Blas ar Fwyd is a Welsh Food Hub – specialising in quality foods and drinks since 1988.
We have two sides to our company – first we serve the public on the high street in Llanrwst with our Deli and Wine Shop, and our Café Bar, Amser Da. We also offer vbespoke event catering services, having catered weddings to film sets. Our delicatessen receives a wide variety of produce, much of which either comes directly from the producers or is imported especially for Blas ar Fwyd. Our wines come from specialised vineyards throughout the world, while many of our cheeses are the product of goats, sheep and cows grazing naturally and freely on the hills of the Welsh uplands.
The second part to our company is our wholesale distribution for retail and hospitality, offering a wide range of quality fine food and drink from both Welsh and international producers. As well as our wholesale offering, we manufacture an award winning range of soups, salads, desserts, preserves, dressings and bakery goods.
If you are in search of Welsh produce, unusual foods, European specialities, artisan & fine wines, traditionally made sweets and cakes, food prepared for your private events and celebrations, or a quality meal prepared with the freshest ingredients, then take time to visit Blas ar Fwyd.
Probably taken from an original Celtic name, Canovium became the Roman name for what we now know as the Conwy River and Valley. When the Norman kings were building castles at strategic points along the Welsh coasts and Marches they did so also on the Conwy estuary in an attempt to control the movement of traffic up and down the Conwy River. One of the most important points further up the valley was the market town of Llanrwst which, in later years, increased in its importance as a result of the building in 1636 of the Pont Fawr, the Big Bridge, which was, until the 19th century the only point where the river could be crossed, not only in Llanrwst, but also in the whole of the valley.
The town of Llanrwst lies in the middle of the valley between rich agricultural hills to the east and the imposing crags of Snowdonia to the west. Famous traditionally for its livestock fairs and its manufacture of grandfather clocks and Welsh harps, it was also known for its woollen yarn and its sail-making industry. As well as having preserved the rare feel of a traditional market town, with its hundred or so small shops, Llanrwst also offers attractions such as the almshouses, the park and riverside walk, the medieval St. Crwst Church with its 15th century rood screen, and Gwydir Castle on the other side of the river. Historically a stumbling block for advancing Roman and English armies, the town at one point was governed neither by the Welsh nor the English, giving rise to the saying Cymru, Lloegr a Llanrwst, Wales, England and Llanrwst, and to a sense of local independence which lasts to this day.
Situated on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, four miles from the village of Betws-y-Coed and twelve miles from Llandudno, Llanrwst is an ideal centre for visiting the north of Wales.
We strive to make quality Welsh food and drink readily available to all.