Welcome to Bodnant Welsh Food
Bodnant Welsh Food Centre is located at Furnace Farm, in the stunning surroundings of the Conwy Valley. Originally built in the 18th century, the buildings have been lovingly restored to provide an excellent venue for our farm shop, tea room, restaurant, cookery school and farmhouse accommodation.
At Bodnant Welsh Food Centre we are passionate about traditional Welsh food, and take every opportunity to bring you the delicious produce available both from our own estate and also from our carefully selected local producers.
Our beautiful and relaxed Hayloft restaurant has a seasonally designed menu to showcase the amazing produce available on our very own doorstep. Our chef hand-picks the ingredients to bring you an authentic “taste of Wales” that you will want to return for!
You can also sample our fresh produce in our Tea rooms, whether you are looking for a light lunch, or a relaxing coffee and home-made slice of cake. Why not even sample the Ice Cream made here in our dairy.
Our Baker bakes the bread used in the restaurant, tea rooms and farm shop in our own bakery and his range of artisan breads is vast, and imaginative, but most of all very very tasty!
Everything you can taste at Bodnant is available to purchase from our Farm Shop, so you can take your dining experience home with you. Our farm shop is full of delicious seasonal vegetables, fruit, fresh fish and meat. There are also the staple items too, and some little treats, not to mention our extensive local drinks. You really will be spoilt for choice.
Our friendly and welcoming team at Bodnant are on hand to ensure your visit is welcoming, if you have any questions about the food we sell, just ask, we love boasting about our fantastic high quality foods!
If you’re inspired by what you see and taste then you can beef up your own culinary skills with a course in our state-of-the-art Bodnant Cookery School or even make a holiday of it by staying in our luxurious Farmhouse accommodation.
In our courtyard you will find the National Beekeeping Centre of Wales, selling local honey and also honey based beauty products, the team here are happy to share with you the importance of Bees and the shop itself is full of information regarding our little friends.
We have so much to offer here at Bodnant Welsh Food Center, from the farm shop, tea room, restaurant and cookery school to the Pochin room which perfect for weddings and functions.
We look forward to welcoming you to Bodnant Welsh Food Centre!
Latest from the Bodnant BlogBelow are the latest posts from our Bodnant Blog.
04th December 2013
Everyone allows themselves a little leeway over Christmas and desserts are an important part of the festive table. A great dessert is fun and exciting; something that can really bring the WOW factor to a meal, or even as a standalone affair. Not everyone likes Christmas pudding and as those that feel strongly about it often dislike its cousins (mince pies and Christmas cake) you are going to need a few alternative desserts. (more…)
02nd December 2013
The ancient custom of calennig can trace it roots back to the middle ages and still remains a popular tradition in parts of Wales today; meaning ‘new year’s gifts’ the word translates as the ‘first day of the month’ and describes the custom of giving gifts on New Year’s Day. Children would go from house to house, singing rhymes and wishing the occupants health and prosperity for the coming year. In exchange for this goodwill they would receive a few pennies or a gift of food. In times gone by it was customary to carry the calennig apple; which some say is the meaning of calennig itself. The apple would be stuck on a tripod of twigs and decorated with nuts and evergreens. Symbolising good luck, this apple was once an essential part of the celebrations. In modern times calennig is also used to describe the New Year’s celebrations where folk gather for fireworks and the larger towns hold organised festivities.
01st December 2013
The perfect Christmas fruit, pomegranates are certainly no modern arrival but have increased in popularity tenfold over recent years partly due to the efforts of a certain Nigella Lawson. From their blushing casing and pretty appearance to the stunning vivacity of their magenta flesh a pomegranate brings a fragile beauty to the plate like no other ingredient. (more…)