Erwood Station Craft Centre

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Erwood Station

Brief History

The Mid Wales Railway (MWR) opened its line from Llanidloes to Brecon in 1864, with many stations – Builth Wells and Erwood included – along its route. The MWR was run as a small independent Welsh railway for 24 years, until amalgamated with the Cambrian Railway in 1901.

Trains ran 5 times a day. In 1904 in each direction, carrying coal, livestock, and agricultural produce to markets, as well as running regular passenger trains, carrying school children.

On December 30th, 1962, the Stevenson Locomotive Society ran the last train on this line. The journey was undertaken in heavy snow during one of Wales worst winters for several years. The next day, the line closed, a year before the Beeching Report closed many other small lines.

In 1984 Alan and Erika Cunningham bought the derelict station, which had been abandoned for over twenty years.

After lovingly restoring the station buildings, they opened the craft centre where Alan was able to exhibit and demonstrate his woodturning skills, which later won him the 1990 Eisteddfod.

Sadly, Alan Cunningham passed away in December 2008, but the Craft Centre and Gallery continues be an opportunity for business owners to lease from the Cunnigham family and to embrace this special space for hopefully many more years to come.

The Coffee Shop

Food & Drink

The coffee shop is now a much larger space than seen in previous years. Stocking locally roasted coffee from ‘Two Dogs Coffee’, and loose-leaf tea from ‘The UK Loose leaf tea company’. Both businesses based less than 10 miles away in the nearby town of Brecon.

A lovely selection of delicious cakes and sandwiches, and savoury delights from pasties to paninis. Soup in the colder months, and freshly cooked pizzas from our in-house pizza oven on event days.

Afternoon Tea & Welsh Tea can be booked in advance (at least 48hrs notice needed to book).

They always make sure there are vegan & gluten-free options available every day.


Our Menu

Our Coffee Menu




Flat white




Hot Chocolate

Fully loaded hot chocolate (marshmallows and cream)

A variety of syrups for specialty coffees also available

Decaffeinated options available

Our Menu

Our Tea Menu

English Breakfast - decaf also available

Decaf English Breakfast

Earl Grey

Decaf earl Grey





Raspberry leaf

Chai Assam

Ginger root


Come Visit Us Today

11 mins, 7.3 miles from Builth Wells

24 mins, 11 miles from Hay-On-Wye

24 mins, 15 miles from Brecon