Pam and Russ Honeyman began brewing beer in January 2009. It was only the third brew before Monty’s Sunshine started to get the recognition it still enjoys today, winning the “Darlington Spring Thing CAMRA Beer Festival”. Now with over sixteen regular, seasonal and specials brews and four local pubs, Monty’s has firmly established itself as Mid Wales’ premier brewery. Bottling has become an integral part of the production process, and in January 2013 a new bottling plant was installed. 2014 saw the introduction of Masquerade, a gluten free beer which won Monty’s its first international award.
Combine all of this with a developing export business and exciting plans for expansion, Monty’s continues to be a fantastic success story for Mid Wales.
You can buy bottles of Monty’s beer in the Montgomery Spar and Charlies Stores at Coed y Dinas, Welshpool. Better still, many of the local pubs and hotels serve Monty’s on tap, not forgetting the new Monty’s Brewery Visitor Centre in Montgomery.
Ifor produces the World Famous Wagyu beef at his farm near Montgomery. Known for their superior marbling and fantastic flavour, the grass and cereal diet is supplemented with Monty’s beer to provide a unique eating experience with truly local provenance. Available on-line.
Offa Veg are a small family farm producing fresh, home grown, seasonal vegetables. Their home grown fresh produce is for sale on their market stall in Montgomery on Thursdays and Saturday mornings.
Offa Veg grow and sell a selection of seasonal vegetables including: Potatoes, Carrots, Swedes, Sprouts, Cabbages, Cauliflowers, Calibre, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Leeks, Peas, Beans, Marrows, Lettuce, to name just a few. Plus many other vegetables grown and bought from others when not growing in their own fields.
Hilltop Honey was founded in September 2011 when Scott Davies decided to start keeping bees in the back garden. He now sells honey from not only his own bees but also from 6 other beekeepers. Together, they have thousands of hives supplying into Hilltop Honey. The main stay of the business is selling raw honey as this is how Scott believe we should all eat our honey. The honey is coarsely filtered and not heated to provide you with maximum taste and health benefits from honey.
Local stockists include Bunners, Dragon Hotel, Castle Kitchen and Ivy House Café in Montgomery, and Charlies Stores at Coed y Dinas, Welshpool.
Traditional, multi-award winning craft cider maker. Available to drink at many food festivals and shows in Wales and the West Midlands (see our website/ facebook for dates). Their heritage orchard contains over a hundred varieties of cider apple and fifty varieties of perry pear. Orchard tours are available on request. Visits by appointment.
A small family run vineyard who proudly boast a number of national and international awards for their high quality English wine. Offering a selection of still White, Rosé, Red and Sparkling wines. Wine tasting available everyday during opening hours and tours of the Vineyard Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays throughout the season. Self-guided tours also available.
You can buy Kerry Vale wines in their vineyard shop, and also from the following establishments:
- The Castle Hotel, Bishop's Castle
- Deliciate Deli, Shrewsbury
- Mellington Hall Hotel
- The Nag's Head, Garthmyl
- Powis Castle (National Trust), Welshpool
Doodle Bakes - a small baking business run from a domestic kitchen based in Powys, Mid Wales. Pioneered by a housewife turned "kitchen table entrepreneur" producing high quality, hand crafted, bespoke biscuits using local, Welsh and responsibly sourced ingredients.
The produce is currently available to buy in Castle Kitchen, Ivy House Café, Powis Castle, The Bay Tree (Welshpool), Llanfair Light Railway Cafe, Battlefield 1403 Farmshop (Shrewsbury), Cultivate local food shop (Newtown), The High Street Deli (Newtown), and Kerry Vale Vineyard.