Tenby Street food festival

This beautiful sunny weekend, foodies from Pembrokeshire and beyond were treated to an amazing array of different options to enjoy at Tenby’s Street food festival.  A combination of the amazing weather and the delicious food on offer meant that the town was packed out. Jane and Jill (Beth’s Mum and Auntie) made the most of the day and parked in Penally-at the far end of Tenby South beach-and walked along the beach to the festival, soaking up the sun. (This is definitely a handy hint to avoid circling the town to find a parking space!) It was a great opportunity to sample some of our local food suppliers such as X-ray cafe and Mamgu Welshcakes as well as those from further afield, and ideal for first-time visitors to the town to follow up a morning of exploring.  Pakora Pod was a hit with us! Tenby is just a half-hour drive from Cwtch camp and as a beach destination it has a lot to offer, especially considering it’s been awarded numerous Blue Flag awards for being one of the cleanest beaches in Wales.  We recommend taking the ferry from there to Caldey island , wandering Tenby’s cobbled streets, or simply sitting in a cafe and taking in the view.  Beach Box– a converted cargo container- can be found throughout the year so if you missed the festival you can still drop by for lunch with a view!... read more

Unearthed festival 2017

This weekend of the 16th-18th June sees the return of the boutique festival-Unearthed in a Field.  Set in a meadow near St Davids, organizers state “The philosophy of this event is about the expansion of consciousness. This may take the form of expanding conscious awareness of material items, or for some this expansion will occur within the field of the more ethereal.” There are a whole host of interesting things to do, with daily workshops (think longbow and dreamcatcher making), yoga and of course some great bands- a sprinkling of local talent as well as performers from further afield such as Natty and Nordic “float folk” band I See Rivers . Day tickets are still available and we have availability at both Cwtch Camp and Dews Lake for those wanting to use a cabin as their base!  Tickets can be bought through their page, and Ticketsource  ... read more

The West’est VW fest returns to Dews Lake

Last weekend saw the return of The West’est VW fest at our sister site Dews Lake in Lamphey, and it was a great event for VW enthusiasts and campers alike. There were stalls in the fields selling VW merchandise, clothing and more, including local businesses such as iSea Surfwear (designed and made here in Pembrokeshire) Closer to the barn we had a bar and catering area, with stalls and food trucks offering ice creams, pizzas, Chinese and a local favorite- Slow Pig who served up tasty nachos and other delicious hot food from their converted 1978 Citroen H van. This year had a Country and Western theme, and some of the guests went all-out with their costumes! We had everything from horses to burly guys in cowgirl dresses, and plenty of furry friends with their own outfits too, which added to the fun atmosphere. Entertainment in the daytime included cupcake decorating, an eating competition and dancing workshop so there was plenty to get involved with for younger campers, while the evenings entertainment was provided by some great singers. Local 3-piece band The Stangs kicked off Saturday night, and Sunday we had a hugely entertaining Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers tribute who got the whole barn singing and dancing. This was followed by Food Fighterz whose lead singer was playing his last gig as part of the group. This year, the organizers planned events to raise money for the Welsh paediatric palliative care charity Ty Hafan. and by the end of the weekend had collected an amazing £1067!! Sunday was rounded up with the Show n’ Shine, which was a... read more
Narberth Food Festival 2016

Narberth Food Festival 2016

Fine weather and quiet beaches often make September the perfect time to visit. If you’re planning a trip later in the month then it’s a great chance to catch the annual Narberth Food Festival. This year the festival takes place on the 24th and 25th of September. A bustling and vibrant event offering an inexhaustible array of flavours and tastes, the Narberth Food Festival is always well received by locals and travellers alike. An array of delicious foods from local suppliers or further afield. The Majority of food stalls are businesses from Wales making it a true celebration of fantastic Welsh produce. It’s variety and wealth of traders that now attend ensure there will be something there for every palate. Cookery demonstrations from top chefs, bakers and food experts are on both days for visitors to get involved with. A raffle with fantastic prizes is held on Sunday, tickets are available from the information desk. If you’re thinking about bringing the whole family there’s plenty to do. Entertainment and activities for children run throughout the day and are free with festival entry. A licensed bar and music from local bands make the festival a fun and friendly place to hang out as the day goes on. The food festival is great value for money with tickets for the weekend priced at just £5 for adults or free for under 18s. Find out more... read more
The Pembrokeshire Plate

The Pembrokeshire Plate

Pembrokeshire is a great place to be in the summertime. With ample countryside and a beautiful coastline we have a wealth of choice for fresh produce, meats and seafood. We’ve put together some of our top picks for where you can find the best local produce. So, whether you’re bbqing on site or dining down at the beach you can get a real taste of Pembrokeshire. Cafe Môr Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company’s trailer is situated down at Freshwater West beach from April through to October. Enjoy the breathtaking views as you tuck in to one of their delicious lobster or crab rolls. Everything is served in a delicious crusty roll and slathered in welsh black seaweed butter. This is food not to be eaten delicately. It deserves to be whole heartedly gorged. Seaweed connoisseurs, Beach Food know their stuff when it comes to seasoning. Pick up and take home some of their deli products. Welshman’s caviar and Mermaid confetti are available to buy along with their moreish Ship’s Biscuits. Photo from Pembrokeshire Beach Food Slow Pig Broad Haven beach is always popular over the summer months and now there’s even more reason to visit with Slow Pig taking residency there until October. The chorizo, salami and delicious nduja they use is made from pigs reared on their own farm in Pembrokeshire. A refreshing and colourful choice of salads using fresh vegetables and fruits are also available along with ice-creams. Keep an eye out on their Facebook page as they often have mouth-watering specials on both savoury foods and ice-creams. Slow Pig are also available for wedding and event catering... read more
The West’est VW Fest at Dewslake Farm

