Welsh restaurants reopen as firebreak ends

Ynyshir. Image: Fjona Black

As the Welsh firebreak is lifted on 9 November, hospitality businesses start to reopen

The 'firebreak' lockdown in Wales comes to an end on 9 November which means that restaurants can reopen only to Welsh residents from this date. Groups of up to four people from different households will be able to meet in hospitality venues including pubs, restaurants and cafés. 

Gareth Ward's Ynyshir will reopen on 11 November. Usually booked out for months ahead, lockdown restrictions across the border in England have led to a high number of cancellations. Those lucky enough to live nearby may be able to take advantage of late availability in both the restaurant and bedrooms for opening week. 

Tyddyn Llan will welcome guests again from 12 November. Open from Thursday to Saturday for dinner, bed and breakfast and for lunch from Friday to Sunday, this converted shooters' lodge in the rolling tranquillity of the Dee Valley is the place to enjoy thoroughbred Welsh produce.


Deri Reed, The Warren

In Carmarthen, our Best Local Restaurant regional winner The Warren will be serving again from lunchtime on 11 November after a hiatus of more than two weeks. Also reopening on that date is The Fox and Hounds in Llancarfan in the Vale of Glamorgan. Although the lockdown saw owners Jim and Rhiannon Dobson doing a roaring weekend trade in takeaway fish & chips and burgers, they're looking forward to welcoming diners and overnight guests once more.