History of Tan Y Castell

Welshcakes

The baking of our Traditional Welshcakes began in the proprietor's farmhouse kitchen. He would bake small batches to an original farmhouse recipe on a small Aga, once baked he would then take them to the local farm shops for people to try. The cakes were liked by all and through word of mouth; the demand for Tan Y Castell Welshcakes grew from baking in a small farmhouse kitchen to a purpose built factory / bakery today.

Tan Y Castell Welshcakes are baked to a Traditional Farmhouse Recipe with no additives, preservatives or added salt, much of the baking is still done by hand.

Tan Y Castell Welshcakes have been commended by the 'True Taste Awards' finalists in 'The Grocer Branded of Excellence Awards 2009', ‘Gold Star’ Winners in the ‘Great Taste Gold Awards’ and have been awarded the ‘People’s Choice Award’ sponsored by Tesco and Pembrokeshire County Council.

We supply to both the Fresh & Frozen market with a range of customers within the Retail, Wholesale & Catering sectors. Our customer base includes: Fortnum & Mason, Fenwicks, Harrods and all major supermarkets.

We are also BRC Accredited Grade A and have been since 2008.

Bara Brith Cake

We started to bake Bara Brith along side the Welshcakes many years ago, again in the proprietor's farmhouse kitchen, once baked, delivered to the local farm shops for people to try. As demand grew for both products the baking, taking orders & delivering became too much for one person, so the proprietor decided to concentrate on baking Welshcakes rather than both products, this would ensure a good quality product to meet customer demand.

Having established the Welshcake side of the business we can now start to bake 'Tan Y Castell Bara Brith once again. We are looking to launch the cake St.David's Day.

Tan Y Castell Bara Brith is baked to a Pembrokeshire Farmhouse Recipe with Fruit, Tea, Spices & Marmalades. All of the baking is done by hand with no additives. The cake is low fat which means you can enjoy a quality treat without feeling too guilty!

We supply to both the Fresh & Frozen market with a range of customers within the Retail, Wholesale & Catering sectors. Our customer base includes: Fortnum & Mason, Fenwicks, Harrods and all major supermarkets.