Plan Your Stay on Cardigan Bay

Cafés Pubs and Restaurants

People enjoying a meal in West Wales  

Let us share the local knowledge of the very best places to relax and enjoy good food and drink in a special setting.

Sample the tastes of Cardiganshire at the Cardigan Bay food Festivals

There are some great places to eat and drink around Cardigan Bay. The problem is finding those extra special places, particularly on your first visit.

Fernhill Lodge Licensed Restaurant

Always a warm and friendly welcome at Cardigan's Fernhill Lodge Restaurant.
Come and dine in elegant comfort in a Country House ambiance with log fires when it's chilly outside, soft music and crystal chandeliers. Home made cuisine of the highest standard, desserts that simply must not be missed and a good selection of fine wines.Vegetarian, vegan and celiac catered for. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Parties of up to 24 welcome any day of the week. Bookings Advisable 01239 682635.

Daffodil Inn of Penrhiwllan

The Daffodil gastro pub is situated in the village of Penrhiwllan near the market town of Newcastle Emlyn. The quality of the food and the imaginative presentation of dishes makes this a real treat.

Gardd y Nos Restaurant and Bar, Aberporth
Unfortunately this restaurant has now closed.

Café Mwldan

Café Mwldan is open Monday - Saturday from 10.30am-5pm through the summer months. It is a small family run business in the Theatre foyer area serving freshly ground coffee, light lunches and handmade cakes and pastries. The cafe also serves freshly made fruit milkshakes and smoothies along with fresh apple and orange juice. The Mwldan bar is available to serve alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks during the lunch period also. The cafe has a friendly family environment and also has some outdoor seating. Children's meals are also available. Bookings for groups and parties can also be taken at the box office on 01239 621200

Coracles Restaurant and Bar

Open for Traditional Sunday Lunches & Evening Meals. Phone 01239 710345 for details & reservations. Within Coracles leisure complex there is a comfortable restaurant serving quality meals and a friendly welcome in equal measures and there's a select lounge bar for a quiet drink in a convivial atmosphere. In high season a programme of varied entertainment features in the impressive function room. Enjoy an intimate gathering in good company with first class menu. Or if you just want to pop over for a drink amongst friends, we'd be just as delighted to welcome you.

Harbourmaster Aberaeron

The Guardian December 19, 2009 50 Favourite Festive Pubs tells you all you need to know about this excellent restaurant - The Harbour Master.
Malcolm Gluck, wine critic..."It takes dedication to get here, I recently returned from a weekend stay - it is also a hotel....Its secret? Owners Glyn and Menna Heulyn see it as an extension of their family. Indeed the place - and its chattering, pretention-loathing locals - are family. The beers (numerous) are local, the food is local, the staff are local and the weather local."... "Over my weekend I enjoyed a Gavi di Gavi, An Alsace gewurtztraminer, an Argentinian malbec, an albarino and a bottle of Chateau Batailley Grand Cru Pauillac 2004 (for a bargain £45)."

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Café

This popular Café with a stunning view over Aberystwyth town to the sea, offers a mouth-watering selection of freshly made salads, hot meals and snacks, plus plates full of homemade cakes!
Hot lunches are served from 12 noon with vegetarian options always available.

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).

Egon Ronay recommended Vegetarian Self Service Restaurant for lunch and light refreshments.

Crown Inn Llwndafydd
Real Ale and good food at the bar or in the restaurant.
Delightful setting.

Look out for festivals around Cardigan Bay, especially the food festivals!

September 2014

Colony 14 Cardigan

Saturday 16th August 2014 - Monday 1st September Location: Cardigan Quay

Colony 14 is our 3rd rendition of Colony projects in Cardigan. It began 2 years ago with 10 artists and we now have over 60 contributors to colony 14. There are new sites and partnerships with other organisations and curators. This year there will also be artist talk series and children's workshops. Installation / drawing / lens based /  time based sculpture / painting / film/ sculpture / performance/ workshops / talks VARIOUS DATES PLEASE SEE FULL LIST BELOW You and your friends are invited to the private view on Saturday 16th August at 5pm

Art @ the Quays

Open : Wednesday 20th August- Monday 1st September 11.00-15.00, (open until 7pm on friday 22nd and saturday 23rd August) Bridge Warehouse, Tiefi Wharf, Cardigan, SA43 3AA Iwan Bala / Jacob Whittaker / Lee Williams / Sean Vicary /Nicholas Rawle / Kate Dunwell Digital Dialogues / Paige Rosser / Seren Stacey / Sara Moore / Kathryn Campbell Dodd /Jonathan Anderson / Naomi Hopkins / Sam Vicary / Roger Lougher / Toby Downing / Anthony Rhys / Rachel Wigley / Rebecca Croxford / Lisa Hellier / Gwrando / Dalit Leon / Fran Williams / Othneil Smith / Benjamin Grosser / Naomi Heath / Ronan Devlin / Sam Christie / Amy Lunn / Hwyel Edwards / Michelle Dawson / Leanne Vaughan- Philips /Matthew Britton's "Out of office" includes Addie Wagenknecht (NYC & Austria), Jan Robert Leegte (Amsterdam), Dylan Neuwirth (USA), Mattie Hillock (NYC), Garrett Lynch (Cardiff) and Harrison Banfield (Newport).

