Free shipping on orders over £30

Barti Rum Shipping Policy

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that extra taxes and fees may be applicable when your parcel arrives in a country outside of the UK. These charges are outside of our control and differ from country to country at the point of delivery. The recipient is responsible for these and will be contacted directly by DHL who will let them know how to pay. Please make sure you provide us with THE RECIPIENTS phone number and email address at the time you place your order. If the recipient chooses not to pay these charges then you will not be entitled to a refund. Thank you.
Our daily order cut off times:

Royal Mail 11:30 am

Express Courier 1:30 pm

Orders received after these times are dispatched the next working day

Shipping Charges
Our current UK shipping charges are:
Orders under £30

£3.95 Royal Mail 48hr Tracked 2-3 working days delivery from time of order
£4.95 Royal Mail 24hr Tracked 1-2 working days delivery from time of order

£8.50 Express 24hr Courier 1-2 working days delivery from time of order
Orders Over £30

FREE Royal Mail 48hr Tracked 2-3 working days delivery from time of order
£4.95 Royal Mail 24hr Tracked 1-2 working days delivery from time of order

£8.50 Express 24hr Courier 1-2 working days delivery from time of order

Collections are available from our offices at:
22 Honeyborough Ind Est, Neyland, Wales, SA73 1SE
8am-4pm Tuesday-Friday only.
If you wish to collect your order please choose the 'Pick-Up' option at the checkout. 

Our main method of shipping is via Royal Mails 48hr tracked delivery service and this may take 2-4 working days from the time of your order. All shipping charges may be subject to change without notice. The shipping charges associated with your order will be clearly displayed at checkout at the time of you ordering. We also offer express delivery options. Please see below for more details.

International Shipping
We can ship internationally and if this is of interest - please use our contact page and tell us the quantity and items you would like to order and the country you reside in/delivery address. We can then provide you with an accurate shipping charge. Please note we use Royal Mail International Tracked for oversees shipping.

Method of Delivery
We generally use Royal Mail and DHL/UK Mail couriers to deliver our products but it may be necessary at times to use other companies/methods of delivery.

Delivery Time
We endeavour to ensure all orders are processed in a timely and prompt manner and shipped as quickly as possible. Please allow 3-5 working days from the date of order, unexpected delays with shipping services are always possible. Please allow additional time for courier services and customs clearance if you are planning to order from outside the UK. 

Notification of Shipment
You should receive notification by email when your order is processed and shipped. If your order is being shipped by Express Courier you may receive SMS messages with information on your delivery

Queries regarding Ordering and Shipping.
If your query is of an urgent nature or you are having any issues with processing your order online, then please call our contact number during office hours.
If you have a general enquiry, then please use our contact page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Frozen Products
Any Frozen products are shipped in protective wool cool packaging so that they arrive with you chilled and are  "ready to use" . Please ensure that they are kept refrigerated and used within 10 days of opening/receipt. If ordering frozen products, please ensure you are able to receive their delivery as we may not be able to assist with the replacement of goods that have been subject to a failed delivery that is not due to an issue relating to PBFC or our courier/postal service. 

Express Delivery 
We can offer an express delivery service which will either be delivered by Royal Mail or Courier within 1-2 working days. Please note this is working days and does not include weekends or the day of order. Please select the relevant option at checkout. Please note that it is not always possible to dispatch Frozen products on a Friday using our express delivery service - due to the logistics of products needing to arrive with you chilled, as it is likely they will not arrive until the Monday, given weekend posting/collections.  Orders placed on Fridays or over the weekend may be delivered on either the Monday or the Tuesday of the following week. (Please refer to previous notes regarding Frozen goods and Friday ordering).

Barti | The Back Story - With Origin Story Below...


The First Record Of Welsh People Eating Seaweed

Laverbread is recorded as a staple food, eaten in South Wales in William Camden’s work, Britania. The people of Swansea and the surrounding area are among the most charmed by this savoury green ingredient and devour it routinely, normally as part of their breakfast.


A Young Boy Leaves Pembrokeshire

A boy called John Roberts was born in Casnewydd Bach (Little Newcastle in English), a tiny village in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. The boy grew and left home aged 11, he is recorded as joining the British Royal Navy in the lowest of ranks aged just 13.


Roberts Is Forced To Join His Pirate Captors

Age 37 Roberts’ long lowly career in the Navy has been habitually unremarkable until one day the ship he is working aboard is captured by pirates. Reluctant to join them, but less inclined towards being murdered, Roberts is initiated into the pirate crew which happens to be captained by another Pembrokeshire man, Howel Davies from Milford Haven.


