Where to eat and drink in Wales
Looking for some fantastic dining out opportunities in Wales? Our handy eating and drinking guide divulges the best bars, restaurants, pubs and cafés to visit during your stay.
In Wales, food is part of the fascinating national heritage. Certain dishes have become synonymous with the country and are recognised worldwide; Lamb, Rarebit, Crempog, Bara Brith and Welsh Cakes, to name just a few. It is not surprising then that there are 7 Michelin starred restaurants in the country, as well as numerous other award-winning eateries, ranging from cafés to traditional pubs. Wherever you choose to base your holiday, you will find a wide selection of excellent places to eat in Wales.
For a fine dining experience, visit The Checkers in Montgomery. The Michelin starred restaurant boasts an elegant menu featuring a mix of French and Welsh cuisines, in an ambient setting. Head to the award-winning Beach House in Oxwich, overlooking the bay, which has one of the best views out of many restaurants in Wales. Providing freshly caught and exquisitely cooked seafood, locally sourced ingredients and a top-notch vegetarian menu, the Beach House is an experience that you will not want to miss.
If the more relaxed atmosphere of a traditional Welsh pub is more your thing, there are a wealth of options for you to choose from. The Boat Inn is situated in the sleepy village of Redbrook nestled in the picturesque Wye Valley. Sit outside in the charming beer garden and enjoy a pint from the local Wye Valley Brewery and a plate of tasty homemade fare. There are pubs in Wales in even the remotest of locations, so you shouldn’t struggle to find somewhere to relax after a hard day’s exploring. If a cup of tea and a plate of welsh cakes sounds more your thing, there are numerous tearooms and cafes in Wales that offer this and more. Visit the quaint Cwtch Café in Abergavenny or the modern Little Man Café in Cardiff for warming hot drinks and delicious cakes.