Make a day or weekend of it in Montgomery

As well as the main programme, there will be so much to see and do in Montgomery over the Festival weekend
that you’re sure to want to make the most of it when you’re in town.

All community events are free and open to all – and we hope you’ll enjoy the array of tasty treats on offer. 

Community events

Art exhibition: a picture paints a thousand words
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 9th June, 10.00am – 2.00pm
The Montgomery Institute, Arthur Street
Following the success of previous years’ art exhibitions, Josette Gresty will once again be curating an arts and crafts exhibition over the Festival weekend, featuring the work of over 20 local artists and crafters.

Children’s storytime
Saturday 8th June: 3.00-3.30pm
Sunday 9th June: 10.00-10.30am
Montgomery Library, Arthur Street
Join local storytellers Georgia Dickinson and Cyndy Humphreys for two sessions of stories and fun for the under-7s on the Saturday and Sunday of this year’s Monty Lit Fest. Full details here.

Street music with Monty Folk and friends
Saturday 8th June:
9.00-9.55am, outside the Town Hall
12.45-1.30 Town hall or Montgomery Community Garden, Arthur Street
5.15-7.30pm: Montgomery Community Garden, Arthur Street
Sunday 9th June:
9.00-9.55am, outside the Town Hall
12.45-1.30pm, Town Hall/Montgomery Community Garden, Arthur Street
4.15-4.55pm:  Welsh tunes on Broad Street 
Hear from a stunning array of local talent who will be performing in the town over the Festival weekend.

Eat, drink and be merry

As well as Montgomery’s usual eateries – more below – visitors to the Festival will also be able to sample some extra food and drink delights.

Festival coffee and cake
Saturday 8th June and Sunday 9th June
9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Montgomery Town Hall, Broad Street

Back by popular demand, coffee, tea and home-made cake at the main Festival venue courtesy of four Montgomery community groups raising funds for the Montgomery Street Fair; Trefaldwyn Ladies Club; the Montgomery Show and St Nicholas Churchyard. 

Book Bistro from SHED38
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June, 12.00pm – 7.00pm
Montgomery Community Garden, Arthur Street
SHED38 will be offering a pop-up bistro with food influenced by literature and its characters. Tapas, light meals, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and homemade savoury snacks.

Amore Pizzas
Sunday 9th June, 12.00pm – 5.00pm
Broad Street
Delicious wood-fired pizzas straight from the oven. Enjoy traditional favourites like pepperoni or Hawaiian or customise with your own toppings. Veggie and gluten free options available.

Cegin Cae Ffynon with Nia Carruthers
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June, 11.00am-5.00pm  
Broad Street
Grab a lunch box with a range of quiches, cold meats and salads or enjoy some delicious hearty soup.

The Farmer’s Daughter at Castle Kitchen
Brasserie Evenings, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June, 6.00-8.00pm
Broad Street
Reservations only: e-mail: slfrancischef@googlemail.com/call 07742 574430
Take a look at the menu.
 
Castle Kitchen Cafe will also be open over the Festival weekend
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June: 9.00am – 4.00pm (lunch served 12.00 – 2.00pm)
Sunday 9th June: 10.00am – 3.00pm (lunch served 12.00-2.00pm)

Delicious food all freshly prepared and baked on the premises, served in the gorgeous courtyard garden or indoors.

And don’t forget the usual Montgomery favourites: 

The Checkers
Lunch: Thursday – Saturday 12.00 – 1.30pm 
Dinner: Wednesday – Saturday 7.00 – 8.30pm, Broad Street
5-star restaurant with rooms: checkerswales.co.uk

The Crown
Open 6.00pm – 11.00pm; Castle Street 

The Dragon Hotel
Lunch: 12.00pm -2.00pm; evening meals 6.00pm – 8.30pm, Market Square
Bar meals and bistro; to book call 01686 668359.

Ivy House Cafe
Open on Saturday until 6.00pm and Sunday until 2.00pm; Church Bank  

Montgomery Fish Bar
Open 12.00pm – 11.00pm every day; Broad Street