The Countdown to Pembrokeshire Fish Week
If you’re on holiday in Pembrokeshire next weekend be sure to check out Pembrokeshire Fish Week. Starting on Saturday 23 June the week long festival celebrates Wales’ wonderful seafood, spectacular coastline and award winning beaches.
You’ll find lots of events and activities to see and participate in all over Pembrokeshire, from fish filleting demonstrations to angling classes, seafood forages to celebrity chef master class demonstrations. You’re sure to find an event or activity to suit you.
With its abundance of fresh local seafood, the festival attracts the attention of many awarding chefs and food writers. Ravinder Bhogal, author of Cook in Boots is one such food writer, here she tells us why Pembrokeshire Fish Week is a challenge she can’t resist.
“Let me set the scene here – I love to cook and eat seafood, but I am a complete fishing virgin. I can barely catch a ball let alone a fish so being invited to go fishing in Pembrokeshire is a challenge I simply can’t resist – especially when there is the alluring bait of fresh mackerel, Pollack and seabass too!
Pembrokeshire truly sounds like the coast with the most!
I can’t wait to pack my waterproofs, to feel the sun on my face, the wind in my hair, the big view, the light on the water and hopefully the noisy rustle of the treasure to be had in the deep. I haven’t even dipped my toe in yet, and I’m already hooked. Here’s to my first catch!”
5 Don’t Miss Events
With over 200 events taking place across the week, here are 5 not to be missed:-
Pembrokeshire Fish Week’s Opening Day Event
Milford Haven Dockside
Saturday 23 June
The festival kicks starts with a day filled with fishy frolics, watch live cookery and fish filleting demonstrations, dine at the pop up restaurant and visit the fish market.
Surf ‘n’ Turf with Dragon Activity Guides
Saturday 23 June
Enjoy a day out on the Pembrokeshire coast, surf the waves before tucking into a Welsh surf ‘n’ turf.
The Clock House Café Bar Early Bird Supper & Skomer Island Cruise
26, 27 & 29 June
A freshly caught fish supper followed by a two-hour long cruise around the seabird paradise that is Skomer Island, getting up close and personal to the fantastic wildlife.
A Fair Fish for a Fare Dish – Celebrity Masterclass Demonstration Evening at The Torch Theatre
Wednesday 27 June
Relaying tales of their days fishing adventures, four up and coming chefs in the culinary world Bryn Williams, Alyn Williams, Ravinder Bhogal and Anthony Evans turn their bounty into a delicious feast.
Seven Course Fish Tasting Menu at Hammet House
Saturday 30 June
Devised by head chef Ben Gobbi and featuring coral caught Teifi sewin, Cardigan Bay crab and St Brides Bay hand-dived scallops.
For the full events listing visit www.pembrokeshirefishweek.co.uk.
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