Caerphilly Food & Drink Festival 2023

April 29, 2023 9:00am - April 29 2023, 5:00pm

Check out the Facebook event page here.

Visit the official Caerphilly Food & Drink Festival website here.

Caerphilly Food & Drink Festival has been an annual event for Caerphilly Town Centre for a number of years and takes place this year between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 29th April 2023!

Visitors can wander through the many stalls from the top of Cardiff Road to Twyn Car Park, taking in the spectacular view of the magnificent 13th Century Caerphilly Castle that is located at the heart of the event!

The town centre is transformed into a marketplace bursting with an array of culinary delights; it is a food lover’s paradise with a large number food and drink stalls to tempt visitors’ taste buds with delicious aromas and mouth-watering produce.

A programme of cookery demonstrations is planned throughout the day and the event joins forces with the established monthly markets that take place in the town centre – Caerphilly Artisan Market at Twyn Community Centre, Castle Court Shopping Centre’s Food and Craft Market and The Cenotaph’s Craft Fair by Crafty Legs bring even more variety to the table!

Street entertainers will be roaming around the festival throughout the day to keep everyone amused and there will be a small selection of children’s funfair rides to keep the little ones entertained!

The town centre has a lovely selection of independent stores with some quirky gift ideas and there are also a number of high street stores. Caerphilly offers wide variety of eating out venues throughout the town centre from cafes to bars and restaurants; so #ChooseLocal and support your local town centre!

The event will be located on Cardiff Road, Twyn Road, Castle Street (Northbound carriageway only) & Twyn Car Park where there will be a road closure in place from 9pm on Friday 28th April until 9pm on Saturday 29th April.

For trade space and general event enquiries, please email

For more information on the festival, including the cookery demonstration programme, entertainment programme, stalls in attendance and road closures; please visit or

Important Notice for Residents and Retailers – Event Information & Road Closures

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR RESIDENTS & RETAILERS CAERPHILLY FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL SATURDAY 29TH APRIL 2023, 9AM – 5PM Information & Road closures Location: Cardiff Road, Twyn Road, Castle Street (Northbound carriageway only) & Twyn Car Park Road Closures & Traffic Systems: A closure of Cardiff Road, Twyn Road and Castle Street (Northbound carriageway only) from 9.00pm on 28.04.23 until 9.00pm on 29.04.23. St Fagan’s Street one way system will be removed during the road closure between its junction with Bradford Street and Cardiff Road. Vehicles must take a left turn when driving from St Fagan’s Street to Bradford Street. Retailer Access: Retailers that do not have rear lane access on the road closure area on Cardiff Road should arrange deliveries required for the event weekend to be made prior to 9.00pm on 28.04.23 or between 4.30am - 7.00am on 29.04.23. St Fagan’s Street retailers that have parking / garage space at the rear of their properties on Park Lane will be issued with passes for access during the event. Twyn School can be used for parking during the event opening hours each day if required and if in receipt of a pass. Retailers and Library staff that are permitted access to the car park at the rear of Principality Building Society and Caerphilly Library can request access passes by contacting / 07876 358074. Iceland delivery service, Nicola Downie Florist & Sports Direct Car Park: Access is not permitted to the general public into the car park. A steward will monitor the lockable drop-down bollards between Windsor Street and Sports Direct / Nicola Downie Florist / Iceland car park during the event. Any taxi requirements will need to arrange collection from the end of the Windsor Street North Urban Lane. Iceland, Nicola Downie Florist and Sports Direct key holders, managers and early shift workers can access the car park via Cardiff Road from 4.30am until 7.00am on 29.04.23. After these times vehicles will only be permitted to leave the store car park via Windsor Street North Urban Lane. All other staff should park in alternative car parks in the vicinity or there is provision at Twyn School. Passes will be issued to Sports Direct, Nicola Downie Florist and Iceland for this school. For any on the day queries, please call 07876 358074 for the onsite event officer. Resident Access: To facilitate a safe passage for Iceland, Nicola Downie Florist and Sports Direct delivery vehicles through Windsor Street North Urban Lane, residents are requested to keep this lane free of vehicles during the event period. There will be a prohibition of waiting and loading in this lane from 5.00pm 28.04.23 until 9.00pm on 29.04.23. St Fagan’s Street residents that have parking / garage space at the rear of their properties on Park Lane will be issued with passes for access during the event. Twyn School can be used for parking during the event opening hours each day if required. Taxis: No taxis are permitted through the road closure area. Please arrange alternative collection and drop off sites. Bus Stops/Route: Bus stops affected by the closure will be moved to the main interchange and an alternative route along Clive Street, Ludlow Street and Crescent Road will operate. Thank you for your time and cooperation during this busy period. For general queries please contact Caerphilly Visitor Centre on 029 2088 0011 / To get involved in any of the events or to provide any feedback after the events, please contact the Events Team on 07876 358074 / For regular event updates follow Visit Caerphilly and Caerphilly County Borough Council on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. For further information on all events please visit: Town centre businesses are encouraged to sign up to the CCBC Business Newsletter. Keep up to date on what is happening in Caerphilly County Borough. Visit: subscriber/new to subscribe today! For regular event updates, follow VisitCaerphilly on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. 029 2088 0011 #ChooseLocal #UKSPF

