A GROUP of six Welsh drink producers are heading to Manchester looking to catch the attention of the UK hospitality sector at the Northern Restaurant & Bar Show 2020 (March 17 and 18).

Held at Manchester’s Central Convention Complex, the trade event is a ‘one-stop-shop’ for the hospitality and catering industry.

The exhibition encompasses all elements of the sector from food and drink to catering equipment, fittings and furnishings.

The group is exhibiting under the auspices of Cywain - a programme that is dedicated to developing new and existing micro-businesses and SMEs in the Welsh food and drink sector.

The Welsh producers will feature over the two days of the show, and among them are a number of North Wales companies - Anglesey Brewhouse, The Mug Run (Rhyl), Dinorwig Distillery (Caernarfon) and Hafod Brewing Company Ltd (Mold).

Old Coach House Distillery from Monmouth and Cardiff’s Flowerhorn Brewery take the Welsh contingent to six.

The Cywain stand will also showcase several products from members of the Fine Foods Cluster, including Halen Môn, Mountain Mead, Trailhead Fine Food (beef jerky), Cwm Farm (chorizo crisps, and salamis) and Cradoc’s Savoury Biscuits (salted pretzels & sea salted crackers).

Lesley Griffiths AM, the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, said: “I am very pleased to see Welsh producers will be showcasing at the Northern Restaurant & Bar Show 2020.

“There are hundreds of fantastic food and drink businesses operating in Wales, and those attending the show are some of the best.

"Cywain – funded by our Rural Development Programme - is there to help foster and develop businesses just like the ones on show during the event, and to help them realise their potential in the sector.

“As such, we are very pleased such a strong cohort of Welsh businesses will be on hand to show off some of the very best examples of Welsh produce, and help boost Wales’ reputation as the home of some of the best food and drink in the world.”