Feeling hungry while exploring The North Wales Way? Take a tour of local food and drink producers and farm shops and taste the very best of home grown, home made Welsh produce with our foodie trail across North Wales.
Hawarden Farm Shop
Not only is the Hawarden Estate Farm Shop a haven for foodies, it's also a lovely place to spend a few hours appreciating what nature gives us. With regular tasting events, tours of the grounds, nature trails and seasonal activities, there's always something going on. You can even pick your own fruit during summer and autumn.
Be sure to stop by the shop and eating areas to get a taste of the seasonal produce. They sell local meat including rare breed pork and game, while the deli area has an amazing selection of condiments, handmade pies, salads and pastries.
Rhug Estate, Corwen
In the town of Corwen, the Rhug Estate is a landmark. Over the last decade it has won multiple awards for its produce and also its chefs at The Bison Grill, an on-site bistro recognised by Michelin. The shop is stocked with organic meats, cheese and pantry ingredients, and is a great place to browse after walking around the farm or attending one of the on-site outdoor events.
Bragdy Conwy Brewery
The Bradgy Conwy Brewery casks and bottles ales using the soft water that flows from the Snowdonia mountains. It offers three different tours and experiences for beer fans. The brewery tour lasts around 90 minutes, which includes a guided journey around the site followed by beer tasting. Alternatively, shadow a brewer for a day as they carry out their brewing duties (you can join in too!), or design your own beer with a group of friends.
Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard, Llangwstenin
Against the backdrop of Snowdonia National Park, the two-acre Gwinllan Conwy Vineyard could be confused for rustic Italy on a sunny day! On a guided vineyard tour, you can see their special hybrid grape varieties growing on vines, then taste their five varieties from the bottle. They also do amazing food taster boards including local cheeses and produce.
Snowdon Honey Farm and Winery, Llanberis
What started as a hobby in beekeeping turned into a full-time business for the team at the Snowdon Honey Farm and Winery. With free entry and tasters for all customers, a trip to Llanberis is certainly sweeter when it includes honey wine, mead, preserves and rich honey. The little on-site tea room is traditional and cosy, making it a perfect stop mid-drive.
Hooton's Homegrown, Anglesey
On a vast patch of green land in Anglesey's Llanfairpwll, the Hooton's Homegrown family farm works every day to produce fruit, vegetables, livestock and freshly prepared meals for consumption on site and in its farm shops. With the animals reared on site also being butchered and prepared for sale there too, you couldn't get a much fresher cut of meat!
Halen Môn Sea Salt, Anglesey
Made purely from the wild waters of Anglesey, Halen Môn Sea Salt produces outstandingly delicious seasoning in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the Halen Môn Visitor Centre on the banks of the beautiful Menai Strait, you can take a tour through the history of salt in the area then take part in a tutor-led salt tasting. After, you can take some home from the gift shop - discover freshly collected salt, spice mixes and more local delicacies.