Covid 19 Precautionary Measures


We are committed to ensuring the safety of our customers at all times and especially during this Pandemic. We need your help , PLEASE


We operate a traffic light system above the glass doors. If you are required to wait it is safest to do this on the pavement across the road where you will find yellow lines spaced the required 2 metres apart.

There are complimentary umbrellas for your use just in case the sun is too hot.


Face masks are mandatory. As is Hand sanitiser - hands free dispenser just inside the door (we use Da Mhile hand sanitiser, supporting Welsh Businesses)


and lastly we ask a maximum of two people from any one household at any one time


Thankyou for respecting these measures

Welcome to The Old Cheese Market, Harlech

Croeso Yr Hen Farchnad Gaws


We hope you enjoy the building (site of the Cheese Market, Harlech pre 1800)

the atmosphere and browsing our shelves


Opening hours Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 2.00pm

closed Sundays except for Public Holidays

Text & collect service available between 2 and 4.30pm 


All the products you see have been carefully selected by ourselves, Eddie, Jeanne & Melissa

for their honest ingredient content, their passion for taste, and amazing quality.


We are committed to keeping things as local as possible, so lots of Welsh Produce which we are so proud to stock and please give us the opportunity to share our enthusiasm and trust of good food, made well.


Here is a taste of what you can look forward to when visiting us



Freshly Baked Bread every morning at 9.30 - No worries you can order a loaf to be picked up at any time of the day.

Ordering is easy, text us, what and when and we'll always confirm by return text.

Our bread is made with  flour and maybe  yeast and lots of flavour ,we promise no mono-diglycerides of fatty acids (E472), no palm oil, no flour improvers. 


Pasties and Pies

Nothing beats the smell of baking and everyday at 12 pasties come piping hot out of the oven. if your planning a picnic on the beach or a tramp up the hills preorder your pasties and sausage rolls, just send us a text and we'll confirm and stress free lunch ready to pick up.


Bara Brith & Welsh Cakes - Small batch baking every day to traditional recipes our award winning Bara brith can be nicely pared with Welsh churned butter or strong cheddar cheese.


The Cheese Counter

Welsh cheeses are simply amazing and we are so lucky to have the creamiest, nuttiest, strongest, mildest, tastiest cheeses from all over wales to choose from including

Snowdonia Cheese Company, Caws Cenarth, Pant Mawr Farmhouse Cheese, Caws Teifi, Dragon Cheese


Fresh meats, poultry, and fish

We select a small array of possibly the finest dry cured bacon, charcuteries, smoked meats, free range chicken, smoked fish and hand picked crab.


Preserves, condiments, sauces , honeys and lots more

Inspiration is found on this shelf, from local honey, sweet and savoury jams and relishes, coooking sauces, salad dressings, laverbread and pickles. If its something really special this is where you'll find it inspired by the World but made right here in Wales .


Wines, Beers, Ciders and Gin

Hand Crafted Welsh Bottled beers, ciders, wines and selected spirits all using only the very best ingredients, from both large and small scale producers. And a selection of wines from all over the world bringing you the perfect partner to go with your meal or just to watch the sun setting on another perfect day in Harlech.



Yr Hen Farchnad Gaws / The Old Cheese Market

Castle Square, Harlech,Gwynedd,  LL46 2YH

Tel 07483316228