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Eat, drink & shop in Mid Wales

Mid Wales has some fabulous food and drink producers, supplying our restaurants, pubs, bars, inns and café’s with lots of lovely local produce for you to enjoy. Whilst you’re here remember to ask the people you meet about local stories passed down between the generations - perhaps over a drop of gin, or award-winning ale.

If you’re in need of some fresh air after all that local produce, we’ve got the coast and countryside to explore. Many of our attractions in Mid Wales also have café’s or tearooms on-site, so you can really make a day of it.

Stay for a short break and spoil yourself in one of Mid Wales many places to stay recognised for their award-winning restaurants. Treat yourself to a visit to a local vineyard, brewery and even a gin distillery.

Explore Mid Wales market towns with their traditional market halls, small independant shops and sample local produce at one of the many farmers markets across the region.

Plenty of places to eat and drink ...

Restaurants, Bistros & Inns

Lounge Bar

Restaurant

Machynlleth

Penrhos Park

Grill & Restaurant

Llanrhystud

The Trout Inn

Restaurant

Llanwrtyd Wells

Dining Room

Fine Dining

Brecon

Tower Restaurant

Tower Restaurant

Lake Vyrnwy

Conrah restaurant

Restaurant

Aberystwyth

Y Sospan Dolgellau

Y Sospan

Dolgellau

TrefeddianHotel Restaurant

The Dining Room

Aberdovey

Milebrook House

Milebrook House

Knighton

The Clytha Arms

The Clytha Arms

Abergavenny

1812 Bar

Restaurant

Hay-on-Wye

Y Consti

Y Consti Restaurant

Aberystwyth

Dragon Hotel - Montgomery

Dragon Hotel

Montgomery

Harry's Bar & Bistro

Bistro

Aberystwyth

Welsh Crafts

Locally produced crafts and produce can be found in most market towns and villages where you will find small independant retailers, farmers markets and craft fairs.

Explore Shopping in Mid Wales

Explore Craft Centres & Woollen Mills

And plenty of cafes and tearooms

Indoor Zip Line

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre

Brecon

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre is the home of the largest indoor Climbing and Riding Centre in Wales. Activities include Sky Trek with 2km of zip lines high above the ground and an indoor climbing centre.

Machinations - Automata Exhibition

Machinations

Llanbrynmair

Machinations has something for everyone, a play barn to bounce off energy, a rabbit village where you can feed and stroke the animals and the model museum where you can turn handles, push buttons and watch everything work.

Visitor Centre Cafe

Rheidol Visitor Centre and Power Station

Aberystwyth

The Rheidol hydropower plant is the largest of its kind in England and Wales. Guided tours of the power station at set times, visitor centre and interactive display.

Kerry Vale Vineyard

Kerry Vale Vineyard

Montgomery

Planted in 2010 and covering six acres of farmland, the vineyard resides at the eastern tip of the Kerry Vale - an area of outstanding natural beauty and just 3 miles south of the charming town of Montgomery.

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW)

Dolgellau

Coed y Brenin visitor centre is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Aberystwyth

The award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is Wales’ largest arts centre and facilities includes the Great Hall, Theatre, Galleries, Cinema, Craftshop, Bookshop, Workshop spaces, Pottery, Restaurant, Cafe and Bars.

Pennau Crafts & Coffee Shop

Pennau Craft & Coffee Shop

Bow Street

Pennau Craft and Coffee Shop in the village of Bow Street is just four miles north of the busy coastal resort of Aberystwyth. At Pennau Craft Coffee Shop, the accent is firmly on offering the best that Wales has to offer.

Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog)

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Porthmadog

The WHR (Porthmadog) is a small, friendly railway where the train ride is just part of the experience. Free guided tours at the sheds. Vintage train.

The Oriel Gallery

Oriel Davies Gallery

Newtown

A contemporary art gallery in the heart of Wales. Oriel Davies Gallery is the largest and most significant visual arts venue in the region, and a key gallery of Wales, showing groundbreaking national and international art and craft.

Visitor Centre

Elan Valley

Rhayader

The Elan Valley Visitor Centre has information about the area, an exhibition, cafe, audio-visual show, play area and toilets.

Yr Ysgrwn

Yr Ysgwrn

Trawsfynydd

Yr Ysgwrn is not your typical Welsh farmhouse. By protecting and enhancing the site the aim is to share the story of Hedd Wyn and the universal messages of Yr Ysgwrn to all who visit.

Gregynog Hall

Gregynog Hall & Gardens

Newtown

Gregynog Hall is surrounded by 750 acres of grounds containing many different landscapes including Grade 1 listed formal gardens.

Hand thrown pottery from the Croris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre

Machynlleth

Home to 9 Craft Studios and the resident designer-makers. Find unique items handcrafted with care for your home, garden and gifts for others. You can also have fun making your own crafts.

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Vale of Rheidol Railway

Aberystwyth

All aboard the Vale of Rheidol for an unforgettable journey through the beautiful Rheidol Valley by narrow gauge steam train. Sit back, relax and let us take you on a nostalgic journey through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery.

The New Brecon Boathouse

Brecon Boathouse

Brecon

Brecon boathouse is a picturesque site situated on the River Usk, in the shadows of the Brecon Beacons. It has existed as a boathouse since the early 1900's.

The Packhorse Bridge

Meirion Mill Woollen Centre

Dinas-Mawddwy

Melin Meirion Mill Shop and Cafe is on the A470 between Machynlleth and Dolgellau near the village of Dinas Mawddwy.

Corris Mine Explorers

Corris Mine Explorers

Machynlleth

Delve around the secret underground world of a Welsh slate mine, with one of Wales' top Mine Explorers; abandoned and forgotten yet full of relics, stories & adventure. Get kitted up with helmet,lamp & safety clips for something different..

King Arthur's Labyrinth

King Arthurs Labyrinth

Machynlleth

Set sail through the cascading veil of an underground waterfall and discover a magical place where tales from the mists of time are retold. Tales of Dragons, Giants and the Legendary King Arthur. Brave the waters of Dragon River.

The Old Station Welshpool

The Old Station Welshpool

Welshpool

The Old Station, Welshpool offers a unique opportunity for both the holiday maker and the local visitor to shop in one of the most elegant listed buildings in the area.

The Miners Trail

Silver Mountain Experience

Aberystwyth

A family attraction with actor led shows in one of Wales’ scariest underground experiences. Above ground a 7 acre fantasy realm with water play, caters for younger children, whilst the Miners Trail & exhibition offers a glimpse of the past.

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