Fantastic day at our Food Festival and Celebration of Beautiful Scotland

Look what's on offer on Sunday - Gin & tonic ice lollies, Wood fired pizzas, Oysters, Chocolate Brownies, Freshly roasted coffee, Gin bar, Craft Beers, Dressed Crabs, Haggis wraps, Smoked Aberdeen Angus Brisket, Fish & Chips, Mocktails with local fruit juices, Fresh strawberries, Fresh fruit ice-lollies, Chocolate dripping cakes, Prawn cocktails, Angus vodka cocktails, Beach Yoga, Live Music all day, Fishwife Storyteller, Beach VolleyballRounders, Paws Patrol and now our very own Oor Wullie!! You really do NOT want to miss this!!

Visit our award winning beach and beautiful gardens. We are celebrating 50 years of Beautiful Scotland with fresh local Angus food and live music.

  • Matthew of Cav & Co will be rocking up in his Airstream Food Trailer serving up his epic locally sourced wraps

  • The Gin Bothy and Kirrie Ales

  • Artisana Vintage tea room and Patisserie

Food Festival

Our fantastic chefs are from left to right, Derek, Fiona, Gordon, Gaellle, Jean, Sandie and Dareena. They have been amazing and worked under pressure on both days. Wednesday saw the unexpected arrival of STV and today saw the influx of more guests than expected. However, they all just got on with the task in hand and produced the most fantastic food, sourced from fresh local produce. We even managed to use some of the herbs from our own community garden. We have had great feedback from all those who have attended over the two days and learned so much about the food which is produced and sold on our own doorstep in Angus. On the menu today was, borscht, fresh Arbroath crab and lobster, salad and Vinaigrette dressing, Carnoustie honey and Hazelnut bread, Scottish oatcakes and Haven cheescake consisting of rhubarb and ginger.  If you would like to download some of our recipes they are available as a pdf on our Taste of Angus page.

Meet the Chefs

We held the first of our 'East Haven Let's Cook' events yesterday the 23rd March in celebration of our wonderful local food. It is so easy to do a one stop shop at the supermarket that we don't always appreciate everything that is grown and produced in Angus and sold by independant retailers. We want people to start thinking more about shopping locally and using local ingredients in their cokking. Last year, when we grew some of our own herbs and vegetables in the community garden  people said that they were not always sure what to do with them. Our chefs yesterday, Jean and Dareena demonstrated some wonderful tasty dishes which we can all now have a go at in our own kitchens. With another event planned for Saturday it looks set to be a great way to end the Angus Food Festival week. 

We held the first of our 'East Haven Let's Cook' events yesterday the 23rd March in celebration of our wonderful local food. It is so easy to do a one stop shop at the supermarket that we don't always appreciate everything that is grown and produced in Angus and sold by independant retailers. We want people to start thinking more about shopping locally and using local ingredients in their cokking. Last year, when we grew some of our own herbs and vegetables in the community garden  people said that they were not always sure what to do with them. Our chefs yesterday, Jean and Dareena demonstrated some wonderful tasty dishes which we can all now have a go at in our own kitchens. With another event planned for Saturday it looks set to be a great way to end the Angus Food Festival week. 

  • Arbroath Lobster and Crab salad

  • Sole Duglere

  • Vinaigrette dressing

  • One I made earlier!

  • The Borscht

  • Ready to go!

  • A biology lesson - identifying the difference between male and female crab and lobster.

  • Dream of Rob Roy

  • Haven Cheescake

Lets Cook Recipe Leaflet. Front and Back Page

Lets Cook Recipe Leaflet - Middle pages

The sun shone brightly on East Haven for our Taste of Angus Cycle and Big Picnic on 27th June 2015 to celebrate 20 years of National Cycle Route 1 and Scotland's Year of Food and Drink. It was an early start for our 37 volunteers who arrived on site to set everything up for 10am. The Food Team responsible for the preparation of all our picnic boxes was led by Jean Stewart formerly of Long Row. Jean organised the whole process with military precision and every little detail had been considered. As a result, the picnic boxes went down a storm and so many of you have contacted us to say how much you enjoyed them. We were so pleased that whole families got on their bikes  or walked down to the Ha'en. Many of them for the first time without the car. Other more experienced cyclists came from Dundee, Edinburgh and as far away as York! It was a wonderful occasion and lovely to see people relaxed and spending quality time together.  We carried out a visitor survey to obtain formal feedback and over 95% of visitors said that they were very satisfied with the event with the remainder being fairly satisifed. This is what people said.

  • picnic boxes 10 out of 10. 
  • really good 
  • pleased that it is so big and that people have come out to support it 
  • everything lovely - stalls, setting, picnic boxes, weather 
  • could do with more litter bins though 
  • looks good and smells good 
  • people work hard to improve East Haven- want to support
  • to support the people of East Haven
  • food excellent
  • Fantastic, delicious picnic food. Great to taste local foods and drinks 
  • lunches fabulous, lovely day 
  • very friendly and informative 
  • good food, good for children 
  • nice mixture of stalls, music or someother entertainment would be good 
  • nice setting. brilliant toilets, on bus route 
  • presentation of stalls, picnic boxes 
  • everything - picnic boxes great value 
  • well organised, food good 
  • everything laid out well. Like the area and the toilets 
  • very impressed 
  • to support people/event 
  • appreciate the effort 
  • sunshine and picnic boxes 
  • want to support all that goes on in East Haven 

