With the boating season well underway, we hope many of our berth holders have managed to escape the land and made the most of some of the glorious weather we’ve been lucky to have had so far on the water.
This year we celebrate Milford Marina’s 30th anniversary, with the month of July commemorating 30 years since the marina welcomed its first resident leisure craft!
Over the last 30 years, we’ve seen Milford Marina develop into the bustling marina it is today, but the Milford Haven Waterway has also seen developments itself. There’s now plenty of fantastic stop offs, which offer a variety of services and more importantly a wonderful selection of eateries.
Sailing can build up quite an appetite, especially if you’re nearing the end of a long voyage. Sometimes all you want is a refreshing beverage and a heart-warming meal, so we’ve put together a foodie-lovers voyage for those wanting to explore and taste what the Milford Haven Waterway has to offer…
Upon sailing east from the Milford Marina lock gates, you’ll meet our first stop-off at Hazelbeach, home to the Ferry House Inn, a popular local B&B offering freshly cooked heart-warming dishes. This bar and restaurant can be accessed via their pontoon (tidal) between April and September.
Carrying on along east of the marina, you’ll have reached Neyland which offers a variety of eateries and pontoon access available from April until September. With cooked to order fish, steak and Italian dishes at The Alumchine, freshly caught and cooked seafood at The Bar or maybe even a hearty breakfast at Manillas, whatever you choose we’re sure you’ll be hooked!
As you continue your voyage up the Cleddau river you’ll find the Jolly Sailor, based in Burton with seasonal pontoon access. Popular with the locals, The Jolly Sailor offers an extensive menu of traditional dishes and beverages including a selection of real ales. If the sun is shining, enjoy some great food and great views of the Cleddau Bridge and river and watch the world go by.
Our next stops on the easterly route from the marina are the Lawrenny Arms and Cresselly Arms (tidal access), both offering al fresco dining with delicious food and a vibrant atmosphere. On the right tides, you could even make it up to the Bristol Trader in Haverfordwest for a quick refreshment stop. Please check your tide tables before venturing to the upper reaches of the Cleddau!
For those wanting a westerly voyage from Milford Marina, the first stop on the agenda is Angle. You can tender into the jetty on Angle beach, and about a ten minute walk away you will receive a warm and friendly welcome from the Hibernia Inn in Angle village, which offers the ultimate pub-food pitstop. If you continue to walk over to West Angle (approx. 10 minutes), you’ll find a great selection of light bites, with a focus on using locally sourced and Welsh produce, on the menu at Wavecrest Café.
After sailing past Angle you’ll find popular water sports destination Dale, with access available from their tidal pontoon which can be used between April and October. This quaint seaside village is home to The Griffin, The Boathouse Café and COCO’s Brasserie, from freshly cooked local seafood to homemade pizzas we’re sure they’ll be something for everyone!
Last on our Mil-food Haven Waterway tour but certainly not least is Milford Marina itself. Oh buoy, you’ll be spoilt for choice as the marina is surrounded by the lively Milford Waterfront, offering a fantastic selection of eateries and so much more! Take a look at the full range of Milford Waterfront has to offer here.
Trust us when we say your taste buds will be happy as a clam, with Milford Waterfront eateries offering fresh scrumptious seafood, melt in your mouth Welsh steaks, vegan and vegetarian delights, sensational Sunday roast dinners, authentic Italian cuisine, luxurious ice cream and everything else in between!
For those wanting just a bite to eat or a coffee with a view, Milford Marina offers a 4 hour stay promotion for just £10 and if you decide you want to explore the area a little longer, you’re more than welcome to upgrade and spend the evening enjoying what we have to offer (dependent on availability at an additional charge). We suggest contacting the Marina Office on 01646 696312 before arriving to avoid disappointment.
If this blog has worked up your appetite and you would like to plan a food cruise of your own, take a look at our interactive map which displays points of interest, places to eat, services and more to help tailor your trip to you!