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 independent shops, and sample local produce at one of the many farmers markets across the region.

Recommended places to get a bite to eat...

Relish Cafe at Oriel Davies Gallery

Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ

With an inspired seasonal menu of luscious homemade soups, salads, quiches and daily specials and with views to the hills over Newtown, the light, bright modern Café at Oriel Davies is a great place to eat, drink and meet friends.

Y Crochan Cafe at Corris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

Y Crochan cafe is light, bright and modern. The menu features lots of delicious locally sourced produce with food and drinks served throughout the day. Y Crochan is at the centre of 9 Craft Studios and a range of exciting attractions.

Y Crochan Cafe at King Arthurs Labyrinth

King Arthurs Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

Y Crochan cafe uses delicious locally sourced produce across the all-day menu. Call in for morning coffee,lunches, tempting cakes & afternoon tea. Look out for our seasonal specials. We're next to King Arthur's Labyrinth & 9 craft studios.

Rheidol Visitor Centre and Cafe at Rheidol Visitor Centre and Power Station

Rheidol Visitor Centre and Power Station, Rheidol Hydro Power Station, Cwmrheidol, nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3NF

The Visitor Centre and Cafe includes an interactive display about renewable energy, local films and guided tours of the centre at set times. The cafe offers a choice of light lunches, sandwiches and snacks.

Colliseum Coffee House & Shop at Ceredigion Museum & Gallery

Ceredigion Museum & Gallery, Coliseum, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2AQ

The Colliseum Coffee House offer light lunches, snacks and high quality coffees, teas and handmade cakes. Everything is homemade using local produce and there are highchairs and space for children and a good children’s menu.

Glan yr Afon Riverside Restaurant

Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9DW

The Glan Yr Afon/Riverside is a family run country pub; we very much lean towards being a restaurant. Glyn and I (Corina) bought the freehold in May 2010 and work together with our 7 year-old son Dylan and a great team of staff.

Coffee Shop at Pennau Craft & Coffee Shop

Pennau Craft & Coffee Shop, Bow Street, Nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY24 5AA

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.

Cafe Hafan at Rhiannon Centre

Rhiannon Centre, Main Square, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6JL

Café Hafan offers a wide range of teas, fresh ground coffee and home baked cakes – including Welsh cakes, of course – for your perfect morning coffee, elevenses or high-tea.

Dyffryn Cafe

Dyffryn, Foel, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 0NU

Dyffryn Cafe offers light and full breakfasts, homemade cakes, coffee and soft drinks, a selection of cooked and light lunches and even takeaways if you’re on the go.

The Miner's Rest Cafe at Silver Mountain Experience

Silver Mountain Experience, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AB

A warm welcome awaits.. Based just near Aberystwyth in the stunning Cambrian Mountains, Delicious range of hot food, snacks, hot and cold drinks, and a range of specials, with indoor or outdoor seating, surrounded by stunning views

Themes Restaurant at NPTC Group of Colleges

NPTC Group of Colleges, Hafren, Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4HU

Themes Restaurant at NPTC Group of Colleges is a working restaurant staffed solely by students who train in all aspects of the hospitality industry, from food preparation and professional cookery to hospitality and supervision.

The Granary Restaurant & Bar at The Granary Wine Bar

The Granary Wine Bar, 17 Parkers Lane, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2LT

Good Wines, Good Friends, Good Times. Quirky venue packed full of character, located in the heart of Mid Wales. Specialising in hand-picked fine wines. Pop in for a drink and check us out.

Courtyard Cafe at Gregynog Hall & Gardens

Gregynog Hall & Gardens, Tregynon, Nr Newtown, Powys, SY16 3PL

The Courtyard cafe, situated in the historic Gregynog Hall courtyard, is a beautiful location for a relaxing lunch, surrounded by dragon trees and containers of flowers, with indoor and outdoor seating for up to 48 people.

Merlins Coffee Shop, Bar & Budget Accommodation at Adventure Britain

Adventure Britain, Head Office - Ty Anturiaeth, 83 Church Road, Seven Sisters, Neath, SA10 9DT

Merlins budget accommodation with a cafe and bar is well placed to act as base to visit most places of interest and sample some fantastic outdoor activities in South West Wales (3star grade - Vist Wales)

Plas Dolguog Hotel

Felingerrig, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8UJ

Conservatory restaurant, with panoramic views over Snowdonia National Park, offers both traditional and vegetarian dishes.

The Bell Country Inn

Llanyre, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6DY

The Bell Country Inn restaurant menu reflects the emphasis on locally sourced ingredients producing fresh flavours that Wales has to offer.

Caffi Clywedog at Clywedog Creative Hub

Clywedog Creative Hub, Clywedog Creative Hub, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6NU

Situated in the beautiful countryside of the Cambrian Mountains and less than 5 miles from the market town of Llanidloes, you will find us overlooking the magnificent Llyn Clywedog Dam.

Y Crochan Cafe at Corris Mine Explorers

Corris Mine Explorers, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

Call in before your underground trip or to refuel afterwards. Y Crochan serves a delicious all-day menu using fresh, local and seasonal produce and is right next to Corris Mine Explorers.

Radnor & Miles Restaurant

Metropole Hotel, Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DY

The Metropole’s award-winning Restaurant is without doubt a most superb fine dining establishment. Our Head Chef is dedicated to using the finest local ingredients and has been awarded an AA rosette for his modern British cuisine.

