Penarth Fiver Fest

Katherine PeachBusiness, Community, Events, Featured

Invest in your high street with Penarth Fiver Fest Penarth has signed up for this autumn’s Totally Locally Fiver Fest- a national celebration of independent shops and businesses that make our town and high streets unique. Close to fifty indie shops, cafes and businesses in Penarth will be taking part in the two-week campaign, which runs from 10th to 24th … Read More

Ego At The Schooner Inn Is Now Open After Raising £2,644 For Charity

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles, Featured

Ego at The Schooner Inn is now officially open to the public following an extensive refurbishment inside and out. After initially planning to open in late March, the much-anticipated transformation has seen the former Harvester site turn into a chic and modern Mediterranean restaurant and pub as Ego Restaurants welcome’s its first expedition in Wales.  Two charity nights were held … Read More

New Mediterranean Pub & Restaurant Confirms Opening Date, Charity Affiliation & 50% Off Scheme

John DaviesBusiness, Featured

Having been originally scheduled to open in April, The Schooner (Harvester) restaurant along Lavernock Road, is once again set to open as ‘Ego at The Schooner’ on 13th August 2020. Leaving the new restaurant partially completed throughout the lockdown period, Ego Restaurants were eager to get to work again on completing the transformation. The new pub and restaurant is under-going a … Read More

Eat Out to Help Out in Penarth

John DaviesBusiness, Featured

Who’ll be using the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme? We’ve brought everyone in Penarth together who’s taking part in this video below. Now’s the chance to try out many great independents in the town. Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at these establishments: to get 50% off your food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total … Read More

Businesses Working Together: true community spirit comes to the fore

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles, Featured, Uncategorized

In light of many non-essential shops needing to close at the start of the pandemic, Sian Fox at Foxy’s Deli has started a possibly unique venture: Businesses Working Together. Foxy’s Deli has been able to stay open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by selling their plastic-free groceries as usual, including pasta, flour and spices. Alongside this, they have also been selling … Read More

Life in Lockdown: Shân Eastwood

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles

Shân set up her driver guiding business over eight years ago, for clients who enjoy the extra care of a quality service, as well as providing high-end tours for the American and European markets.  She’s been lucky enough to work for some great private clients and has enjoyed some fantastic experiences, from day trips to Henley and coasteering in Pembrokeshire, to night-sky tours and … Read More

Life in Lockdown: Tanya Lynch

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles

Has your work been affected by COVID-19? I am not working right now. Like many in the wellbeing and travel industries I am waiting for social distancing restrictions to be lifted.  What were your initial thoughts, as you saw the virus take hold and lockdown restrictions come into force? I didn’t quite believe the hype to be honest. It took … Read More

The Crêpe Escape celebrates four years in business

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles

Glebe Street’s Crêpe Escape celebrates their fourth birthday this weekend, and Alison shared this message on Facebook: Today is our 4th Birthday and what a 4 years it has been! Never would I have thought we would have spent it closed in the middle of a pandemic. There have been some amazing highs and some extreme lows and it has … Read More

Coming through a crisis: Valley Veterinary Hospital re-opens

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles, Pets

Valley Veterinary Hospital in Gwaelod-y-Garth, the first dedicated animal hospital in Wales, suffered devastating flooding earlier in 2020, after having been open only nine months. Seven weeks and a day later, parts of the hospital are re-open to treat pets. We wanted to speak to the team there to find out how they managed to re-open again so quickly, so … Read More

Local fundraising effort raises over £2,500 to support COVID-19 causes

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles, Featured

Local man Nick Sylvester has raised £2,590 via a GoFundMe page. The page was initially set up to raise money for a laptop to help coordinate the Penarth Helping Hands group, who have hundreds of registered volunteers around the town to run errands, collect shopping and prescriptions and offer a listening ear. After the outpouring of support received meant the … Read More