Video: Fish Story

Video: Fish Story

Sometime in the 1980s, Caspar Salmon's grandmother was invited to a gathering on the island of Anglesey, attended exclusively by people with fish surnames. Or so he says. Thirty years later, film-maker Charlie Lyne attempts to sort myth from reality. (Spoiler: our...

A Welsh Valentine’s: St Dywnwen’s Day

A Welsh Valentine’s: St Dywnwen’s Day

The end of January can sometimes be a little bleak – dark and cold, with the festive break long behind us. It’s nice then to have a Welsh tradition as a flicker of light at the end of January.  On the 25th of the month every year, people all over Wales celebrate St...

Pizza Pop-Up at Tŷ Halen for Easter Weekend

Pizza Pop-Up at Tŷ Halen for Easter Weekend

This weekend, we are excited to be welcoming Hilary from The Rustic Gourmet to Ty Halen, who will be selling her famous wood-fired pizzas, as well as our local mussels and Anglesey fish soup. The oven will be going from 11.30 to3.30pm on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th...

Our Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Our Christmas Gift Guide 2015

Though we're sure that any food-lover will be pleased with a gift from Halen Môn this Christmas, we know that sometimes choosing can be difficult, so we've put together a quick festive guide for the different people in your life. FOR YOUR SECRET SANTA Our exclusive...

4 Things We Loved About Nantucket

4 Things We Loved About Nantucket

“Nantucket! Take out your map and look at it. See what a real corner of the world it occupies; how it stands there, away off shore, more lonely than the Eddystone lighthouse. Look at it—a mere hillock, and elbow of sand; all beach, without a background.” - from Moby...

Forty Years in Cookbooks

Forty Years in Cookbooks

I was asked recently for a list of cookbooks that have been influential in my life, by a friend writing his own book. As I flicked through many heavily-laden shelves, I realised how much these books have influenced how my family and I have lived for the past 40 years...

A Vote For Our Local Woodland

A Vote For Our Local Woodland

It is quite rare for us to write about something on our blog that is not obviously related to Halen Môn, which perhaps emphasises how important this project is to us. Our mission statement has the word 'sustainable' in it, and sustainability works when it is at the...

Coastal Art: ‘Four on Anglesey’

Coastal Art: ‘Four on Anglesey’

Just around the corner from Ty Halen, our new Saltcote, is one quarter of an extraordinary outdoor summer art installation, 'Four on Anglesey.' This project has seen four striking 2.5m canvases placed in the four corners of the salty isle, each painting in amongst the...