Eat – Bwyta

Discovering and sampling good food and drink is central to how much we enjoy a break away. Luckily for visitors and for us, this area of Wales has plenty of world renown producers.

Our cooking style is ‘home-made’ hospitality – good honest ingredients turned into something wonderful and we treasure seeing our food enjoyed. We take these ingredients, use a little thought and put in a lot of love. All food is vegetarian (Vegetarian Society approved) for all types of guests, those on courses and retreats and also holiday-making visitors too. When we cater for weddings we do cater for meat eaters as well if we are asked.

We effortlessly cater around wheat, gluten and dairy intolerances but like to have consistency at serving time so ask for essential requirements rather than preferences, with plenty of notice given.

We use fresh seasonal ingredients from our own garden or the best local suppliers. Home-made chutneys, jams and marmalades are always available to buy and are served at breakfast time.

We now have built an ‘upcycled’ mobile wood fired Pizza wagon which we have run very successfully in 2015, both with our regular monthly Pizza nights with music which attract 50 to 100 locals and Pizza nights the evening before a wedding. There are 4 or 5 choices using seasonal ingredients from the polytunnel and yummy puds.  The success and response to both of these has thrilled us! These will be monthly events in 2016!

By eating local food, you’re avoiding any unnecessary food miles  and lightening the load in your car. We can provide organic veg boxes with organic free range eggs for your arrival or we have some great local shops in our bustling local market town of Newcastle Emlyn which has it all, from gift shops to grocers. Besides two supermarkets, there is a bakery, deli, health-food shop, butchers, fishmongers, organic green grocers (Carrot Cruncher), a fantastic health food shop (Riverside Health) and at least a handful of cafes to stop in after all that shopping! Further afield there is a good organic veg shop in Lampeter – organic fresh food company , and a couple of whole food stores in Carmarthen – Waverley Stores and Aardvark.

Nearly every weekend, in the summer season, there’s a food festival somewhere in Wales.  The Garden of Wales’ food fair is at the end of May.  Newcastle Emlyn holds its food fair in June.  Pembrokeshire Fish Week is at the end of June.  Carmarthen food fair is in July, as is St David’s Really Wild food festival.  There are lots more see the discover Carmarthen website for details.

Visit the local country markets or farmers markets for produce, baking, crafts and plants. We can recommend local food and drink producers many of which supply us directly see our current shop list and prices.

Newcastle Emlyn market day – Friday morning in the cattle market
St Dogmael’s Local Producers Market – Coach House Heritage Centre next to the Abbey, Tuesdays 9:00 – 13:00
Carmarthen farmers market- first & third Friday each month 9 – 1 in the town centre

Carmarthen market  – Wednesday.  The indoor market is open Tuesday – Saturday
Cardigan indoor market – open most days but Thursday – Saturday is best.

Places we like to Eat or drink at

Tafarn John Y Gwas – our local real ale pub 1 mile down the lane – good for local colour – 01559 370469

Lamb of Rhos for honest pub grub 1 mile away at the top of our lane – 01559 370055

Riverside stores cafe for lunches in Newcastle Emlyn – 01239 710404

Yasmins – Indian restaurant voted the “best curry house in Wales in 2014” – Newcastle Emlyn – 01239 711681

Pachamama Bistro, a great little bistro thai inspired restaurant and cafe in Newcastle Emlyn – 01239 711334

Belle Vue Inn at Llanllwne freshly prepared local produce good value, 01570 480495

The Daffodil  in Penrhiwllan, Llandysul, 01559 370343

The Beach hut in Llangrannog – lovely cafe facing cardigan bay at one of our favorite beaches. 01239 654642

Waverley Stores – Llammas Street Carmarthen, great lunch time cafe – 01267 236521

Diablo’s on the Quay – Carmarthen – good bistro with a nice balcony

Caemorgan Mansion in Cardigan,

Wrights in Llanarthne Nr Carmarthen

 

For more recommendations about food visit the following tourist websites:-

Discover Carmarthenshire A comprehensive site – that also covers specialist food in the area.

Discover Ceredigion Things to do in Ceredigion also covering food fairs

Visit Teifi Valley Site full of useful information on the Teifi Valley  including food fairs

For local food, honey,wine and cheese producers visit the websites below:-

Fine cheese makers in the Teifi valley area including Carmarthenshire Cheese Company, Caws Cenarth, Hafod Welsh Organic Cheddar, Teifi Farmhouse Cheese, and Sanclêr Organic see link here for details

Caws Cenarth – organic cheese factory.  See the cheese being made and sample the wonderful organic cheese, which regularly wins major prizes.

Cothi Valley Goats – 15 types of goats cheeses

New Quay Honey Farm – Discover the magical world of the bee.

Celtic Wines – local country wines and preserves

Cwm Deri VinyardExcellent wine tasting opportunities and a great restaurant.

Penderyn Whisky Distillerynear Merthyr Tydfil, a little way from the mill but worth a visit for Whisky lovers.  Or you can buy their produce in Carmarthen.

Da Mhile Gin and Whisky – fantastic local distillery less than 5 miles away

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  • Movement play with Eeva- Maria Mutka

    December 18, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Join Eeva- Maria Mutka for Movement play & Creative dance, in the Old Dairy at Ceridwen.

    For ages 3 1/2 to 6 yr olds

    1st block of four sessions (27th Nov/ 4th Dec/ 11th Dec/ 18th Dec) at £24, to be booked and paid in advance.

