Skip to main content Skip to footer

What is Pontyberem like?

Would there be a need for a coffee shop/tea room and a small bistro in the village that would offer a blend of traditional Welsh and Mediterranean food as well as offering specialist menus for diabetic, gluten free and vegetarian diets?

Asked on Jan 26 2013, General in Llanelli | Report content

Answers (2)

Was this question useful? Yes 0 No 0

Sort by: Oldest | Recent | Highest rated

  • Hi Chendore, For something like this, it could be a decent idea to carry out some market research. Perhaps, if you can, head to Pontyberem and ask the local residents what sort of thing they would be looking for, and if your idea would be something they might like. With regards to your traditional Welsh food with a twist, this may be very popular, as the village has one of the highest rates of Welsh speakers in Carmarthernshire, who are likely to be patriotic. However, with it being a small village, you might want to be cautious about the niches of gluten free and vegetarian restaurants. While they may well be popular, it could be the case that there are not enough people to justify it, but you should carry out market research to see. Thanks, Scott

    Answered on Jan 30 2013, Report content
  • I'm originally from Pontyberem. I know there already is a cafe on the main road of the village and I don't know if such a small place could sustain two. My instinct is that your offering would be too niche for what is a fairly small location - you'd be better served setting up shop in Carmarthen or Llanelli where you're likely to get walk up traffic, workers on lunch breaks etc. You're unlikely to get this in Pontyberem - it's quite quiet there.

    Answered on Apr 29 2013, Report content

Didn't find what you were looking for? Ask a question

More General in Llanelli questions on AskMe

See more AskMe Q&A about General