Aberdovey Food Festival with Carl Cleghorn

Location – Aberdovey, Sunday 18th August.

Ourselves and chef Carl Cleghorn will be heading to Aberdovey food festival this August to bring Wales a taste of Sauce! Carl has been trialling some amazing street food dishes and we can’t wait to share it with you all. The Festival will feature cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs as well as the opportunity to sample and purchase a wide range of amazing local Welsh produce. Chefs and suppliers will be putting on demonstrations throughout the day, including wine tasting & cocktail classes and the festival will be free of charge and will be open from 10:30am- 4:30pm!

We hope to see some familiar faces in Aberdovey!

Carl grew up in Cardiff south Wales, where at the age of 16 he took his first job in a professional kitchen. From there his love & passion grew for food. In 2013 carl moved to Bath to work alongside his Brother Chris Cleghorn at the Queensberry Hotel & Olive tree 1 Michelin star 3 rosettes.

Over the next few years his passion and drive for fine dining came alight and he knew what he wanted to achieve within his career. From Bath he moved to Wiltshire to work as head chef for Richard Davies in Castle Combe 5star 1 Michelin star 3 rosette.

In 2020 Carl then took over as executive chef at Thornbury Castle in Bristol. Where his passion and drive were rewarded by achieving 3 AA rosettes putting the property on the culinary map. As well he played a key role in becoming a member of Relais & chateaux in 2021.

Carl’s Flat bread Menu


Slow Cooked Brisket, charcoal mayonnaise, siracha, pickled carrot, sesame, spring onion, coriander


Spiced butternut squash, Miso Mayonnaise, siracha, pickled carrot, sesame, spring onion, coriander