CAA-correctLogo-RGBThe finalists for Wales in the 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards (aka the Rural Oscars) have been announced, with top businesses now vying for a title and the chance to go forward torepresent Wales at the British Final. The Awards are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of rural produce, skills, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. They are now in their ninth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win. They run across four categories: Local Food; Village Shop/ Post Office; Butcher and Start-up. Wales’ finalists are listed below, selected from the thousands of nominations received. Each finalist business will be invited to the Welsh final, to be held at the Senedd next March, to hear who will take the winners’ plaques and advance to the British final. 

Local food

Bodnant Welsh Foods
Furnace Farm
Tal y Cafn
Conwy
LL28 5RP
01492 651100
[email protected]
www.bodnant-welshfood.co.uk/
Twitter: @FoodCymru

The Baker’s Table Cafe and Bakery
The Mill House
The Square
Talgarth
Powys, LD3 0BW

01874 711125
[email protected]
www.talgarthmill.com/bakery/

Mon ar Lwy
Ty’n Rallt
Trefdraeth
Bodorgan
Sir Ynys Mon, LL62 5HL
07919455652
[email protected]
www.monarlwy.co.uk
Twitter: @monarlwy

 

Old Stables Tea Room
Bear Street
Hay-on-Wye
Hereford
Powys
HR3 5AN, 07796484766
[email protected]
www.chefontherunfoods.co.uk
Twitter: @chefonrun

Village Shop/ Post Office

Pwllglas Village Shop
Neuadd Bentref Pwllglas Village Hall
Pwllglas
Ruthin
Denbighshire, LL15 2PB
01824 703730
www.sioppwllglas.co.uk

Llangoed Post Office
1 Menai View Terrace
Llangoed
Beaumaris
Sir Ynys Mon, LL58 8NL
01248 490230

Newport Post Office
Long Street
Newport
Pembrokeshire SA42 0SY
01239 820200

St Dogmaels Post Office
1 High Street
Cardigan
Dyfed
SA43 3ED
01239 612563

 

Butcher

C J Gibbons
28 Castle Street
Hay on Wye
Powys, HR3 5DF
01497 820636
[email protected]

Valley Butchers
Old Magistrates Court
Station Road
Holyhead
Sir Ynys Mon, LL65 3EB
01407 742391
[email protected]
www.valleybutchers.co.uk/

J Williams and Co Butchers
124A Vale Street
Denbigh
Denbighshire, LL16 3BS
01745815406
www.jwilliamsbutchers.weebly.com
Rhug Estate & Farm Shop
Rhug Estate
Corwen
Denbighshire, LL21 0EH
01490 413000
www.rhug.co.uk
@RhugEstate

Start-up

Liam Burgess – nom nom chocolate
Sunrise Bay
Llansteffan
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA33 5LP
01994 419886
[email protected]
www.facebook.com/nomnomchocolate

Cambrian Safaris
Tanfelin
Llanafan
Aberystwyth
Sir Ceredigion
SY23 4BD
01974 261425
[email protected]
www.cambriansafaris.co.uk
Twitter: @CambrianSafaris

The Working Pet
Cilwg
Llandyfaelog
Kidwelly
Sir Gaerfyrddin
SA17 5PY
www.theworkingpet.co.uk
Twitter: @TheWorkingPet

Pentwyn Welsh Tweed
Pentwyn
Myddfai
Llandovery
Carmarthenshire
SA20 0JD
01550 720449
https://www.facebook.com/WelshTweed

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Notes to editors:

Find out more about the Awards at  www.countrysideallianceawards.org.uk

  • The Awards run across nine regions
  • Judging will now take place
  • Welsh Champions will be announced in March at a reception at the Senedd. All regional finalists are invited to this event.
  • Welsh Champions go through to the Grand Final to be held at Parliament in London in April 2014