The West’est VW Fest at Dewslake Farm

Photography by Percolated Design In late May we’re always busy at Dewslake Farm preparing for the bustle of half term. This year we had even more to get excited about as we were to be hosting Pembrokeshire’s first VW festival. As the days rolled into June a stream of vans and cars from all over Wales and beyond made their way down to the campsite. The gates opened up and in they rolled. A steady stream of all shapes, colours and sizes, bumping onto the grass to take their pitches up for the weekend. Drivers from near and far set up camp, lit their stoves and boiled their kettles. A seemingly constant supply of hot tea flowed from camping kettles to tin mugs and passed from one hand to another. Those arriving early sat back and watched the festival unfold and were gradually joined by fellow club members, friends and people they’d met along the road. As a family friendly event, children had the entire festival site as their playground. They were able to roam the fields, cart in the wheelbarrows or wear themselves out on the bouncy castles. There were circus workshops, street dance classes, a magic and balloon show and disco. There was even a customised VW ice cream van to hand which provided refueling and refreshment for the long days in the sun. Parents were able to sit back and watch from the shade of their awnings. Until later in the afternoon, when they picked themselves up to browse the abundance of trading stalls and fabulous vehicles that had arrived on site. The festival weekend was... read more
Camping Cookbook

Camping Cookbook

Today we discovered this great little cookbook by Go Outdoors. It’s full of great recipes to make in your camp kitchen and it’s free. You can check it out online or download it so it’s ready to use when your camping in those beautiful wifi free places. We were particularly tempted by the Campfire Scotch Eggs and the Wild Garlic Soda bread. It’s inspiring to see some recipes for food you wouldn’t think to cook on a camping holiday. No more instant noodles! Check out the Camping Cookbook now on the Go Outdoors... read more
October 3rd – Feast on the Farm with Slow Pig

October 3rd – Feast on the Farm with Slow Pig

After a wonderful evening at last month’s Feast on the Farm we are in cahoots with Slow Pig to organise the next event. October 3rd will be a Moroccan style feast again using ingredients sourced within 5 miles of Dewslake Farm  –  BOOK ONLINE HERE Join us for an evening of feasting to celebrate the best local produce. BYO wine and a blanket. We’ll be dining outside, weather permitting. Camping available, and we’ll be serving brunch on the Sunday, with the likes of pork hash with fried duck egg, breakfast wraps and fresh coffee & juices. Five Mile Supper Club on Saturday 3rd October at 7pm @ Dews Lake Campsite, Lamphey To start, a selection of mezze, small plates for sharing, for example, Freshly made flatbreads Hummus with harissa chickpeas Marinated feta  Dewslake sundried tomatoes   Lamb tagine Vegetabe tagine  Tabbouleh, a bulgur salad with fresh mint, parsley & pemegranate  Cardamom & rose poached pears  Pistachio truffles, fresh coffee This is an sample menu, which may differ slightly, depending on the best the garden has to offer on the day. Almost all our ingredients are raised, caught or harvested within a five mile radius.  The meat is our own.  Our salad, herbs and vegetables are grown either at the garden at Dewslake, or at Lamphey Walled Garden, literally just across the road.  The honey is made by my brother’s bees.  The mackerel, we might just catch that ourselves, inside five miles, not telling where… This style of menu is also available for weddings, events and private dining.... read more
Halloween Feast on the Farm with Slow Pig

Halloween Feast on the Farm with Slow Pig

We are looking forward to a great evening of feasting, live music, fire spinning and Halloween fun with delicious food from Slow Pig. Camping is available or if you prefer you can pop down for the evening and head home to your own bed. You can – BOOK ONLINE HERE Join us for an evening of Halloween fun and feasting. BYO wine and a blanket. Camping available, and we’ll be serving brunch on the Sunday, with the likes of pork hash with fried duck egg, breakfast wraps and fresh coffee & juices. Halloween Feast on Saturday 31st October at 7pm @ Dews Lake Campsite, Lamphey Crispy Pig pulled pork burger Spiced corn burger (v) Pickles & slaws (v) Barbecued corn cobs, with chilli lime butter (v) Cowboy baked beans Caramel baked apples with whisky cream £22 per person This is an sample menu, which may differ slightly, depending on the best the garden has to offer on the day. For more information please call the office at Dewslake. Telephone 01646 672139, or email hello@cwtchcamping.co.uk There will be fire spinners, apple bobbing, live music and spookey halloween surprises awaiting you . .... read more