Food categories

Covid19 Range of Services

Below is a range of services offered by businesses across Anglesey, offering support due to the Covid19 pandemic crisis. The content has been taken from various channels, from social media to posters. 

·  Central Bakery

Beaumaris. Llangoed, Llansadwrn, Penmon Llandona

22 Margaret Street, Beaumaris LL58 8DN
01248 810386

Delivery of items such as bread, pies, cakes, cheese, cooked meats, sausages, bacon, milk and yogurts

Can pay over phone with card or cash on delivery.

·  Direct Services



Willing to shop and deliver

Payment by bank transfer or leave cash in arranged place. Unsure of costs – usually this company does roofing / construction etc.

·  Joe’s Cabs

Llangefni – free of charge Surrounding areas small charge

17 Ucheldre, Llangefni LL77 7RH
01248 722328 / 07762272533

Collecting of prescriptions / shopping etc.

Female Driver with Valid DBS Will not purchase alcohol or cigarettes.

·  Tacsis Môn Taxis

Menai Bridge Bangor

War Memorial, Floor 1, Menai Brigde LL59 5DD
01248 334455

Collection of essential food items / prescriptions and deliver to door.

No cost.

·  Spar Tyn Lon Garage

Llanfairpwll LL60* LL61 LL59*

Holyhead Road , Llanfairpwll , Anglesey , LL61 5SX
01248 711111

Able to phone for shopping and they will deliver.

Monday to Friday deliveries only *£10 delivery charge to areas LL59 and LL60

·  Bewcs Mefus

Llangefni – free Whole Island*

Becws Mefus, Talwrn Road, Llangefni LL77 7RP
01248 722564 or 01248 751274

Delivery Service 3 times per week Minimum spend £5.00 – no delivery charge within Llangefni area Pay by card over phone or leave cash in designated area. Will phone 10 minutes before delivery. Copy of order form available. If items are needed in bulk pre order is needed. *small delivery cost for Island wide deliveries. Items such as milk , eggs and our own fresh baps and bread will be availableOur Phone/order number is 01248 722564 line will be open from 7.30 am until 3.30 pm daily

·  Caru Amlwch

Amlwch and surrounding areas.

Caru Amlwch

Delivering postcard round home offering various support and co-ordinating Volunteers.

·  Farmers Table


Paul – 07719944996

Fruit and Veg deliveries

Delivery Cost unknown

·  Y Siop


Y Siop/Hyfrydle LL72 8 Moelfre, Anglesey
01248 410271

Most groceries, fresh bread, pies,cakes,chilled and frozen food, alcohol,tobacco,newspapers

Minimum spend £5.00 – no delivery charge within Moelfre area. Pay by card over phone or pay cash on delivery.

·  WOW Training


London Road Centre, Holyhead

Meals on wheels.

Deliver to Holyhead

·  Holland Hotel

Llanfachraeth, Llanfaethlu, Llanynghenedl, Bodedern

Valley Road, Llanfachraeth LL65 4UH
01407 238181

Food delivery service

·  Penrhos Arms


01248 714892

Takeaway service

·  Siop Ellis


Church Street, Llangefni LL77 7DU
01248 751117 Can also message through facebook before 10am for same day delivery.

Free delivery Mon, Wed,Thurs pm

Min order £5 Contactless payment arrangements Deliveries will be made Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

·  Crystun Aur

Amlwch and Rosybyl in working hours Penysarn and Bull Bay outside of working hours

1 Queen Street, Amlwch LL68 9AE
Llinos – 07706601559

Deliveries such as eggs, cakes, fresh bread, milk, breakfast baps, fresh sandwiches and rolls.

Working hours – Monday to Friday 7am – 3pm and Saturday 7am – 2pm Outside of working hours – after 4pm Mobile card machine


Island wide
01407 762278

Telephone support and listening service for those who are worried, anxious or stressed with the current circumstances.

·  J Raymond Jones – Butchers

Holyhead, Treaddur Bay, Valley, Rhosneiger

16 Stanley Street, Holyhead
01407 762420


Minimum order £10.00

·  Village Veg



(Cymraeg) Dim manylion yn hysbys

·  Iceland


Opening every Wednesday between 9am-11am for those who are vulnerable and of state pension age to do shopping Also offer delivery from store when spending over a certain amount.

