Tuesday, 1 July 2008
The Gwent branch of CAMRA will be launching their LocAle promotion during Wales’ largest food fayre – the Abergavenny Food Festival, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September. Having run a fringe event at the Kings Arms brewpub last year, Gwent CAMRA have been welcomed back into the Food Festival, all be it at a different venue from 2 years ago when the real ale and cider bar was in the castle grounds. This year the CAMRA real ale and cider bar will be on the site of the former Facey’s Brewery, to the rear of the market hall in the Lower Brewery Yard.
According to James “Arfur” Daley, bar manager, “It’s great to be back in the Food Festival after a year off. It’s one of the biggest food events in the country and Gwent CAMRA have decided to showcase the best of our breweries by having real ales and ciders from within 30 miles of Abergavenny. That includes current Champion Beer of Wales winner Otley Brewery as well as Breconshire Brewery, Tudor Brewery from Abergavenny and Kingstone Brewery of Tintern. Ciders and perries will be supplied by Gwynt Y Ddraig”.
The Abergavenny Food Festival attracts more than 30,000 visitors annually and was described in the Observer Food Monthly as 'The Glastonbury of Food Festivals'.
Abergavenny Food Festival