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Places to eat and shop in Wales

Whether you’re looking for a light lunch, a hot drink with a traditional slice of Welsh Bara Brith, or the perfect gift, you’ll find that our cafés, tea-rooms and shops are the perfect place to indulge. Every purchase helps us look after special places in Wales for everyone, for ever.

Cafés, tea-rooms and shops in North Wales

Two visitors sat eating sandwiches outside the cafe at Gibside Tyne & Wear.
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Bodnant Garden 

Choose from a range of delicious food and drinks in one of the tea-rooms or at weekends, stop by the kiosk in The Dell. For souvenirs of this world-class garden visit the Bodnant Garden Centre.

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Chirk Castle 

Enjoy light bites and sweet treats from the Courtyard Café that are made daily using the freshest ingredients or visit Home Farm where you’ll find the seasonal takeaway kiosk, second-hand bookshop, and gift shop.

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Erddig 

At Erddig you’ll find the Hayloft Restaurant and Tea Garden both serving delicious food and drinks. Pick up a gift from the shop or choose a great read from the second-hand bookshop.

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Penrhyn Castle and Garden 

Visit the Castle Café for delicious lunches and tempting cakes whilst the shop offers a range of locally sourced gifts. In the Stable Block you’ll also find the second-hand bookshop.

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Plas Newydd House and Garden 

The Old Dairy Café offers light lunches and freshly baked cakes, whilst the shop has plenty of gifts. With views of the Menai Strait, the Sunroom Kiosk also has a great selection of ice-creams, hot drinks and snacks.

Cafés, tea-rooms and shops in Mid Wales

Visitors at the cafe at Llanerchaeron, Wales
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Llanerchaeron 

On the banks of the river Aeron, Conti’s Café is a perfect place to grab a drink, snack or a scoop of their famous ice cream. You can also buy produce grown in Llanerchaeron’s own Kitchen Garden and browse the second-hand bookshop.

A plate of Welsh cakes on a counter, with a sign saying 'Welsh cakes/Cacen gri', and a pile of scones, in the cafe at Powis Castle, Wales
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Powis Castle and Garden 

Enjoy a tasty treat in the Courtyard Café or the Garden Coffee Shop which is set within the scenic formal gardens. To help you remember a great day out, you’ll find a wide selection of gifts in the Courtyard Shop or Garden shop.

Cafés, tea-rooms and shops in South Wales

Staff member using the coffee machine in the Billiard Room Cafe at Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire, Wales
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Dinefwr 

The café team are ready to serve refreshments in the historic Billiard Room or you can relax in the outdoor courtyard where you can spot deer and the famous White Park Cattle.

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Dyffryn Gardens 

Head to the light and airy Gallery Café where you can enjoy hot and cold drinks, cakes and snacks whilst admiring the gardens. Find the perfect souvenir in the shop, plant sales, or second-hand bookshop.

The Boathouse tea-room overlooking Stackpole Quay, Pembrokeshire.
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Stackpole 

Tuck into foodie favourites at the Boathouse Tea-room, whilst enjoying spectacular views of Stackpole Quay. Before hitting the beach, pick up a pre-loved read from the second-hand book trailer.

Coffee and cake at the Orangery restaurant Cliveden National Trust
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Tredegar House 

At the heart of Tredegar House’s Home Farm is the Brewhouse Café where you can stop for hot drinks and food. Across the courtyard, visit the second-hand bookshop where every purchase helps us look after this special place.

Places to picnic in Wales

A family is sitting on a blanket and having a picnic at The Kymin, Monmouthshire. A child is reaching out to accept some food from another family member.
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Perfect picnic spots in Wales 

Plan the perfect picnic in Wales and eat al fresco on a grand estate, a pretty beach, or a wooded wildlife haven, with views of the great Welsh outdoors.

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