·  Tatws Bryn

Tatws Bryn, Fferm Bryn Hafod-y-Wern, Llanllechid, Gwynedd, North Wales

Supplies and Delivery of Veg boxes Mini / Small / Medium / Large

Can do on-line payments

·  Dolmeinir Meats

Bro Dawel, Rhosmeirch, Llangefni, LL77 7SJ
01248 751346

Supplier and delivery of Meats.

·  Caffi Banc


36 High Street, Cemaes
07530 130632

Complimentary soup drop


·  J Raymond Jones, Cigydd/Butcher

Caergybi/ Holyhead/ Fali/ Trearddur Bay/ Rhosneigr

18 Stanley St, Holyhead

Meat deliveries on order over £10

8-5 Llun-Sadwrn 8-5 Mon-Sat

·  Siop y Paget

Rhosybol, Rhosgoch

Rhosybol LL68 9PU

Bread, milk, eggs, homemade cakes, cheese, ham, turkey, bacon, sausages, tins, drinks, crisps, chocolate, newspapers, alcohol, toiletries, pet food, Freshly Made-to-order baps, salad boxes, pies etc

Call us before 12pm to make your order, which will be delivered during the afternoon. Payment can be made over the phone, or cash in a safe place…

·  Radcliffe Butchers Amlwch

Amlwch/surrounding area


Potatoes – Mash, chips, roasties MEATS – steaks, chicken, bacon, sausage, gammon etc. Jamms Picalilly Lemon Curd Ready meals – 4 X £10

Card payment accepted over the phone and cash on delivery. Can be delivered between 4:30 – 7pm every day of the week including weekends.

·  Anglesey Fine Foods

The Old Courthouse, Station Road Valley, Isle of Anglesey, United Kingdom LL65 3EB
01407 742391

fresh meat, homemade pies and ready meals available. homemade pies, lasagne, shepherd’s pie, cottage pie, Bolognese, pea & ham soup, vegetable soup and meatballs are all available from frozen.

Telephone orders only, will advise on delivery availability when ordering. Card payments over the phone

·  PIP pet supplies

LL72 or LL74 area

Unit 8 The Precinct Benllech LL74 8TE
01248 852588 or email

Able to deliver pet products t and leave in a safe place. If unable to take dogs out will take pet to have a leg stretch or a run.

Telephone and email orders Minimum card transaction £5 Can take payments over phone or on delivery.

·  The Paddlers Return

The Paddlers Return, Porthdafarch Rd, Holyhead LL65 2LL
01407 769351 or direct message on Facebook.

From 23rd March offering a daily menu to take away or for delivery. Mains £5/ Sunday roast £7 / Dessert £2.50 / family portions available.

For full menu go onto Facebook page ‘The Paddlers Return’

·  Iceland Llangefni


Open for the elderly and vunerable every Wednesday from 9am-11am. Offer delivery from store when spending over a certain amount.

·  Menai Deli Sandwich Bar

Menai Bridge areas

18-20 High Street, Menai Bridge, LL59 5EE
01248 713178 or email

Delivery of Bread, milk, butter, pies, pasties, eggs, cakes, fruit, bottled water, pre packed sandwiches etc. free of charge to the elderly, pregnant, and people with serious health conditions.

Opening hours 7am-3pm

·  Tom’s Hamburger House

35 High Street, Menai Bridge, LL59 5EF
01248 712211 or direct message on Facebook

Take away service with 15% off available. Menus are available on their Facebook page (desserts and sides of Mac ‘n’cheese, bbq pulled pork and cheesy nachos not available for takeaway)

Takeaway available from 5pm-8:30pm Tuesday- Sunday Card payments over phone or contactless payments at the restaurant.

·  Landon’s Holyhead


Langdon’s, Newry Beach, Holyhead, LL65 1YA
01407 762415

Take away food

Sunday lunch take away available every Sunday between 12pm and 3:30pm

·  Catch 22 Brasserie


Catch 22 Brasserie LL65 3DP Valley, Isle Of Anglesey, United Kingdom
01407 238220

Pick up station for bread for those in need. Take-out.

·  Popty Pizza

Popty Pizza, Clai Road, Llangefni, LL77 7TQ
01248 858522

Take away service

Take away available from 5pm. Buy 2 pizza get 1 free.

