The Shop, Cilcain and The Hut, Moel Famau in North Wales. The Shop sells local food and drink and the Hut serves artisan coffee and homemade cakes.
Update - January 2018
Over the past two and a half years we have taken our role in the village very seriously and have taken a lot of pride in our work. As a local business, we see ourselves as a focal point for the community, a provider of high quality, locally-sourced produce and an employer of local people.
We have over 35 suppliers and producers all working within a 30 mile radius of the shop, providing us with incredible food and drink that can only be found in local independent retailers. We provide a total of 8 part time positions to local people, all of whom are paid the National Minimum wage (and the National Living Wage where appropriate).
Given the scale of our village, the shop is a difficult business to make financially viable and that is why we have continually developed a wide range of initiatives to try to increase sales and therefore increase its long-term viability.
We have seen a positive growth in visitors from further afield coming to the café and we have some really wonderful customers in the village. Despite this, we have seen a significant drop in support from the local community and in the past 12 months alone, sales have dropped by over 20%. This has had a major impact on the business which now runs at a loss.
Given the already difficult climate in which we were operating and with this recent downward trend in sales, it is with great sadness that we have taken the extremely hard and disappointing decision to close.
The shop will close on Sunday 11th February, but we will stay open as a café at the weekends to provide a service to the local community and for visitors who come to experience our beautiful village and the surrounding hills.
The Hut at Moel Famau will also continue as usual and we have plans to develop a new line of products, which we will keep you informed about.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the fantastic customers who have supported us over the past couple of years. You have understood the importance of local produce and of shopping locally. We will be very sorry not to be able to serve you in the future and very sad to have failed you and our staff in fulfilling our dream of a modern, high quality and successful shop for Cilcain.
Kate & Simon.
In 2015 we opened The Shop in the village of Cilcain, near Mold, where we sell a wide range of local produce from North Wales. We also serve artisan coffee and teas and homemade cakes in our cafe.
In 2017 we launched The Hut, at the top car park of Moel Famau, where we serve our coffee, cakes and treats to the many visitors to this well-known landmark.
We would welcome any thoughts or questions you may have, so please contact us at the email address below:
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The Shop, Ffordd y Llan, Cilcain, Mold, CH7 5NW
The Hut, Moel Famau, top car park, Bwlch Pen Barras, Llanferres, CH7 5SH