Food

Record breaking 80 awards for South Caernarfon Creameries as cheese and butter  

Wales’ oldest dairy farming co-operative is celebrating a record scoop of 80 awards after impressing judges with their expanding range of innovative Welsh-made cheeses and butter made with Welsh milk. Foodie experts across the UK awarded twenty gold awards to South Caernarfon Creameries in 2019, including top prizes for a unique new Smoked Cheddar made […]

North Wales’s most haunted –the Salusbury Arms and its seven ghosts

A village inn in the Vale of Clwyd claims to be the most haunted pub in North Wales after being home to seven ghosts. An exorcism a few years ago whittled that down to three but the Salusbury Arms in Tremeirchion, which features in the Domesday Book, is still certainly spook central. Locals from the […]

Wrexham IT firm beds in with Llay company set to expand further in Irish dairy farm market

A WREXHAM IT firm is helping an animal bedding company expand into the Irish dairy market following a £1 million investment. Wrexham Industrial Estate-based Rawson IT Services has won the contract to provide a managed IT service for Platts Animal Bedding, based in Llay, which manufactures and supplies specialist animal bedding, primarily for cattle in […]

Sweet taste of success for chocolate entrepreneur

A young chocolate entrepreneur has enjoyed the sweet taste of success at a glittering ceremony to celebrate a record year in the North Wales tourism industry. Tim Winstanley, 27, was named as the Young Tourism Person of the Year at the Go North Wales Tourism Awards after he set up a new-chocolate based visitor attraction. […]

TV farmer says online abuse over chef’s grey squirrel pasties is nuts

High-profile farmer Gareth Wyn Jones has leapt to the defence of a TV chef who’s been abused by online trolls over his plans to cook grey squirrels as part of a Christmas feast on his show. Larger than life Chris Roberts, from Caernarfon, was subjected to a “bonkers backlash” after appealing for help to find […]

Is it nuts to cook squirrels instead of turkey for Christmas?

A popular TV chef from Caernarfon has launched an urgent appeal to find 40 grey squirrels to create a Christmas feast with a difference. Chris Roberts needs the furry rodents to make squirrel empanadas – fire baked turnovers consisting of pastry and filling – as part of an alternative Yule Tide spread. The culinary extravaganza […]

New micro pub puts the ales in Wales and replaces music with chat

A new micro pub in one of North Wales’s busiest tourist towns has banned electronic music and games in favour of good old-fashioned conversation. The Hoptimist, in Market Street, Llangollen, is the latest venture by a partnership of two craft brewers from Denbighshire, Richard Green, of Denbigh’s Dovecote Brewery and Doug McPherson, of Cwrw Ial, […]

Award-winning Mold café launches £20,000 expansion to double capacity

AN award-winning Mold cafe has launched a £20,000 expansion project which will double the popular coffee shop’s seating capacity. Lot 11 Express, on the corner of Chester Street and High Street, has taken over the former shoe repair shop next door and is currently knocking through to expand the cafe in order to keep up […]

Growing food company beefs up range

A growing food distribution company is championing Welsh beef with the launch of a new range of products that have just secured protected European status. Harlech Foodservice, which has its headquarters in Llanystumdwy, near Criccieth in Gwynedd, and a satellite base in Chester, has sealed a deal to sell “top quality, succulent” steaks, roasting joints, […]