Eating & Drinking

Places to eat (in order of distance)

All places listed are child friendly, apart from Pachamama’s (unless your children are very well-behaved!).

  • Taten Eirw, Blaenporth, Cardigan SA43 2BA (9 mins), Tel: 01239 811128 our closest fish and chip shop on the A487 – phone in and order so you don’t have to queue


  • For a drink close by pop to Llangrannog beach village (just over 10 mins) & have a drink at The Pentre Arms, (sit outside, right on the beach, or inside next to the window overlooking the beach) or The Ship Inn (no beach views) – usually has open mic night on Sundays in the summer. The Pentre do food but it's a fairly basic choice for veggies i.e. lasagne/chilli (we go more for the views) but better for fish/meat eaters. The Ship do food but we haven’t eaten there since it was taken over by new owners in autumn 2020. Reviews seem good though

  • Tafell a Tân, Llangrannog do tasty, handmade pizzas, sandwiches, cakes and salads. There are a few tables inside or you can get takeaway and sit on the beach to eat them. Order online but don’t leave it too late as booking spaces get full very quickly

  • The Beach Hut Café, Llangrannog is nice and chilled and has a few good veggie choices - you can sit outside here and just about see the sea. We’ve had a great breakfast here

  • Café Patio, Llangrannog is great for homemade ice cream, sandwiches and cakes. The patio over looks the beach

  • La Calabria Italian, Troedyraur SA44 5JT (10 mins), is a good, family run Italian though it can lack atmosphere at times – serve 6.00 – 8.30pm

  • Another Ship Inn is the one at Tresaith Beach SA43 2JL (13 mins) – decent pub/restaurant with great sea views from the patio but they can be terribly slow serving. Parking can be difficult but there is an honesty car park; go back up the hill from The Ship, turn right, past the bus stop and it’s a piece of, unassuming, land on your left

  • Riverside Café, Newcastle Emlyn (14 mins), relaxed veggie café next to the river. A little basic but obviously very good choice for veggies. Seating and a little play area outside

  • Another, basic café in Newcastle Emlyn with fabulous views from the garden, over the river, down the side of the café is Harrison's - it's on the main high street. Decent choice for veggies

  • Pachamama, Newcastle Emlyn is a nice place for lunch/dinner that does Asian food. Always a veggie choice or two

  • The Daffodil Inn, Penrhiw-llan, SA44 5NG (14 mins), is a nice restaurant with a good choice but fairly expensive. You can sit outside or in the bar too


  • The Penrallt Country House Hotel, Aberporth, SA43 2BS (15 mins), lovely place to eat, or just have a drink and enjoy the gorgeous sea view. The interior is beautiful and includes a bar, gorgeous dining room, cosy sitting room with a roaring fire and a conservatory. On nice days there are games on the lawn for children. We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch here and their afternoons teas are on our ‘to try’ list (these need to be booked 24 hours in advance)

  • Cardigan Castle's restaurant 1176 is a pleasant place to eat or have a coffee - beautiful restaurant and gardens out the back but can't comment on food too much as we've only had Sunday lunch here, which was good. There is also a little deli downstairs for takeaway and luxury food items

  • Stiwdio 3, High Street, Cardigan, a great place to meet, eat and create. Stiwdio is a relaxed community interest company where you can eat, drink, shop and try one of their craft workshops – give them a call on 01239 758088 to find out what’s on their craft timetable

  • Bluebell Bistro, New Quay (little over 20 mins), lovely, friendly place (try to book a place upstairs by the windows overlooking the sea). They also have a café/deli/takeaway downstairs

  • Also in New Quay are our favourite gelato place, Creme Pen Cei and Fish & Chip takeaway, The Lime Crab. Latter do a nice fish (or fried halloumi) & chips and, for something a little different, a mixed sea food box

  • The Black Lion Inn, New Quay – great garden, with children’s play area overlooking the sea. Big portions, good choice and friendly service. Has a bar too

  • The Pepperpot, New Quay - lovely, friendly restaurant with a big menu (nice children's menu) and great choice of seafood. Good gin menu too! 

  • The New Celtic Restaurant, Aberaeron (24 mins), child friendly restaurant serving eat in or takeaway fish and chips. On a good day sit on the harbour and eat


  • The Harbourmaster, Aberaeron restaurant/bar serving excellent cocktails. Food is rather expensive (cheaper in the bar but you can’t book if you eat there) but a great place with lots of atmosphere and lovely views out onto the harbour

  • The Ferry Inn, Poppit Road, St Dogmaels, Cardigan, SA43 3LF (24 mins) - the views out over the estuary are amazing and we have been told the fish dishes are very good


  • Teifi Waterside Hotel, Poppit Sands, B4546, St Dogmaels, Cardigan SA43 3LN (25 mins), gorgeous estuary views and a little play area for children. We haven’t eaten here but often looks busy when we pass on our way to and from Poppit Sands Beach

  • The Nag's Head, Abercych (25 mins), really good, traditional pub/bistro with some nice veggie choices and an outside area and play area for kids. We really like this place.  Nice walk nearby

Please let us know if you find any new places to eat that you’ve enjoyed.