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.
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.
- Shop for Welsh produce
- Have lunch in the restaurant
- Bodnant Cookery School
- National Bee-Keeping Centre
Watch Artisans Create Welsh Specialities
Try Welsh Cakes and Bara Brith
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.
- 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
Llandudno, North Wales
A distinguished 17th-century hall set in 200 acres of parkland, with spectacular views of Snowdonia.
Rooms from £151 a night.
Please check with the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre.
How to Find Bodnant Welsh Food Centre
Bodnant Welsh Food Centre & Cookery School, Furnace Farm, Tal-y-cafn, Conwy, North Wales LL28 5RP
The Foodie Travel Guide
Sally is the founder and editor of The Foodie Travel Guide. She travels around the UK and beyond in search of the best foodie days out, tasting experiences and delicious places to stay. She loves a glass of English sparkling wine, afternoon tea with friends and escaping London for gastronomic adventures.