Parking Map

Entertainment Programme


From funfair rides and petting farms to face painting and live music, find out what’s on at this year’s festival by clicking here!


Stall List (as of 31/03/23)

Company Name All Product On Sale
A Bit of a Pickle Homemade Artisan Preserves (jams/marmalades/chutneys/pickles) chilli products, possibly Blaenavon cheese, possibly curry kits
Abbotts Events Limited – Toasties Concession – Hot Food – Toasties & drinks
Afal y Graig Cider & Perry (1) Alcohol – Ciders, applesecco, rosecco and pearsecco
Ally’s Confectionary Traditional sweets, Novelty Sweets & candy floss
Artisan Cooks (1) Cookery Demonstration (Area 1)
Artisan Cooks (2) Cookery Demonstration (Area 2)
Baker Bears Cupcakes, Cakesicles, Tray Bakes, Cookie pie, Cake Jars, Cookies
Bloom Cakes All cookie based items, millionaire shortbreads, brownies (various)
Brew Monster Alcohol – Craft Beer on draft (where permitted) and in cans (Only events whereby on sales is permitted is Pride Caerffili & Little Cheese Festival)
CCBC Adult Social Care Information
CCBC Caerphilly Cares Advice and information relating to Cost of Living (and general Council support services)
CCBC Cwm a Mynydd Information stand for future food related funding.
CCBC Ty Gwilym Information
Ceginhalfnhalf Concession – Hot Food – Butter chicken, rice, aloo tikki chat, samosa chat, chickpea curry, poppadom, biryani
Celtic Spirit Co Alcohol – Spirits – Liqueurs and spirit form Wales- Danzy Jones, Black mountain Liqueur, Inn-Keepers Tipple, Poteen, Sloe Gin, Black Cherry Liqueur, Passion Fruit Gin, Elderflower Gin, Praline Welsh Cream
Charcuterie Hereford Charcuterie meat & game, soft drinks, wine, charcuterie equipment
Charles Taylor Garden Furniture
Chock Shop Concession – Chocolate Brownies and blondies with warm chocolate sauce and fresh cream
CJ Tasty Treats Hand decorated shortbread Biscuits, flavoured biscuits, paint your own biscuits and decorate your own biscuit kits
Cwm Deri Vineyard Alcohol – Welsh wines, liqueurs, non-alcoholic drinks and mead from our Pembrokeshire vineyard
Dazza’s Soft Whippy Concession – Ice Cream, Lolly’s, slush, cold drinks, sweets & chocolate
Dimkin Ltd / Dimkins Patisserie French Macarons
Dinky Donuts (ANG Concessions) (1) Concession – Hot Food – Fresh Dinky Donuts, hot and cold drinks, Snowcones
Doughnutterie Bakery selection of gourmet doughnuts
Doughnutters – Caerphilly Doughnuts & handmade chocolate fillings and spreads
Eleri’s Welshcakes Homemade Welsh cakes in a variety of traditional and contemporary flavours.
Fablas Ice Cream Ltd Concession – Ice Cream – Award winning handcrafted dairy ice cream served via our ice cream van or large events trailer.
Falconry UK Birds of prey static display
Ffansi Coffi Cyf Roasted and ground packaged coffee beans, packaged loose leaf tea, chocolate, mugs, tea cups, tea pots, coffee syrups, coasters, tea bowls, tea caddys, cafetiere, coffee makers.
Fine Food Lands Ltd Olives, Turkish Delight, Baklava, Nuts
