Food and Drink Highlights along The North Wales Way
A fact file of places to experience Welsh food and drink along The North Wales Way.
Hawarden Farm Shop
Chester Rd, Hawarden, Flintshire, Deeside, CH5 3FB
Hawarden Estate Farm shop is located in Hawarden, Flintshire. Visitors can take a look around the large food hall which stocks local, Welsh produce from the surrounding area, as well as freshly grown fruit and vegetables from the Hawarden Estate and local farms. The farm shop also has its own onsite butchery which sells meat reared on the Estate and a deli where visitors can purchase home cured meats, pies and other artisan food products. There is also a café where visitors can relax for lunch after exploring what the estate has to offer!
There is a large car park suitable for coaches.
Hawarden Farm Shop Website
Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias
Promenade, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8HH
Located on the newly transformed Colwyn Bay Waterfront, Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias serves up locally sourced, seasonal produce with a wonderful view of the sea and surrounding waterfront. Visitors can chose to dine for breakfast and then take a long stroll down the beach, a light lunch while taking in the sights of windsurfers and sailors out on the water (or go out on the water themselves), or an evening meal after a busy day exploring the surrounding areas of Colwyn Bay and Rhos on Sea. They cater for 64 covers at one time and booking is advisable. Groups of 14 and above can be catered for but best to ring before hand. There is suitable parking for coaches.
Bryn Williams at Porth Eirias Website
Edwards of Conwy
18 High St, Conwy, LL32 8DE
Edwards of Conwy is an award winning famous butcher shop in the heart of Conwy, home of the award winning traditional Welsh sausage company. Edwards sells a number of ready to eat, Welsh and local products in its deli so visitors can grab a quick lunch or picnic and choose locally reared meat from the butchery to prepare themselves.
Parking is possible within the town centre.
Edwards of Conwy Website
Conwy Albion Pub
Upper Gate St, Conwy, LL32 8RF
Built within the castle walls of the iconic town of Conwy, the Albion Ale House was awarded CAMRA North Wales Pub of the Year 2015. The pub is unique in the UK in that it is ran as a joint venture between four North Wales breweries, Conwy, Great Orme, Nant and Purple Moose – meaning that visitors can really experience North Wales’ finest locally brewed beers and ales! The pub also retains many of its original features including original fixed seating and four original hand pull pumps from the 1920s! Parking is possible within the town centre.
Conwy Albion Ale House Website
Bodnant Welsh Food Centre
(Bodnant Welsh Food is under new ownership and is temporarily closed)
Furnace Farm, Tal-y-cafn, Conwy, LL28 5RP
Welsh food is showcased at this food centre located at Furnace Farm on the Bodnant Estate, north Wales. It has a wonderful range of stone farm buildings dating from the 18th century and the buildings have come back to life as a home for the best in local and Welsh food. There’s a farm shop selling predominantly Welsh produce, a tea-room and restaurant serving mainly Welsh food, a cookery school and it's also home for the National Beekeeping Centre for Wales. Visitors can also combine a visit to the famous Bodnant Garden.
Tailored packages are offered for groups and coach parties which can include a tour, cookery experience and wine tasting.
Bodnant Welsh Food Centre Website
Seahorse Restaurant and Bistro Llandudno
7 Church Walks, Llandudno, LL30 2HD
The Seahorse Restaurant and Bistro in Llandudno prides itself on the use of local, fresh and seasonal ingredients including Great Orme Lobsters and Conwy and Menai Mussels and fresh fish caught by the chef himself. Visitors can appreciate the original features of the Grade II listed building inducing original oak pews and priests’ chairs.
The restaurant caters for up to 36 guests upstairs and 20 downstairs. Booking is essential for big parties and a deposit is required.
Seahorse Restaurant and Bistro Website
Lobster Fishing – Llandudno Pier
If your clients fancy something different for the evening they can try their hand in catching their own tea! Sea Fishing Trips in Llandudno offers visitors the chance to board a 2 hour boat trip with captain and marine biologist Carl Davies to learn more about the life and conservation of lobsters and also view the incredible scenes around the Great Orme. Upon returning to dock there will be a chance for visitors to purchase freshly caught lobster and crab and have it prepared and cooked by the chefs. Other types of fishing are also available.
Lobster Fishing Website
Halen Môn Sea Salt
Halen Môn Sea Salt comes from salt flakes harvested from the Menai Strait in Anglesey, with a mineral content that makes it unique in appearance, texture and taste. Visitors can have a tour of the Saltcote visitor centre and learn the history of the sea salt and also learn about how it is produced. There is also a wonderful shop selling Halen Môn products and other Welsh produce.
There is a behind the scenes tour, suitable for up to 12 guests. Led by a trained guide, the tour includes a tutored salt tasting and lasts approximately 60 minutes. There is suitable parking for coaches.
Halen Môn Website