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Wild swimming spots in North Wales

Wild Swimming, or simply swimming outdoors as some people would prefer to call it, has enjoyed a real resurgence in recent years in the UK. Something about the bracing water, the rushing air and the natural high of submerging yourself outdoors is addictive. North...

9 very good places to eat and drink in Cardiff

Recently, we found ourselves with just over 24 hours in our fair capital. It seemed fitting to visit as many of our suppliers as possible, and take in as many eateries as we could squeeze in. It's a hard job, but someone's got to do it. 1. Canna deli We started the...

Dogs of Tide

We love dogs! And we want to see pictures of your pooches on our deck for chances to win prizes. Use @tide.anglesey and #DogsofTide on instagram to be in with the chance of winning dog-friendly prizes, and we'll share some of our favourite pictures here. 

Six beauty spots to visit on Ynys Môn/ the island of Anglesey

We started making sea salt because we love Ynys Môn, and wanted to find a way to make a living here. We feel incredibly lucky to call the island, and this particular Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our home. There is an abundance of beauty to be discovered, but...

Marine Conservation Society

Marine Conservation Society are a team of individuals working around the UK to help to keep our waters clean, and to help to conserve our diverse array of ocean species. From cleaning beaches, to shaping government policies, they are here to help to keep our seas...

What are our pouches made from?

What are they made of? The principal raw material used for our pouches is cellulose, derived from wood pulp, sourced from responsibly-managed forests. Essentially a form of transparent paper. The wood pulp carries FSC™ (Forest Stewardship Council™) and...

An interview with master baker Richard Bertinet

To celebrate the launch of his new, online Bread Making home baking online course with BBC Maestro, we caught up with well-loved and respected baker Richard Bertinet. Richard first fell in love with baking as a 14-year-old apprentice in his native Brittany, but has...

Jin Môr has won a bronze award!

''Classic nose with citrus freshness on the palate, softness to the mouthfeel with sweetness of ginger spices. The finish is surprisingly complex with sweet spice reappearing. " 2021 IWSC judges -- We are so happy to have been awarded a bronze medal in this year's...

A Panad with… chef Chris Roberts (AKA Flamebaster)

Chris Roberts, AKA ‘Flamebaster’, has taken Wales (and beyond) by storm with his passion and knowledge for food, provenance and cooking outdoors. Known for filming recipes in outstandingly beautiful locations around North Wales, over serious flames, his love of...

A panad with…comedian Kiri Pritchard Mclean

As well as being one of our favourite comedians – you’ll recognise her from everything from Have I Got News For You to The News Quiz - Kiri Pritchard Mclean is known for being passionate about her home island of Ynys Môn, and for supporting independent Welsh...

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A Panad with… chef Chris Roberts (AKA Flamebaster)

A Panad with… chef Chris Roberts (AKA Flamebaster)

Chris Roberts, AKA ‘Flamebaster’, has taken Wales (and beyond) by storm with his passion and knowledge for food, provenance and cooking outdoors. Known for filming recipes in outstandingly beautiful locations around North Wales, over serious flames, his love of...

A panad with…comedian Kiri Pritchard Mclean

A panad with…comedian Kiri Pritchard Mclean

As well as being one of our favourite comedians – you’ll recognise her from everything from Have I Got News For You to The News Quiz - Kiri Pritchard Mclean is known for being passionate about her home island of Ynys Môn, and for supporting independent Welsh...

Gardening by the moon: why I’m going biodynamic

Gardening by the moon: why I’m going biodynamic

By David Lea-Wilson (co-founder of Halen Môn and keen gardener) Outside a small village, and not far from our Saltcote, is my beloved walled garden. Rescued from near ruin some thirty years ago, it is where we grow much of the veg for our café, Tide/Llanw, as well as...

Our Favourite Online Shops

Our Favourite Online Shops

Thousands of local food producers around the UK need our support, as food festivals, restaurants and cafes have been unable to run as normal. Luckily, many have adapted to online selling - and as consumers, we can help keep livelihoods going, and enjoy some seriously...

Restaurants open on Ynys Môn / Anglesey

Restaurants open on Ynys Môn / Anglesey

As we get ready to welcome visitors back to our beautiful island, we wanted to do a round-up of some of our favourite spots to eat. All of our businesses are adapting to the new climate, and our best advice would be to check out individual websites before setting off...

Five Companies Giving Back Now

Five Companies Giving Back Now

1) Goodwash company  This amazing Welsh social enterprise is the brand behind our brand spanking new Wave Wellbeing Collection. They already donate their profits to several incredible charities, but have stepped things up a gear since the corona virus crisis, and are...

Win! A bottle of Jin Môr

Win! A bottle of Jin Môr

Do you like to mix things up when it comes to cocktails? We’re (always!) looking for new ways to drink gin, most especially Jin Môr. This St David’s Day we’ll be giving away a 70cl bottle of Jin Môr to the most inventive, delicious, and beautiful cocktail we see a...

Bespoke Events at Halen Môn

Bespoke Events at Halen Môn

We have had a couple of private events at Halen Môn over the years, as the backdrop of the Menai Strait and Snowdonia is pretty hard to beat.Sea air and mountain views, right on the edge of the Menai Strait. As of 2019, we now have a beautiful tipi, as well as a food...

Autumn/ Winter Events at Halen Môn

Autumn/ Winter Events at Halen Môn

Our brand-new tipi has arrived, and our cafe is open seven days a week in the day time.  We also have a host of delicious evening events lined up to see us through the cold and crisp months ahead. We sell tickets for evening events through Eventbrite - click the dates...

Finding an Alternative to Plastic

Finding an Alternative to Plastic

We started Halen Môn in 1997 because we love the area where we live. It makes sense then that we care deeply about the environment. Our packaging is an absolute priority for us and we are actively looking into alternatives to our current plastic pouches. It is sadly...

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