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Your Christmas Shopping Guide to Llangollen
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Your Christmas Shopping Guide to Llangollen

With decorations appearing on the high-street and Christmas markets already on our lists, it is a good time to consider the gifts we want to buy for our loved ones this Christmas.  Choosing a Christmas gift is a moment of joy and thoughtfulness, the joy of giving something that can make someone happy. So where...

November 26, 2018December 10, 2018by
Festive menus in and around Llangollen
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Festive menus in and around Llangollen

Shop and relax You can always take a break from your Christmas shopping, sit down and have a proper lunch. In Llangollen, you will be impressed by the new menu at Gales of Llangollen, and the food and the views at both the Cornmill and at the Chainbridge Hotel. You can even book your Christmas...

November 26, 2018November 26, 2018by
How buying local this Christmas can improve the environment for everyone
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How buying local this Christmas can improve the environment for everyone

When it comes to the reasons why you should buy local this Christmas, the advantages aren’t just money and taste based. Our local food and drinks producers identified significant environmental benefits too when we asked them their top reasons to buy local this Christmas. Local produce uses less packaging Lots of food and drinks packing...

November 18, 2018November 18, 2018by
Make this Christmas tastier than ever – buy local
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Make this Christmas tastier than ever – buy local

Locally grown food tastes better Chances are that food grown locally tastes far better than imported produce. It might come in different shapes and sizes or look a bit wonky, especially when it comes to fruit and vegetables, but bursting with flavour surely makes up for that? When it comes to locally grown fresh goods...

November 14, 2018November 14, 2018by
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
12 good reasons why you should buy North Wales produce this Christmas
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12 good reasons why you should buy North Wales produce this Christmas

A merry band of North Wales finest local food & drink producers have come together to spread the word about why you should buy local this Christmas. Why local producers believe you should buy local this Christmas Local produce keeps food miles low said Rachel from Rachel’s Vegan Cakes, Bwlchgwyn. Pip Gale from Wales’ oldest...

November 7, 2018November 7, 2018by
Christmas is coming at Derwen College
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Christmas is coming at Derwen College

The Orangery Restaurant at Derwen College will be serving a 2 course Christmas lunch menu from 25th November to 20th December. Adult £8.95 and child £5.95 to include a main and a dessert. Evening two and three course Christmas menu also available for group bookings and parties. Menu available on request. Book a Christmas Afternoon Tea in...

November 7, 2018November 7, 2018by
Christmas Menus at Pontcysyllte Chapel Tea Room
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Christmas Menus at Pontcysyllte Chapel Tea Room

Christmas Menu Starters Homemade leek and potato soup Patchwork pate chicken liver Melon served with raspberry coulis Mains Turkey, Beef,  Salmon or Nut Roast, Served with roast and boiled potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Desserts Christmas pudding with brandy butter Cheese board selection welsh cheeses Chocolate fudge cake and ‘Woodlands Farm’ vanilla ice cream Blackcurrant and prosecco...

November 7, 2018November 7, 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
CHRISTMAS AT COURTYARD CAFÉ IN WREXHAM MUSEUM
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CHRISTMAS AT COURTYARD CAFÉ IN WREXHAM MUSEUM

Join the Courtyard Café in Wrexham Museum for the alternative Christmas platter available from 22nd November to 22nd December and there’s no need to book. Share and enjoy this delicious platter including the best Welsh cheeses and local pate. £24.95 FOR 2 PEOPLE including small bottle of Prosecco each. If you want to reserve a table...

October 29, 2018November 7, 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