    There'll be a room next door for parents and siblings to relax while the class takes place.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN A TYPICAL MOVEMENT PLAY SESSION?
    Fun structures for:
    Immersion in movement, beyond isolated exercises and regimes
    Activating different parts of body, engaging the brain connections
    Finding Co-ordination in motion,
    Sense of Time, Space, Force and Flow
    Balance,
    Musicality
    Exploring and creative making with special props, including natural materials and interesting recycled objects
    Moving to all different kinds of music, sounds and in silence
    Co-operative games building relationships
    Relaxing

    Eeva feels passionately about the importance of sensory experiences and creative opportunities for all, - for learning, health and happiness. Sustainability education starts with ourselves, our own bodies.

    Book with us a Ceridwen

  • Sensory Plan

    January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Un plugged - Open mic

    January 11, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Winter Sunday Lunch, 12-3.30pm

    January 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    In Byre/ Set menu for vegetarians, vegans and carnivores/ book seats in advance

  • Movement play sessions with Eeva- Maria Mutka

    January 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Join Eeva- Maria Mutka for Movement play & Creative dance, in the Old Dairy at Ceridwen.

    For ages 3 1/2 to 6 yr olds

    Block of four sessions (22nd Jan, 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb) at £24, to be booked and paid in advance.

    There'll be a room next door for parents and siblings to relax while the class takes place.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN A TYPICAL MOVEMENT PLAY SESSION?
    Fun structures for:
    Immersion in movement, beyond isolated exercises and regimes
    Activating different parts of body, engaging the brain connections
    Finding Co-ordination in motion,
    Sense of Time, Space, Force and Flow
    Balance,
    Musicality
    Exploring and creative making with special props, including natural materials and interesting recycled objects
    Moving to all different kinds of music, sounds and in silence
    Co-operative games building relationships
    Relaxing

    Eeva feels passionately about the importance of sensory experiences and creative opportunities for all, - for learning, health and happiness. Sustainability education starts with ourselves, our own bodies.

    Book with us at Ceridwen

  • Mums & tots arts and crafts

    January 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Last Friday pizza night

    January 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
  • Movement play sessions with Eeva- Maria Mutka

    January 29, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Join Eeva- Maria Mutka for Movement play & Creative dance, in the Old Dairy at Ceridwen.

    For ages 3 1/2 to 6 yr olds

    Block of four sessions (22nd Jan, 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb) at £24, to be booked and paid in advance.

    There'll be a room next door for parents and siblings to relax while the class takes place.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN A TYPICAL MOVEMENT PLAY SESSION?
    Fun structures for:
    Immersion in movement, beyond isolated exercises and regimes
    Activating different parts of body, engaging the brain connections
    Finding Co-ordination in motion,
    Sense of Time, Space, Force and Flow
    Balance,
    Musicality
    Exploring and creative making with special props, including natural materials and interesting recycled objects
    Moving to all different kinds of music, sounds and in silence
    Co-operative games building relationships
    Relaxing

    Eeva feels passionately about the importance of sensory experiences and creative opportunities for all, - for learning, health and happiness. Sustainability education starts with ourselves, our own bodies.

    Book with us at Ceridwen

  • Movement play sessions with Eeva- Maria Mutka

    February 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Join Eeva- Maria Mutka for Movement play & Creative dance, in the Old Dairy at Ceridwen.

    For ages 3 1/2 to 6 yr olds

    Block of four sessions (22nd Jan, 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb) at £24, to be booked and paid in advance.

    There'll be a room next door for parents and siblings to relax while the class takes place.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN A TYPICAL MOVEMENT PLAY SESSION?
    Fun structures for:
    Immersion in movement, beyond isolated exercises and regimes
    Activating different parts of body, engaging the brain connections
    Finding Co-ordination in motion,
    Sense of Time, Space, Force and Flow
    Balance,
    Musicality
    Exploring and creative making with special props, including natural materials and interesting recycled objects
    Moving to all different kinds of music, sounds and in silence
    Co-operative games building relationships
    Relaxing

    Eeva feels passionately about the importance of sensory experiences and creative opportunities for all, - for learning, health and happiness. Sustainability education starts with ourselves, our own bodies.

    Book with us at Ceridwen

  • Sensory Play

    February 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Open mic night

    February 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Winter Sunday Lunch, 12-3.30pm

    February 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    In Byre/ Set menu for vegetarians, vegans and carnivores/ book seats in advance/

  • Movement play sessions with Eeva- Maria Mutka

    February 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Join Eeva- Maria Mutka for Movement play & Creative dance, in the Old Dairy at Ceridwen.

    For ages 3 1/2 to 6 yr olds

    Block of four sessions (22nd Jan, 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb) at £24, to be booked and paid in advance.

    There'll be a room next door for parents and siblings to relax while the class takes place.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN A TYPICAL MOVEMENT PLAY SESSION?
    Fun structures for:
    Immersion in movement, beyond isolated exercises and regimes
    Activating different parts of body, engaging the brain connections
    Finding Co-ordination in motion,
    Sense of Time, Space, Force and Flow
    Balance,
    Musicality
    Exploring and creative making with special props, including natural materials and interesting recycled objects
    Moving to all different kinds of music, sounds and in silence
    Co-operative games building relationships
    Relaxing

    Eeva feels passionately about the importance of sensory experiences and creative opportunities for all, - for learning, health and happiness. Sustainability education starts with ourselves, our own bodies.

    Book with us at Ceridwen