One of the most unexpected runaway successes of 2010 was last years Brewers’ Fayre which not only resulted probably in the biggest mass hangover in the history of Llansteffan village but also revealed some very unexpected faces as budding Jamie Olivers or Nigella Lawsons of the future. We have always known there were many budding Simon Buckleys or Arthur Guinness’ in residence, just that they spend so much time consuming it, actually brewing it in the first place becomes a slight afterthought! But our merry revellers bent their shoulders to the task and produced a wondrous crop of fine 2010 vintages for all to imbibe. Following on that success the Harvest Fayre of 2011 was born with a change of title hopefully going to encourage a few more people to cook and bake some delights as well as brew and ferment. Once again the Fayre was a rip roaring success with much food and drink on offer to the full hall that turned up on Saturday. Well done to all who competed and all who came to taste the goodies on offer.
And Some of the Winners were……….(as if it mattered!)
Non Alcholic Drink – Gail Clayton “Apples Under Pressure” Juice
Jams, Jellies and Curds – Gail Clayton – Lemon and Apple Curd
Bread and Bread Products – Gail Clayton – Sourdough Suzi Loaf
Spirits and Liquers – Lindy Martin – Fruit Vodka
Wine and Champagne – John Evans – Lower High Street Elderberry
Beer, Lager and Cider – Roger Parish – Dragon’s Breath Ginger Beer
Chutney, Pickle and Relish – Ricky Meade – Apple and Horseradish Sauce
Cakes and Puddings – Liz Dutch – Chocolate and Pecan Brownies
Savoury Products – Phil Edwards – Special Recipe Ham
Confectionery – Janine Bowen – Rose and Lemon Turkish Delight
Miscellaneous – Danny Clunes – Raspberry Vinegar
A Very Big Thank You to everyone who generously made all the delicious products for tasting, it couldn’t have happened with out you, and to everyone who supported the event on the day.
The following local businesses and individuals donated category and raffle prizes….. Mansion House Hotel, Pantyrathro; The Village Stores; Florries Chips; Brigydon Holidays; Darren Sainty Electrical; National Botanical Gardens; Andy Thomas; Kay Anthony; Hall Committee Members
Proceeds to the upkeep of Llansteffan Memorial Hall