Plan Your Stay on Cardigan Bay

Cafés Pubs and Restaurants

People enjoying a meal in West Wales  

There are a growing number of excellent places to eat and drink around Cardigan Bay. I don't claim to have tried all of them - yet, but here are some that I like and I'm sure you will find a favourite amongst them.

I do not charge for this listing and if you have your own recomendation then please let me know.

1176 at Cardigan Castle

1176 at Cardigan Castle

Location: Green Street, Cardigan SA43 1JA
A floating box of glass and slate perched on the castle walls provides a great vantage point to view the gardens on one side and the high street and river on the other. The entrance is either through the castle or if you just want to visit the café use the door below the castle entrance and follow the stairs up. There are facilities for disabled visitors. Seating is available indoors and out. The salads and cakes are lovely! Opening times: Lunch 10am - 4pm Dinner from 6.30pm on Friday and Saturday nights Sunday Lunch - booking recommended.
Tel: 01239 562 002 Email: info@cardigancastle.com



Abduls Tandoori

Abduls Tandoori

Location: Royal Oak, Quay Street, Cardigan
Excellent and very friendly restaurant with authentic Indian cuisine. Very extensive menu, don't miss out on the delicious Peshwari Naan bread. Bring your own alcohol, or choose from non alcoholic beer or soft drinks including a range of Lassi [yogurt, water, spices and sometimes fruit].
Tel: 01239 615371 Email: amosabbir@yahoo.com



Aberystwyth Arts Centre Café

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Café

Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3DE
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.
Tel: 01970 62 32 32 Email: artstaff@aber.ac.uk



Bara Menyn Bakehouse Cafe

Bara Menyn Bakehouse Cafe

Location: 45 St Mary Street, Cardigan
Breakfasts, Light lunches, speciality coffees and home made cakes. Artisan bread freshly baked on the premise. Relaxing and comfortable Tuesday to Saturday 10-5. Next door to Custom House on St. Mary's street ( turn down by shoe shop ) A great place to enjoy a good coffee and delicious food.
Tel: 01239 615310



Caemorgan Mansion Restaurant

Caemorgan Mansion Restaurant

Location: Follow the bypass uphill past Tesco's and take the first left onto Caemorgan Road
The restaurant is at the end of the lane, with welcoming lights along the drive. The food is fantastic and the wood burning stove in the middle of the room ensures a warm very comfortable evening even in winter. The locally sourced ingredients are presented with style and imagination. The Sautéed Scallops with bacon and sage and white wine reduction was fantastic and we were spoiled for choice with the deserts. Will definitely return!
Tel: 01239 613297 Email: guest@caemorgan.com



Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

Location: Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ
Egon Ronay recommended Vegetarian Self Service Restaurant for lunch and light refreshments.
Tel: 01654 705950 Email: reception@cat.org.uk



Coach House Cafe

Coach House Cafe

Location: Located at the entrance to St.Dogmaels Abbey in St.Dogmael's
The Coach House is a great friendly place for breakfast, a light lunch, or lovely afternoon tea. On sunny days, sitting outside with a great view of the abbey is a particularly relaxed experience. Fully licensed with selection of wines and locally brewed beers and ciders.
Tel: 01239 615389 Email: info@stdogmaelsabbey.org.uk



Crown Inn

Crown Inn

Location: Llwndafydd SA44 6BU
Real Ale and good food at the bar or in the restaurant. Delightful setting.
Tel: 01545 560396



Daffodil Inn

Daffodil Inn

Location: Penrhiwllan, Llandysul, SA44 5NG
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.
Tel: 01559 370343 Email: info@thedaffodilinn.co.uk



Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Location: 13 Pendre Cardigan High Street
A deservedly popular cafe at the top of Cardigan high street a few doors before the turning down to The Mwldan. Great value for lunch and a comfy spot for morning coffee or afternoon tea. The sofas eat you up, the armchairs in the window are perfect for watching the lively high street. Try the cakes and you are sure to keep coming back.
Tel: 01239 621863



Harbourmaster Aberaeron

Harbourmaster Aberaeron

Location: Aberaeron Harbour
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, pretension-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)."
Tel: 01545 570755 Email: info@harbour-master.com



Pizza Tipi

Pizza Tipi

Location: Cambrian Quay, Cardigan, West Wales, SA43 1EZ
Just across from Cardigan Castle, below The Grosvenor. Pass under the archway to discover Cardigan's hidden treat. Mostly outdoors, though some shelter under the tipi, this is a lovely spot to enjoy some low key music and delicious pizzas cooked on a wood fired oven and delicious fresh salad beside the Teifi. Perfect relaxing spot to enjoy a super sweet flapjack or chocolate brownie with your morning coffee. Closed in the winter.
Tel: 01239 623633 Email: PIZZATIPI@COLDATNIGHT.CO.UK



The Captains Rendezvous

The Captains Rendezvous

Location: Church Street, New Quay SA45 9NT
The Captains Rendezvous is a Welsh family run traditional Fish and Chip shop in New Quay overlooking the amazing coastline of Cardigan Bay. They have an extensive menu which includes a selection of homemade products, cooked to order to tempt your taste-buds. They have takeaway facilities or alternatively you can join them in the cafe to enjoy your meal and overlook the bay and maybe catch a glimpse of a dolphin or two! There is a small Gluten free menu which is available on request. Open daily during peak season from 12.00 (noon) until 9pm. Off peak our hours will be reduced
Tel: 01545 560507 Email: ycaban126@gmail.com



