Picnic Penarth has got off to a successful launch in its new enlarged venue in Station Approach despite cool winds keeping picnickers wrapped up and under canvas at the start of the street-food festival yesterday.
There was plenty of beer, plenty of food to sample , plenty of entertainment and a lot more elbow room to spare for everyone in the new improved layout which now takes up the entire area of Station Approach – including the Station car park
Although the road-signs at the entrance to the square make it all look a bit utilitarian from a distance – once imbibers and gourmets are actually inside the fenced off area – and within the confines of the square itself – there’s plenty to do and see.
Surrounding cafes and restaurants – including “Pizza Pronto” and “Etc…” on Stanwell Road and Penarth’s newest wine bar Ty Gwin on Victoria Road and Foxy’s are also open and joining in the fun
As the town’s newest tradition, this is Penarth Picnic’s second ever food festival – and is gradually developing an atmosphere all of its own. As crowds made their way to the Picnic last night even South Wales Police helicopter crews remarked on how lively and busy it all looked from 2000 feet up.
The Picnic continues until the end of this afternoon – and with today’s sunny weather scores more customers are likely to be enjoying a longish and unhurried alfresco Sunday lunch with free music thrown in .