New Additions to the Moody Cow Family
Since 2017 Bargoed Farm has been giving a warm Welsh welcome and showcasing the best of Wales all in one place. The original farm has diversified to accommodate a farm shop, butchery, bistro, fishing, camping, caravans and glamping in the most glorious landscape in the heart of the Ceredigion countryside between Aberaeron and Newquay.
The brain child of passionate owner, Chris Thomas, all these offerings at Bargoed Farm are designed to complement the core activity of farming and celebrate all things Welsh and stimulate the Welsh economy. Whether it’s local produce, local artists and craftspeople or local suppliers, Chris is committed to investing in small, real and local businesses rather than large, sometimes faceless global brands.
Under the Bargoed Farm brand, the widely acclaimed Moody Cow Bistro has been drawing satisfied customers for years and now there is a new offspring – the Moody Calf. On Monday 23rd August 2021, the Moody Calf, a beautifully constructed play barn offering family fun and safe and exciting children’s play area, opened its doors. True to her beliefs, Chris has commissioned local suppliers and artists to bring this project to fruition, including ‘Lloyd the Graffiti’ who has made the interior walls come alive with distinctive and original creations that complement the child-friendly theme of cows and farming that runs through the building.
As a west Wales supplier, Shufflebottom is proud to have played a part in birthing the Moody Calf too. Like Bargoed Farm we are a family-run business also committed to local growth and the expansion of the Welsh economy.
The play barn is just one part of the complex of three steel-framed buildings we have supplied to Bargoed Farm, the others being and kitchen and toilet extension to the Moody Calf soft-play building and the third element, being a function room building which will open its doors as an exquisite wedding venue in September this year. Also in the pipeline, is a new farm shop and yet more barn conversions. So watch this space!
These are buildings of scale, manufactured on site at Cross Hands and erected at Bargoed Farm by our specialist team of fabricators and erectors. The function room and the play barn extend to over 24 metres in length and 15 metres in width and rise to over 5 metres to the eaves and 7 metres to ridge.
These buildings will further build the profile of Bargoed Farm and put this wonderful area of Wales on the map. We are delighted that our buildings form the backbone of this venture and that they are testament to our growing profile in the agricultural, commercial and industrial sectors.