Fish Week 2013 packed with new events!
A fabulous haul of new events has been confirmed for this summer’s Pembrokeshire Fish Week festival.
Listed as one of the UK’s best food festivals by Conde Nast Traveller – and known as one of the tastiest festivals in Europe – this year’s festival will take place between the 22nd and 30th June.
Start your festival week at the Fish Week open day on the 22nd June at Milford Fish Docks. The event will have a host of fresh faces and activities including new chefs, demos, music and activities.
Get hands on at one of the fish cookery workshops with S4C chef Tim Maddams in the Valero marquee, or be inspired at an Angela Gray demonstration.
Don’t miss some tasty new dishes in the ‘Blas-y-tir’ Feast on Fish pop-up tent restaurant, where we will be joined by several new outlets.
Throughout the day enjoy performances on the live music stage, including those from Paper Aeroplanes and Samba Galez.
The following day, June 23rd, sees the return of the dance festival D13 at Milford Haven, sponsored by the Port of Milford Haven. This includes professional dance groups and new workshops from Ballet Cymru.
If you love your food, reserve your place at one of this year’s workshops at Pembrokeshire College, including Thai fish cookery and a Seafood Safari food trail, where you collect your catch from the local fishermen, learn filleting and cooking skills and end the night with a great fishy feast.
Join Celebrity Chefs Ravinder Bhogal, Angela Gray, Stephen Terry and Tim Maddams in the Torch theatre for ‘Fillies, Fellas and Fish’, guaranteed to be a lively evening of tales, tastes and techniques.
Go on a culinary journey ‘From Birmingham to Bombay- Via Saundersfoot!’ At a demonstration lunch with Celebrity Chef Alan Coxon at the St Brides Spa Hotel, Saundersfoot.
Other delicious new events for foodies include a Tapas & Acoustic Night at The Harbourmaster, Milford Haven, a paella evening at The National Trust Boat House Tea Rooms, Stackpole and a Seafood taster menu at Wolfscastle Country Hotel, Haverfordwest.
There’s also, fish specials from Somethings Cooking’s new lava grill, live music and a fish BBQ at the Golden Lion, Newport, fish curry dishes in the newly opened Indi Bangla restaurant, Bucci Bar, Milford Marina and much more.
And if you want to satisfy your appetite and your adrenaline, then there’s plenty on the menu!
New for this year is TYF’s Classic Kayak Coastal Explorer, Kayaking with a Catch, plus beach BBQ dinner with Dragon Activity Guides or try an adrenaline Coasteering session with the National Trust at Stackpole.
Learn to surf with Preseli Venture, before foraging for edible and rocky shore delights on the North Pembrokeshire coast. Join Café Mor at Freshwater West for a sunrise seashore forage and unique seashore breakfast or make Llys Meddyg your base camp for a half day seafood forage.
Take a week long coastal walk with Pembrokeshire Paths, stopping off along the way to dine on Pembrokeshire Fish Week specials at some of Pembrokeshire’s finest pubs and cafes.
Also new for this year are the week-long fishing competitions. Enter the Coarse Fishing Competition at Ian Heaps premier fisheries, for the opportunity to win £5000. Get the family involved with Fish4Bass, £150 first prize, with trips departing from Dale Pontoon and Milford Haven.
There are also lots of great family activities. Join Pembrokeshire Coast National Park throughout the week as they explore beaches, walk the coast path and paddle in rivers, learning about the wildlife and creatures inhabiting Pembrokeshire, alternatively drop in for one of their fun and creative workshops at Oriel Y Parc, St.Davids.
Take the family on a waterside cycle around the beautiful Llysyfran reservoir, followed by an exciting boat trip on the water and a fresh fish lunch.
And to finish the festival with a flourish, come along to the Festival of The Sea at Saundersfoot Harbour on 30th June – a day of activities on the sea and seashore.
Want to make the very most of Pembrokeshire Fish Week this year? There are full details on all the events, plus competitions, recipes, family fishy fun, news, galleries, a Fish Week planner and much more on our website: www.pembrokeshirefishweek.co.uk
Pembrokeshire Fish Week festival is organized by Pembrokeshire County Council and part-funded by the Welsh Government.