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We’re keen bloggers here at Silver Bay Holiday Village and we love nothing more than giving our luxury lodge owners and friends an insight into life at our holiday resort on Anglesey. With our weekly blog, we like to update you on key topics that make us and our lodge owners tick. From things to do to the best restaurants to visit (including The Deck House, of course!) you’ll have plenty of reading material to help you plan your next Anglesey break.

We also post about upcoming events on site including everything from beauty events to annual parties, so if you want to keep ahead of the game and make sure you get tickets, keep checking back!

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15/Oct/2018
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Our lodge owners and Anglesonians adore visiting The Deck House for a relaxing evening and some scrumptious food, so we thought what better to discuss on our latest blog than the inspiration behind our tantalising menu?

Including a look at the brand new autumn/winter menu, and an interview with our head chef, Lee, you’re sure to have a grumbling stomach by the time you’ve finished reading – you’ve been warned!

The Deck House Interior

We’ve only just launched our autumn/winter menu in the restaurant just last week, and just like our summer offerings, you’ll be pleased to know we’ve used a range of tasty local ingredients to create a range of magnificent dishes.

The Deck House Main Menu

All of our meal options are concocted with love for our products, care for our guests and if we don’t mind saying so ourselves, great cookery talent. However, for the purpose of this blog we’re going to focus in on some of the most popular restaurant orders and where these dishes originate from.

Picture of a table with food in The Deck House

Jones of Holyhead 10oz Sirloin Steak

It takes passion, knowledge and experience to serve the juiciest and most succulent steaks, and at the Deck House, we pride ourselves on serving only the best hand cuts which are seasoned and grilled to perfection.

We love to go local with our dishes, and our 10oz sirloin steak is one of those meals that we’re incredibly proud to present to guests. If you’re unfamiliar with the Anglesey area, Holyhead is a large town situated on our island, and Jones of Holyhead is a butchers that is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Jones’ butchers provide customers with only the finest of British meats, and we take pride in the fact we support local businesses with our own restaurant steak offering. Make sure you opt for the Jones of Holyhead Sirloin Steak if you’re after a scrumptious, meaty meal at The Deck House- and we also recommend you choose to have it medium rare, too!

Jones of Bodedern 12oz Gammon Steak

Gammon isn’t just for Christmas. This wonderfully succulent joint of meat makes a great alternative to a roast and is a definite crowd pleaser at the Deck House. The Jones of Bodedern Gammon dish really is a culinary highlight for fans of this hearty dish.

Overseen by the wonderful Jones of Bodedern, this multi-award winning butchers provides some of the best meat on the island. All the meat is homegrown, so you really know that you’re going to enjoy a true slice of Anglesey produce, and once more, we take great pride in supporting local businesses and using their products to bring our guests something spectacular.

Founded in 1915 by Evan Thomas Jones and his wife Ellen, the business has been in the family ever since – providing tasty meats for local Anglesey residents. We know you’ll love their gammon just as much as we do if you order this off the menu!

The Deck House Ice Cream and Sorbets Menu

As well as using local ingredients to create our satisfying main meals, we also take pride in using them to develop taste-bud tingling desserts, too.

A desert at The Deck House.

One of our standout puddings has to be our delectable collection of ice creams and sorbets. These are locally sourced from Mon Ar Lwy, which translates to Taste of Anglesey –  they really are everything that an ice cream lover could ever ask for.

There are so many beautiful flavours to choose from including some more unusual flavours such as lavender, and also apple and passion fruit. These are matched alongside more the classic flavours including vanilla, strawberry and chocolate.

The Taste of Anglesey is popular with Anglesey residents, and their lovely ice creams are all made on their farm. Truly sensational and yummy – what more could you ask for in an ice cream?

The Deck House Pudding Menu

As well as focusing on local ingredients, we like to emulate a gorgeous homemade style when it comes to our cooking. As you can see, our dessert menu benefits from a homemade hot toffee sauce, as well as a soothingly sweet crumble of the day.

We also enjoy going Welsh where we can, and are always honoured to present our guests with our Welsh-themed cheeseboard.

A chocolate and cream desert in The Deck House

Finally, how could we have a blog about our menus without discussing the favourite pudding of our guests – our chocolate brownie? Anyone who visits The Deck House and orders this delight of a pud is sure to want seconds! If you’ve enjoyed one yourself recently, be sure to take a photograph and share them with us on social media. We’d love to hear your feedback.

