Totally Locally is an initiative which encourages people to think local and shop local first, and Crickhowell certainly has its fair share of intriguing shops for a town of its size with a range of retailers including artisan outlets.
The shops very rarely turnaround but this week we did see the end of an era for Crickhowell as the good folk at F.E. Richards and Sons (the butcher on the corner) retired.
[book-ish] the local independent book shop is always actively involved with local events e.g. the Gruffalo dropped into the town on his way to the Hay Festival a few weeks ago.
The Saturday market has seen the arrival of new artisan bakers O’Donnell Bakehouse. They are the home of the ‘Irish Stout brownie’ and source all their ingredients locally, including the chocolate from Black Mountain Gold (recently moved into the old tourist agents in the High Street).
Other notable independent shops include, Webbs, Nicholls, Crickhowell Adventure, Bacchus, M.T. Cashells & Sons, Grenfell & Sons, just to name a few.
So next time you want a day trip, or to treat yourself to something special, shop on your local high street because if you spend £5 every week, it would be worth an extra £1.4 million per year going into the local economy.
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.