Tan Y Castell Bakery is the creation of Paul and Linda Mear.  Paul started producing our famous Welshcakes at the family farm using an old Aga and then selling them to local shops around his farm.

Once Paul had enough capital, the couple then moved the business into an old cottage and set up a kitchen to meet demand as they were now selling to guest houses, cafes, restaurants and hotels.  Again, demand began to outstrip supply and space was becoming increasingly limited.  Paul found a unit in Narberth in a small business park not far from where he was living.

During this time Paul was covering two jobs, one lecturing at a local college, the other making Welshcakes to the early hours of the morning.

A local supermarket became interested and asked Paul to supply some stores in Wales.

Today, Tan Y Castell has three large purpose-built bakeries spread over 6 industrial units and employs over 100 full-time staff.  Over 20 years of hard work and late nights have now paid off as we are one of the most recognised and respected bakeries in Wales and we make the best-selling Welshcakes on the market! We are a very proud BRC grade AA accredited food manufacturer and we pride ourselves on producing the absolute highest quality baked goods.  From starting with one product, we now have an extensive product range with over 15 different products including our original traditional Welshcakes and modern and tasty Griddle ranges, our award-winning Bara Brith and our all butter Welsh shortbread range.  Our product ranges are available from most major supermarkets with other customers including county councils, national wholesalers, rail companies, airports, hotels, high-end motor companies and Fortnum and Mason to name but a few.  Oh, and not forgetting all the small businesses in Pembrokeshire and the rest of Wales, who helped us to grow that we still deliver to today!