Category: Food & Drink


The Pembrokeshire 2018 Bucket List

As this is my first blog post of 2018..Happy New Year to all! Yes it’s that time of year again already, although January may be associated with strict diets, miserable weather and cutting back – I try to see it in a better light. To me January could be a great planning month – starting with that all important bucket list. Weather it takes a year or 3 months to complete, I love making an exciting list and planning new adventures for the year ahead. As I was scribbling idea’s down for my personal bucket list this year I realised […]

Wales’ most romantic time of year

With Valentine’s Day just a month away and the Welsh valentines celebration, St Dwynwen’s Day, taking place on the 25th January, there’s no time of the year more romantic. Both days have their own legends. Saint Dwynwen is remembered for wishing that God would help all future lovers after a love triangle between her, her true love and the man her father had arranged she marry left her heartbroken. There are a number of stories surrounding the history of Valentine but a popular belief is that the he was a Roman priest who helped arrange secret marriages during a period […]

Festive Shopping at its best!

One of my favourite things about the festive season is wrapping up warm and heading out to explore the Christmas markets across the county. Combine shopping with cold crisp weather, Christmassy nibbles, festive music and picturesque Pembrokeshire locations – you have the perfect day! Picton Castle one of the first to host their Victorian Christmas Market this season on the 18th and 19th November. The stately surroundings of the 13th Century Castle make for a truly memorable market with stalls throughout the corridors and courtyard. Enjoy performances from The Salvation Army Brass Band plus cookery demonstrations – learn tips for […]

Enjoy a Family Christmas Break on the Pembrokeshire Coast..

As the autumn leaves begin to fall it signals the start of the ultimate countdown. Before we know it, the Christmas hits will return to the radio, you’re making a Christmas list and checking it twice before doing the dreaded deed of hunting around the attic for the dusty Christmas decs. Fear not! If you fancy avoiding that dusty attic this year Coastal Cottages could be the answer! Why not avoid getting caught up in the Christmas rush and head to the Pembrokeshire for a charming Christmas on the coast? This magical location has something to offer to all the […]

Where to buy local fresh Seafood in Pembrokeshire?

I don’t know about you but when I think of Pembrokeshire I think of the beautiful coastal walks, sandy golden beaches, stunning countryside and the freshest local produce. Here at Coastal Cottages we often get asked by guests where to buy the best local seafood!? As it is National Seafood Week we thought we would address this dilemma…. Milford Haven Docks – The Fish Plaice With one of the world’s deepest natural harbours it’s no surprise Milford Haven serves some of freshest seafood around! Welsh Seafoods located on Milford Haven docks focus on supplying fresh local fish to restaurants around […]

Festive Holiday Extras

I seem to start this blog in very much the same manner each year, with a statement referencing the approach of Christmas starting earlier each year. And each year, it feels earlier than the last. Yes, whilst all of you have been focussed on settling the little ones back into a school routine, I’ve been busy putting together another great range of Festive Extras to help you embrace the Christmas season which appears to be rapidly approaching. (I appreciate it is still too early for Christmas jumpers and jingle bells however!) So what Festive Packages have we got on offer […]

October Half Term Events

October Half Term Events Narberth Beer Festival Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October Narberth’s very first beer festival featuring over 20 cask ales with an array of live music and local delicious food. Doors open at 6pm and you can purchase your tickets online today. The beer festival will take place at Narberth Queens Hall with an variety of live music from local bands. There will be a delicious hog roast and BBQ with a selection of fresh meat from the local butchers. There will be a Prosecco bar for the non – beer drinkers with the options of a […]

Cosy Restaurants Pembrokeshire

With Summer officially over, I am sure I am not the only one who has already noticed the much shorter days and chilly mornings. Why not take the edge off and book yourself a warm, cosy dining experience in one of our favourite chosen restaurants below in Pembrokeshire? The Plantagenet Set in the heart of Tenby, The Plantagenet will always be one of my absolute favourite restaurants. Of course it is known for its spectacular food but also for the ambience the restaurant creates. I love the cosy and warm atmosphere when you enter the restaurant – the wood fire, candle […]

Stay at Newfoundland, St Ishmaels (33418)

Pembrokeshire has been put on the map for its 186 miles of beautiful coastal path, stunning beaches and coves, as well as a handful of interesting islands off the shores. There is certainly a lot to explore along the Pembrokeshire coast! Why not take a step back from the sea shore and discover what is known as Pembrokeshire’s “Secret Waterway” – The Cleddau Estuary?  Running through the county from Milford Haven to Haverfordwest the beautiful waterway is largely hidden from the rest of the world. Follow the course of the estuary and you’ll be met with numerous peaceful and picturesque viewpoints. Join the […]

August Bank Holiday Weekend Events

If you’re unsure what to do for this weekends bank holiday, why not check out some of the exciting events below that will be happening over Pembrokeshire this coming weekend? Aberjazz Music Festival Fishguard This year the Aberjazz Music Festival will be taking place across many pubs and clubs across Fishguard; the festival celebrates jazz but also incorporates contemporary and blues music. As well as performances from various music genres, there will be a number of workshops including singing and drumming to put your skills to the test. There will be musical appearances from Saint City Jazz Band, Eleanor Mcevoy, […]

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