Get involved: Taste North East Wales

Get involved: Taste North East Wales

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At Gladstone’s Library, we know Virginia Woolf’s quote, ‘one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well’ to be true. So, we are looking forward to welcoming the foodies who’ll be partaking in the Taste North East Wales 40-day celebration of unique food-based experiences, which aims to encourage locals and visitors alike to explore, experience and eat the best of what North East Wales has to offer! Fancy the sound of it? Come and try our special Afternoon Tea on 22nd October at 3pm.

Nestled in the beautiful village of Hawarden, Gladstone’s Library combines a place to think, eat and even sleep as we are the only residential library in the country! The village name of Hawarden (Penarlâg in Welsh) originally means high ground, rich in cattle. This legacy of good grazing and fertile land continues today, and we are proud to be working with two Denbighshire- based food companies for the event, Henllan Bakery and Village Dairy, who will be with us to describe how their products made it onto your plate.

Food for Thought is where you can enjoy these homemade finger sandwiches, scones, cakes and desserts as part of the Afternoon Tea, along with refillable tea! As the founder of the library, William Gladstone once said ‘If you are cold, tea will warm you; if you are too heated, it will cool you; If you are depressed, it will cheer you; If you are excited, it will calm you.’

Afternoon Tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, savoury or fruit scones, cakes and desserts, teas and coffee. Please note, we will have sharing tables for this event and specific table bookings are not available. All of this is just £14 pp. And if you’re in the mood for something more celebratory, there will also be bubbles available (Prosecco an additional £3.50 - payable on the day).

To book, click here.


Click here to find out more about the Taste North East Wales celebrations and click here to watch a short video of some of the events taking place.

By Sarah Wright, Graduate Work Experience