The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society (RWAS) has unveiled its plans to launch a brand-new Welsh Food and Drink Village at this year’s Royal Welsh Show.
Branded as Gwledd | Feast, the new food village will showcase the very best of Welsh produce in a relaxed, family-friendly environment with seating for more than 500 people and a full programme of entertainment on a live music stage.
Visitors to the Royal Welsh Show often say that food is one of the main reasons why they attend and this year the Society is keen to elevate the food experience by offering a greater range of Welsh food options and more places to sit and enjoy their food and drink whilst attending our events. That is why the Society is launching the new food village as a pilot project during this year’s Royal Welsh Show.
Gwledd | Feast will be situated near Entrance B and will be open for the duration of the four days. Food is a key element to all Royal Welsh events and building on the success of the popular Food Hall, the new food and drink village is set to be a fabulous feast of fun and food!
A wide range of companies will take part in the food showcase, creating a real microcosm of the Welsh food and drink industry from savoury delights to sweet treats.
The 14 outlets featuring this year are:
Brecon Brewing Ltd - Providing an award winning selection of craft beers, lager and cider on tap for your enjoyment.
Cegin Manuka - A street food business, Cegin Manuka has a strong Thai influence with dairy and gluten free options. Utilising locally sourced meats to make delicious curries and stir-fries.
Celtic Pie Company – Introducing truly Welsh made pasties to suit all ages. Produced in the heart of Carmarthenshire using tender beef and chicken also delicious vegetarian options using wholesome vegetables and Welsh cheeses.
Cwm Farm - Award-winning Welsh charcuterie and smokehouse.
Hench Burgers - Using their own top-secret Welsh mince blend and perfected seasoning they produce a tender, juicy, meat (or vegan) crusted bun, cheese engulfed deliciousness.
Nixon Farms Pen-min-cae Welsh Black Beef and Lamb - Home produced Welsh black beef, Welsh lamb and Welsh pork raised on their family farm just three miles from the Royal Welsh Showground.
Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company Ltd - A range of premium presses that take their name from their family farm. They are crafted from a blend of pure Radnor Hills Spring Water and 100% natural ingredients.
Ralph’s Cider - Traditional farmhouse cider.
Ridiculously Rich by Alana - A delicious range of handmade cakes, baked at their bakery in Aberystwyth.
The Artisan Cook - Stone baked pizza to order, voted best in Wales in Wales Online competition. Simple ingredients, well executed.
The Rock & Scallop- Providers of the famous Rock and Scallop Seafood rolls containing lobster and crab meat and locally sourced bread. Also offering grilled scallops.
The Teifi Toastie Company - Using the finest Welsh Cheeses and breads to make mouth-wateringly good grilled cheese toasties!
The Welsh Creperie Co - Combining a love for Wales with a passion for authentic French style pancakes. Cooked to order with a range of delicious sweet and savoury options.
Welsh Brew Tea - Welsh Brew Tea has been blending teas with our wonderful Welsh water since 1989. Alongside a variety of different tea products, they supply a premium range of ground coffee and luxury drinking chocolate. All products are bilingually packaged.
Within Gwledd | Feast, RWAS is proud to be working with the charity, Big Bocs Bwyd (Big Food Box) which operates ‘pay as you feel’ food banks from containers situated outside schools. The charity’s aim is to ensure that no child is hungry and that every child can learn how to make good food choices that enable them to thrive. Containers and children from six primary schools will be at the Show to promote their actions, and how they are working to address food inequality and poor diets.
Along with the delicious range of food outlets, the food village will also feature some highly acclaimed Welsh musicians, such as Bronwen Lewis, the Welsh Whisperer and folk trio, Sorela.