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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

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.

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Explore Craft Centres & Woollen Mills

And plenty of cafes and tearooms

Silver Mountain Experience

Silver Mountain Experience

Aberystwyth

Where history, myth and legend collide in a fantastic day out for the whole family. Embark on an adventure discovering the history of our original Victorian Silver-Lead Mine, or Welsh fantasy and myth theatrical experiences.

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.

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.

Yr Ysgrwn

Yr Ysgwrn

Trawsfynydd

Yr Ysgwrn is not your typical Welsh farmhouse. By protecting and enhancing the site the aim is to share the story of Hedd Wyn and the universal messages of Yr Ysgwrn to all who visit.

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.

Gregynog Hall

Gregynog Hall & Gardens

Newtown

Gregynog Hall is surrounded by 750 acres of grounds containing many different landscapes including Grade 1 listed formal gardens.

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.

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.

Hand thrown pottery from the Croris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre

Machynlleth

Home to 9 Craft Studios and the creative craftspeople. Find unique items handcrafted with care for your home, garden and gifts for others. You can also have fun making your own crafts.

The Oriel Gallery

Oriel Davies Gallery

Newtown

A contemporary art gallery in the heart of Wales. Oriel Davies Gallery is the largest and most significant visual arts venue in the region, and a key gallery of Wales, showing groundbreaking national and international art and craft.

Kerry Vale Vineyard Wines

Kerry Vale Vineyard

Montgomery

Kerry Vale Vineyard Visitor Centre at the eastern tip of the Kerry Vale - an area of outstanding natural beauty and just 3 miles south of the charming town of Montgomery includes Vineyard Experience Tours, shop and cafe.

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.

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.

Arrive by CAT's water-balanced cliff railway

Centre For Alternative Technology

Machynlleth

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre with seven acres of hands-on displays, examples of environmentally responsible building, renewable energy, organic gardens and kids’ holiday activities.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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