Following the negative online comments that Caffi Clywedog has experienced since Gareth Wyn Jones posted a question on his public Facebook group on the 3rd May 2021, we will make a statement.
We would firstly like to thank the public who have supported us and sent kind messages, after we received a torrent of negativity which included online threats for offering a plant-based menu. In a time where small hospitality has had a hard enough time as it is, we were saddened to receive a surge of unexpected, online abuse.
Although we respect that people can all have different views, what we cannot accept are threats of violence and arson to our premises, and messages of hatred that have been sent to Caffi Clywedog, which has promoting well-being within our community at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to our work at Clywedog to promote positive well-being, and will continue to serve members of the public, as well as helping the vulnerable in our community.
We are proud to support social prescribing creativity classes which are a lifeline for those around us. This includes ex-servicemen and women who suffer from severe PTSD, elderly who are suffering from loneliness, and those with mental health issues. We will continue to be part of the Clywedog community, promoting tourism and leisure in Wales.
It is our choice to provide, fresh plant-based refreshments to those who want them, without forcing our personal ethics onto people, we trust our potential customers are intelligent, and capable of making their own decisions.
When times are tough as they are, we will promote being kind to one another, no matter our ideologies and values.
- The Caffi Clywedog Team