Food at Coed Cae
A selection of cereals, home made granola, porridge, Llaeth y Llan yoghurt and fruit juice.
A cooked breakfast; your choice of the following:
Roberts Brothers' Dry Cured Local Bacon & Sausages
Black Pudding ~ Fried Bread ~ Baked Beans
Flat Mushrooms ~ Fresh Tomatoes
Free range eggs – Fried, Poached, Boiled or Scrambled
Scrambled Egg & Smoked Salmon
If your day is taking you out and about, why not order one of our packed lunches? We can even provide a flask of coffee or hot chocolate if you think that the challenges of the day will merit one.
We are happy to provide quality home cooked two or three-course evening meals by prior arrangement. The three-course meal is a dinner-party type menu, particularly suited with those who enjoy fine dining or have something to celebrate.
No matter what the menu, we aim to use fresh seasonal ingredients in all our meals; our apple crumble really does start with the peeling of an apple and, in September, benefits from the addition of locally gathered blackberries!
You don’t have to take our word for it, here are some comments from our visitors book:
In the apple crumble Olympics, yours is a gold medal winner
Great food and fantastic company
Excellent food- even for veggies!
We would recommend eating in, the meal was fantastic!
First class food – very glad we stayed in to enjoy a home cooked meal with great company
The AA also liked what we do, describing our meals as “skillfully prepared, imaginative food,” and presenting us with a dinner award indicating a “very special dinner, with an emphasis on freshly prepared local ingredients.”
As we have no drinks license you will need to provide your own favourite drinks and wine, but we’ll be ready with the glasses, corkscrew, and ice, and of course we do not charge any corkage fee. Our guests are served meals at a single table enabling you to chat to the other visitors and share your plans and experiences.
About our Food
We are keen to support the local community and to reduce food miles as much as possible. As such our priorities for food sourcing are: Local, Welsh, British, Fair-Trade.
We buy most of our meat from the local butcher (including their own dry cure bacon and home-made sausages). When meat comes from the supermarket, we seek out free range or assured food standard British products.
Eggs have the shortest journey from producer to table, being grubbled-out from under our neighbours chucks each morning and travelling the full length of the back garden.
Other in-house products (although, to be fair, not our house) include Graham’s Mum’s jam and marmalade, and his Aunt’s chutneys.
Our cheese, butter and milk are Welsh, and the deli in Dolgellau offers local honey and a variety of great Welsh cheeses for the cheeseboard. All of our tea and coffee products are fair-trade varieties. For those of you wishing to stock up on fine provisions before you leave, the Dolgellau farmers market is the third Sunday of every month (except for Jan and Feb).
Dolgellau has a butcher and two deli's, all serving a variety of local produce. Other shopping can be done at the local supermarkets, especially the Co-op with its wide selection of British products.Welsh ales are available at the deli, and in the Co-op. Slightly further afield (about 40 minutes from Coed Cae), Machynlleth boasts a quality butchers, deli and a street market every Wednesday, again with a good variety of local food available.