22nd March 2024

Monopoly Snowdonia Edition

Monopoly Snowdonia Edition

We had the pleasure of launching the brand new MONOPOLY Snowdonia Edition here at Portmeirion. Fans of the popular game will be delighted to hear that this is a bilingual version which perfectly encapsulates Snowdonia on this classic board game.

Featuring local landmarks and attractions, Pass GO and begin your journey exploring the best Snowdonia has to offer. Discover the views from up high at Zip World or take in the mountain skyline from Cader Idris, known as a mountainside steeped in myth and legend.

Stumble into the natural landscapes of the Migneint and then use various reserve trails and scrambling routes to guide your journey to success!

Once home to the Welsh Princes, an array of castles can be seen on your North Wales adventure. Which will be yours for the taking?

Available to buy here NOW! 

5th March 2024

Celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday 10th March

Celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday 10th March

It's that time of year again! Who doesn't love treating their Mum on Mother's Day!?

At Portmeirion, we know how special this day is and we're here to help and inspire you on how to celebrate! Here are our top tips for making her day special.

1. Book a three course Sunday Lunch at Castell Deudraeth or Hotel with fantastic views of the estuary.

2. Treat her to an Afternoon Tea at the Hotel. Book in for the day before or buy a voucher so you can celebrate at a later date here

3. Treat your Mum to a pampering with some gorgeous sets from L'Occitane. It's always nice to have some luxurious skincare and the Almond Discovery set is a great introduction to L'Occitane.

4. Gift a box of decadent chocolates NOT made for sharing! Charbonnel et Walker are the peak of luxury chocolates and if you Mum likes chocolate, she will LOVE these!

5. Help Mum find her new favourite mug! Emma Bridgewater have some fantastic designs including this special Mum mug.

Happy Mother's Day to all the fantastic Mums out there!

5th January 2024

Home Prep this Veganuary with KitchenCraft

Home Prep this Veganuary with KitchenCraft

As we enter January and have polished off the indulgences of Christmas, it's good to have a fresh start in the New Year.

Veganuary has gained popularity over the past few years and it's a fad that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Whether you intend on joining in or just eating more fruit and vegetables, we have you covered with KitchenCraft. Establised in 1850, they produce and manufacture affordable utensils and homewares. You will find an array of kitchen utensils ideal for food preparation alongside a variety of baking and cooking equipment.

Whatever meals you have planned this January you can be sure that KitchenCraft have the exact equipment you need!

12th March 2020

5 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day at Portmeirion

5 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day at Portmeirion

It’s nearly Mother’s Day, and we’re here to help you celebrate and treat your amazing mums to a fantastic day out at Portmeirion in North Wales. Whether you’re planning a mum and daughter pamper day, a family gathering to celebrate all the different mums in your life or looking for a gift to give on March 22nd, look no further!

1.       Celebrate with Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a delicious traditional afternoon tea on our terrace featuring an array of different teas, cakes, sandwiches and scones. Add a glass of prosecco or a bellini for an indulgent treat!

See our full afternoon tea menu and book a table here.

2.       Get pampered on a Spa Day

Book a package or treatment at the Mermaid Spa to give your mum the ultimate pampering this Mother’s Day! From body wraps to facials to manicures, there’s an array of treatment options available using vegan-friendly products provided by our team of qualified therapists.

3.       Enjoy A delicious family meal

Celebrating as a larger group? Book a table at one of our many restaurants and cafes for lunch or dinner or alternatively book a function room for a more private event. We have options for all occasions from fine dining to more relaxed meals.

4.       Experience a day out with a difference

Enjoy a day out in Portmeirion Village as well as taking a lovely Sunday spring stroll through our gardens and the beautiful Dwyryd Estuary. There’s lots of different ways to enjoy the outdoors in and around Portmeirion, perfect for some quality time with mum!

5.       Give a Portmeirion Gift Voucher

Looking for the perfect gift to give to your mum? We have several different gift voucher options including spa, accommodation, afternoon tea and meal vouchers giving the freedom to visit Portmeirion at a later date, whilst presenting a thoughtful gift on Mother’s Day.

