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Eating and Drinking
Eating and Drinking

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

Conrah restaurant

Restaurant

Aberystwyth

Penrhos Park

Grill & Restaurant

Llanrhystud

Dining Room

Fine Dining

Brecon

Harry's Bar & Bistro

Bistro

Aberystwyth

TrefeddianHotel Restaurant

The Dining Room

Aberdovey

The Nags Head Inn

The Nags Head Inn

Montgomery

Bell Country Inn

The Bell Country Inn

Llandrindod Wells

1812 Bar

Restaurant

Hay-on-Wye

Dragon Hotel - Montgomery

Dragon Hotel

Montgomery

Tower Restaurant

Tower Restaurant

Lake Vyrnwy

Y Consti

Y Consti Restaurant

Aberystwyth

Milebrook House

Milebrook House

Knighton

Lounge Bar

Restaurant

Machynlleth

Harp Inn

Restaurant

Presteigne

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

Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre

Bwlch Nant Yr Arian Visitor Centre (NRW)

Devil's Bridge

Bwlch Nant yr Arian has been awarded the Gold Award by Visit Wales for attractions which make an exceptional effort to create an enjoyable and memorable experience for their visitors.

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.

Artisans Cycle Hire

Artisans

Lake Vyrnwy

Why not hire one of our bikes when you visit Lake Vyrnwy? Take a pleasant ride around the lake and experience some of the most beautiful scenery in Mid Wales.

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.

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.

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..

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.

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.

The Pulpit at Cae Hir Gardens

Cae Hir Gardens

Lampeter

A Welsh Garden with a Dutch History, Cae Hir is one of Wales' best loved private gardens. A remarkable demonstration of how ordinary can be made extraordinary simply by thinking outside the box, Cae Hir is a true garden with a difference.

King Arthur's Labyrinth

King Arthurs Labyrinth

Machynlleth

Sail through the magical veil of an underground waterfall into a mythical world filled with dragons, giants, fierce battles and the legendary King Arthur. Welsh legends unfold as you're guided through the Labyrinth by a Dark Age Boatman.

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.

Tea room

Erwood Station Gallery

Builth Wells

Erwood Station Gallery showcases the very best in contemporary craft and applied arts in Wales and the Borders. Set in two thousand square feet of exhibition space housed within a railway station and 3 vintage carriages.

Rhiannon Celtic Design Centre

Rhiannon Centre

Tregaron

In the heart of a small Welsh speaking town surrounded by spectacular scenery, the Rhiannon Celtic Design Centre is an outstanding showcase of all that is best in Welsh jewellery, arts and crafts.

Delicious cake selection at Y Crochan cafe

Y Crochan Cafe

Machynlleth

Our all-day menu features lots of fresh, seasonal and local produce. Call in for morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea whilst enjoying the surrounding 9 Craft Studios and a range of visitor experiences including King Arthur's Labyrinth.

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.

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.

Underground

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.

Hergest Croft Gardens

Hergest Croft Gardens

Kington

Hergest Croft Gardens lie in the heart of the Welsh Marches with stunning views towards the Black Mountains.

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.

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