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 Restaurant

The Lion Hotel, 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.

Lady Henrietta's Restaurant at Powis Castle

Powis Castle, 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.

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....

Y Consti Restaurant at Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

Aberystwyth Cliff Railway, Cliff Terrace, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2DN

With a team of experienced waiting staff and respected chefs, Y Consti has rapidly gained a reputation for excellence.

Russell Tea Room at Welsh Highland Heritage Railway

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, The Station Building, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9DY

Period Tearoom serving locally sourced foods, home-baked cakes, freshly made sandwiches and light lunches. We can cater for buffets and small meetings and Birthday parties from age 1 - 100! Any dietary requirements catered for on request.

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.

Elan Valley Visitor Centre | Cafe at Cwm Elan | Elan Valley & Visitor Centre

Cwm Elan | Elan Valley & Visitor Centre, Nr Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

The Elan Valley Visitor Centre cafe has a spacious seating area with windows all around to enjoy the view of the River Elan and Caban Coch Dam. There is a patio area with picnic tables for people wishing to sit outside in fine weather.

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.

Rhiannon Centre | 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 for your perfect morning coffee, elevenses or high-tea. The café has an extensive lunch menu, including its famous and delicious, traditional Cawl.

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.

Restaurant at Dragon Inn

Dragon Inn, 47 High Street, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1BE

The historic Dragon Inn in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park is an old hostelry on Crickhowell High Street.The bar & restaurant has earned a great reputation for serving local food of a high standard.

Cae Hir Gardens Tea Room at Cae Hir Gardens

Cae Hir Gardens, Cae Hir Gardens, Cribyn, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 7NG

Cae Hir Gardens quirky Tea Room in the Shed is the social hub of Cae Hir, near Lampeter and allows visitors to savour their surroundings while indulging in the home baking for which it has become renowned.

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.

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.

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.

Bar at Harp Inn

Harp Inn, Old Radnor, PRESTEIGNE, Powys, LD8 2RH

We aim to keep two real ales on hand-pump all year round, selected from a wide range of local breweries, and some of the best independent breweries from further afield. We offer great ranges of spirits and gins to suit the summer season

Restaurant at Harp Inn

Harp Inn, Old Radnor, PRESTEIGNE, Powys, LD8 2RH

Our philosophy with the food we serve is simple – good, fresh ingredients, locally sourced if possible, freshly cooked to order, presented and served with care.

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, 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)

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Bwtri Y Crochan - Welsh Food and Drink Shop at Y Crochan Cafe

Y Crochan 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.

Berriew Village Store

Berriew, Welshpool, SY21 8PG

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.

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.

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.

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.

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