Felin Wen Shop

Wendy Brandon's Felin Wen ShopSince 1992 we have been based at Felin Wen (Welsh, meaning White Mill). In the mill we have a small shop and tasting area, so that visitors can try out the preserves. If you want to see the kitchen team making the preserves, it is best to come in the morning when most of the cooking is done.

Felin Wen

The mill was a corn mill built in the mid eighteenth century on the site of an older mill. It was worked until the mid 20th century, and since it was water powered, it is sited between two streams. As well as being a mill it was a farm so there is a farmhouse, granary, dairy, cowshed and pigsty - all built in the same local stone as the mill.

Some of the stone is known locally as "bluestone". It comes from the Preseli Hills in mid Pembrokeshire and is the same stone used to build the inner ring of Stonehenge. How it got from here to Wiltshire four thousand years ago is still a mystery. Except for a recent experiment by some students who used rollers to move similar weight stones.

Recently we bought back some land across the road that used to belong to the mill. It was badly overgrown with brambles. So our two Iron age pigs (cross between wild boar and Tamworth) moved over there to tackle the problem. They have cleared the first section which is now planted out with fruit trees. They are now working on the second field......

Half of our land is old woodland, and most of the rest was replanted with mixed deciduous trees in 1995. We won an award from the Welsh Forestry Commission for creating a wildlife habitat. The trees are growing well and there is a pathway through them which makes a pleasant walk.

Wendy Brandon Kitchen

Making a new batch of marmalade in our kitchen

We are always glad to see visitors and are open from 9 till 5 on weekdays all year round, and other times by arrangement. Most of the cooking is done in the morning, so this is the best time to visit Felin Wen, if you want to see the kitchen at work.

We sometimes have visitors in the evening as well - usually small W.I groups who arrange to come and see the kitchen.

Also we can open by appointment on weekends and Bank holidays.

 

How to find us:

Nearly 1 mile from Boncath on the Bwlchygroes Road at the bottom of the hill, on the right. Map Ref: SN 215375

Wendy Brandon Handmade Preserves
Felin Wen, Boncath
Pembrokeshire, SA37 0JR, Wales, UK
Tel +44 (0) 1239 841568
Fax +44 (0) 1239 841746
E-mail: Contact Us

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