Category: Food & Drink


Why Amroth?

Amroth is a small village perched on a half mile long stretch of beach, at the start (or end!) of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. With its traditional sea side shops, cafes and pubs it is a busy village that is a brilliant destination whatever your needs. The access to the coast path is perfect for walking couples or singles, while families can spend days playing on the beach. Saundersfoot is a 3 mile coast path walk away, or along the beach at low tide with Tenby a bit further along the coast, meaning that there’s plenty to entertain on cooler […]

Happy Days!

It’s International Day of Happiness today (on a Monday, make of that what you will!) To enter into the spirit of things, we asked the Coastal team what about living in Pembrokeshire makes them happy. From beach days, to bike rides to food, their answers got me so excited for spring! Ruby – ‘Knowing that when I get on my bike, within 25/30 minutes I’m at a beach. There is no better feeling than cycling through Pembrokeshire lanes with fresh country air. Also summer evenings spent BBQ’ing with friends. Sitting listening to the waves. Pembrokeshire in the sun. I could go […]

Introducing: Easter Extras

I’m not entirely sure how, but the first three months of the year seem to have passed by in a flash and we’re already planning our Easter holidays! Yes the days of hunting for chocolate eggs, hot cross buns as an appropriate breakfast item and spring picnics are nearly upon us. Hard to believe, as it seems that Christmas was here just a moment ago. If you’re struggling to grasp that Easter is just around the corner, we have something which is sure to make it a little easier to accept. Easter holidays in Pembrokeshire, complete with a selection of […]

National Nutrition Month

We all understand that it is important to live a healthy lifestyle but did you know there is a whole month dedicated to Nutrition? What started as a National Nutrition Week way back in 1973 has grown and developed into a month long campaign which runs annually in March. Run by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month aims to raise awareness of the importance of healthy eating habits alongside healthy physical activities. Put Your Best Fork Forward is the main theme for this year’s campaign, encouraging us that we can become healthier with small changes over time. […]

Val’s Welsh Lasagne

Here in the office, we’ve done something a little different to celebrate St David’s Day. I’m sure many of you are enjoying Welsh Cakes and Cawl today but I’ll let you in on a little secret, we indulge on those all year round! This year, our office cook Val has made a special Welsh lasagne! What makes it Welsh I hear you say? Well two of the main ingredients are leek and laverbread… laverbread being a Welsh delicacy, a greenish black paste made from an edible seaweed! So we thought we’d share her recipe with you, so you too can […]

All Things St Davids

St David’s Day means many things in Pembrokeshire. It means kids dressing up, the girls as traditional Welsh women (or ‘flower pot ladies’ as I used to call them as a child, due to the strange hat. Google it and you’ll see why) and boys with flat caps and tank tops. It means cawl served at every pub, more often than not made by the landlady herself. And it means pinning a leek or a daffodil to your chest, or a more recent phenomenon is wearing a daffodil headpiece so you resemble a sort of Celtic Teletubbies sun. These traditions are […]

Say “Happy Mother’s Day” with Coastal Cottages

It’s now just over a month until Mother’s Day, a day dedicated to giving thanks to our mums and showing them just how much we care. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be easy to forget to tell those we love them exactly how we feel. We are easily distracted by life… by our jobs, by housework, by celebrity culture and largely by screens. But it’s important to remember those around you, those who play a special role in your life and without whom, life just wouldn’t be the same. Mother’s Day, which falls on Sunday […]

Dreaming of Summer Sunshine…

January is the Monday morning of the months; the festivities of Christmas have come to an abrupt end with the start of a new working year, the nights sometimes seem everlasting, and the weather can be less than cheerful. It’s no wonder than many of us start looking ahead to the warmer months for motivation to help get through this month-long Monday morning. And what better motivation than thoughts of a summer spent in Pembrokeshire with warm days, summer sunshine and sand between the toes? Pembrokeshire is the perfect place for a summer holiday with over 40 beaches to choose […]

Restaurants in Pembrokeshire with something a little different!

As well as award winning beaches, stunning coast path walks and historic landmarks, Pembrokeshire is also home to some of the best places to eat in the UK. Coastal Cottages is a company full of foodies, and so we often blog about the latest life-changing meal we’ve had that week, from the steak at The Cwtch in St Davids, or the curry at The Royal Oak in Newport. This time I’m focusing on some restaurants in the area that provide that something that’s a bit different, that will make you remember that one place on your holiday that made you […]

Granston House, near Abermawr [22553]

With over 550 holiday cottages to choose from, it can sometimes be difficult to choose just one for your Pembrokeshire stay and we all know there are lots of factors to be taken into account. Do you need somewhere dog friendly, perhaps with an enclosed garden? Are you looking for somewhere romantic, perfect for a honeymoon or mini-moon? Or maybe, you want somewhere practical within walking distance of a town/village/beach? Whatever kind of property you need, we’ve got you covered. Today, we’re turning our attention to a lovely traditional cottage near Abermawr. Granston House [22553] is a welcoming cottage situated just […]

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