We are passionate about taste, quality and responsibly sourced food. From our sister farm ‘Trealy’ we run Trealy Farm Charcuterie and have close working relationships with many fellow artisan producers. As such, our welcome includes some local and Welsh fare of exceptional quality for your delight.
All visitors to Y Felin receive a welcome hamper containing Fair Trade coffee and tea, organic milk, butter, bread ingredients, free range eggs, Welsh cakes, honey from the farm’s beehives, salt from Halen Mon and a few surprise goodies. In advance of your visit you can also order award-winning Welsh products including cheeses from Cothi valley & Perl Wen, meat from Trealy Farm Charcuterie (bacon, ham, sausages, salamis, black pudding), Black Mountain smoked salmon, locally grown seasonal vegetables and Welsh apple juices. We also have an ‘honesty freezer’ with a good selection of frozen local Welsh mountain lamb, mutton, Welsh Black steak and rare breed pork and chicken and an honesty larder with the type of staples you might be in need of including baked beans and cooking oil. We also provide bread ingredients in case you wish to use the bread maker and wake up to the smell of your own fresh bread! Please enjoy.
Food beyond Y Felin house:
The area is increasingly becoming a ‘foodie’ destination and we especially recommend the Wynnstay in Machynlleth, Ynyshir in Pennal, Bwty Mawddach in Llanelltyd and Dylanwad Da in Dolgellau. A new restaurant has opened at the Cross Foxes between Tal Y Llyn and Dolgellau – we’ll let you know when we’ve tried it. There is also a great coffee shop in Dolgellau – worth a visit to see the building – a former Ironmonger’s and listed – as well as to taste the coffee. This is also an Internet café.
There are good butcher’s shops in all local towns; a good deli and vegetable shop in Machynlleth and a bakery in Dolgellau – we recommend the honey buns and Chelsea buns. In Aberdyfi you will get especially good fish and chips! And also in Aberdyfi there is an excellent fishmonger, a ‘True Taste’ award winner, called ‘Gill’s Plaice’ – she really knows her stuff and can recomend how to cook as well as what to buy.
There are regular Farmer’s markets in the area and a weekly market every Wednesday at Machynlleth (every Wednesday since 1291 in fact) selling everything from clothes to organic veg.
How to contact places to eat:
Wynnstay Hotel in Machynlleth.
Ynyshir in Machynlleth.
Bwty Mawddach in Llanelltyd, Dolgellau