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...

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....

Bwlch Nant yr Arian | Cafe & Shop at Bwlch Nant yr Arian

Bwlch Nant yr Arian, Bwlch Nant yr Arian Visitor Centre, Ponterwyd, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3AB

The café serves fresh, locally sourced produce daily. The menu includes succulent pork sausages and tasty venison or beef burgers, homemade soups and a delicious choice of cakes.

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.

Llangoed Hall

Llyswen, Nr Brecon, Powys, LD3 0YP

The beautiful restaurant at Llangoed Hall is an unforgettable intimate fine dining experience. The talented chefs create spectacular dishes using only the finest local ingredients often sourced from the hotel’s very own kitchen garden.

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.

Themes Restaurant at Themes Restaurant at The Hafren

Themes Restaurant at The Hafren, Coleg Powys, Llanidloes Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4DR

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.

Penrhos Grill & Fairways Restaurant at Parc Penrhos | Penrhos Park

Parc Penrhos | Penrhos Park, Llanrhystud, nr Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 5AY

The Penrhos Grill serves excellent quality bar meals daily whilst our Fairways Restaurant, which overlooks the picturesque 18th Green, offers table d'hote or full a la carte menus. Sunday lunches are also available.

Bar & Restaurant at Old Hand & Diamond Inn

Old Hand & Diamond Inn, Coedway, Shrewsbury, SY5 9AR

This stunning, dog-friendly country pub also offers a children’s play area, a beer garden with plenty of outside seating on our sunny patio and a large car park.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mellington Hall Hotel | Restaurant at Mellington Hall Hotel

Mellington Hall Hotel, Mellington, Churchstoke, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6HX

Mellington Hall Country House Hotel is a Grade II Listed 19th Century house set in beautiful landscaped grounds with spectacular views in every direction.

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.

Riverside Restaurant at The Elephant and Castle Hotel

The Elephant and Castle Hotel, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BQ

With beautiful views of the River Severn, this Riverside Restaurant accommodates up to 40 people offering home-made food and menus changed on a seasonal basis, using fresh local produce to create dishes, which are all cooked to order.

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.

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.

Retail therapy

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.

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.

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.

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.

Berriew Village Store

Berriew, Welshpool, SY21 8PG

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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