An Interview With Our Head Chef

Of course, our restaurant food would be nothing without the culinary experts behind it – so how could we discuss the inspiration behind our menu without mentioning head chef, Lee?

We recently tracked him down in the kitchen and asked him a few questions about the inspiration behind the menu. Here’s what he had to say…

Where does the inspiration for your dishes on The Deck House menu come from?

The Deck House winter menu is inspired by all of the amazing choice of local seasonal ingredients on our doorstep! There are lots of fantastic ingredients in season at the moment and I’ve used them to take traditional and hearty dishes that we all grew up with to the next level! I hope that the new menu fulfils that sense of childhood nostalgia!

It’s clear you pride yourself on working with local ingredients in your dishes, tell us why you’re so passionate about sourcing local produce?

I believe that Anglesey has fish and butchery products which are amongst the best in Great Britain, buying local is the only way to truly know that your ingredients are the freshest possible, and for me, the fresher the ingredients the more outstanding the flavour! We have made amazing relationships with our suppliers, all of which pride themselves on the quality of their produce. I like to know exactly where my ingredients are coming from!

What first sparked your interest in food?

My mother. I used to bake a lot with my mum, we started experimenting with different types of bread and cakes, I enjoyed the process so much that I then started to experiment with recipes of my own.

Have you always wanted to be a chef?

I choose to pursue professional cooking from my secondary school years, however I think I became a chef long before that. I was always watching cooking programmes and I was inspired by the fact that I knew, as a chef, I would never truly stop learning! I really enjoyed my catering classes in high school so I ultimately chose to continue my studies through to college.

If you could provide our lovely readers with one top cooking tip, what would it be?

Top tip for curry and spice lovers! Don’t store your herbs and spices above your cooker or high up where they can become humid! Humidity and heat will cause herbs and spices to lose their flavour! Store them in a cool, dry place.

Which of your creations on the menu do you love the most?

I love one pot wonders! So for me, it’s the curries! I love filling the kitchen with the smell of meaty spices! It’s that time of the year now for everyone to start getting out their slow cookers, they’re perfect for winter curries!

Are there any particular dishes that we can expect to see on The Deck House menu in the upcoming months?

I will be introducing my mother’s famous Lob Scouse recipe which is perfect to warm you up as the nights start drawing in!

Silver Bay Holiday Village and You

You don’t need to be a lodge owner to visit The Deck House, we’re open for anyone and everyone who fancies dabbling in our tasty dishes and relaxed atmosphere.

If you’re intrigued to find out more about Silver Bay Holiday Village, then why not download our free eBrochure? You can also take a look at our amazing luxury lodges and see what the Silver Bay lifestyle is all about.

We hope to see you relaxing and enjoying our wonderful food and drinks in The Deck House in the near future! Remember to share your experiences on social media using #SilverBayDays – we love to see our guests enjoying themselves!


15/Oct/2018
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The Deck House at Silver Bay Holiday Village is over the moon to announce one of our special dining offers just in time for the half-term autumn holidays! From 22 October – 6 November, we will be hosting ‘Family Dine Time’ where children dine from 4.00pm – 5.30pm for just £1.50!

Find out more details in the poster below, and make sure you take a look at our ‘SILVER BAY’S HALF-TERM PLANNER AND SPOOKTASTIC HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA!’ blog here.

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Silver Bay The Deck House Children's Menu dining offers

 

 

 


15/Oct/2018
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Welcome to The Deck House at Silver Bay Holiday Village. Our bar, bistro and lounge is home to an enchanting coastal setting, elegant surroundings, and a relaxed atmosphere.

We pride ourselves on impeccable service and exquisite cuisine, as befits a luxury establishment, and we also offer a private dining experience.

Our elegant private dining space benefits from a stunning, chic design that has been created with the guest’s wants and needs at heart. This allows for a bespoke experience that our guests adore.

The two cornerstones of our magnificent private dining experience here at The Deck House are luxury and fine food. So whether you’re searching for somewhere extra-special to celebrate an occasion, or simply want to treat your loved ones to something luxurious and lavish, private dining in The Deck House is the answer.

Private dining in the deck house

Our dining space will see you and your party treated like VIPs. You’ll be presented with the luscious Silver Bay menu upon arrival, which you can find out more about in our blog here. You’ll also be taken care of by our expert waiting team who will endeavour to provide anything you require during the experience.

