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News article created on 12 July 2017

New cafe boat open for business at Trevor Basin

A new floating café has opened at Trevor Basin, close to the iconic World Heritage Site - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Llangolen Canal in north east Wales, offering visitors delicious meals, cream teas and light refreshments.

Mandi & Dave at the new Trevor Basin Cafe

Glandŵr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust in Wales, has invested in new water and electricity supplies enabling a café boat to operate all year round at the popular tourist site, which attracts up to 300,000 visitors a year.

Café owner Mandi and Dave, who were originally based on the Bridgewater Canal, saw the exciting opportunity to run a business from the World Heritage Site. The new services will allow them to run the café boat as a permanent facility for visitors, providing a cosy warm indoor environment in the winter months.

Richard Beardsley, Glandŵr Cymru’s boating business development manager, said: "Butty & Sweet are the perfect floating café we were looking for, and fits perfectly in this special place within the World Heritage Site. Boaters, cyclists and walkers from across the country and beyond make the journey to marvel at Thomas Telford’s spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and we’re delighted to have helped establish this new facility. We wish them the best of luck." 

Butty & Sweet Café boat will be open six days a week, Tuesday – Sunday, offering a host of delicious food, cream teas and refreshments.