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Closing for Winter

Plas Brondanw Cafe will be closing its doors for the Winter on September 30th.

We would like to thank everyone that visited us this year for your continued support. It has been a very successful year.

I would  like to emphasize that the gardens remain open all year round and access can be gained through the big blue gate to the right of the cafe doors, on the other side of which is an honesty box for admissions.

Also, please keep an eye on our news page for any upcoming events, such as special food evenings.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back in the Spring,  so until then……..all the best……

Lowri Jones and Staff.

Dia de los Muertos menu

Come and join us for a Mexican themed tapas evening to celebrate The Day of the Dead!

This ritual of remembering the dead was started by the Aztecs some 3000 years ago, and when the Spanish arrived they couldn’t banish it and its rituals merged with elements of Christianity.

It was believed by the Aztecs that the dead were still members of the community, kept alive in memory and spirit—and during Día de los Muertos, they temporarily returned to Earth.

Today, it is a national holiday in Mexico when families gather at the graves of their loved ones and leave offerings of their favourite foods and marigold flowers to demonstrate love and respect to the deceased.

Here are our offerings for the evening!

 

 

Helfa Wyau Plas Brondanw Egg Hunt

Noson Tapas Night Caffi Plas Brondanw

Recruiting

WANTED

We are looking for seasonal staff at Caffi Plas Brondanw.

We are a friendly and productive team and are looking for someone to join us when we reopen in March. Duties would include waiting on tables, making teas/coffees, serving cakes, washing dishes, welcoming customers and using the till.

 

There is also a position for a kitchen assistant preparing cakes and food from a simple menu.

 

Rates of pay are competitive and dependent upon experience.

If you are interested please contact Lowri Jones on 07584621152 or leave a message on 01766772772 or email  enquiries@plasbrondanw.com

Plas Brondanw Cafe

The season has come to an end again so our café will be closing on the 29th September.

We would like to thank everyone who came to visit us here at Plas Brondanw Café. It has been a very good season and we have enjoyed seeing customers returning and meeting new and interesting people.

It has also been a privilege being host to a number of beautiful  weddings here, for  locals and visitors alike, all very happy to be sharing their special day in Clough Williams Ellis’s unique gardens.

And a new experience for this season was to have the house, Plas Brondanw itself, open to the public for the very first time. People have enjoyed this immensely and Dylan Williams, the curator, has become very popular!

So, once again, thank you all. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2018.

 

P.S. Please remember the gardens remain open 7 days a week. Paul, the gardener, will be around on most days to answer any questions you may have. There is an honesty box on the inside of the big blue gate to put admission money.

Cafe open

Caffi Plas Brondanw is opening again for the season on Saturday 1st of April. Cafe opening hours are 10am – 4pm and garden opening hours are 10am – 5pm, 7 days a week. Admission into the garden is £5, but you do not need to pay this if you are only visiting the cafe.

The Plas house is now open as an art gallery showcasing Susan Williams-Ellis’s works and various local artists will have exhibitions over the coming season. Entry to the house is free of charge.http://https://www.plasbrondanw.com/oriel-brondanw/

Cafe and garden staff

Following my mini recruitment drive I can now inform that I was very successful and am looking forward to working with my new staff members, and welcoming back the existing ones. Thank you to all others that applied.

We will be re-opening the cafe on the 1st of April.

In the meantime the Gardens are still open every day of the week, entrance fees to be put in the honesty box on the other side of the blue entrance gate. The snowdrops are now out!

We have also appointed a new Head Gardener, Paul o’ Byrne, whom you may see around the gardens. He is working hard to get the garden ready for the Spring season. The ‘little fireman’ pond is currently undergoing a clean out of overgrowth and the fountain should be back in working order.  He is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Back in October a biomass heating system was put in to heat the Plas house, the cafe, the Orangery, the greenhouse, and some of the surrounding houses. This was done with minimum damage to the gardens, thank you to Keith W. Jones and ESP.

 

 

Far Eastern Feast

It’s time for another feast at Plas Brondanw Caffi and this time we will be visiting the Far East! I will be cooking authentic dishes from various countries across South East Asia, which is known for its vibrant and fresh flavours. Perfect to counteract these dark, cold winter nights and a far cry from the more traditional Christmas fayre!

You will be welcomed with a Singapore Sling cocktail and an Asian inspired amuse bouche.

Places usually fill up quickly so book early. I will need all bookings in by 26th November please.

Looking forward to it! Lowri.

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Garden Works

Brondanw Estate is installing a new biomass  system that will heat the Plas and some of the nearby buildings.

Following a consultation process it was decided that the best way to run the necessary pipework was through some sections of the garden. The landscape will be re-constructed following the works.

 

This project is being managed by The Clough Williams Ellis Foundation, ESP Energy and Keith W. Jones.

If you require more information you can contact us on 01743241181.

Please note that toilet facilities are not available during this time but the gardens remain open as usual. Only a small section is affected by the work.