Holiday Cardigan Bay - Ynys Lochtyn photo by Janet Baxter

Experience:

16th April 2014

Cafés Pubs and Restaurants Cardigan Bay

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.

Cafe Mwldan
Cafe 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.

Check out the food festivals around Cardigan Bay


Events you might want to cycle to

April 2014

Wales One World Film Festival

Friday 21st March 2014 - Friday 11th April Location: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

WOW 2014 will start on Friday 21 March in Cardiff and Aberystwyth. For the last twelve years WOW has explored the edges of contemporary global cinema and so provided an unrivalled 'window on the world' that gives audiences all across Wales the chance to see the best in world cinema

Helen Booth Synapse Exhibition

Saturday 29th March 2014 - Saturday 17th May Location: Mwldan

Booth is a drawer, painter and installation maker who's practice embraces the versatility of the line. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious Pollock Krasner Award for her work on paper. This exhibition features recent work and predominantly explores ideas of materiality through the layering. The artist builds up impulsive, expressive marks which are then stripped back to build space and texture into the works.

Easter Treasure Hunt Cardigan

Monday 14th April 2014 - Sunday 27th April Location: Shire Hall

Easter Treasure Hunt starting at Shire Hall, High Street, Cardigan. Fantastic family hamper for the winning team. Wet weather option available. Funds raised in aid of Cardigan Castle. For further details see www.cardigancastle.com

Music Without Frontiers

Wednesday 16th April 2014 - Monday 21st April Location: Rhosygilwen Mansion

Easter music festival, featuring an exciting and eclectic range of musical genres, dance, film, storytelling and performance. This event takes place in a number of venues, from Rhosygilwen to Samll Woprld Theatre. Please see this page for full details of 2014 programme.

Egg Decoration

Wednesday 16th April 2014 Location: The Welsh Wildlife Centre

Please join us at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran for an "Eggcellent" afternoon of creative fun decorating your own Easter Eggs. Suitable for 2year olds & upwards 11:00 to 13:00 and again from 14:00 to 16:00

Easter Egg Hunt Cilgerran Castle

Friday 18th April 2014 - Monday 21st April Location: Cilgerran Castle

Hop along to Cilgerran Castle this Easter and participate in the Easter Egg Hunt in association with the National Trust Come and eggsplore Cilgerran Castle and complete our Easter trail to claim you Cadbury's Easter Egg. £1.50 per trail.

Easter Promenade

Saturday 19th April 2014 Location: Cardigan & Around

Small World Theatre will be making a special appearance with our beautiful giant explorer, Lady Augusta, at Cardigan Quay as part of Music Without Frontiers' festivities. Families and our friends who would like to meet Lady Augusta, please come and join us at the Quay to walk through the town to Small World Theatre, where we are running a themed workshop for children called 'Scrap Sound'.

Egg Decoration

Sunday 20th April 2014 Location: The Welsh Wildlife Centre

Please join us at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran for an "Eggcellent" afternoon of creative fun decorating your own Easter Eggs. Suitable for 2year olds & upwards 11:00 to 13:00 and again from 14:00 to 16:00

Barley Saturday Cardigan 2014

Saturday 26th April 2014 Location: Cardigan & Around

Since the 19th Century the last Saturday in April has been a big event in Cardigan. Barley Saturday saw farmers from surrounding area come to town to hire workers and to inspect stallions that are put out to stud. These days the horses are the centre of attention. After judging, they are paraded through the town and crowds of people line the streets to see the spectacle. There’s also now a parade of veteran tractors, cars, motorbikes and more. Contact: Tudor Harries 01239 841524

May 2014

Helen Booth Synapse Exhibition

Saturday 29th March 2014 - Saturday 17th May Location: Mwldan

Booth is a drawer, painter and installation maker who's practice embraces the versatility of the line. In 2012 she was awarded the prestigious Pollock Krasner Award for her work on paper. This exhibition features recent work and predominantly explores ideas of materiality through the layering. The artist builds up impulsive, expressive marks which are then stripped back to build space and texture into the works.

The Cambrian Mountains Walking Weekend

Friday 2nd May 2014 - Monday 5th May Location: Tregaron Various Locations

Programme of Walks

Aberystwyth Cycle Festival

Friday 23rd May 2014 - Sunday 25th May Location: Aberystwyth

Now in its fifth year, the Aber Cycle Fest brings downhill mountain biking and a 'Welsh Wild West' sportive to the famous promenade to add to the already established Tour Series televised pro criterium race. With some of Britain's top cyclists making a rare appearance in Mid Wales, festival visitors can watch the all the on and off road action and also experience the beautiful and undiscovered lanes of Ceredigion on their own bikes. The festival includes Sportive, Downhill Mountain Biking and Criteriums Pedal Power on the Prom

Cardigan Art Society Exhibition

Saturday 24th May 2014 - Saturday 21st June Location: Mwldan

This year's exhibition by Cardigan Art Society forms a centrepiece to their fiftieth anniversary celebrations. For half a century CAS has promoted the visual arts in the area by providing its members with a mutual support system consisting of talks, demonstrations and workshops. CAS welcomes artists of all levels of ability and provides them with at least two public showings annually. For membership details and a programme of current activities, visit the society's page at:www.cardiganartsociety.weebly.com