Food Shopping Nearby

Buying the Essentials

Your Welsh Welcome Basket (Basged Croeso Cymraeg) will include some lovely things to get you started, but you can easily stock up on the essentials nearby:

2 miles along the A470 towards Machynlleth, about five minutes' drive from Isfryn, you'll find the village of Cemaes and the highly recommended village shop and café Ty Cemaes. Here you'll find locally sourced fruit and veg, meats, cheeses and salads, fresh milk and bread and frozen and dry goods. The back room of the shop and the garden is a café, serving breakfasts, lunches, drinks and cakes.

Five minutes in the other direction and just up the hill from the Brigands Inn is the local garage, shop and café. It stocks many of the essentials such as newspapers, bread, milk, a range of canned, chilled, frozen and household goods as well as confectionery. It is also licensed. If you'd like someone else to be responsible for your breakfast, they serve the full monty and a range of other foods and drinks at the adjoining café.

For more substantial stocking up, Machynlleth and Dolgellau are both about 10 miles away:


Machynlleth has a Co-Op and a Spar (often open when other shops are closed), plus a range of other shops including bakeries.

The Royal House is a good Deli and bakery

Dyfi Wholefoods is excellent for vegan & Veggie foods, snacks and lovely chocolate.

The Clay bakery on the main street does good basic fare.

The Machynlleth Wednesday street market is great for fresh produce and baked goods.


Dolgellau has a decent size Eurospar Supermarket with an excellent wine & beer section and there is a small Co-op, and a late-opening Spar near the centre.

Popty'r Dref is a good bakery

Gwin Dylanwad is an excellent Off License and Wine bar, with a wide selection, including Welsh wines and spirits.

Dolgellau Food Shops

Cemaes & Machynlleth Food