Financial expert swaps world of insurance for pies and pasties

It’s oggie, oggie, oggie for a former financial services specialist who has swapped the world of insurance for sausage rolls and pastries – by running a pie shop and delicatessen. And the big seller for Ross Anderson and his wife, Tracey, who are celebrating five years at the Llangollen Oggie Shop and Deli on the […]

Cheesemakers at South Caernarfon Creameries launch campaign to support people in North Wales with dementia

CHEESEMAKERS at Wales’s oldest dairy co-operative South Caernarfon Creameries have launched a campaign to support people with dementia in their community. Staff based at the co-operative’s headquarters at Chwilog near Pwllheli have undergone training from experts at the Alzheimer’s Society to become ‘dementia friends’. A dozen workers at South Caernarfon Creameries took part giving them […]

Super-nanny turns artisan baker as she swaps jet-set life for bread and cakes

A jet-setting super nanny has given up her globe-trotting lifestyle to turn her hand to her real love – baking breads and cakes. Alex Hughes spent 12 years looking after the children of a Dutch family, living in San Francisco and criss-crossing the globe to their other homes in Europe and travelling to the Far […]

Twist to the tale as bakery attracts global interest in gluten free products

A growing bakery is attracting worldwide interest in its gluten free products after winning a clutch of awards. The latest accolade for the Wrexham-based Village Bakery came at the prestigious Free From Food Awards at the Royal College of Physicians in London. Their mouth-watering Made Without Wheat Belgian Chocolate Twists took gold in the Innovation […]

Craft beer boom is good news for Rhyl micropub with big plans for expansion

A Rhyl micro pub at the forefront of the real ale revolution is celebrating its first year in business with the news that its owners plan to be toasting their success in a total of 12 bars by the end of the year. The Dove in Rhyl, on the corner of St Margaret’s Drive and […]

First seasalt cheese made with Welsh Halen Mon salt and Welsh Dragon cheese launched

The first cheese made with Welsh sea salt has been launched in a unique partnership between iconic Anglesey brand Halen Môn and Wales’s oldest dairy co-operative South Caernarfon Creameries. The new Sea Salt Cheddar made with 100% milk from Welsh cows at South Caernarfon creameries’ factory in Chwilog near Pwllheli, uses pure Halen Môn sea salt […]

Hundreds pay last respects to popular food festival saviour

Colin’s legacy lives on after Llangollen Food Festival named as one of best eight in the UK Hundreds of people turned out to pay their last respects to the saviour of Llangollen Food Festival – and heard it had just been named as one of the best eight events of its type in the UK. […]

Hoppy homage to Welsh roots of Guinness is black and white issue

With St Patrick ’s Day looming, it’s enough to make the Irish cry into their beer. The reputed Welsh origins of the iconic Irish brew Guinness have inspired a new dark ale that’s being launched by the Anglesey Brewing Company. Head brewer Tom Adamson will be unveiling the porter-style beer at the inaugural Anglesey Food […]

Death of food festival saviour is “huge loss” to Llangollen

Tributes have been pouring in for a “larger than life” former wine merchant who saved Llangollen Food Festival. Friends and colleagues were devastated by the death of Colin Loughlin, 76, at his home on the outskirts of the town following a suspected heart attack. When the previous organiser of the food festival pulled the plug […]