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 Center!
Latest from the Bodnant BlogBelow are the latest posts from our Bodnant Blog.
27th October 2012
There is a strong Welsh connection with Patagonia going back many generations. How fantastic that these links are still maintained despite time and distance. Continue Reading
20th June 2013
Colwyn Bay is a seaside resort that is located on the northern coast of Wales, it offers brilliant views across the Irish Sea. Located within the area are eight communities and there is a population of around 28,000 people. The town is highly popular with tourists and much of the trade within the area is as a result of the tourists. The area offers numerous famous beaches and also some stunning countryside. There are many great things that can be enjoyed be tourists and Colwyn Bay is also very easily accessible.
The area is a great place for tourists and as a result of this there are many hotels located within the area. The hotels vary in standard and go right up to five star; there is something to meet almost every budget. People looking to visit the area should look around as the hotels within Colwyn Bay have a range of different facilities.
Popular hotels in Colwyn Bay include the Lyndale Hotel, West Point Hotel, Rathlin Country House, The Marine Hotel and Bryn Woodlands House. Many of these hotels benefit from being close to many of the fantastic amenities located within Colwyn Bay. By booking in advance numerous special offers and deals can be benefited from. Hotels within Colwyn Bay are very popular with both residents in Wales and tourists; as a result of this these often get booked up several months in advance. The hotels are especially busy when there are events being held within the area of Colwyn Bay.
One of the most popular hotels in the area is the Colwyn Bay Hotel which is drenched in tradition. This outstanding hotel dates back to 1871 and has been open ever since. This hotel has 92 bedrooms and has had numerous famous guests over the years including Madame Adelina Patti.
Those people who choose to stay at a hotel in Colwyn Bay will be able to enjoy the excellent beaches scattered throughout the small seaside resort. If the weather isn’t the best there is also beautiful countryside located close by which can also be enjoyed.
20th June 2013
Lamb leg is a cut of meat that is highly tender and very flavoursome; it is one of the most popular cuts of lamb available. There are numerous lamb leg cuts that available to buy, these include a whole lamb leg, lamb leg sirloin chops and lamb leg shanks. A whole lamb leg is cut away from the leg of the animal and it includes the hip bone and shank portion. The outside of the meat is covered in a thin fell and this will usually remain when cooked. There are numerous different ways to cook lamb leg; the most popular method is by roasting.
Lamb leg is a popular cut of meat that often forms part of a traditional roast dinner. When served in this way the meat will usually be served with a jus, sauce or gravy alongside vegetables and potatoes. This dish makes frequent appearances on restaurant menus and is particularly well liked on Sundays. When served in a traditional roast dinner the meat will usually be roasted; generally it is a whole leg of lamb that is used for this. A popular compliment with the meat is rosemary which is a herb which is traditionally used alongside lamb.
The ingredients usually used when making roast leg of lamb include garlic, rosemary, lemon, black pepper and potatoes. As this cut of meat is so flavoursome the amount of extra ingredients required alongside is small. Roasting is a simple cooking method and essentially this means leaving the meat to cook in an oven; usually this will be for up to 2 hours. Sometimes the meat may be sealed by frying it prior to roasting it but this depends upon the size of the meat. By roasting lamb leg it usually ensures that the meat is very tender with very little fatty areas.
Other forms of lamb leg that are also popular include lamb leg sirloin chops and lamb leg shanks. Sirloin chops can also be roasted but a popular cooking method for these is by grilling. Lamb leg shanks are one of the most popular cuts of lamb and these are usually cooked by slow roasting them.
20th June 2013
Snowdonia Ale is an alcoholic beverage that is produced by the Purple Moose Brewery in Wales. The drink is 3.6 percent proof and it is regarded as being a delightfully refreshing pal ale. This is delicately brewed pal ale that is made from a number of different aromatic hops. The Snowdonia Ale is highly popular after a long walk through Snowdonia National Park. This is the most popular and recognised ale that the Purple Moose Brewery produces and it is available throughout Wales. This is a bottled pale ale that is usually consumed chilled and is especially enjoyed during the winter months.
The ale has been recognised in numerous national awards ceremonies as being an excellent ale. In May 2012 it was awarded the silver medal in the Bitters category at the Society of Independent Brewers Wales & West Region Competition 2012. In August 2012 the Snowdonia Ale won the gold award in the Bitters category at the Champion Beer of Britain Competition. Finally in June 2011 the beer won silver in the Champion Beer of Wales Competition.
Snowdonia Ale is produced using pale and crystal malt; alongside this are pioneer, styrian goldings and lubelski hops. Many people within Wales regard this beer as being the best beer in Wales. For those that drink it they realise that it is a golden hoppy ale that has a refreshing bite with a bitter aftertaste. Made in the heart of Wales the Snowdonia Ale is recognised as being the ale of Wales and is incredibly popular. Alongside being available in pubs across Wales the ale is stocked in many supermarkets and independent off licenses.
Rather than being a mainstream ale this is a boutique ale that uses local products to produce a fantastic ale. Many organic shops stock this ale and it is highly popular with tourists visiting the area.
Purple Moose Brewery the creator of Snowdonia Ale is a member of the Society of Independent Brewers and the Association of Welsh Independent Brewers.