·  Chippy Chippy

Chippy Chippy, Number 5, Stanley Crescent, Holyhead, LL65 1DD

Home delivery service

Pay over phone. Delivery available Mon-Sat 5-8pm

·  Midlands Tapas

The Midlands Tapas and Wine Bar, 38 Castle Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8BB

Take away service

Take away available on full menu 15% off

·  Tesco

In-store shopping for 65+ and family carers.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning up to 9am.

·  Llechwedd Meats


Parc Bryn Cefni LL77 7JA Llangefni
01248 722452

Meat/ frozen food/ baps

FREE DELIVERY in our van delivery areas on all home delivery orders. Please use code FREEDEL in your basket before checking out to apply the discount.

·  Y Cefn Glas



Take away food.

Wednesday-Saturday Carvery on Sunday.

·  Caffi Siop Mechell


01407239456 01407239456

Take away meals.

18th March Caffi Siop Mechell will be open between 10.30 and 1.30 for Takeaway only….meals, drinks and cakes.

·  Llys Llywelyn Cegin Bar

Aberffraw and Rhosneigr

Chapel Street, Aberffraw, Anglesey, LL63 5BQ
07732682760 or 01407 728407

You can except delicious comfort foods such as cottage pie, fish pie, Welsh beef stew

Free delivery on orders over £20.

·  Lastra

01407 830906

(Cymraeg) Bwyd Cartref wedi’i ddanfon.

Home cooked food, delivered.

·  Tafarn Y Rhos


Rhostrehwfa, Llangefni, Ynys Mon
01248 724404

Danfon bwyd I’r rhai mewn angen neu y rhai sy’n hunan ynysu.

Gwasanaeth danfon cyn gynted â phosib.

·  Black Lion


01407 730718

OPEN AS USUAL -& takeaway service 11-4

Every takeaway meal gets 20% off and a free cuppa per order. Nhs worker also gets a free brownie

·  Amlwch Launderette


3 Madyn Road, Amlwch, LL68 9DL
01407 832525

Gwasaneth golchi dillad Laundry service

Bydd Amlwch Laundrette yn codi bagiau golchi dillad ynghyd â thaliad, yna byddant yn rhoid y dillad golchi mewn bag glân ar stepen eich drws gyda derbynneb lle byddant yn canu’r gloch neu’n curo ar y drws ac yn gadael. Amlwch Laundrette will pick up bags of laundry along with payment, they will then drop off laundry in a clean bag on your doorstep with receipt where they will ring the bell or knock on the door and leave.

·  Anglesey Mobility

Ynys Môn a Gwynedd Anglesey and Gwynedd

Anglesey Mobility, Uxbridge House, Uxbridge Square, Menai Bridge
01248 712728 / 01407 239285

Gwerthiannau symudedd a gofal iechyd gan gynnwys: Cymhorthion Cerdded, Cymhorthion byw bob dydd, Amrywiaeth lawn o badiau anymataliol, Cadeiriau Recliner Riser a Gwelyau Addasadwy, Stairlifts, Sgwteri Symudedd – Sgwteri a Chadeiriau Olwyn ar gael i’w llogi – Gwasanaethu ac Atgyweirio a wneir yn eich cartref neu yn y siop – Mobility and healthcare sales including: Walking Aids, Daily living aids, Full range of Incontinent pads, Riser Recliner Chairs and Adjustable Beds, Stairlifts, Mobility Scooters – Scooters and Wheelchairs available for hire – Servicing and Repairs carried out at your home or at the shop

Bwydlen ar gael ar-lein. Menu available online. Able to pay by card.

·  Benllech Tandoori


Benllech Tandoori, Storws Wen, Benllech, LL78 8JY
01248 345062 or 07447904060 Archebu ar-lein: Order online:

Gwasanaeth danfon bwyd Food delivery service

Bwydlen ar gael ar-lein. Menu available online. Able to pay by card.

·  Linc Cymunedol Mon

01248 725745

Gwasanaeth cymorth ffôn a gwrando ar gyfer y rhai sy’n poeni, yn bryderus neu dan straen gyda’r amgylchiadau presennol. Telephone support and listening service for those who are worried, anxious or stressed with the current circumstances.