See all our gift voucher options here.

11th July 2019

Sara Miller Signature Jewellery Range - Now available online

Sara Miller Signature Jewellery Range - Now available online

We here at Portmeirion Online have always admired Sara Miller’s love of playful prints, vibrant patterns and exquisite use of colour.

As an award-winning British designer, she has always been inspired by her adventures around the globe. From the intricate decorative craftsmanship in táhe palaces of Jaipur to the sensational Sakura cherry blossom in Japan, she is passionate about exploring the world and bringing that inspiration to her London studio, where she translates it to produce truly beautiful, sophisticated and elegant designs.

Sara Miller London are recognised for their use of rich textures and vivid colours, as is evident with her new and beautiful jewellery and watch ranges available on our website and our village shops.

Sara says “I’ve always loved jewellery and with our design style being so delicate and feminine it felt like a natural progression for us to design a jewellery range. As with our prints, the different pieces have a sense of storytelling, and our love for pattern and colour is beautifully captured – especially in our watch collection. The delicate gold detail achieved within the dials is gorgeous and I am so proud of the unique and distinctive collection we have created.”

Our personal favourite is the Sara Miller Love Bird necklace, bracelet and earrings, available in rose gold, silver and gold. They make the perfect gift for a loved one or a payday treat for yourself!

23rd June 2019

Prisoner Shop Portmeirion Village Official Opening

On Saturday the 12th of June The Prisoner Shop in Portmeirion celebrated its 20th anniversary.  Read Roger Langley’s report below of the official opening of The Prisoner Shop Portmeirion Village

On Saturday 12th June the new Prisoner Shop opened in Portmeirion. Robin Llywelyn arranged a champagne reception, with invited guests. The premises has been extensively refurbished, with stone floor, new French windows and fitted display cases and units. In addition, the hotel was offering its own exclusive range of souvenirs. A new book on The Prisoner had been commissioned by the hotel.

 A large Rover balloon, several Prisoner ‘extras’ with their original badges, TV crew and an assortment of journalists and photographers were assembled. Robin made an opening speech, embracing the history of The Prisoner in Portmeirion, letters written to his grandfather and to himself by Patrick McGoohan, and found memories of so many local people.

Robin invited Roger Langley to say a few words and the address which followed touched upon the history of Six of One, its close association with the ‘Village’. Roger’s book ‘The Prisoner In Portmeirion’ was officially launched at the shop opening. Robin referred to the new work, stating ‘We are very proud to be associated with it production’

Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, presiding officer of the Welsh National Assembly, Huw Ediwn Jones of the Gwynedd Film Unit and Amelia Bedford from Carlton TV all echoed the sentiments of so many people originally involved in The Prisoner and other enthusiasts ready to enjoy the shop and the annual convention.

Decorative ribbon around the shop was cut by Lord Elis Thomas who pronounced the shop officially open. Robin thanked Roger and Six of One for supporting the event and hoped that a partnership between hotel and society will create a solid basis for the future meetings and shop promotions from now and into the next millennium.  

15th March 2019

Make Your Mum Feel Special This Mother's Day

Make Your Mum Feel Special This Mother's Day

For those of you who are celebrating Mother's Day, we have plenty of ways to show how much you care for your mum.  Here are some special things you can do for your mum in Portmeirion Village.

Let her experience the magic of Portmeirion Village by spending the day together as a family here.  Spoilt for choice, let her browse the Village to see our historic cottages, iconic architecture, the spa, stylish shops, award-winning restaurants, casual cafes, an Italian ice cream parlour, exotic gardens and sandy beaches.

For those who appreciate a bit of luxury, why not treat your mum to a special afternoon tea at the Hotel Portmeirion. Afternoon tea gift vouchers are available to purchase online and on our reception desks at Castell Deudraeth and Portmeirion Hotel. 

If you mum loves to be pampered, the Mermaid Spa at Portmeirion have a  variety of treatments to help mum relax and unwind. Book a signature treatment or a full spa day including a 2-course lunch in Castell Deudraeth and a variety of therapeutic treatments. Whatever you choose, mum will leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. Spa gift vouchers are available online and in our Spa.  

