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...

The Lion Art Hotel & Restaurant

The Lion Art Hotel & Restaurant, Berriew, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8PQ

Nestled in the charming village of Berriew in Montgomeryshire, Mid-Wales, the Lion Art Hotel & Restaurant offers visitors a fusion of old-world charm and modern sophistication.

Café & Piazza Deli Bar at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DE

The Arts Centre award winning cafe offers a mouthwatering selection of freshly made salads, hot meals and snacks every day....

In The Welsh Wind | Bar 45

45 St Marys Street, CARDIGAN, Ceredigion, SA43 1HA

Tucked away behind Cardigan Castle, just off the High Street, in the west Wales market town of Cardigan/Aberteifi, you'll find Bar 45 - Cardigan's first - and only - gin bar!

Chartists 1770 at The Trewythen

Great Oak Street, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6BW

Enjoy dinner in our relaxed and modern mid-wales restaurant, sampling dishes created by our Executive Head Chef, including light lunches, Welsh tapas, sharing boards, plant-based dishes, and meat aged in our very own ageing cabinet.

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.

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.

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.

Dragon Hotel | Bistro Restaurant & Bar at Dragon Hotel

Dragon Hotel, Market Square, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6PA

The Dragon Hotel Restaurant and Bar are open daily for lunch and dinner. Food is served from 12:00 pm - 14:30 pm and 18:00 pm - 21:00 pm and you are assured that the finest local Welsh produce will feature on the menu.

The Coffee Shop at Melin Meirion Mill Woollen Centre

Melin Meirion Mill Woollen Centre, Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9LS

The Coffee Shop serves light meals, snacks and a tempting selection of cakes throughout the day. Homemade soup and our special recipe cheese scones are always on the menu.

CAT Vegetarian Cafe at Centre For Alternative Technology

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

Treat yourself at CAT with a delicious meal, baked treats, barista coffee and a wide selection of hot and cold beverages at CAT's vegetarian café.

The Sportsman

17 Severn Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2AQ

The Sportsman is a town centre pub with eight hand pulls. Its the perfect spot to sample the great range of local Monty's Brewery Real Ales.

Usk & Railway Inn

Sennybridge, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8RS

The Usk & Railway Inn is a well stocked country inn with Beers, Lagers, Real Ales, Cider,Spirits, Malt Whiskies and Wines from around the world. We serve delicious Chef prepared food in our restaurant & bar. We welcome dogs in our bar area.

The Wynnstay

Maengwyn Street, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AE

The Wynnstay is a traditional coaching inn and eatery in the heart of historic Machynlleth in mid Wales. Head Chef Gareth Johns follows the Slow Food Principles of “Good, Clean and Fair” in a relaxed, friendly setting.

Trefeddian Hotel

Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, LL35 0SB

The Trefeddian Hotel serve everything from a three course dining room lunch to more relaxed light bites, sandwiches and delicious homemade afternoon tea in the hotel lounges or on a sunny day on our stunning sea view terrace.

Merlins Coffee Shop, Bar & Budget Accommodation at Adventure Britain

Adventure Britain, 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)

The Nags Head Inn

Garthmyl, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6RS

The Nags head is a Grade II listed coaching inn on the A483 between Newtown and Welshpool and only a few yards from the Severn and the Montgomery Canal.

Harry's Bar & Bistro

40-46 North Parade, Aberystwyth, SY23 2NF

Join us at Harry’s Bar & Bistro and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, occasional live music and delicious food. Come for a quiet drink in our bar or partying the weekend away.

Harry's Bistro at Harry's Bar & Bistro

Harry's Bar & Bistro, 40-46 North Parade, Aberystwyth, SY23 2NF

Harry's Bar & Bistro, where traditional Irish and Welsh themes combine to relaxed atmosphere, occasional live music and delicious food catering for guests of all ages. Lunch served Saturday & Sunday only.

The Corris Cafe

Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

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.

Powis Castle | Courtyard Restaurant at Powis Castle and Garden

Powis Castle and Garden, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 8RF

Powis Castle’s restaurant has long been acknowledged as an example of excellence. Enjoy a variety of traditional dishes made with local, seasonal ingredients such as organic Welsh black beef, sourced from a local farm.

Retail therapy

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

The Courtyard Shop at Powis Castle and Garden

Powis Castle and Garden, 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.

Berriew Village Store

Berriew, Welshpool, SY21 8PG

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.

In the Welsh Wind Distillery

In the Welsh Wind Distillery, Tanygroes, Cardigan, Ceredigion, SA432HP

In The Welsh Wind Distillery is an award-winning distillery specialising in gin and Welsh whisky. Overlooking Cardigan Bay, this distillery offers visitors gin making experiences and gin tasting experiences.

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.

Gifts of Wales

3 Church Street, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7DL

We work with artisans and businesses across Wales, to offer you a selection of some of the best products available from Wales. Many of the products are handmade, some are unique and all are made with care and attention to detail.

The Welsh Deli at The Corris Cafe

The Corris Cafe, Corris, 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.

Salop Leisure -Shrewsbury at Salop Leisure - Shrewsbury

Salop Leisure - Shrewsbury, Emstrey, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 6QS

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

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 regularly open to visitors. Best British Gin trophy two years running.

Portmeiron | Craft & Gift Shops at Portmeirion Village & Gardens

Portmeirion Village & Gardens, 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.

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.

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!

Camlan Farm Shop at Camlan Garden Centre & Farm Shop

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

Camlan Farm Shop sells high quality Welsh produce, with a large range of cheeses as well as fresh and frozen local lamb and pork, charcuterie, milk, eggs, and much more.

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.

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.

Rhiannon Welsh Craft Design Centre at Rhiannon Centre

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

The Rhiannon Welsh Craft Design Centre, which is a treasure trove of fine crafts, unique homewares and delicious local foods, from today's souvenirs to tomorrow's heirlooms.

Oriel Davies Gallery Shop at Oriel Davies Gallery

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

The Gallery Shop is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11am - 4pm Jewellery & Crafts, giftware, books & magazines and much more. Original art can also be purchased through the Arts Council of Wales Collectorplan.

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.

The Original Butterfly Man

Tyddyn Yr Eos , Ty Celyn Bach, Carrog, Corwen, LL21 9BH

The Original Butterfly Man stock a complete range of original and authentically produced metal ornamental wall Butterflies.

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