Looking at Parc Y Bocs today, it's hard to believe that our sprawling farm shop, cafe and play area started off as a humble honesty box selling eggs. Take a look at our journey…
Veterinary Surgeon, John Burns purchases a smallholding in Kidwelly known as Parc Y Bocs.
With his natural pet food business thriving, John sets up an honesty box selling surplus eggs from the farm where some of the wet food ingredients are produced.
After one too many incidents of pesky pilferers making off with the honesty box loot, John employs staff to man the egg hut. In addition, he begins growing and selling seasonal vegetables.
As time progresses, so does PYB. There's no master plan in place but suggestion by suggestion, the place evolves. Chickens take residence, locals pop in for tea and coffee, a treehouse is built, followed a play area. Before we know it, we've created a social community hub in the heart of Kidwelly.
More of the same. We open The Cwtch which becomes a regular event space for our charitable work with local organisations and youth groups. We extend the farm shop and café and hire a full-time market gardener. Our cheesecake becomes the stuff of local legend.
Time for a makeover. Increasing demand calls for a bigger space. We set to work renovating the café and shop, but not before hosting a huge Victorian Craft event and showcasing our new bandstand. The event is such a hit that the local police are called because overflow parking has spread to the streets- whoops!
After a brief hiatus, we’re back with new and improved facilities for all.
We look forward to welcoming you and serving up more of our famous cheesecake.