Looking for a special gift? The shops at Portmeirion are stocked with ample gift ideas that mum will adore. The Côte Noire collection is a luxury range of scented diffusers & candles which make perfect gifts for Mother’s Day and will last longer than fresh flowers. Glamorous mums will love the new Rose Fulbright fully lined silk robe or choose a gift from our range of traditional and modern pottery pieces. Unable to decide on what to get your mum? Gift vouchers are available in-store or online.

No Mother’s Day celebration would be complete without a special Sunday lunch. Treat your mum to a fine-dining experience in the Hotel Portmeirion, or to a more relaxed Sunday lunch in the Castell Deudraeth brasserie. Whichever option you choose, you will enjoy the highest standards of Welsh food, wine and service.

Whether you’re looking for great gifts or a relaxing day out, we'll help you find a treat she’ll love and appreciate at Portmeirion.

5th December 2018

Last posting dates for Christmas 2018

With Christmas less than three weeks away there's not much time left to get those last minute gifts for family and friends home or away.

The last posting dates from Royal Mail are fast approaching. Here are their final recommended posting dates for the festive period;

Let us help you get your gifts to loved ones in time for Christmas!

21st September 2018

5 Things you probably didn't know about Tea!

5 Things you probably didn't know about Tea!

 Another week is almost complete and all orders for this week have been despatched. It’s not quite a 'feet up, cuppa tea moment' but it's definitely time for a tea! Tea reminds us to slow down, to focus and can help stimulate creativity. My 'panad' as we call it in welsh is certainly helping me to unwind after a hectic week!

How clued up are you about Tea? Do you have a favourite mug and a favourite type of tea? Become a Tea guru with these Tea facts;

1. All tea comes from the same plant.

Whether black tea, white tea, oolong tea, green tea, or pu-erh tea, it all comes from the camellia sinensis plant. Oxidation, processing, and other factors give these types their distinctive colours and flavours. Other so-called teas, such as herbal (chamomile, peppermint, etc.), mate, and rooibos (also known as “red tea”) are more correctly called tisanes.

2. Afternoon Tea.
The tradition of having afternoon tea, or “high tea,” is thought to have been popularised by Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, a friend of Queen Victoria. It was meant to be a substantial snack between the morning meal and the evening meal—with a side of gossip. (Check out our lush, lavish Afternoon Tea menu here;

3. Tea is the second most popular drink worldwide, after water.
Whilst some may favour coffee, tea is still the most common drink worldwide, second only to water.

4. Tea has more caffeine than coffee.
Pound per pound, tea leaves contain more caffeine than coffee. However, we use much less tea to make a cup of tea than to make a cup of coffee, so the overall caffeine content in a cup of tea is usually less than in a cup of coffee.

5. Tea Bags. 

The United States invented tea bags in 1904 - by accident! An American tea merchant used silk bags to send samples to his customers. The customers mistakenly thought the bags were meant to replace traditional metal infusers, and placed them whole inside their pots.

You may not quite me a tea master yet, but if you've got this far reading, you're as intrigued as we are about Tea!

13th September 2018

Ssshhh... Christmas!

So we've neglected this section of the website as we've been rather busy here preparing for Festival Number 6 which happened over the weekend, and what a weekend to remember. It was truly magical and really was a 'Festival Like No Other'. We are rather sad that we won't be hosting the Festival here next year. 

As the Village continues its clean-up operation, we here at PortmeirionONLINE are getting festive and talking Christmas! Our Christmas orders are coming into the warehouse now and will be available next month online.

Some of you may think it's hard thinking about Christmas right now, but it's time to start working on your Christmas budget. As children start writing their Christmas lists, so too, should we.  Start Christmas planning now, and you'll reap the benefits come December. Have you started thinking about your Christmas budget yet? Is anyone else terrible at coming up with gift ideas? Hopefully we'll be able to give you affordable gift idea's for the family, friends and co-workers. We'll help with every step of the way with your prep, you can thank us later! Happy Christmas!