Forever Fudge Over 37 flavours of handmade fudge, peanut brittle, nougat and cinder toffee
Freda’s Peanut Butter Flavoured peanut butters in the following flavours: Crunchy Original, Smooth Original, Cornish Sea Salt, Toasted Coconut, Chipotle Chilli, Chocolate & Orange, Black Pepper & Cornish Sea Salt
Gingerbeards Preserves Preserves namely chutneys, jams, marmalades, hot sauces, sauces, mustards
Good & Proper Brownies Handmade Chocolate Brownies
Gwynt y Ddraig Cider Ltd Alcohol – Ciders produced at our cider farm In Llantwit Fardre
Hancox’s Pies Pies
Hwyl Spirits Alcohol – Spirits – Gins, liqueurs, rums and spirits (Only events wh ereby on sales is permitted is Pride Caerffili & Little Cheese Festival)
LeCoq (Dimkin Ltd) Concession – Hot Food – Buttermilk Fried chicken, halloumi wrap, spiced pie cakes, chips
Little Goat Brewery Alcohol – Real Ales brewed by ourselves. Sold by the bottle.
Little Grandma’s Kitchen Chutney, curd, preserves, marmalade, mustards, spreads and crackers
Llangattock Apiaries Honey and beeswax related products
Mallows Bottling Limited Alcohol – Spirits – Welsh Bourbon, Rum, Gin and Liquors
Marie Cresci’s Cheesecakes Homemade cheesecakes in individual pots
Meat…ing Point UK Concession – Hot Food – Souvlaki,(chicken and pork skewers, wrapped in pita bread, with salads and chips).
Mr & Mrs Olive UK Ltd (1) Olives, nuts, baklava, Turkish delight, dried fruits
Mr & Mrs Olive UK Ltd (2) Olives, nuts, baklava, Turkish delight, dried nuts
Mr Croquewich T/A Creative Kitchen Caterers Ltd Concession – Hot Food – Grilled cheese sandwiches with a range of gourmet hand-made fillings on Sourdough bread
Parmesan fried chicken & chip boxes with home-made sauces & pickles
Nuts About Cinnamon Concession – Hot Food – Cinnamon glazed nuts (peanuts, pecans, almonds, cashews and hazelnuts
Pembrokeshire Chilli Farm (1) All sorts of chilli related products
Pembrokeshire Fudge Chocolate fudge mainly in pick and mix style with over 20 flavours, I also sell soft spoonable fudge layered with a biscuit base, super soft dipping fudge which is perfect for dipping marshmallows, strawberries or my favourite breadsticks.
Penuel Wood Craft Wooden items of small furniture, Treen and Kitchenalia (Caerphilly Food & Drink Festival – Kitchen related products only)
Penylan Preserves Up to 24 lines of Preserves. Marmalades, Jams, Chutneys and Curds
Plenty Pies Cooked gourmet meat and meat free pies
Popty Cara Bara brith, Welsh cakes, sticky gingerbread, Welsh cider cake, no added sugar fruit cake, vegan lemon drizzle cake, rocky road, tiffin, brownies, vegan flapjack, marmalades
Quantum Coffee Roasters Rare, artisan hand-roasted coffee beans (predominantly), also brewing equipment and loose leaf teas (own brand). a small number of items such as t shirts and reusable cups branded specifically by quantum coffee roasters
Rae’s Grace Cakes Cup Cakes, Cake Slices, Tray Bake, Cookies
Ringo’s Dirty Diner Concession – Hot Food – Burgers, hot dogs & fries
Riverford Organic Farmers (1) Organic fruit & veg boxes for home delivery
