We thought Small Business Saturday on 3rd December 2016 would be a great opportunity to showcase some of the small businesses, local producers and makers with whom we enjoy working. Guests often ask us where we found this or that, so this is your chance to find out and perhaps buy that special present for someone. Some of the small businesses below provide online services and sales, for others, like Jacky Jam, Sausage Sue, or a Cader Ale, you will just have to come back here again!

For those of you who would like to give the gift of a holiday here at Graig Wen, we can also tailor gift vouchers for Graig Wen and Slate Shed B & B to your requirements.

By supporting small businesses in our local towns and villages you are helping to keep Snowdonia National Park alive as a place for people to live and work as well as enjoy visiting. Big thanks to all these businesses who never let us down and provide distinctive, quality products and services.

Rock Terrace – create unique furniture, lighting and clocks from unloved drum kits. You may have seen their drum light hanging over the B & B breakfast table.

Trefriw Woollen Mills – A family business since 1859, they manufacture traditional Welsh “tapestry” bedspreads from the raw wool using machines which are over 50 years old and powered by a vintage water turbine. You probably had one on your bed if you stayed in the B & B.

Trees and Bees – our next door neighbours provide the honey we serve at breakfast and sell in the camp shop.

Cole and Co – lovely lotions, potions and scented candles hand-made on Anglesey. As featured in our B & B guest rooms.

Cathryn Cariad – chocolates made by hand, from Cathy’s Victorian farmhouse in Snowdonia, using only the finest quality chocolate and award winning ingredients from fantastic local Welsh producers. As found in our B & B rooms and shop.

Wild Horse Brewing Company – a small craft brewery in Llandudno, passionate about brewing beer naturally. Many of you will have enjoyed a cold one of these after pushing your bike up the hill!

Aberffraw Biscuits – an ancient Welsh shortbread pressed with a scallop shell and said to be Britain’s oldest biscuit. You might have had one with a welcome cup of tea here.

Ynysgyffylog Barn Farm – Home Produced free-range Pork, Bacon, Gammon and Sausages. As found in breakfast hampers at Graig Wen and the sausages on your plate at The Slate Shed B & B.

Celf Aran Arts Gallery – an Art and Craft Co-operative comprising 16 makers working in or near Dolgellau, Gwynedd. Work by these talented crafts people is dotted around Graig Wen – from rustic furniture to funky loo roll holders!

Tregoes Waffles – a small, family run bakery based in the beautiful rolling hills of the Teifi Valley, South-West Wales.

Other favourite local shops whose products we frequently use are: Luvit and Pieces for Places in Barmouth and Medi in Dolgellau.

Welsh Slate Cavern Aged Cheddar – A new Cheddar developed by leading farmer-owned Welsh co-operative South Caernarfon Creameries in partnership with Llechwedd Slates Caverns. Served as part of our Welsh Continental Breakfast.

Shout outs too to our friends at Blink Back who built our web site and made some of our videos and to Formation Creative for designing print and other funky stuff for us.

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