Ar hyn o bryd yn casglu gwybodaeth at ei gilydd mewn perthynas â chefnogaeth gymunedol a bydd yn trosglwyddo ASAP. Yn hapus i unigolion gysylltu’n uniongyrchol a gadael neges llais (mae’r holl staff sy’n gweithio gartref yn codi negeseuon llais ac yn galw pobl yn ôl) – Yn darparu gwybodaeth i bobl ynghylch gwasanaethau siopa, presgripsiynau, galwadau ffôn i’r rhai sy’n ynysig ac yn unig. Currently gathering information together in regard to community support and will pass on ASAP. Are happy for individuals to contact directly and leave a voicemail (all staff working from home put are picking up voicemails and calling people back) – Providing people with information regarding shopping services, prescriptions, telephone calls for those who are isolated and lonely.

·  Llechwedd Meats


Parc Bryn Cefni LL77 7JA Llangefni
01248 722452

Cig / bwyd wedi’i rewi / baps Meat/ frozen food/ baps

DANFON AM DDIM yn hardaloedd dosbarthu faniau ar bob archeb danfon cartref. Defnyddiwch god FREEDEL yn eich basged cyn gwirio i gymhwyso’r gostyngiad. FREE DELIVERY in van delivery areas on all home delivery orders. Please use code FREEDEL in your basket before checking out to apply the discount.

·  Log On Fire

Unit 1C Star Trading Est, Star, Anglesey LL60 6AL
01248 713558

Dosbarthu ar danwydd Delivery of fuel.

·  Pilot Boat

Marian Glas

Pilot Boat, Dulas, Marian-Glas, Ynys Mon, LL70 9EX

Gwasanaeth danfon bwyd. Food delivery service.

Yn barod i ddod â danfon bwyd i’ch drws os oes angen. Willing to do food delivery to your door if needed.

·  SEW Anglesey

SEW Anglesey, Menai House, Ffordd Caergybi, Llanfairpwllgwilgyll, LL61 5YQ
01248 715553

Cyflenwadau crefft Craft supplies

Yn gallu cymryd taliadau cerdyn dros y ffôn. Yn gallu archebu trwy’r post neu ddod ag archeb i ddrws ffrynt y siop er mwyn codi eitemau. Can take card payments over the phone. Can post order or bring order to front door of the shop for items to be picked up.

·  Siop Y Paget

Rhosybol LL68 9PU

Bara, llaeth, wyau, cacennau cartref, caws, ham, twrci, cig moch, selsig, tuniau, diodydd, creision, siocled, papurau newydd, alcohol, pethau ymolchi, bwyd anifeiliaid anwes, bapiau wedi’u gwneud yn ffres, blychau salad, pasteiod ayyb Bread, milk, eggs, homemade cakes, cheese, ham, turkey, bacon, sausages, tins, drinks, crisps, chocolate, newspapers, alcohol, toiletries, pet food, Freshly Made-to-order baps, salad boxes, pies etc

Ffoniwch cyn 12pm i wneud eich archeb, a fydd yn cael ei ddanfon yn ystod y prynhawn. Gellir talu dros y ffôn, neu arian parod mewn man diogel Call before 12pm to make your order, which will be delivered during the afternoon. Payment can be made over the phone, or cash in a safe place

·  Tesco

Bangor / Holyhead

Cyfle i unigolion dros 65 ag gofalwyr teulu siopa. In-store shopping for 65+ and family carers.

Bore dydd Llun, Mercher ag Gwener tan 9yb. Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning up to 9am.

·  Brookside Garage

Ynys Mon

The Brookside Garage, Victoria Road, Cemaes Bay, LL67 0DA
01407 710412

Gwasanaeth casglu ac dychwelyd ar gyfer cerbydau. Collect and return service for vehicles.

·  Tredici Butchers and Deli

Tredici Butchers and Deli, 13 Castle Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8AP

Cig a physgod ffres, ffrwythau a llysiau ffres. Fresh meat and fish, fresh fruit and veg.

Dosbarthu am ddim ar gyfer beaumaris, archebu dros y ffôn. Free delivery for beaumaris, order over phone.

