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Harbourmaster Hotel

Pen Cei (Quay Parade), Aberaeron, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SA46 0BA
This hotel/restaurant is rather splendidly set near the harbour entrance, and easily-spotted by its cobalt blue brickwork. It has recently, and deservedly, been voted one of Britain's best small coastal hotels; and seafood dishes are well yo the fore. The dining room has a bistro-like atmosphere. On the food front, much effort goes into sourcing the best produce - much of which is local. The menu's are written in Welsh - but luckily for most, with English translations.

Starters include the likes of 'Leek and Potato Soup'; '½ dozen Carlingford Oysters'; 'Chargrilled Chorizo with Roast Polenta and Red Pesto' or 'Mediterranean Antipasti' (offered as a starter or main).

Perhaps follow with 'Whole Lemon Sole Meunière with a Beurre Rouge Sauce'; 'Duck Confit with Caper-Crushed Potatoes' or 'Char-grilled Welsh Black Beef Fillet with Dauphinoise Potatoes and a Red Wine Sauce' - crab and lobster is also generally on offer.

Desserts are traditional - maybe 'Rhubarb Crumble' or 'Bara Brith Fruit Pudding' - and Welsh Farmhouse cheese is another option. As a lighter, and cheaper option, Tapas is available in the bar.
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Other Details

  • Food Style: Modern British
  • Lunch: all week 12.00-14.30; set L Sun £16 (2 courses) to £21; mains from about £11 to £25
  • Dinner: all week 18.30-21.00; mains about £11 to £25; set D £25 (2 courses), £30 (3 courses)
  • Seats: 95, plus about 12 outside
  • Wine: a good wine list is helpfully categorised by type, prices kick off at about £15
  • Children's portions: Yes, when possible, but no children under 5
  • Wheelchair access: Yes, including lavatory
  • Nearest station: Aberystwyth Rail (but 16 miles)
  • Directions: from the A487 coastal road, follow the signs to the town centre - see the map on this page
  • Parking: Yes
  • Closed: 25th Dec.
  • Rooms available

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Contact Details

Tel: 01545-570755
Address: Pen Cei (Quay Parade), Aberaeron, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, SA46 0BA
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