Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Taste Swansea's Food and Drink Digest #4 (Oct 7th 2015)

We're back for our fortnightly Swansea, Gower and Llanelli food and drink events round-up. And October promises plenty of lovely beer, cider, sausage and even a Big Kahuna Burger burger!

Gower Beer Festival

Looking for an excuse to try some lovely local and national beers (do you really need an excuse)? Then get down to The Kings Head in Llangennith this Friday (9 October) as they hold their annual beer festival. The event - which runs until Sunday - features live music, a selection of home made meals and, of course, a great choice of local real ales and ciders, including beers from the nearby Gower Brewery.

Big Apple Festival

The Gower Heritage Centre - a haven for cider lovers

Not that big on ale? Don't worry, Gower has you covered! On the same weekend the Gower Heritage Centre in Parkmill will host their annual Big Apple Festival - on Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 October. Learn how to make your own cider, listen to live music and enjoy some cider - they are serving 20 different ones over the weekend. It also features a BBQ - what's not to love?

A Night at the Movies

If you find the best thing about going to the cinema the 'eating lots of popcorn and sweets' part, then you'll be very interested in the new pop-up kitchen by Hardies Supper Club, who are holding a Night at the Movies event on October 30th and 31st. The menu features movie-themed dishes, with the highlight likely to be the main course - a Five Dollar Shake and a Big Kahuna Burger (a gourmet cheeseburger, fries and an intriguing alcoholic vanilla Joe's Icecream Milkshake). See you there!


There are two Oktoberfest events (that I know of) coming up in Swansea this month. The biggest one - arranged by BeerfestUK - takes place at the Brangwyn Hall on Saturday, 24 October between 5pm and 11pm. There will be an array of German Weissbeers and Pilsners, as well as traditional beerfest snacks. Tickets are £12 in advance.

However we also have an Oktoberfest event held by Carreg Adventure at the beautiful Stouthall Country Mansion. A more intimate affair, the Gower house will be looking towards local breweries to supply the beer and local bakers to supply the pretzels (currywurst is also on the menu, naturally...). Pre-booked tickets are £20 but that includes a litre of beer, a selection of food and a souvenir glass to take home!

Local Markets

Finally we get around to the upcoming local produce markets. This Saturday (10 October) the Mumbles Farmers' Market will take place in its usual location on the sea front, while Sunday (11 October) sees the return of the Pennard Local Produce Market.

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