The Café and Bakery are situated within Melin Talgarth Mill in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The Mill was one of several projects featured in the BBC TV Series ‘Village SOS’. A group of volunteers came together to apply for a big lottery grant (£400k) to restore a derelict water mill to grind flour and open a Café and Bakery including a wood fired oven. The process was filmed as part of the project. The Café, which is rented from the Mill, was opened in July 2011 just before the television programme was screened.
The customer is at the heart of our business. We are here to supply them with top quality products, made on site, and served with love and care. We want people to go away having enjoyed their time with us, or their purchase, and to want to come back for more. Whilst tourism is responsible for much of our income, our local community who provide regular, repeat trade are essential to us, and everyone is made welcome, whether they are buying a £1 mug of tea, or lunch for eight people.
We use local ingredients where possible. Our first priority is quality, and if we can source the quality of product we want as locally as possible – that’s perfect. We use Welsh meats, cheeses, butter, soft drinks, salads, preserves made locally (and we make our own).
On site we bake all bread (apart from gluten free), all cakes, pastries and savouries e.g. sausage rolls, all soups, curries, casseroles, pates, rarebit, ‘unusual’ preserves e.g. Tomato Jam, Chilli Jam, home-made Mincemeat, Sweet Cucumber Pickle, pizzas and desserts.