Bartholemew The New Captain

Immediately hitting it off with his captor, John Roberts and Hywel Davies speak Welsh to one another and Davies values Roberts’ excellent navigational skills which were entirely overlooked by his former royal naval colleagues. When Davies is killed, the very popular second in command is immediately voted in as the new captain and takes on the alias name Bartholemew Roberts.


The Most Prolific Pirate Career

Bartholemew is wanted dead by several of the richest countries in the world for his notoriously effective interceptions of Atlantic trading ships. Famed for his unprecedented success at seizing huge amounts of treasure over a short period, fiercely enforcing his pirate code which ensures every crew member (a third of whom were black) has an equal share and vote, ensuring his men don’t mistreat women, and being unapologetically unique in terms of style and attitude for the time.

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Forever Known As Barti Ddu or in English Black Bart

After his death Bartholomew Roberts becomes known as the infamous Black Bart, or Barti Ddu in Welsh. Barti Ddu was long constrained by poverty and the societal norms of the seventeen hundreds before his capture which ultimately freed him to be the individual he truly was.

It’s well documented that Bartholemew Roberts spent very little time in the company of women, some historians speculate that he was gay or in fact a she.


A Pembrokeshire Shipwreck Over 100yrs After Barti's Death

The Thomas M Reed, bound for Liverpool from San Fransisco with tonnes of precious cargo. The ship never made it, wrecking off the Pembrokeshire coast. Cargo was strewn along Freshwater West, a secluded beach on the most South West tip of Wales, attracting people from as far as Swansea. The visitors noticed the abundant laver seaweed growing at Freshwater West realising it could be used to up production of their beloved laverbread. A deal was struck and laver began being picked by local women and transported to Swansea for processing.


Seaweed Collecting At Freshwater West Peaks Then Fades Away

The best of the seaweed harvesting years at Freshwater West are over as food fashions change and the availability of new and exciting delicacies arrive.


A Physical Symbol Of Pembrokeshire's Seaweed Harvesting Heritage

The last remaining seaweed drying hut at Freshwater West beach is restored by The National Trust and becomes a grade two listed building.

Barti | The Origin Story


Jonathan Williams is Homesick

Staring out of his landlocked Swindon office window, working in sustainability, but pining for Pembroke and his passions, cooking, story telling and the sea.

Captivated by harvesting wild laver seaweed at his local beach, from the preservation of the last drying hut. Jonathan acquires a taste for the seaweed himself and so inspired, he starts ‘The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company’ trading his seaweed lobster rolls, sea plant salads and beach burgers at ‘Café Mor’. Jonathan quits his day job in Swindon.


‘Cafe Mor’ Wows Crowds With Seaweed Inspired Menu

The seaweed inspired menu is a hit and wins gold at the British Street Food Awards and Café Mor caters for the athletes in the Olympic village, Glastonbury & other major UK events. Café Mor wins a permanent trade spot at home, where historical seaweed pickers worked from. Fran Barnikel joins on a temp graduate placement. Growth Continues.

His sideline of sea inspired condiments and crackers get traction and are commonly found in local shops.



Jonathan, takes two weeks off after the birth of his second daughter & returns to HQ with excitement & a new business idea, combining his favourite things; Seaweed, a great local story, this time a pirate 'Barti Ddu' & RUM. He'd already begun developing the flavour profile and sourcing expertly distilled rum from the Caribbean. Barti Ddu Rum was born.

Having always been a rum girl, it didn’t take much persuasion for Fran to get involved. Fran becomes a partner & later full time Managing Director.


Building A Brand

Barti Spiced Rum begins to really take off in Wales, especially as a new wave of rum lovers comes crashing in over the slowly plateauing gin craze. Barti builds itself as a brand for those much like Jonathan Williams. Driven by passion, creative, eco conscious and enthralled by the outdoors and what tales of adventure they have to offer, and are yet to facilitate.


Barti Rum Is Grateful To Its Loyal Following

Despite the obstacles of the pandemic Barti secures itself as the third best selling spirit in the portfolio of the biggest regional food service wholesaler in Wales, behind only mainstream brands Gordon’s Gin and Smirnoff Vodka. Amy Yamazaki joins the team heading up trade sales and expanding Barti’s presence in shops and bars across the UK.


Continuing to Grow, Prioritising Sustainability and Innovation

As the Barti Rum and Pembrokeshire Beach Food business’ continue to grow, Jonathan is now spear heading world leading research into the viability of seaweed as a carbon capture mechanism, something which could be a global game changer, and in the least, will make Barti Rum a carbon negative company in not too many years to come.