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Enjoy a Taste of Porthmadog!

Wales and in particular Porthmadog, Penrhyndeudraeth and the surrounding area is a place that my husband, Kevin and I fell in love with, whilst holidaying here in 2011 – so much so that we moved here to enjoy all the area has to offer! We really didn’t expect to see such joys in the town – had we known then about visit wales (www.visitwales.com) I am sure that we would have set our expectations higher. It is definitely worth reading up on their website and signing up on their sustainable and environmental promises- Addo. You can also get a flavour of the landscape, epic skies, and wildlife here too.

In Porthmadog town, we are so fortunate to have an array of local shops, places to eat out and fantastic local foodstuffs for when you fancy a cosy night in, experiencing the high quality local produced items which is also sustainable as the items haven’t travelled millions of miles to reach our plate but taste so delicious!


Eating and Drinking Out Locally

Local places to eat and drink include:

· Australia Pub – serving the locally brewed Purple Moose ales

· Spooners Bar – serving Wrexham Lager

· The Ship Pub – serving food sourced from Cig Meats on the high street

· The Port Café & Restaurant – serving handmade pies, meats sourced locally for fantastic breakfasts and lunches

· Eating Gorilla – local vegan restaurant based in Penrhyndeudraeth

· Cadwalders Ice Cream – selling their own locally made ice-cream

· Cariad Gelato – selling their own porthmadog based ice-cream

· Siop Coffi – a coffee shop selling local coffees and teas

· Big Rock Café – a unique café selling hand baked items such as breads, pasties plus breakfasts and local based food products

Eating and Drinking In Locally

If you fancy a night in with a home cooked meal there are some great local ingredients that can be found without needing to use your car or go to the supermarket and they include:

· Cig Meats – The local porthmadog high street butcher who sources local meats that can be traced back

· Blas Y Mor – meaning taste of the sea. Locally sourced fresh fish and a selection of other produces too. They have in the past won the best fishmonger of the year award in Wales

· Pikes – An old established Porthmadog shop selling magazines, sweets, and local produced items such as Milk, Eggs, Butter, Yogurts, Jams and greeting cards

· RG Prichard and sons – our local greengrocers sourcing local produce

· Purple Moose Brewery Shop – selling their own brand Porthmadog ales and welsh spirits too

· Y Deli- Porthmadog’s local Deli selling home cooked local pasties, meals, cakes and other delights

· Port Restaurant – also offers a takeaway service for its home cooked meals, pies, meringues and locally sourced jams and marmalades

· Newells bakery – suppling Porthmadog with local bread and rolls

· DG Davies Butcher – based in Penrhyndeudraeth, this is a locally sourced butchers who even offer a next day delivery service.

Shop Local

The high street in Porthmadog offers something different to the norm and has many unique and fantastic welsh products available to buy. They include

· Genius - Great for gifts with a shabby chic feel

· Glosters – Our local handmade pottery shop

· Browsers – our fantastic local bookshop selling bestsellers, local maps and promotes books by local authors

· Rob Piercy Gallery – famous for his pictures of Snowdon, Portmeirion and the local area

· POP – local micro businesses who work together selling wonderful unique gifts, handmade jewellery and knitwear, pottery and throws

· Ty Martha – local high end clothing shop

· Richards – Established Porthmadog ladies and men's wear shop

· Lemon Tub – Environmentally friendly clothing shop selling ethical clothing and welsh beauty products

· Portmeirion – 2 shops in town and they are a registered charity, famous for its plates and pottery items. Make sure you visit their village for a fantastic and unique day out too

· Crafts North Wales – locally produced gifts

· Craft Cymru – selling a variety of welsh products and gifts

· Babipur – Based on Porthmadog’s trading estate, this company has grown in recent years as society has caught up with their core ethical values, they sell children’s’ organic clothing and wooden toys, reusable nappies and family items such as reusable water bottles and containers. You can order online at: www.babipur.com and collect your items next day. Be careful as you may get hooked on their products and become a fan ordering for online deliveries when you return home!

· Siop Eifionydd – selling local pottery and books

· Cob Records – selling a huge selection of music including some of welsh artists

· Porthmadog Computers – A really helpful, customer centric establishment who will help with all your computer and accessories needs. Well worth a visit if you forget that all important lead or laptop accessory! Have won Best Computer shop in Wales’s awards.

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