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Eating and shopping at Llanerchaeron

Catering assistant with a tray of coffee and hot chocolate in the cafe at Llanerchaeron, Wales.
A café tray of hot drinks | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Located on the banks of the river Aeron is Conti’s Café, in a beautifully picturesque spot to grab a drink, snack or their famous ice cream during your visit. You can also buy Llanerchaeron produce grown in the garden and browse the second-hand bookshop for your next great read.

Conti’s Café at Llanerchaeron

The café is run by Conti’s Café, a family run business from Lampeter, renowned for their beautiful Conti’s ice cream, just the thing to look forward to on those warm summer days.

They serve a selection of drinks, sandwiches, light bites, cakes and of course, their famous Conti's ice cream. Enjoy a lovely freshly roasted coffee or sandwich for the perfect snack on your visit, it's open from Wednesday to Sunday each week.

When you visit, please speak to one of the team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.

Visitors sat in the outdoor cafe seating at Llanerchaeron, Wales with hot drinks and cake. Other visitors can be seen in the background on the estate.
Visitors at the cafe at Llanerchaeron | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Many of their ingredients are sourced locally to provide fresh and seasonal food throughout the year. Gluten free options are available. To find out more about Conti’s, visit their website:

Bring a picnic

If you'd prefer to bring a picnic there are picnic benches inside the garden courtyard and next to the visitor reception building.

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Browse the second-hand books at Llanerchaeron | © National Trust Images/David Goacher

Garden produce and second-hand books at Llanerchaeron

At visitor reception you will find seasonal vegetables, fruit and cut flowers for sale, grown in the walled garden’s protective environment. A team of dedicated staff and volunteers tend to the plants, pick the fruit and veg and prepare them for sale. We also sell a variety of perennial plants and herbs propagated on the estate.

Here you will also find the second-hand bookshop. All profits from book sales go directly back to Llanerchaeron.

Thank you

It is through your purchases and support that we are able to continue to care for nature, beauty and history for everyone, for ever.

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