Food, glorious food at Narberth Food Festival

The award-winning Narberth Food Festival will be serving up its lively mix of treats in its usual venue this year, despite part of the land being earmarked for building.

There will be that unique Narberth mix of good food, great talks and demonstrations and entertainment for all, in a relaxing atmosphere.

The event - which has twice scooped Gold for Best Event in the Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards - takes place on September 27th and 28th, and has already sold out its 50-plus stallholder pitches.

Narberth food festival

Festival patrons, Wales’ top television chef, Angela Gray and renowned food writer, Elisabeth Luard will both be bringing their expertise and knowledge to this year’s event.

Angela will be headlining in the Food Theatre, with Will Holland from Saundersfoot’s new Coast restaurant joining Stephen Terry of The Hardwick, Abergavenny; Duncan Barham, The Grove, Narberth; Ludovic Dieumegard of The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron and Lisa Fearn from the Pumpkin Patch Cookery School in the line-up of culinary maestros.

There will also be a return of the Talks and Tastes sessions which proved so popular when they were introduced last year, with Elisabeth Luard set to once again share her stories and knowledge of Mediterranean cuisine.

She said: “Narberth Food Festival has got it just right. It’s local, It’s friendly, the food is really good and there’s enough space to move around and meet your friends.”

There are also free activities for children and a full programme of live music and entertainment, with the eclectic line-up including folk revival band, Up Down Go Machine; rockabilly trio Easy Tigerz, Dixieland jazz outfit, Tudor Rhythm Kings and the Appalachian Shoestring Dancers and band.

The festival was also awarded a Silver in the 2013 Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards for its facilities for the disabled. These include British Sign Language-interpreted cookery demonstrations, and the welcoming of a group of hearing-impaired youngsters - via the Welsh branch of the National Deaf Children’s Society Cymru - to the festival’s Education Day curtain-raiser.This will also be attended by around 100 children from Narberth, Tavernspite and Templeton schools.

Added festival chairman Huw Jones: “We’ll never be the biggest food festival, but people tell us we’re the friendliest and most enjoyable.”
And in the words of one stallholder: “I love the friendly vibe, and mix of music, talks and stalls. Great!”

So sample it all for yourself! Narberth Food Festival takes place on the Town Moor, Narberth 

The not-for-profit event is run entirely by volunteers, and sponsored by a number of local businesses and organisations.

Download a copy of the 2014 festival guide and immerse yourself in the fun of last years festival.

WEATHER
 Just come back from a week’s break in St Davids - loved the area completely, and the local people are brilliant. Highly recommended is a boat trip to Ramsey Island.  
Adam, Somerset

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