Supporting businesses in Crickhowell

I've been thinking about the impact of having no festival this yar on the good people of our favourite village, Crickhowell. I've been using the fabulous Book-ish   ( for my book purchases since lockdown (including a signed copy of Pete Paphides' wonderful Broken Greek - I bet he would have been at GM talking about this). They provide a really quick turnaround and are lovely people. And imagine how good you'll feel not using those tax-avoiding Amazon bastards!

Has anyone else been using online services of any Crick shops? If so post them here and let's do our bit to keep our favourite village going!

I've used Book-ish, very good service and excellent choice.

I've also been buying from Bang-on Brewery, who deliver in south Wales; Hallets real cider; and Welsh Cheeses, in Taffs Well but deliver nationally I believe. Hay Charcuterie are also excellent and I believe deliver throughout the UK


I’m enjoying reading the Pete Paphides book too Krasnyi. I think it’s a fair bet he would have been talking about it at Green Man this year. I dod hear through the grapevine that he and CM were looking to buy a house in Crickhowell. Can’t say I blame them!

We have 5 days either side of GM booked at a campsite in Talybont, still hoping we can do that. If so will definitely be popping onto Crickhowell to spend some cash at Bookish, the butchers/deli, wine shop etc. Having had two camping trips cancelled this is the last hope for the summer.