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Food shopping

We are a party of 8 adults staying in Betws y Coed at the end of May 2018. Are there are any shops to purchase food supplies for self catering?

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1. Re: Food shopping

There are a couple of small mini market type of shops

They are fine for topping up I suppose but not for stocking up for 8 people

There are major supermarkets in the area and as for location it depends on the direction you will be taking to get there .

There is a large Tesco on the A55 near Llandudno

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I would definitely locate a major supermarket en route

If you can say where you are coming from then I could be more specific

Edited: 26 January 2018, 01:20
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2. Re: Food shopping

We’re staying in the middle of nowhere in North Wales tonight as it happens - and we’ve got a Tesco delivery order for late afternoon. Always worth checking the major supermarket delivery areas - then you can spend more time enjoying your break and less time shopping.

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3. Re: Food shopping

Nice one Mike

I often see the vans on the lanes so should have thought of that !

A half hour drive “ to the shops” is not out of the ordinary

If I need a paper or some milk it can be a 40- 50 minutes round trip depending on whether there are cows or sheep on the road

You learn to remember or do without LOL

Enjoy your stay

Edited: 26 January 2018, 02:45
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4. Re: Food shopping

Thanks mate. It probably won’t arrive now I’ve said that...or we’ll get Jerusalem Artichokes as a substitute for baked beans.

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5. Re: Food shopping

Jerusalem Artichokes in North Wales

I spend most of the summer esp weekends in North Wales and can hardly get WiFi so online ordering is not possible

As an aside

When driving around see if you can spot a proper greengrocer

Plenty of butchers even in the small villages

To our OP

Pop into the Welsh Food Centre near Bodnant Gardens down towards Llandudno in the Conwy valley

Good local meat, bread and honey

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Edited: 26 January 2018, 07:10
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6. Re: Food shopping

Betws-y-Coed has a Spar and a Londis which are both small. The nearest reasonably sized shop is the Co-op five miles away in Llanrwst, which is well hidden so you need to know where to look for it, but should be sufficient for a bit of grocery shopping. Tesco in Llandudno Junction is another twelve miles or so away from Betws and is quite a small branch, however Llandudno Junction also has an Asda convenience store and an Iceland so between those three shops you should thing pretty much everything you might need.

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7. Re: Food shopping

I can certainly endorse the convenience and reasonable choice of the Co-Op in Llanrwst (as mentioned about 5 miles from Betws) . The first time we self catered in the area we did use the Tesco in Llandudno Junction, but the last couple of times we were very satisfied with the Llanrwst Co-Op. It IS tucked away though, but only a street or two away from the Llanrwst central plaza (take the A548 North for a block and make the first left turn!).

Edited: 26 January 2018, 13:25
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8. Re: Food shopping

Thanks leuca. We're coming from Taunton but I'm not the driver so don't know if there's more than one route to Betws.

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9. Re: Food shopping

Thanks everybody for your advice. So helpful but it shows we'll have to be organised.

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