Shore Leave- Elysium @ Colony 14

Pantywylan, Cambrian quay, Cardigan, Sa 43 1EZ (fforrest pizza tipi) Anna Barratt / kieron Da- Silva Beckerton / Gemma Copp / Philip Cheater /Mizz Diablo / Lucy Donald / Dan Edwards / Jessica Hoad / Becky & Jason / Ann Jordan Tim Kelly / Asfodelos Leimonas / Jonathan Powell / Sean Puleston / Jill Quigley / Lucy Read / Erin Rickard /Daniel Staveley

Collision with Birds @ Colony 14

'The yard' Pantywylan, Cambrian Quay, Cardigan SA43 1EZ (fforest pizza tipi) David Shepherd with Liz Waterhouse

Small World theatre / Theatr Byd Bychan

Polly Walker-Penn 19th -23rd 10am -5pm free GWRANDO : Visible Voice 30th-31st 10am-4pm free

The Eagle Pub - Cardigan Bridge

penny d jones, Vicki Smith, Louise Bird Saturday 16th August at 4pm

"Bookends" High Street shopping arcade SA43 IHJ

Maura Haselden (shop hours)

Colony Talks @ Small World theatre / Theatr Byd Bychan

Made in Drefelin -22nd 7.30pm free Brew your hedgerow, Jacob Whittaker & Jade Mellor 24th 11am- 4pm (book on line / Llyfr ar -lein )

Colony talks @ Pantywylan, Cambrian Quays, Cardigan Sa43 1EZ

Sean Vicary - Animating the landscape TBA Davis Shepherd - Collision with Birds TBA Lee Williams - My Little pit pony - The horse in Art TBA Childrens workshops @ Colony TBA  

To Build A Home

Saturday 16th August 2014 - Saturday 4th October Location: Mwldan

A Study of the people of Lammas Tir Y Gafel Eco Village and the surrounding community is the work of photographer Amanda Jackson.
Known for her portraiture and her photographic studies of sustainability, in this series Amanda continues to examine people who choose to w alk a different path. Themes running through the series are the freedom of childhood, how people relate to and rely on the land, and what aspect technology plays in their lives. Sometimes contradictory, often humorous, these photographs taken using medium format film evoke a timelessness while capturing a growing modern movement

Coracles and the Teifi Exhibition

Friday 22nd August 2014 - Sunday 30th November Location: Hammet House Hotel

A coracle is a hand-made work of art. Each one, like the pieces in this exhibition, is an expression of its maker. I'm passionate about creating exciting and emotive images that capture both the coraclers and the character of the Teifi waters, by combining bold composition with movement, colour, and texture. deborah withey

St Dogmaels Village Show

Saturday 13th September 2014 Location: St Dogmaels Abbey

The first St . Dogmael's Village Show will take place on Saturday 13th September 2014

October 2014

To Build A Home

Saturday 16th August 2014 - Saturday 4th October Location: Mwldan

A Study of the people of Lammas Tir Y Gafel Eco Village and the surrounding community is the work of photographer Amanda Jackson.
Known for her portraiture and her photographic studies of sustainability, in this series Amanda continues to examine people who choose to w alk a different path. Themes running through the series are the freedom of childhood, how people relate to and rely on the land, and what aspect technology plays in their lives. Sometimes contradictory, often humorous, these photographs taken using medium format film evoke a timelessness while capturing a growing modern movement

Coracles and the Teifi Exhibition

Friday 22nd August 2014 - Sunday 30th November Location: Hammet House Hotel

A coracle is a hand-made work of art. Each one, like the pieces in this exhibition, is an expression of its maker. I'm passionate about creating exciting and emotive images that capture both the coraclers and the character of the Teifi waters, by combining bold composition with movement, colour, and texture. deborah withey

Fimbulwinter

Saturday 11th October 2014 - Saturday 29th November Location: Mwldan

In his recent work, Fitzjohn explores concerns regarding our changing climate. Themes focused in our consciousness buy the recent storms that devastated our coastline reminding us of the fluid and changeable nature of our landscape. The installation is titled Fimbulwinter, which in Norse mythology is a period of three successive winters, an environmental disaster that is the immediate prelude to the end of the world. While the world may not be ending, it is changing and this work responds to this by imagining of the end of things as they are, the mutability and adaptability of nature and the hope embedded in possible futures. EXHIBITION OPENING An opening reception will be held at 3pm on Saturday 11th October to launch this exhibition - there is a warm welcome to all. Come and join us for tea, cake and fizz!