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!

July 2014

Pembrokeshire Fish Week Festival

Saturday 28th June 2014 - Sunday 6th July Location: Pembrokeshire

Listed as the UK's No1 Food Festival 2013 by The Independent, Pembrokeshire Fish Week is taking place between the 28th June and 6th July Full details here: www.pembrokeshirefishweek.co.uk

Brendan S Burns: Pulse Exhibition

Saturday 28th June 2014 - Saturday 9th August Location: Mwldan

in this collection of work Burns continues his exploration through paint of abstract ideas, drawing upon imagery rooted in the natural world. Brendan Burns’ lives and works in South West Wales. Themes central to Burns’ work inclu de ideas of absence, isolation, mortality and the spiritual

Tivy Side Show

Saturday 12th July 2014 Location: Newcastle Emlyn

Located on the outskirts of Newcastle Emlyn on the fertile land of Esgairnewydd fields (with thanks to the Evans family), it’s a fabulous location for exhibitors, on lookers and visitors. Hundreds upon hundreds of people visit the showground annually at the beginning of July. Every year, the show develops and changes due to demand. She is also a modern show that appeals to the young and the experienced exhibitors amongst us. From Shetland Ponies to Sport Horses and Hunters, there are classes for everyone. The trade stands attract a huge crowd and the dog section is always popular. Come and see the cattle, pigs and sheep, before visiting the craft and cookery tent – there’s something to amuse everyone

Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival

Sunday 13th July 2014 Location: Aberaeron Harbour

Fishy feasting and great selection of foods from Wales. Come with a healthy appetite! Over the years, the Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival has grown to be one of the highlights of the food calendar in Wales and several thousand people are expected to flock to the quayside this summer to see and taste the best of local seafood, fish and other produce.

Fishguard International Music Festival

Saturday 19th July 2014 - Wednesday 30th July Location: Fishguard - Various Venues

Taking place in one of the most beautiful corners of West Wales a 12-day celebration of classical music that includes visiting orchestras, chamber ensembles, opera and solo artists.

This festival takes place in a variety of venues in and around Fishguard. Please see full list of venues here.

Lampeter Food Festival

Saturday 26th July 2014 Location: Lampeter

www.lampeterfoodfestival.org.uk/

Aberystwyth Musicfest

Saturday 26th July 2014 - Saturday 2nd August Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Inspirational week of Living Music. Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s MusicFest is an enticing fusion of Music Festival and Summer School; of experience and learning; of performance and appreciation. The engagement of audience, student, and artist alike creates the unique community atmosphere of MusicFest – ‘refreshing, rewarding and thoroughly inspirational’. More Information >>>

Cardigan County Show

Wednesday 30th July 2014 Location: Cardigan & Around

Annual agricultural show with livestock judging, music and a great atmosphere.

August 2014

Brendan S Burns: Pulse Exhibition

Saturday 28th June 2014 - Saturday 9th August Location: Mwldan

in this collection of work Burns continues his exploration through paint of abstract ideas, drawing upon imagery rooted in the natural world. Brendan Burns’ lives and works in South West Wales. Themes central to Burns’ work inclu de ideas of absence, isolation, mortality and the spiritual

Aberystwyth Musicfest

Saturday 26th July 2014 - Saturday 2nd August Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Inspirational week of Living Music. Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s MusicFest is an enticing fusion of Music Festival and Summer School; of experience and learning; of performance and appreciation. The engagement of audience, student, and artist alike creates the unique community atmosphere of MusicFest – ‘refreshing, rewarding and thoroughly inspirational’. More Information >>>

New Quay Music Festival

Friday 1st August 2014 - Sunday 3rd August Location: New Quay

Live concert with Toyah Band and 'Guns 2 Roses' tribute band. See details below for venues and times http:// www.newquaywalesmusicfestival.moonfruit.com/

