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Fancy a flavour of Wales during your holiday to the Brecon Beacons?

Fancy a flavour of Wales during your holiday to the Brecon Beacons?

True Taste

A True Taste of Beacons hamper could be waiting for your arrival on your Brecon Beacons holiday cottage doorstep – all you need to do is order it.


It is not unusual for holiday makers to search out and sample local delicacies during their trip, but visitors to the Brecon Beacons are set to get real VIP treatment from the True Taste of Wales winning food suppliers’ hampers now available to order from Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages. Stuffed full of award-winning local produce it could be delivered straight to the doorstep of their Brecon Beacons holiday cottage – which could be booked to arrive even before they do!


The True Taste of the Beacons hamper is filled with tasty treats and picnic snacks from a varied range of Brecon Beacons National Park food producers who scooped Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in last year’s ‘Wales the True Taste Food and Drink Awards’ – dubbed by some foodies as the Welsh Food Oscars.


With funding support from Brecon Beacons National Park Authority’s COLLABOR8 Interreg IVB NWE project the idea behind the True Taste of the Beacons hamper came into fruition and is now being offered within a 20 mile radius of Bwlch to all Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages.


Among the delicious delights hidden in the hamper are scrumptious smoked salmon and duck courtesy of Black Mountains Smokery, succulent sausages and steaks from the Beacons Farm Shop at the Welsh Venison Centre, and sumptuous salami from Trealy Farm Charcuterie. For afters there are beautiful biscuits provided by Cradoc’s Savoury Biscuits and crumbly cheese in the shape of Smoked Blaenavon Pwll Mawr Cheddar.


Refreshments come in the form of wonderful Welsh Farmhouse Apple Juice and a bottle of Black Mountains-drawn Brecon Carreg Sparkling Water.


Food lovers are also being encouraged to visit the food producers’ outlets direct, which is now being promoted through the Brecon Beacons True Taste Food Trail - a collection of 10 ‘Wales the True Taste Food and Drink Awards’ winners around the National Park offering special deals. Look out for the newly produced Brecon Beacons True Taste Food Trail leaflet to get your hands on these special offers and make your stay in the Brecon Beacons even more memorable.


Carol Williams, Tourism Growth Area Project Officer for Brecon Beacons National Park Authority said: “The True Taste of the Beacons hamper really does give visitors a blend of the amazing range of food and drink available here in the Brecon Beacons.


“Our food producers work hard to ensure their produce, which is organically and sustainably produced wherever possible, delivers mouth-watering results. To be able to have award-winning produce like this delivered to your doorstep is a pure luxury, and is the perfect complement to a stay in this wonderful part of Wales.”


Liz Daniel, Managing Director of Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages, added: “We wanted to put together something really special to offer to visitors staying at our holiday cottages, and we thought what better than a hamper full of fantastic local food and drink from our True Taste winning producers? This hamper is sure to give visitors a tasty welcome to the Brecon Beacons.”


The True Taste of the Beacons hamper is available to holiday cottages within a 20-mile radius of Bwlch for a special price of £39.95, which includes packaging and delivery, and represents a 26% saving on the recommended retail price of £54.



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