Welsh Government Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, has officially opened Rhug Estate’s new Drive Thru, the first ever Drive Thru on a farm in the UK.

Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, 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 to Rhug who are short of time visit the Drive Thru to 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. The opening hours are:

Monday - Saturday: 7.30am - 7pm & Sunday: 8am - 6pm. The Menu changes regularly and is available here: https://rhug.co.uk/dining/driv...

Lord Newborough, Owner of Rhug Estate, said, “We were grateful to the Minister for agreeing to officially open the Drive Thru last week. 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 take away, 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.”

In line with Rhug Estate’s sustainability policy all the packaging used at the Drive Thru is compostable. Everything from sandwich containers, hot drinks cups, stirrers, cutlery and the straws.

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Rural Affairs Minister, Lesley Griffiths is pictured at the official launch with Lord Newborough, Graham Webster and Amy Coleman