When it comes to delicatessens in Abergavenny, it’s all change in the last year or so with closures and new openings transforming the town’s deli options. The good news is we have a superb range of delis selling all sorts of delicious food and drink. Check out our three town centre recommendations plus an entry for LLanellen, just a few miles south of town.
Delis in Abergavenny Town Centre
The Angel Bakery
The Angel Bakery has moved from their small store on Lower Castle to a much larger shop on the corner of Monk Street and Cross Street, enabling them to add a wide range of deli products to their own-baked breads and pastries.
They also sell fruit and veg, raw meat and charcuterie, a small selection of cheeses, posh pasta and other dried pantry goods, and chocolate. Their pickled clementines are amazing!
The Gaff Coffee Shop & Deli
Dan and Dannii, founders of our much loved local restaurant The Gaff, have opened a Cafe-Deli on the High Street (where Coffee No.1 used to be). As well as their much loved scotch eggs, fabulous sausage rolls and other savoury pastries (which make the perfect lunch), they sell homemade sweet treats including brownies, flapjacks and doughnuts.
Also on sale are homemade chutneys, sauces, compound butters, as well as a changing selection of fridge items such as smoked salmon, black pudding, local cheeses, and a few other items from local producers that they champion.
Upstairs are plenty of tables if you want to eat or drink in.
Madame Fromage, formerly of Cardiff, has taken over the premises on Nevill Street that were formerly home to Marches Deli.
They have an absolutely fantastic cheese counter, plus fresh breads and cakes, and a delicious signature menu of sandwiches, pies and more. They also sell a range of high quality deli products.
There are two tiny tables inside, but they currently have several outdoor tables set up out front. Their Croque Monsieur and Welsh Rarebit are really excellent!
In Llanellen near Abergavenny
The Gardener’s Kitchen
Amy and Simon grow a fantastic range of great quality vegetables, herbs and fruit in their large dedicated kitchen garden, selling the produce from their farm shop, deli and cafe in Llanellen. During the first lockdown, they switched to delivering veg boxes (and staples such as milk and eggs), which was a lifesaver for us as it was for others in the area. We have been loyal and happy customers ever since.
Alongside their own-grown fresh produce, they sell fantastic homemade scotch eggs, sausage rolls, quiches and pies plus sweet treats including their signature raspberry and toffee brownies and a range of cakes and buns. We often buy these to takeaway but you can also enjoy them onsite in their dedicated cafe and garden spaces.
They also sell their own range of home-cooked ready meals, plus you can buy cheese, dairy, eggs and a range of local products including beer, chocolate and more. The Gardener’s Kitchen is on the main road A4202 road (that runs between Newport and Abergavenny), just where it crosses the River Usk, and there is parking available just behind.