Beautiful table setting for the private dining at silver bay

We enjoy presenting each and every one of our restaurant guests with sumptuous, innovative dining concepts reflecting international influences. On top of this, our menu is prepared using only the finest local ingredients.

For an extra special meal to remember, we recommend you dine on our locally sourced steak from Jones of Holyhead, followed closely by our exquisite chocolate brownies for dessert.

Champagne and private dining at the deck house

Discover more about The Deck House private dining

Our private dining space is open to both lodge owners and guests to our holiday village. If you’re interested in attending a night of decadence at The Deck House, please email deckhouse@silverbay.co.uk

You can also contact us on 01407 860 860 if you have any questions or queries.

We look forwards to welcoming you into the very heart of Deck House luxury.

 


15/Oct/2018
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Silver Bay Holiday Village wins GOLD in the David Bellamy Awards 2016! Our lodge owners may have noticed a few changes around our luxury holiday park lately, and that’s because we’ve been striving to be recognised for the prestigious David Bellamy award!

The David Bellamy Awards are offered to holiday parks across the country that protect and enhance their beautiful natural environment – and that’s precisely what we’ve been aiming for here on Anglesey.

We’ve been planting a diverse mix of native trees, hedging, wildflowers and traditional Welsh Fruit Trees around our park.

However, that’s not all. We’ve also created a native wildflower meadow for residents to enjoy, and we’re in the process of setting up a magnificent edible garden containing soft fruit and kitchen herbs. Our main aim, of course, has been to protect and build upon our beautiful natural scenery on the park, and the determination of our team has been rewarded and we couldn’t be happier.

The David Bellamy Awards are judged by a team of local wildlife experts who ensure that holiday parks are meeting the following criteria:

  • “Manage their land as a haven for wildlife

  • Reduce their use of energy, water and other resources

  • Reduce, reuse and recycle the waste they produce

  • Support their local communities.”

Commendations are split into three categories, bronze, silver and gold. We’re humbled to have achieved the most prestigious award ‘Gold’ for our contribution!

David Bellamy Awards have been running throughout the UK since 1997. They are one of the longest running green awards in the country, and we’re honoured to have received such prestigious recognition.

What’s been your favourite new addition to the site? Are you happier with a greener holiday village? Let us know your thoughts on Twitter or Facebook.

Any questions or queries about the award or our holiday park in general? Simply give us a call on 01407 860 860 to speak to reception. Our friendly team will be more than happy to offer any assistance.

You can also download our free eBrochure if you’d like to get right into the heart of our luxury holiday village.


15/Oct/2018
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There’s something quite magical and beautiful about this time of year. The sounds, the smells, the long, invigorating walks through fallen leaves and, of course, the colour.

It’s the perfect time to explore the outdoors. Walks on Anglesey are a treat of autumnal colour and the sea is also at its warmest, and if you’re lucky, the Indian summer sunshine will keep you warm during daylight hours.

In our latest blog, we explore the wonders of autumnal nature on Anglesey and have some activity ideas to keep your little ones happy and busy during the October half-term.

 

Anglesey’s Autumn Wildlife

With the arrival of autumn comes a very special time for one of the local’s favourite animals – the seal! Seal pups are born in autumn, and they will be in various locations across the island. Be sure to keep an eye out for some if you decide to head out on an autumnal coastal walk. We’d love to see some pictures if you manage to snap any!

You’ll also be able to see both Dolphins and Harbour Porpoises if you head on over to the North Coast of the island.

Autumn on Anglesey dolphins

Hedgehogs are another animal who loves to venture out during this spectacular time of year. They’re most often found in the woodlands and avoid very wet areas. If you head to the woods, also be on alert for red squirrels who love frolicking in the crisp leaves during this season. Tip: to catch some red squirrels in action, try the National Trust gardens at Plas Newydd.

a hedgehog

In terms of birds, you can expect to find the likes of Great White Egrets, Little Stints, Curlew Sandpipers, Yellow-Browed Warblers, Osprey and Wryneck – which have all been recently spotted on the island. Get out those binoculars and go exploring to see what you can uncover.

 

Anglesey Autumn Nature

When the leaves turn from a vivid green to vibrant orange, yellows and browns, nature on Anglesey really is spectacular. Hawthorn berries are about, and these make great foods for birds if you want to make sure they get enough to eat now that the weather’s cooling!

