Caitlin and Lewis took over Y Ffarmers in 2017. After owning it for less than a year this beautiful pub suffered a major fire. Fortunately, no one was hurt but the damage to the building was extensive. It took over a year to rebuild but we got there in the end! Caitlin leads the team in Y Ffarmers, and even though the rebuild took over a year, we were lucky enough to retain nearly every fantastic and loyal member.
Ben Gill leads the kitchen. Ben has been head chef at Y Ffarmers for the last 5 years. He takes pride in his cooking and enjoys creating new menus. We are proud to say that Ben has even cooked for the Queen! Most of the waiting team grew up in the village. They are always happy to chat about the history of the village or the beautiful 13th Century church, or to offer advice on things to do in the area.
Caitlin was a member of the Y Ffarmers team for several years before the dream of running it became a reality. She attended Llanfihangel school, and, growing up kept a deep routed connection with the community and its beautiful countryside. She has a love of people and cultures which has led her to far flung places around the world. This has influenced her love of good quality, local cuisine. As well as her love of good food, she also has a real passion for craft gin. Gin lovers will be happy to sample one of the many craft gins on offer and Caitlin is always happy to advise or generally chat about gin!
As well as running Y Ffarmers, Caitlin and Lewis run another nearby pub, The Druid Inn in Goginan, as well as a mobile bar, The Crafty Mare. Lewis leads the team in The Druid Inn. It’s different to Y Ffarmers, more of traditional drinking pub although offers a good homemade classic pub menu. ‘The Crafty Mare’ a mobile bar in a converted Rice horsebox or a pop-up bar is a venture set up during the rebuild of Y Ffarmers which is available for weddings, parties, festivals and special events. You can find out more about these on their facebook pages.