Vegetarian Britain (3rd edition)

Wales Updates

Vegetarian Britain 2006

Updates to the third edition as at 16 March 2015.


NEW The Walnut Cafe vegan cafe, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire at 91 Charles Street SA67 2HL. Tel: 075444 923200. Open: Mon-Sat 9.00-17.00. Opened Nov 2014. and food photos with prices at

NEW Penrhiw vegetarian bed and breakfast, Penrhiw, Llanafan, Dyfed SY23 4BA. Tel: 01974-261 738. 9 miles east of Aberystwyth, cottage on a hill on the edge of a peaceful village. Single, double/family £25 per person, discount for 3 nights. Children over 8 welcome. No pets. Bike storage. Packed lunches can be provided. Meeting room for hire. Nearby are Ceredigion coastal path, Nant y Arian kite centre, Aberystwyth Castle and Museum, cliff railway, Camera Obscura (largest in Europe), National Library of Wales, Borth Beach (surfing), Kayaking the Ystwyth, Devilís Bridge steam train, Cambrian Way (inc. Plynlimon, highest hill in West Wales), Ystwyth Cycle Trail.

NEW Living Fountains vegetarian detox clinic, Henffordd, Abergorlech, Carmarthen SA32 7SZ. Weekend Friday evening to Sunday £200 per person, intensive £700.

NEW Vegetarian Food Studio Indian restaurant, 109 Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF11 6JT. Tel: 029-2023 8222. Open: Tue-Sun 11-21.30 , Mon closed. Excellent value Gujarati restaurant and take away with a welcoming, informal atmosphere. They do not use eggs in their cooking, and there are plenty of dairy-free dishes. Starters (£2-2.50) include chilli chips, spring rolls and chilli mushrooms. Chutney dosas for £4.25, plus a whole range of other traditional vegetable dishes for about the same price. Children welcome.

NEW Cafe Atma, vegetarian cafe, 40 Crwys Road, Cardiff CF24. Opened Easter 2010.

NEW Canteen on Clifton Street, 40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR. Tel: 029-2045 4999. Open: Thu-Sat 19.00-22.00. At this omnivorous gourmet place most of the food, including desserts, is vegan and gluten-free. Menus at

NEW Snowdonia Mountain Lodge vegetarian bed and breakfast, Nant Ffrancon, Bethesda, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 3LX. Tel/Fax: 01248-600500. 22 ensuite twin/double or family rooms, ideal for groups and courses up to 42 people. Low seeason single £40, double/twin £55, family room 3-4 people £69-79. Add approx 10 per cent high July-Sep. Packed lunches and meals available. Treat yourself to massage, reflexology or shiatsu.

Green Haven has closed (page 455)

Dyfiguest, Machynlleth has closed, but there is a new 4-star omnivorous bed and breafkast Dyfiview next door doing vegetarian and vegan breakfasts. 21 Ffordd Mynydd Griffiths, Machynlleth SY20 8DD. Tel: 01654 702023, mobile 07952 370569. Ensuite rooms £25-33 per person, no single supplement.

NEW Awen Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast, Gwent 1, Penrhiwgwair Cottage, Twyn Road, Abercarn, Gwent NP11 5AS. (12 miles from Newport) Tel: 01495 244615. Vegetarian bed and breakfast in 16th century cottage. Now also offering meals for non-residents in the heart of the South Wales valleys. Sumptuous, seasonal, organic veggie and vegan meals. See website for current seasonal menu choices. Cardiff and Newport are within easy reach on public transport. There is gorgeous walking country too. They have now started doing dinner for non-residents with 24 hours notice, £10 for 1 course, £15 for 2, £20 for 3, see website for menu.

NEW Over the Rainbow vegetarian guest house and residential courses, Plas Tyllwyd, Tan-y-Groes, Ceredigion SA43 2JD Tel/Fax: 01239 811155. Open Feb-Dec.Comprehensive directions and map on website. An 18th century Georgian mansion in 18 acres, run by women primarily for women, in a peaceful and secluded rural location. 3 doubles £26-28 per person, and one twin/double with private bathroom £37-40 per person. Evening meal £15. Licensed for civil ceremonies. Children welcome. Pets welcome in some rooms.

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