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Cafe:Coed y Brenin | Cafe & Shop at Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW)

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Cafe, free entry

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Details

The Coed y Brenin Forest Park Visitor Centre and the café are open seven days per week throughout the year (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

Summer opening times (1 April - 4 November)

Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm

Winter opening times (5 November - 31 March)

Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm

CAFE

Our Food:
We pride ourselves in using the best locally produced and healthy food for our menus. That’s why our bread and cakes come from local bakers or from our own kitchen, our meat is supplied local and our venison burgers come from within Coed y Brenin Forest itself.

Fairtrade:
Of course some produce cannot be found locally so wherever possible we try to purchase Fairtrade products such as our Coffee, which is barista made by trained staff.

Green Initiative:
In order to encourage ‘greener’ visits we offer a 10% discount to anyone travelling to Coed y Brenin by public transport. Just show your valid ticket to the café staff.

Coed y Brenin Venison:
Support sustainable forest management and try one of our venison burgers.

Our venison is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified as it comes from a sustainable source. Our own Wildlife/Conservation Ranger, Iori Jones, manages the fallow deer population here at Coed y Brenin to ensure that the trees are able to grow naturally without being over nibbled by the deer. This produces plenty of venison which is butchered at Bala and sold here in our café. As the deer are from our own forest, our burgers are very low in "food miles" which means that there is very little greenhouse gas emission produced in their transportation.

Venison is also very low in cholesterol compared with other types of red meats so is good for you. But most of all, the Coed y Brenin venison burger, with mozzarella and cross hatch bun is delicious. Vegetarian and Vegan Food We also offer vegetarian and vegan dishes including breakfasts, baguettes and jacket potatoes with fillings.

Vegetarian & Vegan Food:
We also offer vegetarian and vegan choices, including breakfasts and jacket potatoes with fillings,

Daily specials board.

SHOP

The shop is open seven days per week throughout the year (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

Summer opening times (1 April - 4 November)

Monday to Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Winter opening times (5 November - 31 March)

Monday to Sunday 10am to 4pm

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingElectric car charging point

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

The Visitor Centre Cafe, Shop & Visitor Information Desk has both toilets (including accessible toilets) and showers (in male, female and accessible rooms), Picnic sites and BBQ - There are a number of picnic tables around the main car parks within Coed y Brenin Forest Park plus many more on the waymarked walking trails. There are stone BBQ plinths in Glasdir and Ty'n y Groes picnic sites and please ensure all fires are extinguished and tidied up after use.

Opening details

Summer opening times:
9.00am - 5.00pm every day

Winter opening times:
9.30am - 4.30pm every day

Prices

Free entry

Car parking charges for the visitor centre are:
Up to one hour £1.00
Up to three hours £3.00
All day £5.00

Blue Badge Parking is also available (3 bays in front of the centre)

A 'Discovery Pass' for the year costs £30.

Address

Ganllwyd,
Dolgellau,
Gwynedd,
LL40 2HZ

Directions

Plan route to Coed y Brenin Visitor Centre (NRW) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 723268  Lat: 52.82356 Long: -3.89658

Coed y Brenin Forest Park is located east off the A470, 8 miles north of Dolgellau near Trawsfynydd. Follow the brown tourist signs.

Local public transport is available and the nearest train station is Barmouth | Public transport Information - www.traveline-cymru.info
NCN Cycle Network: NCN route 82, Lon Las (North) and Lon Las Cymru all pass through the centre - NCN Information on www.sustrans.org.uk

CAR PARKS

PARKING
There are two charging points for electric vehicles in the car park.
There is a cycle rack in the car park.
Overnight parking is not permitted.

PARKING CHARGES
You are charged for the length of time you park at Coed y Brenin visitor centre.

The charges are:
£2 for 2 hours
40p for every additional 20 minutes (maximum £7 per day)
£40 for 12 month season ticket (on sale at the visitor centre reception).
When you are ready to leave enter your vehicle registration into one of the machines in the car park and pay the parking charge by card or cash.

FREE PARKING (local residents and blue badge holders)
Car parking is free if you live within the LL40 or LL41 postcode or the neighbouring villages of Arthog, Cutiau, Cardeon, Corris and Tal-y-Llyn or if you are a blue badge holder. Take your vehicle log book (V5 document) or blue badge to the visitor centre welcome desk to register for free parking.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 15 miles from Barmouth station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Electric car charging pointElectric car charging point
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

The Visitor Centre Cafe, Shop & Visitor Information Desk has both toilets (including accessible toilets) and showers (in male, female and accessible rooms), Picnic sites and BBQ - There are a number of picnic tables around the main car parks within Coed y Brenin Forest Park plus many more on the waymarked walking trails. There are stone BBQ plinths in Glasdir and Ty'n y Groes picnic sites and please ensure all fires are extinguished and tidied up after use.