Food

Bakery aiming for Meghan Markle sparkle in at food show in Dubai

A top bakery will be flying the flag for Wales in the Middle East – with Welsh Cakes that delighted Meghan Markle. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery have been invited by the Welsh Government to attend a one of the world’s largest food trade events in Dubai. The five-day show, Gulfood, gets underway on February 17 […]

Care home says goodbye to “very own Mary Berry”

A care home has said a fond farewell to their “very own Mary Berry”. Great grandmother Carol Roberts is packing away her rolling pins and hanging up her pots and pans after 32 years’ service at Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home in Wrexham. But Carol admits leaving Hillbury is going to be a wrench […]

Neighbours lend a hand as family bakery gears up for expansion

A family-run business is gearing up for the opening of their second bakery with the creation of 20 new jobs in Denbigh in the New Year. The ovens on Henllan Bakery’s new cake and biscuit making facility on Denbigh’s Colomendy Industrial Estate will fire up in January in an expansion that has already seen the […]

High five for bakery’s pancakes and crumpets at Waitrose

A bakery’s products are going down so well with customers at high-end supermarket chain Waitrose that they have ordered five more from them to sell across the UK. The deal is a massive boost to the Wrexham-based Village Bakery who started out supplying just one Waitrose store in Menai Bridge 10 years ago and are […]

Underfloor heating from green energy keeps Llyr’s hens happy and laying

A North Wales hill farmer is keeping his 16,000 hens happy and laying thanks to underfloor heating from ‘green’ energy stored in the earth. Llyr Jones, who farms 1600 acres 1,000 feet up in the hills near Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, is harnessing the power of the ground to keep his hens warm. Under half an […]

Top cheesemakers bring a slice of festive cheer to veterans

A dairy farmers’ cooperative has bought a slice of Christmas cheer to war veterans with a gift of top quality cheese. Expert cheesemakers South Caernarfon Creameries gave three and a half kilos of their finest Cavern Aged Cheddar, Cheddar & Leek and Caerffili cheeses to the Chelsea Pensioners at the annual Ceremony of the Christmas […]

Competition queen Lynne wins a year’s supply of Village Bakery crumpets

Competition queen Lynne Rielly is tasting even more success – after winning a  year’s supply of mouth-watering crumpets. Lynne, 56, from Flint, came out on top in a Leader competition that was run in conjunction with the award-winning Wrexham-based Village Bakery. She and husband, Nigel, also 56, are big fans of the company’s signature crumpets […]