OM Yoga


Kate Hamilton-Kapur
Bodnant Welsh Food, Furnace Farm, Tal-y-Cafn, North Wales, UK, LL28 5RP

07778 134846


About Bodnant Welsh Food

Bodnant Welsh Food is situated at the head of the beautiful Conwy Valley, between Glan Conwy and Tal-y-Cafn. Set in the grounds of the Bodnant Estate, it is surrounded by woodland and overlooks the River Conwy.


Getting to Bodnant Welsh Food

Bodnant Welsh Food is on the A470, just south of Glan Conwy, at the head of the Conwy Valley. (Postcode LL28 5RP.)

It takes less than 15 minutes to get there by car from Conwy, Deganwy, Colwyn Bay and Llanrwst, and only 16 minutes from Llandudno.

There is ample parking and 4 disabled parking spots. Arriving at the car park, follow the road towards the Farm Shop then bear right up to the parking area on the next level.

The Pochin Room is on the first floor so the easiest access is via the entrance for The Hayloft Restaurant, but there is also stairs and a lift at the back of the Farm Shop.

About Bodnant.

The Bodnant Estate is owned by Lord Aberconwy, Michael McLaren and family. The famous Bodnant Gardens, which surround the Aberconwys' house, are run by the National Trust and include the longest and oldest Laburnum Arch in the UK.

Bodnant Welsh Food was opened in 2012 by Prince Charles after European grant money was received to convert it from a derelict set of farm buildings, on the Estate, into a beautifully restored food centre, restaurant, cookery school and holiday cottages.

Unfortunately the Centre went bankrupt under the owners of Bodnant Estate in October 2018. The buildings are still owned by Bodnant Estate but the business is now owned and run by the Reynolds family.

The new owners of the business run 5 other cafes in the North West and are passionate about food! They wanted to create a place in The Conwy Valley that can be enjoyed by everyone with a large selection of produce from local suppliers, as well as many homemade artisan products. The Farm Shop has a bakery, deli and butchers. The cafe serves hot food from 10.00am every day and is a great place to go after your class for a coffee or for lunch!

The room we will be in for our Wellness classes is called the The Pochin Room. It is on the first floor, directly above the Farm Shop and can be accessed via the back of the shop or through the Hayloft Restaurant entrance.

The room is named after Henry Pochin, great great grandfather of the current owners of Bodnant Estate.

In January 1875, Henry Davis Pochin (1824-1895) purchased the Bodnant Estate. Mr. Pochin was a Victorian industrialist and chemist, who made his fortune by the invention of a process for clarifying rosin to produce coloured soap, and also the development of processes for the production of china clay from Cornwall. He became involved in various businesses and was for a period also an MP.

He also designed the famous Laburnum Arch!

Read more about this extraordinary man and the beautiful Bodnant Estate that covers much of the Conwy Valley, one of my most favourite places on earth!


I love the venue, the view across the river along with the ease of access. These times are certainly tricky yet Kate and Sasha come across as extremely professional with excellent leadership and time management skills. I feel safe, contained and well cared for within a group environment.

- Jan Isbell, Pilates Student