Cadw’s Cafés and Restaurants
Enjoy food and drink in the surroundings of some of Wales' historic sites
We offer a range of food and drink options at four historic Cadw locations, browse our selection below and if you have any special dietary requirements, please speak to our on-site teams.
Coffi Castell and King's Gate cafe
Richy Rhodes and Deborah Sagar are well known for their popular café, Bonta Deli, which was established in central Caernarfon in 2018. Since opening in the grounds of Caernarfon Castle in February 2022, their pop-up kiosk, Coffi Castell, has been a similar hit with visitors.
From the Snowdonia cheese used in their sandwiches to the array of Anglesey-produced ice cream on offer, there’s something for everyone.
New for 2023 – the team have now opened the King’s Gate Café situated in the majestic tower with lift access to breath-taking roof-top views of the Welsh coastline.
Caffi Castell, Castell Coch
Cardiff boy and tearoom manager, Lewys Wootten, became a part of the visitor experience at Castell Coch in July 2022.
Many might recognise Lewys from his time running a successful coffee shop in Llandaff North, Cardiff, before venturing to Wales’ fairytale castle.
Lewys is proud to be showcasing the best local produce to his visitors, from the fairtrade coffee beans delivered by Hard Lines Coffee to daily deliveries of fresh milk from Castle Farm in Newport.
Meanwhile, visitors highly recommend the bacon and laverbread toasted sandwich with Pembrokeshire Seaweed Ketchup or the ham and Caerphilly cheese panini with Halen Mon Smokey Honey Mustard as the perfect post-exploring bite.
Caffi Castell, Harlech Castle
Owner Freya Bentham opened Caffi Castell in 2015 and it’s safe to say that, after seven years in business, this hill-top café is a staple of the Harlech community.
Not only has it served locals and visitors during this time, the café has also created valuable employment opportunities for the people of Gwynedd.
From hearty breakfasts to light bites and afternoon treats, Caffi Castell is committed to using only the best local suppliers.
Their barista coffee, for example, is sourced from Ffa Da and is the perfect accompaniment to Freya's homemade cakes and scones.
Y Bwyty Bach, Tretower Court and Castle
Y Bwyty Bach, located on the upper floor of the recently renovated Grade II listed barn, offers both a lunchtime and evening service.
From the signature smoked salmon, cream cheese and red onion bagel to the soup of the day, the lunchtime menu offers a range of delicious hot and cold seasonal bites without the need to book in advance. Simply turn up and be shown to your table by Connor and his friendly team.
Meanwhile, the evening menu offers a high-end dining experience. A six-course tasting menu pairs perfectly with the range of cocktails and fine wines on offer.
Booking is essential for the evening service, with further information available on Y Bwyty Bach’s website.