Ty’r Bugail is our coffee house at 4 Market Square, Llandovery.
It functions as a community cafe and serves as the hub for our Rural Chaplaincy service.
We offer excellent coffee from Manumit, speciality teas and a range of snacks, biscuits and cakes that reflect the nationality and sheep industry heritage of the area.
Sheep were historically sold on the Market Square outside our cafe, and the town saw the foundation of the first commercial banks which were developed to serve the needs of the drovers that worked from and through the town, moving livestock bred in the surrounding hills towards the large conurbations to the East.
Today the square outside the cafe hosts an outdoor market of local produce every Friday.
Our cafe opened in January 2018, and now hosts art exhibitions, houses a resident artist one day per week, provides a programme of special interest events like the Old Farmers Club and a monthly Book Club, and offers (alongside EXCELLENT coffee, fine teas, and ‘wicked’ cakes) efficient, free-to-use wi-fi.
Ty’r Bugail means ‘The Shepherd’s House’, and reflects both the historic activities that took place on Market Square and the ancient Biblical theme that describes the character of our God as the Great Shepherd of His people.
Our coffee comes from a social enterprise company based in Cardiff dedicated to freeing people from Modern Slavery … learn more about them here
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If excellent coffee is what you want … either on the promises or in one of our recyclable take away cups … that’s great, we’d love to see you!
Or if we can be of service to you in some other way, our Rural Chaplain is regularly on hand at Ty’r Bugail. Our volunteers can contact him when he’s not on the premises, and we have community groups distributed in rural communities across a wide area.