Category Archives: Food

Phone a fisherman

There are eight or nine fishermen working out of Fishguard Lower Town. It’s dangerous work. The men usually go out alone and are dependent on the weather, tides and availability of fish – all of which are beyond their control. … Continue reading

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When Dinas fed Birmingham

If you’d like a project while you’re staying in Dinas, the Mammal Society is looking for help in mapping populations of rabbits and hares in the UK. See here for more details. Apart from the catastrophic myxomatosis outbreak in the … Continue reading

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Catch a few crows

Jane Seymour is an artist with a strong connection to our part of West Wales, having spent much of her childhood on her parents’ farm near Newport. Her father (John Seymour)’s guides to running a small-holding, beautifully illustrated by Sally Seymour, were … Continue reading

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What’s going on in the Memorial Hall, Newport?

When you are in Dinas make sure you find out what is going on in Newport’s Memorial Hall; it’s only three miles down the road. The building was constructed in 1922 as a memorial to local men who died in the first … Continue reading

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Meet the Miller’s Wife

Jane Hall, who introduced herself as ‘The Miller’s Wife’, brings her wonderful bread and flour to Fishguard market on Thursdays. The flour is produced at ‘Y Felin’, adjacent to the 12th century Abbey at St Dogmaels. The Abbey itself is … Continue reading

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Sawdust but no spit (or acquired taste 3)

We’re going to a pub. We’re going to set off from Dinas and drive along roads that are so narrow that you should pay attention to the passing places because sooner or later you’ll have to reverse to allow an on-coming … Continue reading

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Better hatted than the staff at Tesco’s

This is the fruit and vegetable stall at Fishguard market. Every Thursday in the old Town Hall. Give it a try!

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Beehive pigsty – a pig’s eye view

As you can see, the pigsty (on the left) is in much better condition that the house of its owner (on the right). The cottage has fallen into disrepair and fencing prevents the unwary walker from straying into an area … Continue reading

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What to get for the person who has everything?

Doesn’t every family have someone who is a nightmare to buy for? They already have everything they need or don’t care much for possessions; they don’t want anything at all and certainly don’t want you spending any money on them. They … Continue reading

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Bethan’s cawl

Cawl (broth) has been part of the staple diet of Wales for centuries and this recipe* has pedigree. It’s the real thing, handed from mother to daughter 70 years ago and cooked in West Wales for generations. And like all … Continue reading

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Buy local and delicious

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How did George Bennett and Co get onto our window sill?

This lovely stoneware flagon hasn’t travelled far since it was filled by George Bennett’s wine and spirit business in the 19th century. George Bennett and Co started life when George married Elizabeth Davies, the daughter of the landlord of the … Continue reading

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