A Bit on the Side launches The Royal Feast Grazing Boards

A Bit on the Side launches The Royal Feast Grazing Boards

A Bit on the Side launches The Royal Feast Grazing Boards

Hilary McGrath, the woman behind the exquisite ‘A Bit on the Side’ artisan condiments, has created ‘The Royal Feast’ a new offering featuring some of the best foods from the Boyne Valley.

The selection of cheeses, cold meats, fruit, nuts and crackers, all accompanied by a taste enhancing selection of the award-winning A Bit on the Side jellies, come on a crafted wooden serving board that can be used again and again.


“I felt this was the perfect marriage of some of the amazing food produced here in the Boyne Valley along with the serving boards which are made from beautiful wood by another family run business in Meath,” said Hilary.

Launching ‘The Royal Feast’ in time for Christmas, Hilary said they are perfectly suited to home dining whether for a family get together or quiet night in for two.

“We have the standard serving board with more than enough for two people and the oversized board is suitable for 8-10 people.”

“Everything you need to create a taste sensation, all made here in the Boyne Valley, is delivered to your door and we include a step by step guide to help you plan and style your own serving board.”

The cheeses and crackers are provided by Sheridan’s, Carnaross with Boyne Valley Cheese providing the goats cheese. The ethically based charcuterie meats are from The Wooded Pig near Tara and the mustard is from Graham’s Mustards, Slane .



The flavours are brought alive by the addition of three jellies – Red Jalapeno, Green Jalapeno, Port and Balsamic made by Hilary who is based near Oldcastle.

“We are all part of the Boyne Valley Flavours network which truly celebrates the amazing food and drink available around us in Meath and Louth. It was a natural step for me to offer and deliver their products as part of ‘The Royal Feast,’” Hilary said.

Hilary and her family loved the jellies, when she lived in Canada and missed them so much that she began making them on her return to Ireland.

With a range of supports from the Local Enterprise Office in Meath, what began as a desire to satisfy her own taste buds, has bloomed into a thriving high-end business.



“I would not be where I am now without the Local Enterprise Office and Boyne Valley Flavours, they were with me every step of the way,” she added.

Information on The Royal Feast as well as add-ons that include Listoke Gin, Slane Whiskey and Merci Beaucoup Cakes can be found at www.abitontheside.ie

For further information please email Hilary on hilary@abitontheside.ie