Local businesses support Newport's delicious day out

Posted on Friday 18th August 2017

Newport's popular food festival returns this October with a line-up of events and exhibitors sure to tickle the taste buds.

Thanks to the support of local businesses and organisations, The Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival can already boast a programme of chef demos, entertainment, competitions and over 70 stalls - and there's even more in the pipeline.

Award-winning Newport brewery, Tiny Rebel, return as headline sponsor for the second year.

In 2016 they helped raise the profile of the festival and boosted the drink element of the event - their Tiny Rebel bar on High Street sitting right at the heart of food festival territory.

This year, with their second Newport premises now open in Rogerstone, they will be hosting some of the key events including the much coveted Festival Supper.

Brewery Bar executive chef Rickie Ash will also be cooking up something tasty in a chef demonstration during the festival.

Bradley Cummings from Tiny Rebel, said: "We are a proud Newport business which is reflected in our recent local expansion.

"It's great to be able to give something back to the city and support the festival which really has something for all tastes."

First-time sponsors Newport Now, the city's Business Improvement District, are supporting a central festival venue - the gallery area of the Newport Market.

The Newport Now Zone will host chef demonstrations throughout the day and will see the return of a head-to-head culinary competition. Last year we saw the Battle of the Burger - 2017 may see a pie-themed challenge!

The Celtic Manor returns as sponsors of the popular Teenchef competition, also being held in the Newport Now Zone, where you'll be able to watch the next generation of chefs battle it out. An acclaimed chef from Newport's five-star resort will also be sharing their expertise as part of the demos.

The Golden Lion, Magor also returns as a sponsor for the second year. Located in Magor's historic village square, The Golden Lion and the festival share an ethos for fantastic, locally-sourced food and drink and great entertainment. Head chef Dion Tidmarsh will be sharing some of his favourite dishes in a chef demo.


Councillor Mark Whitcutt, Deputy Leader of Newport City Council, said: "The Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival is a fantastic city event. We saw over 14,000 people join us last year and hope to see even more people enjoying the offerings, events and entertainment this year.

"Without the generosity and support of these local businesses, the festival would not be the excellent family day out it has grown to be.

"Our thanks go out to them and we look forward to working with them to make 2017 the best year yet."

This year's Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival takes place on Saturday 7 October. The main activities will centre on High Street, Westgate Square and Newport Market.

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