Bodnant Welsh Food Centre and Cookery School, Conwy, North Wales

Set in the heart of the Conwy Valley overlooking the mountains of Snowdonia, is the multi award-winning Bodnant Welsh Food Centre. With three quarters of its stock being of purely Welsh origin, it’s one of the best places to gain an authentic taste of Wales.

Boxes of vegetables on display at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre

Bodnant’s Welsh Food Centre is well worth a visit at any time of the year.  Take tea in the converted 18th Century barns of Furnace Farm or, if feeling more peckish, dine in the beautifully appointed Hayloft restaurant. For the more hurried Foodie Traveller, come here to stock up on food supplies and, of course, to sample the homemade Bodnant Ice Cream (try the rose flavour). With its own Cookery School and the National Bee-Keeping Centre on site, it’s got plenty to offer foodies visiting North Wales.

The Foodie Travel Guide

  • Shop for Welsh produce
  • Have lunch in the restaurant
  • Bodnant Cookery School
  • National Bee-Keeping Centre
Customers browsing the produce at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre

Watch Artisans Create Welsh Specialities

You’ll find lots of temptations in the Farm Shop where many foods are produced on site keeping alive precious traditional artisan skills and Welsh recipes. Watch the cheesemaker making cheeses from the milk of Fresian cows from the neighbouring farm or see the baker crafting specialty breads from Welsh stoneground flour.

Try Welsh Cakes and Bara Brith

Traditionally a lunch time staple for working men in Wales’ slate mines and now one of the nation’s signature dishes, Bodnant’s Welsh cakes are a firm favourite. Eat them hot off the griddle, flavoured with spice and sprinkled with sugar. Bara Brith – a rich fruit loaf, made with tea and spiced fruit is delicious spread with Bodnant’s handmade, salted butter. The recipe originates from a local Welsh farm house just outside Bethesda.
 
 Sign for Bodnant Welsh Food
 Cow sign advertising Bodnant Ice Cream 

Taste Award-Winning Welsh Cheese

Don’t leave the shop without buying some Welsh cheese. Derived from an artisan recipe, Bodnant’s Aberwen cheese has become a bestseller with international recognition. With a dense, crumbly texture and subtle fruity flavour, it scooped a bronze award at the World Cheese Awards (visitors to the BBC Good Food Show) can see the judging in action.

 

Buy Welsh Whisky and Wine

In the wine cellar, taste wines from the vineyards of Wales such as nearby Pant Du or stock up on locally brewed Welsh ciders and beers. There’s a good selection of Welsh liqueurs and whiskies including whisky from the Penderyn Distillery in the Brecon Beacons.


Tips

  • Look out for seasonal foodie events such as Choc-Fest and St David’s Day celebrations
  • Pop into the National Beekeeping Centre to learn all about the area’s rich beekeeping heritage and delicious local honey
  • Sign up for a class at Bodnant’s highly regarded Cookery School
  • Looking for a gift? Check out our guide to the Best Gifts For Cheese Lovers

WHERE TO STAY IN NORTH WALES

Castle Hotel Conwy

Castle Hotel

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Set in a 300 year-old coaching inn, Castle Hotel has elegant bedrooms and a traditional restaurant.

Rooms from £75 a night.

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Lyn Peninsula, North Wales

Country house restaurant with rooms in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty just a mile from the sea.

Rooms from £99 a night.

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Bodysgallen Hall

Llandudno, North Wales

A distinguished 17th-century hall set in 200 acres of parkland, with spectacular views of Snowdonia.

Rooms from £151 a night.


DOGS

Fox terrier, Mr Hendricks, expert on dog friendly days out in North Wales

Please check with the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre.

Mr Hendricks


HOW TO FIND BODNANT WELSH FOOD CENTRE

 

Bodnant Welsh Food Centre & Cookery School, Furnace Farm, Tal-y-cafn, Conwy, North Wales LL28 5RP

Website: www.bodnant-welshfood.co.uk