At fforest we can offer simple, good very tasty food and the right drinks; from breakfast to supper across our camps, restaurants and pubs. But in the local surrounding area, there are plenty of fantastic restaurants, pubs, cafes, and local markets & producers that offer some of the best food & drink in the west. In no particular order we've listed a few of our recommendations:
BBQ shack, Aberporth
A stone's throw from the shores of Aberporth beach, our BBQ shack is now open weekends throughout Summer. Expect meat skewer plates, fresh potato salads and leaves, flatbreads and handmade burgers all cooked on site in our little beach shack restaurant. Stay tuned for a new website coming soon with plenty of info about opening times and menus, but for now, we'll see you Fridays and Saturdays 4-8pm.
Telephone 01239 623633 Website - Coming soon!
Mexican street food of the highest and tastiest quality, El Salsa create authentic flavours and wholesome meals all from their mobile trailer kitchen. We're privileged to have them based in west Wales providing fabulously tasty festival-style food throughout the season. Watch this space as El Salsa are moving permanently to the Cardigan area and are hoping to be open from June! The founder, Laura Elsaesser, a qualified professional chef, is committed to sourcing ingredients locally; from farm fresh welsh beef, chicken & pork from the local butcher Golwg y mor in Aberporth, to her own home-grown tomatoes, chillies, tomatillos, salads & herbs. You won't find a fresher, healthier, tastier takeaway than El Salsa's. Follow them on Facebook to find out where to catch them.
Telephone 07772610561 Website
Crwst: The welsh bakers
Our good friends from CRWST have recently expanded their micro bakery and settled roots in Cardigan. Breakfasts, brunches, organic breads & seasonal patisserie style bakes all handmade on site. The people behind Crwst: Osian (the baker) and Catrin (the brain) are a young couple with a refreshing creativity that shows in their baked goods and delicious breakfast/lunch menus. Their cafe deli is a glorious place to sit, eat, relax and browse an abundance of Welsh produce available to purchase on site. CRWST is currently open 6 days a week.
Telephone 01239 842 338 Website
The beach hut
The best fish and chips on the west coast, The Beach Hut Llangrannog is a family run chippy & cafe/restaurant. Its location is as close to the sea as you could possibly get, sat inside the cosy restaurant you will feel as if you're dining right on the beach. Open daily throughout the season to grab your fish & chips, a wholesome lunch or a tasty supper, or a tea & a slice of cake if you're just passing through. If you're staying at Manorafon, you could walk the beautiful coastal path from Penbryn to Llangrannog, working up an appetite for The Beach Hut at the finish line.
Telephone 01239 654642 Website
A bakehouse in Cardigan town centre. One of our favourites - freshly baked bread, great food & coffee. Their simple menu is based around their freshly baked sourdough and is constantly changing. In fact, you rarely get the same thing twice. The bread has the crumb, chew and flavour of dreams and we would be lost without it. Daily specials range from seasonal veg-packed soups, fresh fish pâtés, exceptional sarnies & herby salsas, all accompanied by the trademark Bara Menyn breads.
Telephone 01239 621863 Website
cardigan bay brownies
Its hard to beat a good homemade brownie, but local baker Nerys brings all the warmth, comfort and deliciousness of great home-baking to the people of Cardigan and beyond. We love her brownies so much that we asked her to collaborate on a new flavour for the Pizzatipi. Nerys has a humbling approach to home-baking and even though she has ridiculous numbers of brownies to bake on a daily basis, she always calls in the help of her two sons to taste-test. Due to popular demand, her bakes are now available to buy online, CBB also attends a regular slot at The Guildhall market in Cardigan, catch Nerys there every Thursday & Saturday from 10am, or come to the Pizzatipi to sample our new flavour!
*also known as Cardigan Bay Fish. Len and Mandy Walters have been processing fish and shellfish caught by their own vessels for the past 14 years. Cardigan Bay is home to a vast array of wonderful fish and shellfish, says Mandy: "Wild bass, lobster, mackerel and crabs are only some of the flavoursome and healthy produce that can be found on our doorstep." And she means that literally, their home in St Dogmeals often opens up to the public when a fresh haul arrives. Villagers listen out for Mandy's voice shouting, "I'm out the back!" But if you've been listening out and have still heard nothing, perhaps a more reliable place to buy from Cardigan Bay Fish is the Local Producers Market in St Dogmeals. There you will find Mandy from 10-1 every Tuesday.
Telephone 01239 621043 Website
Glebelands market garden
A six acre holding situated between Cardigan & St Dogmaels, Glebelands are experts in growing and selling veg. Think farm shop/allotment, this is the perfect place to buy seasonal, locally grown vegetables & leafy greens. Supplier of salad to the Pizzatipi, the freshest of leaves in all shapes, sizes & tastes. We eat the lovely edible orange flowers too. As well as growing and selling luscious produce, Glebelands are also committed to promoting sustainable food production. They offer information to those interested in the vital work of sustainable food production and can give sound advice to those setting up market gardens.
Telephone 07511 546701 Website
the plwmp tart
Serving light lunches, home baked cakes and great coffee,The Plwmp Tart is a lovely little cafe just down the road from Manorafon camp, and 5 minutes from the beautiful National Trust beach, Penbryn. Its a popular pit-stop for walkers as its on the coastal path route between Penbryn and Llangrannog. They serve ice creams too!
Telephone 01239 758100 Facebook