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Model Bakery

16 High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3DB, Wales
+44 1766 832308
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“bread” (15 reviews)
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16 High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3DB, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped to try the renowned Kurdish pasty and had a lovely chat with the owner. He had an enthusiasm which created a good atmosphere. The pasty was brilliant, his own creation and quite unique.

Thank Jonathan G
Reviewed 10 November 2017

At this small private bakery shop you will discovery probably the tastiest pasties in the world. These Kurdish pasties are bread based so light and fluffy but stuffed full of delicious minced beef in piri-piri sauce with pine nuts. WARNING! They are huge! You will...More

Thank WillowTheWhisp
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely bread and cakes. The kurdish pasty is to die for. The owner is very friendly. It is truly a gem in Snowdonia.

Thank Per Fredrik T
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Visited over the Christmas period whilst holidaying in the area. We purchased a couple of loaves of fresh bread(the Rye was outstanding),we also tried the Kurdish pasties which were really tasty(a good mix of spiciness and a beautiful textured bread pasty to calm the heat),...More

Thank SamH-W
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

On holiday in North Wales staying in the village of Blanaeu Ffestiniog. Wanted to use local shops so this is where we bought our bread. Beautifully home baked, just as we like it. Also sold the best Eccles cake I have had in a while.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Found this treasure quite by accident, Kurmang is such an interesting man, and his pasties quite delicious. Well worth a visit.

Thank diamondpj
Reviewed 21 April 2017

If you want something special ask Kurmang for his spicy Kurdish pasties. You will not regret it. If you have time ask Kurmang about his life story. He will be happy to talk for as long as you want. An unforgettable experience.

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I called in as a he reviews were amazing, and I love a good tasty pasty, and I was not disappointed! I had the spicy Kurdish pasty and it was gorgeous, I've never tasted anything like it before. The owner was such a warm and...More

Thank Jesswinders
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in here to get some pasties. Never heard of it before and no expectations. The owner was really welcoming and a fascinating man. His Kurdish pasties were sublime. I especially liked the 'new' version with cauliflower and yoghurt.

Thank Fiona P
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I popped in this local bakery mid Thursday morning to buy a couple of freshly baked large white baps @ 50p each. I have also bought his famous Kurdish spicy pasties and sweet honey bread from his stall at the local produce market in Porthmadog,...More

Thank Jilly2903
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 High Street, Snowdonia National Park, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 3DB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Snowdonia National Park  >  Blaenau Ffestiniog
  • Phone Number: +44 1766 832308
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