Food and Drink in Wales

The Best Food and Drink Spots in Wales

Food and drink can really make or break your holiday and being clued up on the best spots in town before you arrive at your destination is never a bad thing. Wales is known as the birthplace of many classic dishes, including Welsh rarebit, Welsh cakes, Glamorgan sausage and Bara Brith - but where to find these tasty treats? We’ve compiled this guide to help you discover some of Wales’ best places to eat.

Y Swgar, Porthmadog

Porthmadog in Snowdonia is a popular holiday spot in the national park and has a range of fine eateries, including locals’ favourite Y Swgar. This restaurant is one top-rated in North Wales and offers a variety of delicacies from seafood and meat dishes, to vegetarian options and a Sunday lunch menu. You can browse our collection of cottages in the surrounding area here

Joe’s Ice Cream, Mumbles

A day trip to the coast is simply not complete without an ice-cream. If you're headed to Mumbles, make sure to get yours from Joe’s. The shop is a century old and our local team promises that their vanilla ice cream is some of the best in the world.

No Sign Wine Bar

Wind Street, Swansea

This notorious street, often mistakenly referred to as ‘wine street’ is the main place to go ‘out out’ in Swansea. Often written about by Welsh literary legend Dylan Thomas, the No Sign Wine Bar is Swansea’s oldest pub and is just like walking into a museum. If modernity is more your thing then don’t worry, as there are cocktail bars and restaurants a plenty here. If you fancy exploring this city further, check out our holiday cottages in Swansea.

The Star Inn, Talybont-on-Usk

Talybont is an idyllic little area, which you can read more about in our towns and villages guide, and the Star Inn is one of the best in the village. Scratch that, our local team tells us it’s one of the best in Brecon. Sat on the riverbank of the Usk, this traditional pub serves a variety of rotating Real Ales, including the infamous Butty Bach. A trip to the Star also includes some great pub-grub and a large beer garden with admiring views of the river. 

The Beach House, Oxwich Bay

This Michelin starred restaurant is right on the beach in beautiful Oxwich Bay, next to Bishopston. This luxury restaurant offers a truly magnificent dining experience, priding itself not only on its amazing menus, but also on its relaxed atmosphere. To continue the indulgent experience throughout your holiday, take a look at our luxury properties in Gower, near Oxwich Bay.

Baravin, Aberystwyth

This seafront Italian bistro is an absolute must during any trip to Aberystwyth. A cocktail bar, restaurant, breakfast spot and cafe, Baravin really does offer it all. From fresh seafood to pizzas (which our local experts say are the best in the business), Baravin has something for everyone.

These are just a few of the many fantastic places to fill up and refresh across this culinary country, as it would be impossible to mention everywhere without overloading your screens. We do hope that we’ve provided you with some inspiration and got your taste buds tingling, as we know that you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to refuelling in Wales. For more information about Wales holiday cottages and planning your trip to this Westerly nation, read here or visit our other guide pages