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!).

  • 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). 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 on certain days, but we’ve never eaten there. Friends say it’s nice.

  • Usually on Sundays, outside The Ship Inn, in Llangrannog is pop-up pizza Tafell a Tân, they do tasty, handmade pizzas in their pizza oven and you can sit on the beach to eat them or have a drink at The Ship (which has open mic night on Sundays in the summer). Don’t leave it too late to order as queues can be long and they sometimes run out

  • 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. Brunch is also nice.

  • Café Patio, Llangrannog is good for homemade ice cream and cake

  • 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) – good pub/restaurant with great sea views from the patio but they can be a bit 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 & little play area outside

  • Another, basic café In Newcastle Emlyn with fabulous views from the garden, over the river, down the side 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

  • For a good piece of cake, pot of tea and friendly service (very child friendly) there’s Patricia’s café in Newcastle Emlyn – this is a completely no-frills café, but all the cakes are homemade and there’s a great amount to choose from

  • 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

  • Bara Menyn Bakehouse, Cardigan (20 mins) SA43 1HA – really lovely, relaxed, characterful café with good coffee and food and a pretty, little walled garden outside (shuts early, I think around 5pm, food stops at 3pm). Great veggie choices. Closed on Sundays

  • Cardigan Castle's restaurant 1176 is a pleasant place to eat - 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

  • Bluebell Bistro, New Quay (little over 20 mins) lovely, friendly place (try to book a place by the windows overlooking the sea)

  • Also in New Quay are my 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), we haven't eaten here but the views out over the estuary are amazing

  • 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 (ask us about it)



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