Taste of Angus Cycle and Big Picnic 2015

The sun shone brightly on East Haven for our Taste of Angus Cycle and Big Picnic on 27th June 2015 to celebrate 20 years of National Cycle Route 1 and Scotland's Year of Food and Drink. It was an early start for our 37 volunteers who arrived on site to set everything up for 10am. The Food Team responsible for the preparation of all our picnic boxes was led by Jean Stewart formerly of Long Row. Jean organised the whole process with military precision and every little detail had been considered. As a result, the picnic boxes went down a storm and so many of you have contacted us to say how much you enjoyed them. We were so pleased that whole families got on their bikes  or walked down to the Ha'en. Many of them for the first time without the car. Other more experienced cyclists came from Dundee, Edinburgh and as far away as York! It was a wonderful occasion and lovely to see people relaxed and spending quality time together.  We carried out a visitor survey to obtain formal feedback and over 95% of visitors said that they were very satisfied with the event with the remainder being fairly satisifed. This is what people said.

  • picnic boxes 10 out of 10. 
  • really good 
  • pleased that it is so big and that people have come out to support it 
  • everything lovely - stalls, setting, picnic boxes, weather 
  • could do with more litter bins though 
  • looks good and smells good 
  • people work hard to improve East Haven- want to support
  • to support the people of East Haven
  • food excellent
  • Fantastic, delicious picnic food. Great to taste local foods and drinks 
  • lunches fabulous, lovely day 
  • very friendly and informative 
  • good food, good for children 
  • nice mixture of stalls, music or someother entertainment would be good 
  • nice setting. brilliant toilets, on bus route 
  • presentation of stalls, picnic boxes 
  • everything - picnic boxes great value 
  • well organised, food good 
  • everything laid out well. Like the area and the toilets 
  • very impressed 
  • to support people/event 
  • appreciate the effort 
  • sunshine and picnic boxes 
  • want to support all that goes on in East Haven 

Taste of Angus Cycle and Big Picnic

The sun shone brightly on East Haven for our Taste of Angus Cycle and Big Picnic on 27th June 2015 to celebrate 20 years of National Cycle Route 1 and Scotland's Year of Food and Drink. It was an early start for our 37 volunteers who arrived on site to set everything up for 10am. The Food Team responsible for the preparation of all our picnic boxes was led by Jean Stewart formerly of Long Row. Jean organised the whole process with military precision and every little detail had been considered. As a result, the picnic boxes went down a storm and so many of you have contacted us to say how much you enjoyed them. We were so pleased that whole families got on their bikes  or walked down to the Ha'en. Many of them for the first time without the car. Other more experienced cyclists came from Dundee, Edinburgh and as far away as York! It was a wonderful occasion and lovely to see people relaxed and spending quality time together.  We carried out a visitor survey to obtain formal feedback and over 95% of visitors said that they were very satisfied with the event with the remainder being fairly satisifed. This is what people said.

  • picnic boxes 10 out of 10. 
  • really good 
  • pleased that it is so big and that people have come out to support it 
  • everything lovely - stalls, setting, picnic boxes, weather 
  • could do with more litter bins though 
  • looks good and smells good 
  • people work hard to improve East Haven- want to support
  • to support the people of East Haven
  • food excellent
  • Fantastic, delicious picnic food. Great to taste local foods and drinks 
  • lunches fabulous, lovely day 
  • very friendly and informative 
  • good food, good for children 
  • nice mixture of stalls, music or someother entertainment would be good 
  • nice setting. brilliant toilets, on bus route 
  • presentation of stalls, picnic boxes 
  • everything - picnic boxes great value 
  • well organised, food good 
  • everything laid out well. Like the area and the toilets 
  • very impressed 
  • to support people/event 
  • appreciate the effort 
  • sunshine and picnic boxes 
  • want to support all that goes on in East Haven 
  • Ronnie Henderson won our £20 E&O Fish Voucher

  • Helena correctly named our little monkey, Bananas

  • People walked and cycled to the Ha'en for a great day out

  • Taste of Angus Cycle 27th June 10am - 4pm

  • Sustrans- celebrating 20 years of National Cycle Route 1

  • Supported by a Community Grant of £1,000

  • They came on Tandems!

  • Whole families got on their bikes

  • We sold 350 fresh picnic boxes

  • Angus Apple Juice and Raspberry Bouvrage

  • Fresh fruit from Scryne farm

  • Supported by Strathmore Water

  • Fresh crepes by Carnoustie Twinning Association

  • Miniature Forfar Bridies by Saddlers

  • White Rose Confectionary

Celebrating 20 years of National Cycle Route 1 and Scotland's Year of Food and Drink

Why not get your bike out on 27th June and either cycle or walk to East Haven and enjoy a 'Taste of Angus picnic'. Help to celebrate 20 years of National Cycle Route 1 and Scotlands Year of Food and Drink. Angus has some of the most delicious locally produced food to be found anywhere in Scotland and we will provide picnic boxes full of fresh taste of Angus bites. Scryne fruit will provide lovely fresh fruit and we will have a selection of wonderful fruit juices produced right here in Angus.

This beautiful section of the coastal path is part of the Coast & Castles North route from Edinburgh to Aberdeen and runs right through East Haven and along the coast. Why not get the whole family out walking or cycling and enjoy a great day out in Angus. 

Route 1 stretches up the east coast from Dover to Shetland and is also part of EuroVelo 12, The North Sea Cycle Route, a 6,200 km loop linking all the countries bordering the North Sea – Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, England and Scotland. 

The National Cycle Network is coordinated and promoted by Sustrans, the charity that’s enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day.