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Where to buy your Father’s day present locally
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Where to buy your Father’s day present locally

It’s always hard to think of new ideas for Father’s Day,  I’m sure he’s got enough ‘Best Dad in the World’ mugs, so why not turn to your local businesses to find something a bit different. We’ve put together a few local gems that you could explore… If he’s always wanted to get back to...

June 10, 2019June 10, 2019by
5 Rheswm Pam Fod Prynu’n Lleol o Fudd Ichi a’r Blaned
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5 Rheswm Pam Fod Prynu’n Lleol o Fudd Ichi a’r Blaned

Rydym wedi ein hysbysu eisoes bod prynu’n lleol yn beth da, ond pam? Darllenwch isod i ganfod pam ddylech chi boeni am hyn a lle gallwch fynd ati i siopa a rhoi cychwyn ar bethau!   Mae prynu’n lleol yn hyrwyddo cyfoeth a swyddi lleol – Drwy wario’ch arian yn lleol, mae’n ffordd o ofalu...

May 22, 2019May 22, 2019by
5 Reasons Why Buying Local is Good For You & The Planet
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5 Reasons Why Buying Local is Good For You & The Planet

  We’ve all been told that buying local is a good thing, but why? Read on to find out why you should care about it and where you can shop to make a start!   Buying local promotes local wealth and jobs –By spending your money locally you’re keeping the pounds and pennies within the...

May 22, 2019May 22, 2019by
Llanarmon pub named best in Wrexham
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Llanarmon pub named best in Wrexham

By Rory Sheehan,Chief Reporter, Wrexham Leader The West Arms, in Llandarmon DC, owned and run by husband and wife team Nicky and Mark Williamson, has been crowned Best Pub in Wrexham in the National Pub and Bar Awards 2019. Mark Williamson, owner of The West Arms said: “This is our first award since buying the hotel...

May 20, 2019May 20, 2019by
National Vegetarian Week in the Dee Valley 13th-17th May
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National Vegetarian Week in the Dee Valley 13th-17th May

This week is national vegetarian week and we’re celebrating some of the best vegetarian food in the Dee Valley! If you’re in Llangollen… Llangollen Oggie Shop + Fine Foods have the best selection of vegetarian pies and pastries in Llangollen; grab one or two for your lunch on the go! (https://www.llangollenoggieshop.com/) Porters Delicatessen has an...

May 16, 2019May 16, 2019by
Pen-Y-Lan Pork win prestigious food & drink award
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Pen-Y-Lan Pork win prestigious food & drink award

Wrexham man’s miracle recovery to become award winning sausage-maker By Rory Sheehan, Chief Reporter, Wrexham Leader A MAN who was told he would never walk again after breaking his back has fulfilled his dream of becoming an award winning sausage maker. Mike Ford, of Crabtree Green, Eyton, who runs Pen-Y-Llan Pork, won the Traditional Pork Sausage category...

May 8, 2019May 8, 2019by
Successful Blas Lleol Meet the Producer 2019
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Successful Blas Lleol Meet the Producer 2019

More than 100 buyers from hospitality businesses of all sizes attended a showcase of local produce. The third ‘Blas Lleol – Meet the Producer’ event, organised by the Llangollen & Dee Valley Good Grub Club and the Clwydian Range Food & Drink group in collaboration with Denbighshire County Council’s Economic Development team, was held at...

May 8, 2019May 8, 2019by
Why buying local this Christmas supports the local economy and community
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Why buying local this Christmas supports the local economy and community

When we asked some of North Wales finest local food & drink producers why you should buy local this Christmas their most common reasons related to: supporting the local economy, families and the wider community. Why does buying local have an impact on the local economy and community? The money you spend is more likely...

November 11, 2018November 11, 2018by
Where to shop in Llangollen
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Where to shop in Llangollen

There is no doubt that Llangollen is a heaven for shoppers. Charming Welsh shops selling traditional gifts and souvenirs are dotted everywhere around the town. For a taste of Wales, showcasing Welsh producers and brewers, you will need to step inside Porter’s Deli and the Llangollen Oggie & Fine Foods Shop. After sampling their culinary...

November 1, 2018December 10, 2018by
Live Local, Shop Online
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Live Local, Shop Online

There is no reason to believe that if you shop online, you can’t buy high quality, artisan products from local producers. In and around Llangollen, we are lucky to be blessed not only with wonderful produce, but with local producers who can deliver straight to your door. Pen-y-lan Pork A contender for best sausage producer...

October 31, 2018December 10, 2018by
Light-up Local Food
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Light-up Local Food

Pop-up food and drink Christmas markets promoting local producers based in North Wales

October 29, 2018October 29, 2018by
Shop plastic free in Llangollen
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Shop plastic free in Llangollen

Starting with David Attenborough’s documentary Blue Planet II about plastic pollution in the ocean, the world has begun to embrace the plastic-free philosophy. There are so many reasons why we should try to limit our use of plastic: it is not biodegradable, it piles up in the environment, it spoils groundwater and affects the food...

October 29, 2018December 10, 2018by
The Forge winning runner up at the Rural Business Awards 2018
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The Forge winning runner up at the Rural Business Awards 2018

We are so proud of Sheena and Jamie from The Forge, in Corwen, for winning the runner up at the Rural Business Awards this October. The Forge offer luxury glamping accommodation and bushcraft courses in Corwen, a beautiful part of North Wales. Sheena says: ‘At The Forge we give people the opportunity to escape from...

October 10, 2018November 7, 2018by
Paintings of artist with dementia printed on Aballu chocolate bars
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Paintings of artist with dementia printed on Aballu chocolate bars

Jo Edwards’ recent project is to produce a range of chocolate featuring paintings by her grandmother, who lived with dementia and discovered her artistic talent at the age of 85. After her grandmother passed away, the family decided to raise funds and awareness for Dementia Friendly Wrexham, and they organised an exhibition of Pat’s work....

October 10, 2018October 30, 2018by
Open Kitchens 2019
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Open Kitchens 2019

A month-long programme of events promoting local food and drink across North Wales

October 8, 2018October 23, 2018by
Farmer Secures Contract to Supply Dee Valley Lamb
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Farmer Secures Contract to Supply Dee Valley Lamb

After a lengthy search, Pip Gale from Gales Wine Bar is delighted to have found a reliable local source for the lamb he serves in his award-winning restaurant. D and J Thomas and Sons from Rhosllanerchrugog were linked with Gales through the Good Grub Club and are now providing at least one whole lamb a...

July 19, 2017October 9, 2018by
Welsh food & drink exports up by almost 20%
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Welsh food & drink exports up by almost 20%

THE value of food and drink exports from Wales increased by 20 per cent in 2016, more than twice as much as across the UK as a whole. The provisional data shows the value of food and drink exports from Wales in 2016 was £337,3 million, up 19.8 per cent on 2015. In comparison, the...

July 19, 2017October 9, 2018by
Good Grub Club’s first mentoring placement
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Good Grub Club’s first mentoring placement

Local student Julyanne Hughes (15) has been selected from a competitive group of candidates to take up the first mentoring placement offered by the Llangollen & Dee Valley Good Grub Club. Over the coming months, Julyanne will be working with the Llangollen Food Assembly Host, Robyn Lovelock, supporting the Food Assembly social media presence. Through...

July 19, 2017October 9, 2018by

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