·  Tyn Lon Garage

Holyhead Road , Llanfairpwll , Anglesey , LL61 5SX
01248 711111

Ffoniwch am siopa a byddant yn danfon. Ffoniwch I drefnu casgliad ag danfon eich car am ddim os oes angen gwasanaeth neu MOT arno. Phone for shopping and they will deliver. Phone to organise a free collection and delivery of your car if in need of service or MOT.

Dosbarthu o ddydd Llun i ddydd Gwener yn unig. *£10 tâl danfon I ardeloedd LL59 ag LL60 Monday to Friday deliveries only *£10 delivery charge to areas LL59 and LL60

·  The Coffee Hut

Anglesey: & A55 corridor as far as J25 please call for availability

4 Church Street, Llangefni
01248 734538

Siopau-Mon 100% 10 the 17 of 24 Context: AR1 The Coffee Hut/ Y Cwt Coffi Coffee shop sandwiches & salads And homemade cakes bakes pastries & hot snacks & homemade ready meals Screen reader support enabled. Coffee shop sandwiches & salads And homemade cakes bakes pastries & hot snacks & homemade ready meals

Our menu is constantly changing so please ring for details of what’s on! Deliver accross the Isle, and down the A55

·  Twrcelyn Thrift Shop

Penysarn, Amlwch, LL69 9YA
07856038866 or email

Charity shop and drop off point for Food bank, ADSFR (Anglesey and district feline support and Rescue) . Nearly new items distributed to people in need on request

We have low cost clothes, bedding, small items of furniture, household goods etc for sale and can arrange private collection from the shop or delivery. Free items available to other charities/groups and individuals in need. Confidentiality respected at all times.

·  Dog walking, shopping and getting prescriptions


Bangor road, Benllech

Dog walking, delivering shopping and prescriptions

·  Delsol

Anglesey (& across North Wales)

Menai Bridge, LL59 5EA
01248 679 933

Delivery service accross North Wales.

·  Anchorage Hotel


Holyhead 01407740168

Take away food service for people who are isolating.

Will deliver free of charge straight to your door. Areas: Holyhead, Trearddur Bay, Four Mile Bridge, Rhoscolyn and Valley areas.

·  North Wales Food Prep

Anglesey (& across North Wales)

Anglesey (& across North Wales)

HEALTHY food boxes. Protein, Vegeterian, Sides and Snacks.

Delivering ond Mondays and Sundays. Friday 3pm cutoff for orders.

·  Community Veg Box

LL63 5BQ 5 mile radius

Llys Llywelyn Cegin Bar, Chapel Street, Ty Croes, LL63 5BQ

Milk, bread, eggs, mix veg, mix fruit. £20 per box

Siopau-Mon 100% 10 community veg 2 of 2 Context: AY1 COMMUNITY VEG BOX Able to deliver within 5 mile radius of Llys Llywelyn Cegin Bar Screen reader support enabled. Able to deliver within 5 mile radius of Llys Llywelyn Cegin Bar

·  Mace Llangaffo


LL60 6LU

The shop is available for anyone who needs food. Lisa Hall is available to deliver on foot for people in the village.

·  Andrew the Handyman

Anglesey Bangor

28 Bron Dinas Ll777rw

Gardening landscaping As I work on my own can I still work

·  Llywelyn Financial Ltd

Anglesey and surrounding Area

3 Ponc y Fron, Llangefni, LL77 7NY
07541 427540

Accountancy Service

Here to help the self employed during the Covid 19 crisis

·  Helen Roberts Just Mortgages

Anglesey and the mainland

3 Ponc y Fron, Llangefni, LL77 7NY
7541 427540

Mortgage and protection adviser

·  Y Cwt Tatws


Cors yr Odyn, Dulas, LL70 9DX

Goats Cheese and goat meat, smoked products available to order to pick up or deliver to those in need

·  Evans Bros

Anglesey and North Gwynedd 15/18 Mile Radiius

4 – 6 High Street, Menai Bridge, LL595ED

Siopau-Mon 100% 10 evans bros 1 of 1 Context: BE1 Evans Bros LPG gas, hardware, DIY, home & cookware, glass & key cutting & more Screen reader support enabled. LPG gas, hardware, DIY, home & cookware, glass & key cutting & more

·  Tatws Trading

Ynys Môn Anglesey + Ardal Bangor Area

Llangefni, LL777XA

Fruit and Veg orders and delivery

·  Siop Bodeilio Trading


LL77 7ST

Open between 9am and 10:30am. Also offering a delivery service to homes in the village.

