The cookery tent

BigRetreaters can look forward to being entertained (and fed) with mouth-watering concoctions in the cookery tent this year.
To balance out some of the ‘naughty-but-nice-go-on-just-one-more’ cookery, we also have nutrition talks and juicing workshops where you’ll get all the motivation and know-how you need to kick start a mini health and wellbeing revolution in your own kitchen! We even get the kids involved (yes, it IS possible…).

Oh yes, and there are Gin Workshops. Do we need to mention them? We do? OK, well our Big Retreaters couldn’t get enough of these classes last year so they’re back, larger than ever (the classes). They’re extremely popular, so get there on the double. You know where the gin goes, but at the Big Retreat you can also learn about where it comes from, the different types and how to make the perfect G&T. (Gin Workshops are included in the ticket price. All products used are extensively tested for quality control purposes.)
Matthew Pritchard aka The Dirty Vegan
Ryan Riley - The Living Kitchen
Natural Chef Ceri Jones
Gut Heath Expert also known as The Lunch Box Doctor Jenny Tschiesch
Alana Spencer - Ridiculously Rich
TV Chef Lisa Fearn 
Fishing and Foraging - Matt Powell
Adam Holding - The Foodie Rooms
Bug Farm Foods
Diana Dredge - Spirit Guide  and Co-founder of The Big Retreat 
With over 22 years experience in the Drinks industry, Diana will take you through the 'history in a glass' that is the wonderful tipple of gin - with Tastings! New for 2019, Diana will also be answering that Question 'Is Rum the New Gin?' All workshops & tastings included in your Ticket price! 

Learn more about the Cookery Tent Line Up 2019 here

We are big, no, VERY BIG on local food and drink, and there was a lot of love for the food and drink on site at the Big Retreat this year... Look out for  The famous Little Peppercorn, Mr Croquewich, Renegade Vegan Cafe, Syrian Delights, The Pembrokeshire Larder, Cwlbox's Seafood Specials, Ridiculously Rich Cakes by Alana Spencer, Majical Youth's amazing wood fired Pizzas and Pancake Stall, Cowpots Ice Cream and the lovely Vegan Ice Green, a rich varied and delicious range along the Street Food Market in the Rose Garden.
Our very own village pub landlord Steve runs the well stocked pop-up bar with local ales and ciders to refresh our thirsty Retreaters along side The Welsh Wind Distillery serving some very special Gin and Craft Ales this year