The meeting place for friends. is well known for its home cooking specialising in Welsh recipes.The art gallery has mixed permanent display of fine art as well as holding regular shows of collection of antique furniture and ceramics. Both the restaurant and the art gallery are available for use by diverse organisations, either commercial or charitable.
The name 'Ffwrwm', derived from the Latin 'forum', is Welsh for 'a seat'. The centre is restful and relaxing, a place to sit and chat, possibly to take coffee, and let the cares of the world whiz by in the street outside.
It is entered through an historic arch fronting Caerleon's main street, and consists of an art gallery, craft workshops, and a restaurant, all set in the glories of an 18th century walled garden.
Therein is the site of Porta Praetoria the main gate to the Roman City. A large-scale mural celebrates this by local artist Graham Cross.
The shoplets include: a working artist, a goldsmith specialising in commissioned work as well as repairs; another dealing in creative work on fine fabrics; a fourth concerning itself with antiques and finally a roman and Celtic antiquities.
The walled garden contains unusual shrubs and trees, including a very rare tulip tree, and many attractions in relations to King Arthur.