Abergavenny Food Festival has now been acclaimed nationally but it was a first this weekend for Abergavenny Christmas Food Fair. It was feared that it would not be well supported due to the dire weather conditions but in fact it was a huge success with a very large attendance and a wide variety of stalls selling their mouth watering wares.
The venue was the Market Hall which had been transformed with striking floral mobiles. Stalls sold all manner of food and drink, both local and international. There was a Christmas Cookery Demonstration hourly and Karl Cheetham, Gliffaes Head Chef, gave a first class presentation creating a stunningly attractive Parfait out of left-over Christmas Pud! Karl has a natural bent for attracting an audience with his humour and ability. The demonstration was filmed for TV and he should come over well. Recipes and Gliffaes brochures were handed around so all in all it was a worthwhile event for us.
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.