Aberglasney Gardens' cafe – 'Wright's in the Garden' is run by one of Wales' most prominent food critics. Along with his wife Maryann & son Joel, Simon Wright brings to Aberglasney food of the quality you don't always expect at museums and gardens.
Using fresh local ingredients picked from Aberglasney where possible the menu changes daily according to the seasons and the weather, but expect to sample innovative sandwiches and salads, soups, stews and homemade cakes – all complimented with Welsh Coffee, Suki Teas and homemade lemonade.
Simon's impressive CV reinforces the offering he brings to Aberglasney. He and Maryann have been running restaurants in South West Wales for more than 20 years. They were previously partners in the award winning 'Y Polyn' at Nantgaredig and recently set up 'Wright's Independent Food Emporium'. Simon is a former Editor of the AA Restaurant Guide and was the restaurant consultant on Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. He is a writer and broadcaster whose programmes have included "The Wright Taste" and "Wales on the Menu" for BBC Wales as well as programmes for Channel 4.
He is delighted to have now entered into a partnership with Aberglasney: "It's a very special place and as a setting in which to serve people food it has few peers. We offer food that has the same spirit as everything else we've done. The emphasis is on quality, simple things done very well. One of the most enchanting things about the gardens is that we get the chance to work with the talented gardeners on produce that can be used in our dishes."
Diners can choose to eat inside or al fresco in Aberglasney's beautiful Pool Garden surrounded by trees and flowers with stunning views through to the woodlands and walled gardens – making a table at 'Wright's in the Garden' one of the best in Wales.
Aberglasney Members can make full use of the Cafe, by visiting as often as they wish without any admission charge, under the normal terms of their membership. Our members are also eligible for a 10% discount on their bill at the café on production of a valid membership card.