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
A lovely evening of friends, music and feasting!

A lovely evening of friends, music and feasting!

After a busy day of arrivals, the campers had settled in for the evening and we were all in for a treat. Slow Pig had been busy all afternoon creating a glorious feast for campers, guests and staff alike. It was a lovely warm evening and as we strolled down to the shed the aromas of dinner hit us and we started to feel very hungry! We walked into a shed transformed. Greeted by a beautiful vista of long trestle tables decorated with stunning floral arrangements by Lamphey Walled Garden and lit by beautiful handmade porcelain lights courtesy of the lovely Mena Ceramics. The scene was framed with a wall of vintage sails, the perfect backdrop for Slow Pig’s vintage Citroen van. And the best was yet to come… as we settled into our seats and opened a bottle of wine, the food started to arrive. To start we had manchego cheese with Lamphey honey & fennel pollen, bread & homemade butter and broad bean hummus served with little handmade spoons by Mena Ceramics. Having never tried fennel pollen before I was pleasantly surprised, it was a great complement to the salty manchego. The group favourite however where the broad bean hummus and my two year old niece was particularly partial to the homemade butter! Next to arrive were the lettuce wraps with spiced lamb and pan con tomate, both delicious and devoured in a matter of minutes. Fresh tomatoes are a particular favourite of mine, always a completely different experience to the store bought variety. Knowing that there was more to come I tried to save room but I was already failing! The hot dishes soon arrived, calcots with romesco (grilled... read more
Feast on the Farm – 3 course alfresco dining evening

Feast on the Farm – 3 course alfresco dining evening

This weekend at Dewslake Farm we are looking forward to an evening of alfresco festing with the lovely Slow Pig. A regular addition to the campsite field during the summer, Slow Pig keep the campers well fed with delicious food made exclusively with meat from their own farm. Bangers and mash, tagine, pulled pork or a somehing else equally tasty in the evening (every night is different) provide a welcome break from the traditional camp BBQ and there’s nothing like a hot breakfast wrap in the morning to start the day before heading to the beach. This Saturday the 8th of August will be a little different. A delicious feast awaits campers and visitors alike. The menu is a tapas style extravagansa with almost all the ingredients raised, caught or harvested within a five mile radius.  The meat is reared on the Slow Pig farm.  Salad, herbs and vegetables are grown either in the garden here at Dewslake, or at Lamphey Walled Garden, literally just across the road.  The honey is made by Michelle’s brother’s bees.  The mackerel, that might just be caught by friends, inside five miles, not telling where… It will be a fun, relaxed evening and we’ll be dining outside, weather permitting. Bring your own wine and a blanket, we hope to see you on Saturday! Camping is available or if your local your very welcome to visit for the evening and head home to your own bed after a glorious feast. There will be brunch on the Sunday, including the likes of pork hash with fried duck egg, breakfast wraps and fresh coffee & juices.... read more
Birthday parties in bank holiday sunshine!

Birthday parties in bank holiday sunshine!

The sun is shining and we are looking forward to two birthday parties at Dewslake Farm Campsite this weekend. After a busy morning we now have a small village of bell tents all cosy and comfy with double beds, duvets and extra blankets to keep the chill off. Handmade wooden benches and fire pits in the village centre ready for birthday goers to gather, relax and enjoy the... read more