10 Amazing Places To Eat In Wales

Sometimes it’s easy to forget the amazing restaurants Wales has to offer. Great local produce, talented chefs and amazing locations should make all of us in the Welsh catering trade feel proud and honoured to be a part of it.

Welsh Restaurants

If you’ve landed on this guide, searching for a great restaurant in Wales, you are in for a treat, here are 10 of the best

Hangfire Smokehouse, Penarth: It is a fantastic restaurant run by two friends in a local pub. Here you will find all kinds of meals.

Baravin, Aberystwyth: The restaurant is located in an enviable position on Aberystwyth’s promenade, which you can easily access. It is an amazing restaurant that serves some of the best pizzas found outside Italy.

Cafe Citta, Cardiff: It is one of the best places to eat due to their gorgeous and inexpensive meals such as meatballs and pasta dishes. You will also find inexpensive good red wine

Tyddyn Llan, Llandrillo: For many years, this restaurant has been the best in Wales with a stunning and tasting menu. Besides, it has comfy rooms upstairs that you can crash out after having your heavy meal.

The Walnut Tree, Llanddewi Skirrid: It is claimed to be the most famous restaurant in Wales over decades due to its reputation. The Walnut Tree serves up unfussy yet brilliant Welsh food.

Ye Olde Bulls Head Inn, Beaumaris: The restaurant is known for its hospitality since the 15th century. It features gorgeous Anglesey produce such as salt marsh lamb and Welsh black beef.

Ultracomida, Aberystwyth: It is a very nice place that you can even mistake for an upmarket deli. The array of tasty food that you will find at the front masks a brilliant little tapas restaurant at the back.

Harbourmaster, Aberaeron: This hotel is well known for its local foods as well as a great array of bar snacks.

Purple Poppadom, Cardiff: It is one of the restaurants that took Indian cuisine in Wales to another level. Here you will find traditional Indian dishes.

Bullys, Cardiff: It is a nice place to visit due to its brilliantly cooked dishes such as chargrilled Welsh beef fillet or oak smoked squid.

There you have it, 10 amazing places to eat in Wales.

For further great places to eat in North Wales visit the North Wales Business Directory.

8 Great Welsh Beers You Should Try

Welsh Beer Guide

Wales is a country that has been known for its magical works when it comes to beer brewing. It has some of the richest beers in the world and has attracted a group of beer lovers who visit Wales every year just to have the natural taste of Welsh beer right in the Welsh yard. This has led to the rise of the brewing industry and each day, new beer brands come up. Here are the top 8 beers that you shouldn’t miss out on when visiting Wales.

(i) Boilermaker

Boilermaker, a Welsh whisky IPA is another great single-malt beer from the renowned Brains Craft Brewery. It blends the best ingredients matured with penderyn infused oak chips to produce a fruity beer with a warm whisky buzz. This collaboration between ‘Thinking Drinkers’ and Brains Craft Brewery contains 6.5% alc. content.

(ii) Cwrw Gorslas

Made by Kite Brewery, Cwrw Gorslas is another Welsh beer to die for. It blends dry fruit notes and undertones of roasted flavours to bring out a unique aroma of fruits and malts. It is among the most balanced beers with some silent bitterness at the end. It is amber and has an alcohol volume of 4%

(iii) Tomos Watkins Cwrw Haf

Summers in Wales are the best times for beer lovers with the Cwrw Haf. For this reason, it has been branded the perfect summer ale. This beer combines natural malts, Golding, Cascades and Fuggle that give it a unique zesty citrus taste and delicate flavor. Cwrw Haf has an alcoholic content of 4.2%

(iv) Bullmastiff Special Reserve

The Bullmastiff Special Reserve from Penarth Brewery is a great beer that you can enjoy during winter. Actually, it has been labelled as a winter warmer. It has been brewed to offer a malty and sweet taste. It is dark red-amber and has an alcohol volume of 6.5%

(v) Atlantic White

The Atlantic White is a cask beer that draws inspiration from Belgium and the US. It blends traditional Belgian wheat and crushed coriander seeds to produce the light refreshing beer that has a distinct zesty and spicy taste. Atlantic white has an alcohol content of 6.0% ABV.

