Penarth is all loved up! Our 2021 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide.

John DaviesFeatured

Romance can be difficult after months of living with restrictions on our lives, whether you’ve been sharing living space or forced to express your affection via Zoom. But a simple Valentine’s Day gift, no matter how small, can make your partner feel special and loved. We’ve brought together the best that Penarth has to offer in this really handy Valentine’s … Read More

Glass by Design have always promoted others by lending out their feature window

John DaviesBusiness Snippets

Cathy says: “Our current window display is to highlight the accessible garden being built at the University Hospital Llandough, by the charity Horatio’s Garden. Its story has got a bit lost locally this year, so it has been very important to get their message out. We’re selling mugs and tea-towels on their behalf, and collecting any donations.” Read more about … Read More

New click and collect and delivery website for local convenience shop

John DaviesBusiness Snippets

Groceries, frozen food, chilled food, household products and toiletries can now be purchased online from A. B. Snell & Son for click and collect and home delivery in the CF64 area. The tasty takeaway menu from Willmore’s 1938 is also available to order. Go to for more information. The project was delivered with the help of Penarth-based Candid Creative … Read More

Virtual cocktail masterclass and Spanish cook-along

John DaviesBusiness Snippets

December and the Christmas season generally provides restaurants with the revenue to survive the lean months until Easter. The ongoing restrictions are likely to mean that Christmas parties, as we know and love them, won’t be going ahead in 2020. Bar 44 are now offering some great virtual parties for you to have with your household or bubble (as restrictions … Read More

One doors closes, another door opens

John DaviesBusiness Snippets

As the door at Ginger’s clothing boutique closed for the last time this summer, many more doors opened for others. It’s plain to see that Cathy Evans and her team went out on a high by donating over £25,000 worth of clothing stock and shop interiors to charity. Cathy has helped a number of charities including Smart Works, who help … Read More

There’s a beautiful relationship going on in Penarth, involving coffee and concrete

John DaviesBusiness Snippets

Grounds for Good and Concrete Carrot are two local businesses that are hand-crafting, unique and bespoke products with a modern, industrial twist. Grounds for Good are always looking for innovative ways of re-purposing coffee grounds that would otherwise go to landfill. So, what better way than to give concrete some eco credentials! This is what Toby and Chris at Concrete … Read More

Fiver Fest

John DaviesBusiness Snippets

Over two weeks in October, Penarth’s independent retailers took part in a national Fiver Fest campaign. Each of Penarth’s 47 participating businesses put on special £5 offers over the two-week celebration highlighting the diversity and value of what the high street has to offer. Fiver Fest has been running successfully in individual towns in the UK and abroad for the … Read More

Penarth’s Bygone Heritage

John DaviesCulture, Featured

Penarth’s rich heritage notably began during the 1860s when the industrialisation of South Wales and its coal industry transformed the area, bringing work opportunities and a place to settle just outside of Cardiff. By the end of the 1860s, Penarth’s population reached over 3,000, and its newly completed dock yard made South Wales the worlds biggest coal mining exporter of … Read More