Quilt Show

Friday 1st August 2014 - Sunday 3rd August Location: Cae Hir Gardens

An open Quilt Show held in the beautiful RHS associate Gardens. Enter your quilt then come and see it hung in these beautiful hillside gardens. Alternatively just come and enjoy the beautiful quilts and gardens. There are tea rooms in the garden which serve excellent cakes and there will be a traders marquee for all your quilting needs as well as quilts for sale. As the gardens are set on a hillside there is limited disabled access. Free parking Admission £5

Shakespeare in the Abbey

Wednesday 6th August 2014 - Saturday 9th August Location: St. Dogmael's Abbey

http://www.abbeyshakespeare.co.uk/ The Merchant of Venice will be the Abbey Shakespeare Players' 28th summer production in St Dogmaels Abbey and will be directed by Amy Levene. Performances will be from Wednesday 6 August to Saturday 9 August 2014 at 8pm

Aberaeron Festival Of Welsh Ponies & Cobs

Sunday 10th August 2014 Location: Square Field Cae Sgwar Aberaeron

A truly unique event showcasing every aspect of the amazing breed, the Welsh pony and Cob. Exciting events throughout the day in the square field, Cae Sgwar right in the middle of Aberaeron. Events will include:

  • Introduction to the sections of the breed: section A, section B, section C, section D & Welsh part-bred.
  • In-hand, under-saddle & driving displays.
  • Inter-hunt relay showcasing jumping, thrills & spills!
  • Showjumping & dressage displays.
  • Running of the stallions.
  • Food & craft stalls.
NEWS FLASH - Calling all Welsh Pony, Cob & Part-bred owners! All Welsh cobs, A, B, C, D or part-bred are welcome to come to the festival. Whether your pony is a champion or family pet - we need horses & your support!

Ceredigion Art Trail 2014

Saturday 16th August 2014 - Sunday 31st August Location: Cardigan & Around

Sixty artists and groups open their studios. A full list of artists and venues can be found on the website. This event makes an excellent focus for a visit to Cardigan Bay and starts on the same date as the River and Food Festival.

Cardigan River and Food Festival

Saturday 16th August 2014 Location: Cardigan & Around

T 01239 615554 W  www.cardigan-food-festival.co.uk E  mailto:admin@cardigan-food-festival.co.uk The festival is great fun for all the family, with cooking demonstrations and a full programme of river events, entertainment and activities for the children. There will be plenty to eat, drink, see and enjoy, so come along and get a real taste of Cardigan!

Cardigan Bay Regatta

Sunday 17th August 2014 - Tuesday 19th August Location: New Quay

Sailing, rowing, swimming, sandcastle building - every event you can think of on and by the sea. Main day is Saturday 18th August.

The Big Tribute Festival 2014

Friday 22nd August 2014 Location: Lovesgrove

The Big Tribute festival is Wales festival weekender made up exclusively of tribute acts, bringing you a fantasy main stage line up Adult Saver £45.00 Child 5-13yrs £10.00 Infant - under 5yrs FREE Young Person 14-17yrs £24.00 Campervan £20.00

The Big Tribute Festival 2014

Friday 22nd August 2014 - Sunday 24th August Location:

The Big Tribute festival is Wales festival weekender made up exclusively of tribute acts, bringing you a fantasy main stage line up Adult Saver £45.00 Child 5-13yrs £10.00 Infant - under 5yrs FREE Young Person 14-17yrs £24.00 Campervan £20.00

Coracle Races at Cilgerran

Saturday 23rd August 2014 Location: Cilgerran

Annual Coracle races on the river Teifi at Cilgerran near Cardigan. Races are organised for and participated by the coracle nets men. Other participants with a coracle are also welcome to take part. Races start at 2pm Enquiries: 01239 614600

Aberaeron Carnival

Monday 25th August 2014 Location: Aberaeron Harbour

The Aberaeron Carnival  takes place every year on the August Bank Holiday Monday. The Carnival Parade starts on the Harbour Quay at 13:45

Carnival colours for 2014 are Bright Blue and Green

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