Yesterday saw the start of Pembrokeshire Fish Week, voted one of the best food festivals to visit in the UK! The opening day is held at Milford Docks, an appropriate venue to start the week, with all the history Milford has with it’s fishing and trawlers.
The atmosphere was brilliant, and thankfully the rain had cleared by the opening, resulting in a day for sunglasses. There was food galore and I was able to stock up on my favourite Caws Cenarth cheese and at last ‘Gethins Cyder’ from Haverfordwest now produces their cider in bottles, so that was a treat! Fire & Ice from Narberth were there with their alcoholic icecream & sorbets and Cafe Mor, who now have a resident hut in Freshwater, were there offering fabulous lobster and cockle cakes, amongst other things. There were plenty of places to buy your fish and contrary to the title of the festival, it’s not all about fish-there’s plenty of meat there too!
The Fish Plaice where our superb Kippers for breakfast come from!
I enjoyed watching a few food demonstrations by the lovely celebrity chef, Angela Gray-I am lucky enough to be going to a course at her cookery school in August. Angela had her work cut out though, as she was sandwiched between the Samba band playing one side and a motley crew singing sea shantys on the other, so i think she must’ve had a sore throat by the end of the day!
Sea Shantys Galore here!
There is plenty going on across the whole of the county in this week, either check out the website on Pembs County Council or pick up a leaflet to find something near you!