Also remember to keep an eye out for the Anglesey plants that we’re famous for including Black Bog-Rush, the Common Reed, Great Fen Sedge and Fen Pondweed.

We love our nature on the island, and we just know you’ll love it too if you visit during the autumn months.

 

Anglesey Autumn Kids’ Activities

Autumn is a great time to have some fun with the children, and there are some lovely autumn themed activities that you can partake in whilst staying in your lodge at Silver Bay.

Below we’ve gathered a few ideas to leave you feeling inspired – and they’re all easy to do.

 

Autumn Baking

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With all the lovely autumnal foods feeding through into our diets, it could be time to partake in some autumn baking! Favourites at this time of year include sticky toffee pudding, gingerbread biscuits and also pumpkin pies and cupcakes. Why not see what recipes you can find online on the BBC Good Food website? They have a great range available, so we’re certain you’ll find something tasty for you and your little ones to create together.

 

Autumn Walks

There are plenty of wonderful walking areas all around Silver Bay that make for the most wonderful autumnal strolls. If you head out around the site you’ll be able to see some wonderful sights such as the photographs below taken by one of our lovely, talented residents!

Autumn view on Anglesey

Beautiful flowers and sunset on Anglesey

These photos are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to natural autumn beauty on and around Silver Bay – so we recommend you go and explore yourself. And don’t forget to take your camera!

 

Autumn Playdough

Did you know that it’s really easy to make your own playdough at home? And now that it’s autumn, why not fill your playdough collection with autumnal colours of orange, golden yellow and soothing browns?

Take a look at this recipe right here on AllRecipes.co.uk. All you need is 250g of flour, 50g of salt, 140ml of water and 1 – 2 tablespoons of cooking oil. Then you can add whatever colours you fancy into the mix for an autumnal playdough extravaganza!

 

Create Halloween Decorations

Halloween becomes more popular with each passing year – so why not go all out for 2016 and decorate your luxury lodge with some spooktacular decorations?

Whether you encourage your little ones to create Halloween themed pictures or create bunting out of orange card (cut into pumpkin shapes, of course!) and string – it’s incredibly easy to decorate for Halloween.

And don’t forget to pick up some pumpkins for carving. If you worry about your little one’s fingers when it comes to carving, why not get them to draw onto the pumpkins with markers and then cut them out yourself? There’s also a fantastic Silver Bay pumpkin competition running at the Halloween party, so be sure to bring your best carving efforts along for a chance to win.

 

Autumn On Silver Bay

If you’d like to spend the autumn relaxing at Silver Bay, why not see what lovely lodges we have for sale? Explore our luxury lodge page or download our free eBrochure here.

Any questions or queries? Give us a call on 01407 860 111. And if you’re looking for anymore autumn pass-time ideas, why not check out our spooky, Halloween themed blog?


15/Oct/2018
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Here at the Silver Bay spa, we love to use ELEMIS products during our spa treatments (we even wrote a blog about it here). And now we’re proud to announce that we’ll also be selling ELEMIS gift boxes just in time for Christmas!

Elemis Gift sets

Whether you know someone who would enjoy award-winning skincare, or perhaps luxury body and face products, we have everything you could ever need for a special festive treat.

Want to get your hands on a gift box? All you need to do is pop down to the Spa. You can also call us on 01407 860 860 if you have any questions or queries about the products.

Be quick though – we can’t imagine these beautiful, luxury boxes hanging around for long!

But in the meantime, if you’d like an exclusive look at some of the boxes we have available, take a sneaky peek below.

 

Best Face Forward ELEMIS gift box

Perfectly suited for normal to dry skin, the Best Face Forward ELEMIS gift box is the ideal present for someone who loves facial skin care products.

In this gift box you can expect to find a Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser, a Rehydrating Ginseng Toner, a Hydra-boost Day Cream and also a Hydra-Nourish Night Cream. It’s a fantastic gift for someone who enjoys using products that will leave their face feeling refreshed and nourished.

Smooth Solutions ELEMIS Gift Set

ELEMIS Smooth Solutions

Looking for a present for someone who adores using the very best products to give their skin that extra, magnificent glow? Then the Smooth Solutions Gift Set will be their dream come true!

Complete with both Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash and also a Dynamic Resourcing Gel Mask, this gift set will help refresh skin and reveal a brighter, more even skintone. These products also help to boost the natural exfoliant cycle – so don’t miss out if you think this lovely set could bring a beaming smile to the face of someone special.

