Food, glorious food at Narberth's fabulous festival

The award-winning Narberth Food Festival is getting ready to serve up its lively menu of treats for foodies, fun-lovers and all the family.

Festival-goers can look forward once again to a great outdoor music and street food dining experience, coupled with the excitement of browsing, buying, tasting and learning in the adjoining massive marquee, with over 50 stalls.

“In the words of one happy stallholder last year, the festival creates a Mardi Gras atmosphere,” said festival chairman Huw Jones. “We’re looking forward to another brilliant event, with that unique Narberth mix of good food, great talks and demonstrations and entertainment for all, in a relaxing atmosphere.”

Wales’ top television chef and festival patron Angela Gray will once again be bringing her expertise and knowledge to the festival’s Food Theatre.

Angela Gray at Narberth Food Festival

She’s looking forward to hosting a Masterchef-style cook-off between local personalities, which proved such a crowd-pleaser at the 2013 festival.

Festival favourites Ludovic Dieumegard of The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron and Anand George of The Purple Poppadom restaurant, Cardiff, will also be cooking up a storm, together with artisan baker Vicky North of Vic North Cookery School, near Cardigan and S4C baker Beca Lyne-Purkis, who was a semi-finalist in last year’s Great British Bake-Off.

There will also be Talks and Tastes sessions highlighting some of the products on offer at the festival - including seafood, beer and wine, cheese and Indian snacks.

Said Angela: “Narberth Food Festival is very special to me. I love the people, the town with all its fabulous shops and the community support there.

“There is such a feast of activities on offer, local people are so welcoming and there’s a real buzz in the air.”

Narberth Food Festival also features free activities for children and a full programme of live music and entertainment.

Entertainment at Narberth Food Festival

The eclectic line-up offers the tried and tested mix of first-timers and festival favourites, all with strong local lconnections and all with that Narberth feel-good factor.

Strolling players Fiddlebox will be mingling with the crowds, while amongst those taking to the festival stage will be retro artiste Tinplate Tiger, harpist Harriet Earis, vocalists Tansy Lloyd Benson and  Kara Watts, acoustic artiste Paul Reggie and rock and bluesman Davey Jones, appearing with both Mick Harrison and Thomas Crimble.

So find something to eat and drink, pull up a seat and enjoy!

That's exactly what Visit Pembrokeshire did at last years event. Read our review.

Narberth Food Festival prides itself on its welcome to all, and in fact was awarded a Silver in the 2013 Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards for its facilities for the disabled.

The festival opens on Saturday 26th September at 10am. For full details of event timing, talks and a lisiting of stall holders, download the complete festival guide.

Why not make a weekend of it? Spend 48hours in Narberth exploring the independently owned shops and galleries, little clothing boutiques, an array of excellent café’s and, of course, the Narberth Food Festival.

 This was my first visit to this part of the world, and I thought it was superb.  
Bill, Liverpool

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