrounding community and further afield too – just arrive hungry!”

Pyle Garden Village is conveniently situated one mile from Junction 37 on the M4 and has ample parking on site. The whole event will be held under cover  – meaning the fun will continue come rain or shine!