Foodie Heaven – Wales!
Locavores and slow-food lovers will delight in our adventures around Wales. From artisan sea salt at Halen Mon on Anglesey (Ynys Mon) to the last remaining windmill that processes organic wheat to flour, we will explore much of what the good folk of Wales create for bwyd a diod (food and drink). We will explore the gardens and farms, including Halen Mon (Anglesey/Ynys Mon), Melin Llynon (Llanddeusant, Anglesey/Ynys Mon), Gwynfryn Farm (Pwllheli/Llyn Peninsula), Bodnant Welsh Food Centre (Tal-y-Cafn, Conwy), and other fabulous artisan places to experience Welsh food in all its states——being grown, harvested, and prepared. I’ve sussed out great restaurants to enjoy as we go around Anglesey and all of Wales.
Day 1: Fly into Manchester, drive over to Ynys Mon (Anglesey), check in to our accommodation, and walk the town of Menai Bridge to acclimatise.
Day 2: After an early breakfast at our hotel, explore the foodie spots on Ynys Mon, including Halen Mon (artisan sea salt), Melin Llynon, and more. Sample some of the best on offer: Ye Bull’s Olde Head Inn, Dylan’s, The Oystercatcher, The Marram Grass Cafe, and more.
Day 3: Head to mainland Wales, and explore Bodnant Gardens. Take a few walks to energise our systems, and enjoy Bodnant Welsh Food Centre. Arrive at Gwynfryn Farm.
Day 4: Learn about the small herd organic dairy farm, and explore Llyn Peninsula’s locavore food.
Day 5: Enjoy more of northwest Wales’ local produce and food.
Day 6: Get to Abergele, where the Kinmel Manor and Spa has incredible food, walking areas, and services.
Day 7: Head back to Manchester, and explore the city before flying home next day.