(vi) Rhymney Export Ale

Made by Rhymney Breweries, Rhymney Export Ale is a hand mixed blend of malts and fruits that bring out the real ale heady flavour and mild citrus bitters. Its ingredients include live yeast and has no additives. The end result is the smooth full bodied and rounder beer. It has an alcohol volume of 5.0%

(vii) Celt Bleddyn 1075 Organic Crafted Ale

The Bleddyn 1075 is an organic crafted ale beer that has been brewed with Chinook, Citra, Nelson Sauvin and Magnum hops to produce a strong beer with a distinct taste and a grapefruit finish. It is golden and has an alcohol volume of 5.6%

(viii)Dirty Stop Out

Dirty Stop Out is an amazing oat stout beer from Tiny Rebel Breweries. It has a dark colour and a strong perfume aroma and smokiness. Its 9 blends of malt produce a strong beer with an alcohol volume of 5% making it an ideal drink for a heavy night!

Wrapping It Up

Without any doubt, Wales has some of the finest beers in the world, the evidence is in the consumption. Their beers are brewed to perfection to satisfy the needs of all beer lovers. Now that you know the finest brands of beer, get a bottle of any of these beers and enjoy the wonders of the Welsh brewers!

10 Brilliant Welsh Pubs By The Sea written

Wales has some of the most brilliant pubs offering fantastic seaside views. If you are looking for some of the best places to eat and drink by the sea enjoying the beautiful Welsh sunshine, here are 10 places to visit.

Welsh Pub By The Sea

  1. Ty Coch Inn, Porthdinllaen, Llyn Peninsula

It has been voted as one of the best beaches in the world. It is located on the Porthdinlaen beach in the North of the Llyn Peninsula. The pub looks very simple with classic pies, paininis, pasties and Panizzas for the younger ones.

  1. The Stackpole Inn, Pembrokeshire

This was named the Best Gastropub in Whales at the 2011 Great British Pubs awards. This charming 17th Century pub is found on the National Trust’s Stackpole Estate in Pembrokeshire. On the menu is fine reputation food for lunch and evening meals.

  1. The Sloop Inn, Porthgain

It located between Fishguard and St Davids on the Pembrokeshire coast. Standing on the tiny Porthgain harbor, this cottage pub dates back to the 18th Century. Here, the menu covers everything from various curries to fresh fish and lobsters when in season.

  1. The Worm’s Head Hotel

This has one of the best viewpoints ever and was voted as Britain’s Best Beach. Overlooking Rhossili Bay which is the ultimate beauty spot, Rhosslil Downs and Worms Head, this pub built on beautiful garden stocks a wide variety of drinks and also local produce being used in the restaurant including Gower Salt Marsh Lamb and fresh seafood.

  1. The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron

Located on the picturesque Aberaeron quayside, this pub is very brilliant for local produce. Here, you are sure to find freshly caught seafood since its almost in touching distance of the local fishing fleet. It is a well-stocked pub with seafood and homemade gnocchi, chicken supreme, and lamb rump.

  1. The Griffin Inn, Dale

Overlooking a wide bay skirting the entrance to Milford Haven is The Griffin. It is a relaxed waterfront pub offering a perfect view of the board sailors and dinghies skimming across the bay especially during summer. The pub has a fishing boat, Griffin Girl’, to ensure there is always freshly caught seafood.

  1. The Pentre Arms, Llangrannog

This pub is located on a very striking position on the right of the Ceredigion Coastal Path. Since it’s the local’s favorite,it stocks a variety of homemade food. It is said that the Swansea poet, Dylan Thomas, got himself thrown out of this pub for helping himself to beer.

  1. The Druidstone, Broad Haven, Pembrokeshire

This beautiful pub is well known for consistently being on the Good Food Guide ever since 1974. It offers stunning views thanks to its high setting. The pub guarantees homemade fresh food sometimes made from the ingredients from the local suppliers.

  1. The Old Sailors, Newport, Pembrokeshire

This was formerly called the sailors safety because it kept a light burning as a guide for ships. This 500 years old building sits behind Pwllgwaelod beach offering superb summer sunsets. On the menu is local fresh fish.

  1. The Ship Inn, Tresaith, Ceredigion

Sitting on the Sheltered Sand Bay, here you can enjoy the view of dolphins mostly during summer. It was named after the River Saith which flowed to the beach. You can sit on the Inn’s terrace as you watch porpoises and bottlenose dolphins.

The Dudley Arms!

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