As we leave the recent national lockdown here in North East Wales it’s more important than ever that we support our local businesses and attractions through the winter months.

We can now travel safely within Wales if you live in Wales and you can holiday in Wales if you live in Wales, great news for local restaurants, pubs, cafes, holiday accommodation and shops.

We would love to know from you if you have a favourite business you like to use, is there somewhere you can recommend to others which sells great cakes for example or does a mean coffee.  Is there some hidden gem in one of our towns that sells local artisan goods or crafts?

If so please share a photo of your purchase or the place in question and share on our social media using the hashtag #lovelivelocal,and #northeastwales we want to light up feeds with brilliant local business ideas so you can get your Christmas shopping done locally for example as well as perhaps being persuaded to try a new eatery for instance.

There is no better recommendation than from someone you know telling you that something is amazing, so get busy tagging , we can’t wait for your suggestions. 

We will be featuring businesses here over the next few months so keep checking in with us to get some great ideas. Here are some for starters.

The White House Rhuallt is a family-run restaurant with rooms ,gym and spa, located in Rhuallt just minutes from the A55 expressway, is easily accessible and makes an ideal stop-off for lunch, dinner, coffee or a catch up with friends on the way to/from your destination, large car park and children’s play area.

Shlizzy has a lovely selection of gin liquers and fruity booze made with handpicked fruit lovingly grown on their farm in Aberchilwer. Online shop and cocktail recipes.

Snow in Summer in Denbigh has vintage furniture, gifts and cards and an eclectic treasure trove of vintage pieces, painted furniture, recycled cashmere, jewellery, cards, pictures and gifts.
Ever After Tales Events is a bespoke high quality children’s entertained based in Denbighshire.
Siop Fach in Llangollen sells a lovely selection of local art, craft, cards and gifts just before the bridge on Castle Street.