McArthurGlen Bridgend has partnered with Cywain to bring you a fantastic event spreading over 7 weeks which celebrates local Welsh produce. Come and shop 27 independent businesses, check out the schedule below to plan your visit!
Nia Ball, Market Development Manager at Cywain says:
"Here in Wales, we have a flourishing food and drink industry and one that has an excellent reputation globally. And so, we're delighted to be able to give over 25 clients the chance to showcase and sell their products to the hundreds of thousands of people, both locals and tourists, expected to visit the outlet village over the summer. The Deli Cymru pop up shop also gives our clients, some who are considering opening their own shops, the chance to experience and trial trading in a retail environment. We're very excited to be working in partnership with McArthur Glen on this project."
More on Cywain:
Since its launch in 2018, Cywain has helped over 1000 food and drink businesses in Wales to grow, and helped these businesses to create over 180 new jobs. These small businesses represent a combined annual turnover of over 600 Million pounds and are hugely important to the Welsh economy.
Specialising in helping our clients to maximise their potential in a competitive world, Cywain promotes the high quality of produce Wales has to offer and the talent of its entrepreneurs.
To learn more about Cywain, click here.
Meet the producers
Alfie's Coffee Co
Stop drinking rubbish coffee - you deserve better! Introducing Alfie's Coffee Company, your new favourite small batch specialty coffee roasters. Our coffee beans are carefully sourced and roasted to perfection in small batches by hand so you are guaranteed the freshest and most outrageously delicious coffee you have ever tasted! And when I say fresh, I mean super fresh - all our coffee is roasted to order to guarantee unbelievable flavour!
Afan Vale Chocolates is a maker of delicious Chocolates Truffles and Bars based in the Afan Valley. We hand-make all of our chocolates and bars at our kitchen in the Croeserw Community Enterprise Centre. We also offer Chocolate-Making Experience courses on Saturdays. Individuals and groups come down and enjoy a relaxed day in the relaxed environment with stunning mountain views.
Bossa Nova Chocolate is the pure taste of Brazil, made in Wales. Our luxury chocolates are handmade with natural ingredients, and fairtrade Belgian chocolates. They are all Gluten-free and we also offer dairy-free, soya-free, and low-sugar chocolate options. Our Brazilian style chocolate truffles are creamy, and have a mouth-watering sensation, you have never experienced a chocolate like this.
Bullion Rum is a multi award winning salted caramel and vanilla spiced rum encased in a gold Bullion Bar bottle and gift wrapped in a presentation box. Having won a World Rum Award for flavour Bullion is the ultimate spiced rum for consumers with impeccable taste.Bursting with warm caramel and creamy vanilla on the nose, luxury hand made toffee at the start, sweet and smooth throughout with a medley of spices on the finish.
Bang On Brewery
Bang-On Brewery is a Multi Award Winning Bridgend based brewery that produces a fantastic mix of beers from Lagers to Stouts and everything in between. Being the first brewery to set up in Bridgend since the 1920's, it is great to be able to showcase our wonderful products at McArthur Glen.
Barry Island Spirits Co creates award-winning, premium small-batch spirits in the Vale of Glamorgan. Owned by a husband and wife team, the Barry Island Spirits range include Barry Island Welsh Dry Gin (Winner: Great Taste Award 2021, Highly Commended: Gin Guide Awards 2002 Traditional Gin Category), Barry Island Pink Dry Gin (Winner: Gin Guide Awards 2022 Flavoured Gin category), Barry Island Organic Vodka and Barry Island Botanical Spiced Rum.
Cardiff Distillery is family run and founded in 2019. Being Cardiff’s only gin school, Cardiff Distillery offer gin making experiences to create memories with your loved ones. The growth we have experienced in the last year has been incredible, making us a finalist for Scale-Up business in the Wales Food & Drink awards 2022. We also offer delicious gins and spirits for you to purchase and enjoy from home.
Days bakes and coffee will be serving freshly brewed coffee from our local coffee roasters, Coaltown coffee, from our La Marzocco espresso machine, along with our signature freshly baked welshcakes, as well as our home baking products from cookie pies and brownies to our luscious lemon drizzle and old fashioned school cake for a taste of nostalgia.
Distill + Fill was founded in 2021 to quench a thirst for delicious drinks at home. We have created a range of over 30 delicious ready-to-drink cocktails, perfect for the home bar enthusiast, gifts, BBQs and just about any event that requires a good tipple!
Just chill + pour over ice!