Siabod Restaurant at Elen's Castle

DOLWYDDELAN, Near Betws y Coed, Snowdonia National Park, Conwy, LL25 0EJ

The Siabod Restaurant at Elen's Castle home-cooked offers an eating experience in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Wherever possible, all our produce is locally supplied using the highest quality suppliers in the Conwy Valley.

Retail therapy

Celtic Gallery & Shop at Rhiannon Centre

Rhiannon Centre, Main Square, Tregaron, Ceredigion, SY25 6JL

The Celtic Gallery and Shop features guest artists and themed exhibitions, as well as the very best Welsh and Celtic crafts.

Craft Shop at Artisans

Artisans, The Old Sawmill, Lake Vyrnwy, Oswestry, Powys, SY10 0NA

With Chocolate made locally in Bala, Love spoons from Mid Wales and some Welsh love rings, Artisans can provide you with this and more. Just pop in and have a look.

Salop Leisure - Machynlleth

Treowain Enterprise Park, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8EG

Salop Leisure Ltd is a leading supplier of static, touring and motor homes - all of which have evolved from basic units to the luxury models of today.

Portmeiron Pottery, Gift and Craft Shops at Portmeirion Village

Portmeirion Village, Portmeirion, Penrhyndeudraeth, Gwynedd, LL48 6ER

Portmeirion Village is home to a diverse range of shops that make finding the perfect gift a piece of cake! All stores in Portmeirion Village sell an eclectic range of gifts & homeware.

Bwtri Y Crochan - Welsh Food and Drink Shop at Corris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

Browse the shelves for delicious food and drink which has been grown, reared and produced in Wales. Great gift ideas and a range of exciting ingredients for spicing up your own recipes. Welsh food & drink gift hampers a speciality.

The Old Station Welshpool

Severn Road, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7AY

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.

CAT Eco Store at Centre For Alternative Technology

Centre For Alternative Technology, Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ

The perfect complement to a visit to CAT, the gift shop stocks eco-friendly and ethical products and books and is housed in a sustainable building.

Ian Snow - Interiors, Crafts & Clothing Shop at Ian Snow - Machynlleth

Ian Snow - Machynlleth, The Old Post Office, 8 Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AF

Ian Snow started his business in 1978 selling from a trestle table on Machynlleth market. Since these early days it's now grown into three shops and a small wholesale business, with the main shop situated in Machynlleth.

Delyn Glass at Corris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

We make striking glass sculptures and flamework. We can be seen at work on most days in our Delyn Glass studio.

Camlan Garden Centre at Camlan Garden Centre & Farm Shop

Camlan Garden Centre & Farm Shop, Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, SY20 9LN

Camlan Garden Centre stocks a wide range of Welsh-grown shrubs and bedding plants, as well as British-grown perennials, annuals and alpine plants; as well as the usual garden centre essentials such as compost and pots!

Agau Jewellery Studio at Corris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

A working goldsmiths studio producing a beautiful range of original Celtic and Contemporary jewellery.

Hafod Hardware

East Street, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5DS

Situated in the centre of Rhayader in the heart of Mid Wales is one of the oldest businesses in the town- Hafod Hardware, a traditional old fashioned Ironmongers with wooden flooring and walls and ceiling lined in pine.

The Courtyard Shop at Powis Castle

Powis Castle, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF

The Courtyard Shop at Powis Castle is open 10.30am-3.30pm (closed Wednesdays & Thursdays) and has a beautiful selection of homeware, gifts, souvenirs and delicious treats to choose from.

Dyfi Distillery

Unit 5 Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, SY20 9RF

Dyfi Distillery produces artisan gins crafted with wild Welsh botanicals foraged in the Dyfi Biosphere.Based at Corris Craft Centre, near Machynlleth and recognised in the Great British Food Awards 2017 for the best gin produced in the UK.

The Candle Studio at Corris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

Find a fantastic range of hand carved and scented candles in different colours and sizes. Seasonal candles and candle dipping activities available too.

Brecon Market Hall

The High Street, Brecon, LD3 7LF

Brecon Market Hall is located in the centre of the town of Brecon in Powys Mid Wales. The Market Hall is the venue for many community events including Antique Fairs, Crafts and the popular Brecon Farmers Market

Arthurian & Celtic Shop at King Arthurs Labyrinth

King Arthurs Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

The Arthurian and Celtic Shop at King Arthur's Labyrinth sells a great range of items inspired by the myths & legends of King Arthur and Welsh folklore. Items include Arthurian swords, Arthurian chess sets, goblets, fairies, dragons & more.

Gallery Shop at Oriel Davies Gallery

Oriel Davies Gallery, The Park, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NZ

The Gallery Shop is open Monday – Saturday, 10am - 5pm Jewellery & Crafts, giftware, books & magazines and much more. Original art can also be purchased through the Arts Council of Wales Collectorplan.

The Original Shandals Company

Unit 3 Bank Lane, Machynlleth, Powys, Sy20 8DT

Shandals and boots are handmade, designed to last, and are repairable after years of wear. Each and every pair are made in a workshop in Machynlleth, Mid Wales.

Tawny Owl Toys at Corris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

We make traditional and personalised wooden toys right here in our toy workshop in Corris. We are now seeing the children who were given our toys returning to buy toys for their own children - what better recommendation.

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