01 May 2019, 08:04 AM
  • The Drive Thru in North Wales was officially opened in a ceremony last month
Rhug Farm Drive Thru is UK first

The first ever Drive Thru on a farm in the UK was opened on Rhug Estate in North Wales last month. Officially opened by Welsh Government Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, the Drive Thru complements the bistro, takeaway and farm shop at the entrance to Rhug Farm.

The Minister said, “I was pleased to officially open Rhug Estate’s Drive Thru and see how they are making their high quality and natural fresh produce available to weary travellers on-the-go. This is the first Drive Thru on a UK farm and shows the importance of businesses expanding their operations to make themselves competitive in the industry. I wish them the best of luck with their new venture and hope it follows in the footsteps of their award-winning farm shop.”

Visitors who are short on time can purchase homemade Rhug organic chicken curry and Rhug organic beef minced chilli con carne as well as hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, paninis, pastries, toasties and cakes. All packaging used at the Drive Thru – including sandwich containers, hot drinks cups, stirrers, cutlery and straws – is combustible.

Lord Newborough, owner of Rhug Estate, also said, “In this busy world we live in I recognise that not everyone has the time to stop and enjoy a delicious meal in our Bistro or quick burger at the takeaway, so the new Drive Thru complements the facilities that we already have and provides an easy, quick, solution for those who want to get back on their journey without delay. Thank you to the locals and holiday makers who have visited us already and have made us a regular stop off on their journeys.”