Raise your glass to the food and drink in Wales. From world-famous sea salt taken from the Menai Strait, to botanical gin brewed in the finest distillery in the Dyfi Valley, there’s plenty to tempt your tastebuds here.
With more than 1,500 miles of coastline, it’s no wonder that Wales’ seafood is one of its crowning glories. Fresh mussels and fish from Cardigan Bay are just two of the options you’ll find on local menus – and how about an award-winning craft ale to wash it all down?
If you’re looking for a northern speciality, the salt marsh lamb that graze in North Wales produce some of the most delicious meat in the UK. Thought to be thanks to their unique diets (the grass they eat is flooded with sea water and rich in samphire, sea lavender, and sorrel), this meat has even become a delicacy in France – where the locals know it as l’agneau pré-salé.
Visiting Wales in September? The Conwy Honey Fair is one of the oldest food festivals in Britain, with a history stretching back more than 700 years. It’s perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Here, you’ll find honey, preserves, and other products, all made locally by Welsh beekeepers and their hives.
To find out more, you’re in the right place. At Wales.org, you can find bite-size tips, insider information, and expert guides to help you track down the very best in Welsh cuisine.