Available: Milk, Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Soft Drinks, tinned and packed food, cleaning material, coal, logs, limited medicines, stamps, toilet roll, newspapers and magazines.

·  SPAR Amlwch

Madyn Dysw, Amlwch LL68 9DL
01407 830255

Convenience Store

Card payments over phone and can deliver for vulnerable customers. Amlwch area only for delivery

·  Corwas butchers Amlwch

7 Market St, Amlwch LL68 9ET
01407 830277


Card payments over phone Can deliver Meat Stew Mince Sausage Pies Pasties Jams/pickles

·  Boots

01248 750278

Healthcare and medicine, retail

Waived the delivery charge for those patients over 70 years old, and those with underlying health conditions who have been advised by the Government to self isolate. We are therefore prioritising delivery slots from our stores for these two groups of people to help ensure they can receive the medicines they need at home, at no charge. We would ask that people only request delivery from our stores for their medication if there is no other option available to them.Another option is to sign up to our free online NHS repeat prescription service through or the Boots App. This service will deliver prescription medicines free of charge by a 48hr tracked Royal Mail postage service.

·  Premier Rhosneigr (Siop Ger)

4 High St, Rhosneigr LL64 5UQ
01407 810353

Convenience store

Monday – Sunday 8am – 6pm. We are currently delivering groceries to our customers within the Rhosneigr area

·  Mercado

2 Bulkeley Place, Castle St, Beaumaris LL58 8AP
01407 810353

Monday – Sunday 8am – 6pm. We are currently delivering groceries to our customers within the Rhosneigr area

·  Total Produce Anglesey

Gaerwen, Anglesey
01248 421771

Fresh Produce

Community box (£20 per box) = Cyd weithio gyda Elin yn Pizza and Peint, Llanberis i ddod a danfoniadau i Llanberis, Llanrug, Nant Peris, Brynrefail, Deiniolen a Dinorwig. Ffoniwch Elin 01286 870370 rhwng 10yb a 11yb i archebu dydd Mawrth, Mercher a Iau, ac mi fydd y bocsys wrth y drws dydd Mercher, Iau a Gwener.//We are working with Pizza and Peint, Llanberis to bring you deliveries to Llanberis,Llanrug,Nant Peris,Cwm Y Glo,Brynrefail,Deiniolen and Dinorwig. Call Elin on 01286 870370 between 10am & 11am to order Tuesday for Wednesday, Wednesday for Thursday and Thursday for Friday.

·  Caffi Bank Cemaes

Cemaes LL67 0HL


Freshly made, frozen meals “chatty Boxes” Deliveries between 3-4pm

·  Dewi Pritchard (TAXI)

01248 750 660


Collection of prescription and medication

·  Anglesey Chilled Foods

Anglesey Chilled Foods Sarn Llanerchymedd Isle Of Anglesey LL71 8BD
Stephen – 07788583699

Please place orders by 5.00pm on Monday for delivery on Wednesday and Thursday. Delivering fresh fruit and veg and bread from next Wednesday onwards 8/4. Product list on Facebook but will be updating it from Saturday. Everyone can find us on Facebook

·  Wayside (Spar) Llanfaelog

Glandwr Shop, Llanfaelog, Anglesey LL63 5SY
01407 810153 and press ‘0’ or send a message to 07870665605

We are here to help anybody who needs goods or services delievering.

·  Parys News Amlwch Newsagents

1 Mona St, Amlwch LL68 9AN
01407 238190


Newspaper and milk delivery. Phone payment accepted.

·  Iorwerth Arms

48 High St, Bryngwran, Holyhead LL65 3PP
01407 720628 between 10am and midday//Mobile 07749551975

Pub (Post your food or shopping orders through the letter box at the pub with your name, address and contact phone number.)

we can announce that from this FRIDAY we will be providing the following……… *SHOPPING SERVICE for most vulnerable and people who are self-isolating. On MONDAY, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY (includes prescription pick up) *MEALS ON WHEELS which can be pre booked for the week. DELIVERY FOR MOST VULNERABLE *TAKE AWAY SERVICE Monday to Friday 3pm – 7pm (orders taken from 3pm onwards) *Friday and Saturday 12pm till 8pm *SUNDAY 12pm – till 4pm (Note: Sunday lunch must be pre-booked on the Saturday) Post your food or shopping orders through the letter box at the pub with your name, address and contact phone number.Post your food or shopping orders through the letter box at the pub with your name, address and contact phone number.your food or shopping orders through the letter box at the pub with your name, address and contact phone number.