SamosaCo (Sim’s Food’s Limited) (1) Onion Bhajee, scotch eggs, samosas, pakoras, Bhajis, Pickles, sauces, chutneys, vegan curries
Scorchinis Pizza Concession – Hot Food – Neapolitan Pizza and soft drinks
Signore Slush Concession – Ice Cream and Slush
Signore Twister Concession – Hot Food – Potato twisters and soft drinks
Sizzlers Prime Meats British game, rare breed and exotic meats, lean, meaty gourmet sausages, BBQ packs and pour over sauces for meats (venison – goat – ostrich – wild boar – zebra – bison – kangaroo etc)
South Wales Fire Service (Caerphilly) Fire Engine
Spirit of Wales Distillery Alcohol – Spirits – Vodka, Gin, and Rum (Concession with Mulled rum punch at Xmas events only) (Only events whereby on sales is permitted is Pride Caerffili & Little Cheese Festival)
Taste of Persia Concession – Hot Food – Variety of pulled meats as wrap, -Variety of Persian stews served with saffron rice, -Variety of Falafel wraps / Salad box, -Variety of Baklava & Delights, -Variety of sauces & Hummus
The Blaenafon Cheddar Company Artisan award winning Welsh Cheddar cheese truckles 200g & Caerphilly Cheese
The Cheese Wedge Co. Ltd Cheese – Handmade cheeses
The Crafty Pickle Co. Raw and unpasteurised sauerkraut, kimchi, kimchi juice and kombucha (sealed for offsite consumption)
The Fudge Foundry Award winning Belgium chocolate fudge in a range of unique flavours
The Pattyman Jamaican Sauces, Marinade, Jelly, and Relish, Jamaican Patties, depending which event, Pattycakes, depending which event.
The Preservation Society (1) Multi award winning chutneys, sirops and preserves, all sold in sealed jars to take home. Also sell the Velindre cookbook for charity
The Preservation Society (2) Messy Tent with The Cookalong Clwb – we’ll be offering cookie decorating and jam jar puddings to take home.
The Preservation Society (3) Messy Tent with The Cookalong Clwb – we’ll be offering cookie decorating and jam jar puddings to take home.
The Snowcone Co. Concession – Snow Cones, Candy Floss
The Teeny Tiny Pancake Company Concession – Hot Food – Sweet Dutch Pancakes – Variety of sweet toppings e.g. chocolate sauces, fresh fruit, whipped cream and confectionary.
The Welsh Saucery Ketchup, Brown, BBQ and chilli based sauces. Cooking sauces such as Tikka Masala and sweet and sour, plus dry spice rubs. All made by ourselves.
Tracey’s Funky Faces Face Painting
Tudor Brewery Alcohol – Real Ale, gift packs of beers and on sales where permitted (Only events whereby on sales is permitted is Pride Caerffili & Little Cheese Festival)
We are Cowshed Leaflets / Information on behalf of CCBC for the councils 2035 plans
Welsh Pétanque Association Pétanque Activity
Wigmores Bakery Selection of artisan breads, cakes, savouries & pizza
Williams Brothers Cider Alcohol – Ciders, Perry and Apple juice (Concession with Mulled cider at Xmas events only)

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit

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