The producers I spoke to on Sunday had a brilliant day on Saturday with many of them running low on stock. I think it was the best attendance they have had and I’m pleased that locals and visitors came along and enjoyed a wonderful selection of great local food. That was great news to hear and gives the producers and their bank balance – a real boost. One area I particularly like at Cowbridge is the hot food area; I really do think that this is one of the best for quality and variety on the festival circuit. I think they only drawback which I worry about everywhere is this are gets so busy and there’s not much space outside to sit, eat and enjoy this tasty food. People were struggling especially if they had young children and babies in buggies to find a spot to sit. It was a pity that tentage area couldn’t have been much larger but of course I do understand, tentage is expensive to hire in and the budget is sadly not there, but it would have made such a difference.
Now I have to confess an addiction………… because guess who was in this lovely tented area? Yes, SamosaCo, a company who excel in producing authentic Indian meals and snacks, that are not only tasty, they’re often locally sourced too. But I just can’t resist them and did succumb to their chicken biriani, which was totally delicious.
I was delighted to hear such good feedback on Polly and her team, that they had looked after everyone so well. It’s what I expected to hear though and is why I enjoy Cowbridge so much. It’s a very well organised event and Polly’s team do work hard to help and are always polite and friendly, which is not easy to do when you’re dealing with the public as well. I was also pleased to see some of the High Street shops open on Sunday and with plenty of street entertainment; it gave Cowbridge town quite a buzz.