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Make a Weekend out of the Wales Triathlon!!

February 2nd, 2019 | by Sarah Wills
Make a Weekend out of the Wales Triathlon!!

We thought we would give you a little more information about the What to do’s, Where to eat’s & Where to Stay’s in or near Fishguard for the Wales Triathlon.

_MAR8947Where to Stay??

  • Camping – We offer a camping option at the Pheonix Centre at Registration which would be £20 a tent for a 2 night stay.  Also onsite are shower and toilet facilities
  • Self Catering – Coastal Cottages of Pembrokeshire have a number of self catering properties in the area which would be happy to do short breaks.  Sleeping from 2-12 people.
  • Caravans – Howells Leisure are a caravan park, based in Fishguard and still have availability for the weekend of the event.  Facilities onlite also include – live entertainment, outdoor heated swimming pool, mini market, The Chippery (Bars meals & Takeaway food), games room and much more.
  • B&B – Fishguard Bay hotel has recently been taken over and is currently have the rooms refurbished.  With views overlooking the bay it’s a great central location to amenities in the area.



What to do in the area??

  • The Blue Lagoon, Abereiddy – After parking at Abereiddy, take the short walk around the cliff, passing the ruined quarry buildings and slate workers cottages and you will discover the stunning Blue Lagoon! You’ll be blown away by the Mediterranean-like turquoise water, which is a favourite for kayakers and coasteering groups.
  • St Davids Catherdral, St Davids – A popular destination for pilgrimages, this Cathedral is a huge attraction for those interested in Welsh history and/or religion. St. David’s Cathedral as we know it today replaced a monastery which was originally founded on the site by Saint David around 589 AD. Not only is it named after our Patron Saint of Wales, but it also contains a shrine to him. The Cathedral still operates a traditional communion service and also holds various special events such as the annual Cathedral Festival. Please note: Admission is free, but donations are encouraged.
  • Thousand Island Expedition – Experience some of the finest places the natural world has to offer with boat trips to Ramsey island, Skomer and Grassholm. Discover a magical island wilderness coupled with the fun and excitement of a true marine expedition. You will witness some of the most powerful currents in Britain, pass beneath some of the highest cliffs in Wales and see spectacular breeding colonies of thousands of nesting seabirds.
  • Folly Farm – Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo is the BIG day out, whatever the weather. With a spectacular zoo, friendly farmyard, adventure play and an enormous indoor funfair there is so much to learn about and enjoy. From farming fun in the Jolly Barn, where you can experience traditional farming methods first-hand, to learning about many exotic animals in Folly Farm’s zoo, including endangered species from around the world. Relive the fun of yesteryear in Folly Farm’s amazing vintage funfair, the biggest undercover fairground in Europe! Relax outside and watch the kids enjoy a high-seas adventure on the ships and other adventure play equipment or enjoy the indoors incredible ‘Carousel Woods’ Wales’ biggest indoor adventure playground. Opening times and ticket prices vary throughout the year.
  • Oakwood – Known to be one of the best days out in West Wales, Oakwood has a range of rides and attractions for all the family. Be brave and feel the adrenaline buzz on rides such as Megaphobia, Speed and Vertigo or get went on Hydro! Circus Land and Mini Golf are perfect for the little ones. If spooky is your thing, you’re definitely in for a treat with Spooky 3D. Head to the newest attraction at the park, Neverland where you can visit Skull Rock, the Jolly Roger and Tink’s Flying School, or go on a Neverland Chase, a Crocodile Coaster or even a Lost Boys Adventure! Make sure to keep updated with Special Events they offer throughout the year, such as their Oakwood After Dark where the park stays open til late, all the rides are illuminated and they put on a fantastic firework display!
  • Castell Henllys – Situated in North Pembrokeshire, Castell Henllys is an extraordinary day out for anyone interested in history. With a reconstructed Iron Age Hill fort, Castell Henllys is set in 26 acres of woodland on excavated remains from over 2000 years ago. Particularly interesting is the three large replica roundhouses, the granary and forge.
  • Grub Kitchen – The very first insect restaurant in not only Pembrokeshire or Wales, but in the whole of the UK! Grub Kitchen is located in a converted calf shed on the outskirts of St Davids, and is run by Head Chef Andy Holcroft (formerly chef at The Cwtch in St Davids) and entomologist/tv presenter Dr Sarah Beynon. This innovative restaurant incorporates entomophagy, the eating of bugs and insects, with quality cooking to create well-loved dishes on their menus. They combine edible insects with local produce to create impressive menus, all the while encouraging visitors to learn all about entamophagy. For those of you who might not be quite brave enough to sample an edible insect or two, you’ll be pleased to know that Grub Kitchen offers something for everyone including bug-free dishes made with conservation grade local ingredients.



Where to Eat??

