Wetherspoon’s customers can enjoy the best premium ingredients, available in two new dishes, in our 53 pubs across Wales.
Our NEW Welsh Celtic Pride beef cottage pie and NEW Welsh dragon sausages and mash are both made with Welsh Celtic Pride beef and pork, respectively, ensuring that the meat ingredients are all farm assured and only from Wales. Celtic Pride Beef carries the coveted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status, awarded to those food products with full traceability within their country of origin.
Paul Trotman, managing director of Authentic Curries and World Foods, supplier of the NEW Welsh Celtic Pride beef cottage pie, said: “All of our beef comes from the Celtic Pride premium beef scheme, incorporating around 80 farmers. The animals are bred on Welsh farms with high standards in welfare and complete traceability – the meat is processed in Wales and we then cook it, in Wales.”
That beautiful Welsh Celtic Pride beef is combined with onion, carrots and tomatoes, in a rich gravy, topped with light and fluffy mashed potato and served with peas and gravy at Wetherspoon pubs across Wales.
Similarly, our NEW Welsh dragon sausages and mash dish is made from all Celtic Pride pork, sourced from Kay Davies, at Ty Gwyn Farm, in Brecon. On the rolling sandstone pastures, the farm runs a mixed system, growing potatoes and arable, as well as rearing and finishing beef, lamb and pork. Sam, manager of the pig enterprise, is an experienced herdsman and takes pride in the pigs’ welfare. The sausages are made in West Wales, supplied by Celtica Foods, and are akin to a traditional butcher’s sausages, with a slightly coarser texture and subtle hints of leek.
Three Welsh pork, leek & chilli sausages are served with Caerphilly cheese & leek mashed potato, peas, caramelised onion and Cardiff-brewed Brains SA ale gravy. Other Welsh favourites are still on the menu, including lamb cawl, faggots in onion gravy and Flaming Dragon Welsh curry, as well as our NEW Welsh beef & ale pie, a Wetherspoon classic pie, made using only Welsh beef. Paul added: “We have had a long, successful history supplying Wetherspoon and are delighted to be involved, playing a big part in the Welsh menu. Wetherspoon’s choice of dishes is directly supporting the Welsh farming industry – support which can never be underestimated.”
At the bar, Welsh drinks include canned craft beers Gin Lane (5.0% ABV), from Cardiff-based Brains, and Beatlejuice (4.8% ABV), brewed by Boss, in Swansea, as well as Pontypridd-based Gwynt y Ddraig’s bottled cider Old Crow (7.4% ABV). Welsh spirits include Penderyn whisky (46% ABV) and Brecon gin (40% ABV). We also stock a range of Welsh guest ales from the following breweries, plus many more: Brecon, Bullmastiff, Conwy, Evan Evans, Glamorgan, Purple Moose, Rhymney, Vale of Glamorgan.
Look out for our award-winning NEW Tan Y Castell Welshcakes, baked in Pembrokeshire.
This versatile cake was traditionally made on a cast-iron plate, for breakfast, lunch and teatime. Not only a treat for the little-ones in the household, but also for the sons and fathers heading off to the coal mine and farming the land.
Over the centuries, Welshcakes have become part of the nation’s staple diet and a recipe passed down through generations. You can enjoy this continued tradition at Wetherspoon pubs across Wales.