Scientist on mission to create perfect gin with new solar-powered distillery

A scientist is on a mission to create the perfect gin after setting up his new solar-powered distillery in time for a top food festival this autumn

Former university lecturer Kevin Flower will be unveiling the special edition gin at the popular Llangollen Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20.

Kevin, 53, who taught chemistry at the University of Manchester, has developed an eco-friendly distillery in the garage at his home in Conwy.

Three years ago he threw caution to the wind, alongside university pals Andy Whiting and Euan Noble, to develop a unique brand of gin based on decades of combined scientific expertise.

Their company, PHure Liquors, continues to go from strength to strength with a growing list of stockists including pubs, delicatessens and off licences across North Wales.

It will be their second visit to the Llangollen Food Festival which has been named as one of the Top 10 food festivals in the UK.

This time they will be launching the new Autumn gin flavoured with seasonal fruits and berries.

“We came to Llangollen for the first time last year and it seems like the perfect place to celebrate our “50th batch” with a special edition gin using our new solar energy distillery,” explained Kevin who formerly worked as a university research fellow in Auckland, New Zealand.

“The recent addition of solar power has been really important, enabling us to generate more electricity than we need during the distillation process. In this way, we make a small contribution to reducing our carbon footprint.

“You only have to look at what’s going on in the news and the impact human activities are having on the environment to realise every little helps. Everything we make now uses green energy generated by ourselves.”

Solar power is not the only environmentally-friendly benefit from Kevin’s method of making gin.

“We also distil at a lower temperature and lower pressure than other commercial producers,” he said.

“By reducing the pressure, you reduce the temperature at which the liquid boils which is the reason why water boils at 71 degrees on the top of Everest.

“Our distillation temperature is around 35 degrees lower than in a normal copper still distillation so uses less energy. The pressure we distil at is equivalent to about 46,000 feet up.

“As custodians of the planet we have a duty of care. If you can reuse and recycle everything then we create as little rubbish as possible.”

Kevin, who is originally from Sussex and completed his degree and masters in chemistry at Bangor University, was teaching at a local college when he decided it was time for something different.

“Like many in the teaching profession, I’d had enough,” he said.

“It wasn’t the teaching it was everything that goes with it, so I was looking for other outlets.”

The scientists set themselves a friendly challenge to create a unique gin based on their knowledge of science.

“We took the classic academic approach, looking at various scientific literatures about distillation processes and we used that as a basis for how we were going to start, basically turning it into a scientific experiment,” explained Kevin, who has also lectured at the University of Sussex and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). 

Kevin borrowed an approach commonly used in medicinal drug discovery to find the perfect combination of flavours.

“It’s called “combinational” strategy,” explained Kevin, who divides his time between his business and private tutoring.

“In a sense, instead of deciding to put this much with that and doing it in a linear fashion you do it in a parallel fashion. We produced each of the botanicals individually. We then took out a fixed volume of each botanical and varied how much we added. We did the same with the second botanical and so on.

“We discovered that just by varying the amount you can achieve a very wide flavour range in a short space of time. It enables you to discover flavours very quickly or eliminate them far more easily, instead of throwing them all in at once and not liking what you find.

“The strategy, although new to gin making, has been around for donkeys’ years and is the way they search for active leads in chemistry.”

The result was the creation of its flagship pHure Gin, made from 96% organic wheat grain alcohol. It remains the company’s biggest selling gin thanks to its velvety smooth flavour and is the base for all its other gin products.

“One of my business partners runs a pub in Yorkshire and for nearly a year we trialled a small amount to see whether we could sell it,” said Kevin.

“Once we worked out people were buying it and coming back for more it was worth expanding and making more of it.”

The company produces occasional batches of Honey Gin and most recently launched strawberry and rhubarb flavours.