  • Allt Y Afon Restaurant & Brasserie, Wolfscastle – Allt yr Afon Restaurant and Brasserie in the Wolfscastle hotel located between Haverfordwest and Fishguard has been awarded Two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence. A la carte and traditional bar meals are served in the restaurant 7 days a week, to both residents and non-residents. Light Lunches are available alongside the a la carte menu and drinks can be enjoyed on the patio and garden area. Sunday lunches are also served between 12-3. But advance reservation is needed. They also have a Function Room and stylish Garden Room which provides a great intimate setting for a wedding, family gathering or party celebration.
  • Barfive, Fishguard – Barfive is to be found in a Grade 2 listed four storey Georgian town house. The bar is spread over three floors and has a variety of areas in which you can eat drink chat and relax. Recently refurbishment with a contemporary and traditional design offering a wide range of drinks and cocktails complimented by a wonderful casual dining offer. Please note: They are unable to accommodate large groups or “Stag” parties, unless by prior arrangement. Dogs welcome on the outside terrace area only.
  • Crug Glas Country House & Restaurant – Crug-Glas is a 5 star Country House. It hosts many weddings, private parties and corporate events, as well as a luxurious place for all to dine in the evening. Afternoon Tea and Lunch Menus are available but these are offered by appointment only. Crug-Glas makes the most of the fresh local produce available to the area to make their menu unlike any other. Please note: Dog only allowed in the outside seating area, but must be kept on leads.
  • The Cwtch, St Davids – Cwtch is an award-winning restaurant based in the heart of St. David’s. This restaurant focusses on providing quality food with delicious flavours and works to use local seasonal produce for all meals. A lovely restaurant for anyone looking to eat in a relaxed and friendly environment. Please Note: There is no car park, but there is street parking available.
  • The Sloop, Porthgain – Situated in Porthgain, The Sloop Inn is a very popular destination with locals and tourists alike. With views over the harbour and access to the Coastal Path, this is the perfect place to stop for lunch if you’re out sightseeing on the coast, or if you fancy some freshly caught fish! Specials are always available but do vary throughout the year depending on the local produce available. Please Note: There are disabled toilet facilities but there is no disabled access such as a ramp. Dogs are allowed in the Picnic Area only.
  • Fishguard Bay Hotel, Fishguard – The Fishguard Hotel is a 20th Century House located in lower Fishguard., with its original high ceilings, architraves, oak panelling and stained glass windows. The Lounge Bar Menu is served between 12.00pm and 1.45pm, Monday to Saturday and 6.30pm – 9.00pm every evening and Sunday Lunch is available between 12.00pm and 1.45pm. Families are welcome and all dietary needs are catered for.
  • Somethings Cooking, Letterston – Something’s Cooking is an award-winning Fish and Chip Restaurant and Takeaway offering a variety of fish dishes as well as flame-grilled burgers, locally made sausage and Welsh pies. They also offer a range of vegetarian dishes, as well as senior citizen’s and children’s menus.
  • Rose & Crown, Goodwick – The Rose & Crown is a restaurant/bar/coffee house. Using locally sourced & seasonal produce which is freshly prepared & produced.
  • The Harp Inn, Letterston – Originally a 15th century country inn, our recent renovations have brought this former coaching house bang up to date with the stylish Conservatory Restaurant where you can bring friends or family to be entertained. Chose from local favourites, Prime Welsh Fillet Steak, Welsh Mussels, Venison Roquefort, Whole Sea Bass, on the Menu featuring some superb local Welsh ingredients.
  • The Golden Lion, Newport – The Golden Lion makes the most of the local produce available, with Welsh beef and freshly caught seafood on their doorstep, you’re guaranteed to be impressed by their menu. Specials vary according to seasonal produce.
  • The Cambrian, Solva – The Cambrian Inn is located in lower Solva and boasts a lounge bar and restaurant. They offer a wide range of meals including a variety of vegetarian dishes, and the aim to use fresh local produce wherever and whenever possible. Please Note: Dogs are only allowed during lunchtime, water bowls are available in the picnic area. The chefs will adapt this menu to suit any dietary requirements and food intolerance’s. All special dietary requirements should be notified in advance.
  • The Bishops, St Davids – Positioned on the Cross Square in the centre of St. David’s, The Bishops certainly cannot be missed. A real traditional pub serving food seven days a week right throughout the year, this pub strives to serve fresh local fish as often possible – meaning almost daily! With the Cathedral just a few seconds walk down the road, if you’re heading to St. David’s then The Bishops is most definitely worth a visit.
  • The Grove, St Davids – We’re very proud of our fantastic menus. Indulge in quality dishes, with ingredients and products sourced from suppliers we can trust. Our menus are a fusion of delicious contemporary dishes and timeless classics that are sure to delight. Whatever your preferences, our menus are sure to tantalise your tastebuds.

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