Local shops and produce

When staying at the cottage we always try to buy produce locally. McArdle’s in Chirk is a highly recommended award winning butcher and right over the road is a great green grocer. Llangollen also has a good range of local shops including a butcher, green grocer and delicatessen. You will often see small holdings in the area selling local eggs and vegetables and they are worth buying when you see them available.

There are supermarkets within a 25 – 30 minute drive in Oswestry. If you end up in any of the larger villages such as Llanrhaeadr or Llanfyllin you will normally find a SPAR – but what they sell does vary. You will also find a couple of small supermarkets in Chirk. Bala also has a good range of shops. If possible, try to use the local shops, butchers etc as they sell great produce. It is possible to get online food deliveries to the cottage from Sainsbury’s (but please check the current situation as things change).


Good local butcher, green grocer, delicatessen, antique shops, outdoor shops, bike shop, cafes, SPAR and Co-op. 20 minute drive.


Oswestry has a Sainbury’s and a Morrisons plus small independent shops. 25 minute drive.

Glyn Ceiriog

In Glyn Ceiriog you will find a small shop selling basics and papers. There is also a chemist and post office in the village. 10 minute drive.

Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant

Here you will find a bank, post office, very basic SPAR, paper shop and a good butchers.  15 minute drive.


Here you will find a fantastic SPAR selling a good range of food, paper shop etc. Also a nice butchers and newsagents. 25 minute drive.


Good local butcher and green grocer, SPAR and Co-op along with some small cafes. 20 minute drive.