Euan, who lives in Yorkshire, is commercial director and looks after compliance/licensing issues while Andy, from Durham, is technical director and delivers presentations on gin production. 

“Sales are growing year on year. As we do more and go out more to food festivals we get more people interested in buying it,” explained Kevin, who is production director.

For now, Kevin is keeping tight-lipped about the special edition gin but says he’s looking forward to returning to the festival which has played a part in building the company’s reputation.

“Food festivals work very well for brand awareness,” he said.

“It’s basically good advertising and gives you the opportunity to go out and meet people who could become potential customers. Last year, we acquired a new delicatessen from just being at the festival. They’re really a great marketing and advertising exercise.”

Llangollen Food Festival committee member Phil Davies was delighted PHure Liquors had chosen the event to launch their special edition gin.

He said: “A major part of our role is enable our growing army of indigenous food and drink producers to have a higher profile by providing them with a shop window.

“I am looking forward to sampling the new, solar-powered gin at the festival and I wish them every success.

“Their eco-friendly approach is right on trend and I’m sure the taste will also hit the spot.”

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Hoppy homage to Welsh roots of Guinness is black and white issue

New dark ale being launched at Anglesey Food Festival

The reputed Welsh origins of the iconic Irish brew Guinness have inspired a new dark ale that’s being launched by the Anglesey Brewing Company.

Head brewer Tom Adamson will be unveiling the porter-style beer at the inaugural Anglesey Food Festival that’s being held on the Anglesey Showground from Thursday, May 30, to Saturday, June 1.

Tom, who’s based in Carmel, near Llannerch-y-Medd, has called it Gwin y Gwan which was the slogan used by Guinness in a series of Welsh language adverts in the 1950s which which was translated as Guinness for Strength in English.

According to Tom, a keen student of brewing history, Arthur Guinness developed his taste for the dark beer when he stopped off at a coaching inn in Llanfairfechan, near Bangor, on the last leg of his journeys back to Ireland following business trips to London.

The establishment where he stayed was called Gwyn Du which, allowing for some misspelling or corruption, translates into Black Wine.

Tom said: “When Arthur Guinness was staying over at the inn, the owner of it had been brewing this dark beer and apparently after a few years of travelling back and forth he actually asked for the recipe from the owner.

“The owner gladly gave it to him which led to the creation of the Guinness we know and love –  and the rest is now brewing history as they say.

”With Gwin y Gwan, I’m paying homage to a brewing legend and its Welsh roots.

“It’s  made from hops, barley and its secret ingredient – a special yeast – and the taste is earthy and chocolatey and at 4.8% it’s not too strong.

”I chose to call it Gwin y Gwan because that’s the affectionate name Welsh speaking people have for Guinness ever since those famous adverts because of its fortifying qualities.

“It even inspired a popular Welsh rock band, Eliffant, to use Gwin y Gwan as the title of their album that was released in 1980.”

The news that Guinness was invented by the Welsh is enough to drive the Irish to drink, especially on St Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17.

Appropriately, they’ll be raising a toast to their patron saint who was also said to be Welsh.

Patrick, or Padrig in Welsh, was born around 387 AD and was known as Maewyn (Welsh for devoted friend) Succat (a Pagan term for warlike).

He is believed to have come from Bannavem Taburniae, which could be Banwen in Neath Port Talbot, where every year a service is held in his honour.

Food festival organiser Davina Carey-Evans, managing director of Beaumaris-based Sbarc Event Management, said: “I wanted to give local and other Welsh producers an opportunity to show off the incredible foods, drinks and produce to a wider audience as possible.

“I believe there’s a real appetite for an Anglesey Food Festival and the public are going to have the opportunity to get a real taste of the very best of North Wales and Anglesey.

“It is the perfect location for a food festival because Anglesey is also known as Mn, Mam Cymru, or Anglesey, the Mother of Wales, because its fertile land, provided sufficient food for the whole of Wales.

“Appropriately, the festival will be taking place at the Anglesey Showground, the home of the island’s agriculture.

“We will be bringing together local fishermen, farmers, producers, restaurants and hotels to display the amazing variety of food and other produce source from the area.

“There will also be a range of cookery demonstrations with art and craft, music and children’s activities.

“The level of interest has already been huge so we’re looking forward to a great event.”