The Plwmp Tart

The Plwmp Tart

Location: Penbryn Beach
The Plwmp Tart is a little cafe housed in the old farm cart house just a few minutes walk from the glorious sandy beach of Penbryn. Serving light lunches, homemade cakes and pastries, great coffee and Welsh ice-cream. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere with all welcome ( including your four legged friends!) Open Easter - October and some dates out of season, check the Facebook page for more info.
Tel: 01239 758100 Email: annabel.joseph@googlemail.com



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

December 2018

Llanerchaeron Christmas Fair

Christmas Saturday 1st December 2018 - Sunday 2nd December Location: Llanerchaeron

Soak up the magic of the festive season and enjoy a great weekend shopping at Llanerchaeron annual Christmas Fair. Come along for a weekend of mince pies, mulled wine and over 70 local food and craft stalls. Llanerchaeron house will be decorated for Christmas and there will be a visit from Father Christmas and a treasure hunt for the children.

Christmas Fair at Cardigan Castle

Cardigan castle Christmas Fair Saturday 1st December 2018 - Sunday 2nd December Location: Cardigan Castle

Find the perfect festive gift amongst the beautiful, handcrafted wares presented by a variety of makers and artists. As well as local crafts, you can meet Father Christmas who will be paying the Castle a visit. There will be plenty of good things to eat too! The two-day fair also includes live music, Santa's grotto and a chance to enjoy the castle's grounds and exhibitions.

Cardigan Art Society Winter Exhibition

Cardigan Art Society Winter Exhibition Tuesday 4th December 2018 - Sunday 13th January Location: Oriel Mwldan

Great collection of recent work from local artists including Glen Ibbitson, Chris Chalk and Jan Brown.

Winter Giant Lantern Parade

Winter Giant Lantern Parade Friday 7th December 2018 Location: Cardigan & Around

Join a magnificent lantern parade on Friday 7 December through the streets of Cardigan from 7pm! This year we'll be celebrating Year of the Sea by creating giant lantern structures as well as hundreds of smaller lanterns for a spectacular procession. The Parade will follow Cardigan's High Street and finish in the grounds of Cardigan Castle. Small World Theatre's sea monster Cragen is making a special illuminated appearance on the River Teifi at Prince Charles Quay, marking the end of her magnificent tour cleanseascragen.wales The Parade will follow Cardigan’s High Street, go down St Mary’s Street along The Strand and finish in the grounds of  Cardigan Castle.   Small World Theatre’s sea monster  Cragen is making a special illuminated appearance opposite The Strand marking the end of her magnificent #cleanseas tour cleanseascragen.wales. Those who are part of the Parade will have an opportunity to pause and view Cragen before they continue into the Castle grounds. There will be an abundance of food in the Castle grounds supplied by  Kitchen | Cegin 1176 and cooked by  Tom Holden and his team. Expect a traditional  Hog RoastHot Dogs and  Chick Pea and Roast Pepper Burgers (V). The restaurant will also offer delicious hot chocolate, festive mulled wine and other hot drinks and a bar. The restaurant will also offer delicious hot chocolate, festive mulled wine and other hot drinks and a bar. Look out for the fire jugglers! This year Cardigan Town Traders is funding a fabulous firework display creating a spectacular finale to this festive event.

Christmas Market and Santas Grotto

Saturday 8th December 2018 - Sunday 9th December Location: Penrallt Garden Centre

Penrallt Garden Centre would like to invite you to their first ever Christmas Market with Santas Grotto.

January 2018

Tyhai @ the Cellar Bar

Friday 4th January 2019 Location: Castle Cafe Cellar Bar

The Cellar Bar 'Unplugged Club' are very pleased to welcome Tyhai to open our 2019 season on 4th January. This great Indo Celtic Trio - Dylan Fowler (guitar), Pete Stacey (saxophone/ flute) and Rajesh David (vocals) wil be harmonizing the airs and dance melodies of Wales and the Celtic world with the ragas and rhythms of India.

Aladdin - Panto 2019

PANTO 2019- ALADDIN Saturday 5th January 2019 - Saturday 19th January Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

TIMES VARY PLEASE SEE FULL LISTING  Performance Dates and Times With stunning costumes and sets, jokes a plenty and the band led by the inimitable Elinor Powell, this feel good panto guarantees to brighten up the January blues! Wardens pantos have sold out for the past few years – so book now for the best seats!

André Rieu’s 2019 New Year's Concert

André Rieu Saturday 5th January 2019 - Sunday 6th January Location: Theatre Mwldan

André Rieu's new production for New Year’s 2019! The King of Waltz will bring  his New Year’s concert recorded live in Sydney, Australia.  Come to the mwldan for a magical evening of music and dance featuring his world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and plenty of surprises. With show tunes, classical music and plenty of festive fun - what a perfect way to start the New Year.

TIMES

7 pm on Saturday 5th and 3pm on Sunday 6th

move on up

move on up Saturday 26th January 2019 Location: Small World Theatre

... and Get on Down

Casual Dress - Serious Soul Welcome to the hottest selection of funk, soul and beyond! Join Mr. A for another fantastic night as he plays more of the Greats from his vast collection of 45s and 33s. No mixing, no scratching, no overdubs, just great tunes guaranteed to have you shimmying around the dance floor. Be prepared for an eclectic mix of Detroit Soul, New Orleans Funk, West Coast Wah-wah, Harlem Shuffle and Afrobeat. There will be names like Curtis Mayfield, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, Staple Singers, The Meters, James Brown, Lee Dorsey, Chairman of the Board and more. It’s a simple formula – Mr. A spins the discs and you make the moves ...