This Swansea based, family business make and sell naturally fermented, unpasteurised sauerkraut in a vibrant range of award-winning, delicious flavours. Made with the very best, locally grown, organic ingredients, their flavours are designed with gut health in mind and are vegan, raw and full of natural pickle power.
Coffee alchemist since 2021. We transform used coffee grounds, collected from local Welsh coffee houses, and transform then into luxury sustainable products for home and lifestyle. By doing this, we divert grounds from contributing to global warmning. We will be showcasing our Welsh Grounds For Good gin and vodka- both of which have been distilled with waste coffee.
We are a small producer of artisan preserves - jams, chutneys, fruit vinegars - based on the glorious Gower Peninsula in South Wales.
Many recipes are based on those passed down through generations.
A self confessed dreamer and inventive cook, I only use quality ingredients and sourced locally whenever possible, often using herbs from the garden in my creations.
No added colour or artificial flavours, just honest to goodness natural taste.
We develop and distil distinctive gins and spirits using botanicals native to, or synonymous with Wales. Fascinated with the idea of telling stories of people, places, times and events, and with the role the land has to play in the spirits developed within it, we are driven every day to consider how we can innovate to achieve truly outstanding Welsh spirits.
I create beautiful pasta and sauces using all natural ingredients. Amazing, colourful flavoured pasta made from superfoods, vegetables and all natural ingredients. All vegan friendly and our sauces are gluten free too!
Mallows Beverages, is a family business, owned and operated by father & son, Andy and Rhys Mallows. The business is located on an ex coal mine in Coed Ely, Tonyrefail, and the in purpose built facility, where they produce award winning products that are shipped around the World. The business produces all forms of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.
Lovingly made by hand in beautiful Pembrokeshire. The MamGu Welshcake team craft traditional and alternative flavoured welshcakes using traditional baking methods. Producing unique flavours in small batches using the finest ingredients and a touch of glitter, MamGu Welshcakes create a welshcake like no other.
A family-run distillery based in Caerphilly, specialising in unique flavoured gins and our award-winning Valley Honey spirit.
Spirit of Wales is a no-nonsense distillery that creates handcrafted Welsh spirits in Newport, South Wales. Their passion is to approach flavour from a scientific view and bring you commemorative drinks inspired by the people and places around our country. Visit them at Deli Cymru Pop up shop for special offers on their award-winning Steeltown Gins and Vodkas or Dragon's Breath Spiced Rum.
Mead is honey wine - a delicacy with a rich history going back thousands of years.
Shire Meadery creates unique light honey wines with a focus on delicate flavours and drinkability. Mead is wonderfully versatile with huge potential and we want to help this venerable drink regain the reputation it deserves.
Welcome to The Fudge Foundry where great flavours are forged!
We lovingly produce delicious, multi-award-winning handcrafted Welsh fudge, in a range of unique flavours using the finest Belgian Chocolate in the heart of beautiful Pembrokeshire.
Each of our delicious handcrafted fudge flavours are made in small batches, allowing us to get creative with flavours and textures, and ensuring the finest fudge is created.
Flowerhorn is putting Cardiff on the craft beer map! Set up in 2019 by two friends, Andrew and Arran. They met through mutual friends while at university and both shared a love for drinking which evolved into a passion for great beer. Flowerhorn is brewing exciting beers with quality fruit, zest and hops. The range includes:
Yawn - 4.7% Mosaic Pale Ale
Capo - 5.1% Citra Pale Ale
Bits - 5.5% Orange Juice IPA
These are Welsh Cakes… With A Twist!
Serving the finest Welsh Cakes using only the finest ingredients; Organic Self Raising flour, proper butter, and so much more.
The Pattyman Artisan products are created in honour of the founder's late father, who was of the Windrush Generation, our products represent a fusion of Caribbean flavours with a Welsh influence, ensuring that the manufacture and production represents diversity in Wales.
The Pattyman produce a range of sauces that include, Original Jerk, Sweetcorn, Mango and Chilli, BBQ and our Jerk Marinade.
At The Gluten-Free Baking Company we produce high-quality gluten-free products, hand-baked on the coast of Gower Peninsular, South Wales.
Delicious hand-made gourmet fudge, made to a secret family recipe, in three Collections: Original, Vegan, and Indian-Spiced. Plastic-free packaging, fairtrade and organic ingredients where possible, no artificial colourings or preservatives, gluten-free and vegetarian. Made in Wales
We will be selling hand-tied bags of gourmet fudge in a variety of flavours from all three Collections: from Rich Vanilla and Whisky & Honey, to Chocolate Coconut or Indian Rose (vegan), to Mishti Masala and Bengali Five-Spice (Indian spiced fudge)