Blossoming Botanicals ELEMIS gift set

ELEMIS Botanicals

Know someone who enjoys soothing botanical smells and fantastic skincare products? Then the Blossoming Botanical set could be the perfect Christmas gift for them. Complete with both a wonderfully scented shower cream and body cream, this gift set provide a wonderful sensory experience.

Whoever receives this box will soon see the magnificent results on their skin that will leave them feeling cleansed, nourished and conditioned – and it’s all thanks to the fabulous ELEMIS formula.

Tempted? Visit the Spa to purchase a luxury box set and make someone’s Christmas!


15/Oct/2018
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We can’t wait to welcome our lovely residents back with their little ones this October/November half-term, and we’ve got some exciting events lined up on our half-term planner to help you make the most of your precious time together with family and friends.

Without further ado, take a look at your planner and start planning for an unforgettable half-term break…

Half-Term planner 2016 Timetable Silver Bay Holiday Village

As usual, our spa is also open during half-term – and so is the amazing recently refurbished Deck House. Be sure to keep an eye out for our yummy winter and festive food menus on the way, and also take advantage of our spa offer. We’re currently offering 10% off toners or cleansers if you book in for an Elemis facial!

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The Deck House opening times October half term Silver Bay Holiday Village 2016

Finally, we’re also pleased to announce the return of the Silver Bay Halloween party!

Silver Bay Halloween Party Information

On Saturday 29th of October, between 06:30 pm and midnight, we’ll be hosting our inaugural Halloween celebration complete with pumpkin carving competition and a hot buffet in The Deck House.

To enter the pumpkin carving competition, be sure to bring your carved pumpkins to the Busy Bayer area. And, of course, make sure you don’t forget to don your most frightful fancy dress outfits for a night of terrifyingly good fun!

Tickets are £8 per adult and £6 per child – and your little monsters (under 3s) go free. Please note that all tickets for this event are now sold out. If you’re going, let us know what you’re dressing up as over on Facebook

To find out more, call reception on 01407 860 860. You can also take a sneaky peek back at our Halloween inspired blog from last year if you’re looking for some Halloween activity inspiration.


15/Oct/2018
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As part of a series of Silver Bay Meet the Team blogs, we’d like to introduce the wonderful Leah, our manager at The Deck House. Discover a little bit about her and what her role entails at Silver Bay Holiday Village below.

Leah, manager at The Deck House - Anglesey Restaurant

 

1.       Leah, tell us a little about yourself and your experience…

 

 I’ve been here at Silver Bay for 3 years so many already know me here, collectively I have six years’ experience within the industry from managing Cardiff blues box in the Principality stadium to planning weddings! As many already know I’ve recently graduated with a degree in business management and law so I’m now ready for my next challenge here at Silver Bay!

 

2.       What does a day as bar manager at Silver Bay entail?

Every day is different! That’s what I love about it, I’m always doing something different. One day I might be planning an event for the Deck House another I might assist Lee in the new menu drafts or more recently I’ve tasted a few wines in preparation for the new wine list. Someone’s got to do it!

 

 

3.       What attracted you to the role at Silver Bay Holiday Village?

 

Silver Bay really is a special place, it really has so many amazing qualities! But having seen the amazing transition of the Deck House, which is arguably the most beautiful venue in North Wales, I was really excited to take on the challenge of ensuring its success!

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4.       What have been your highlights of working at The Deck House so far?

 

The big highlight for me was the summer party! It was fantastic seeing all of our Silverbayer’s on the dancefloor and enjoying themselves. It really was a fantastic night and there will be many more to come!

 

5.       Do you have any menu recommendations?

 

Lee really does make a fantastic curry, they’re bursting with flavour! I would also recommend the seabass, it’s so refreshing and lee’s tapenade compliments the fish so well! If you’re lucky enough to catch it on the special, the lamb shank is a must!

 

6.       What’s the best part about being part of the Silver Bay team?

 

The whole team has such good rapport it really is great to be a part of it! We are all so supportive of one another and that’s really important, knowing that someone is always there to help is brilliant. I love being part of a team where there are so many different characters who all have different skills, it’s really great because the combination of different personalities and skills helps us to keep on generating cool ideas for the park!

 

7.       Any hints on what residents can expect from the Deck House in the upcoming months?

We have a tantalising new menu arriving mid-October with lots of winter treats! We a have the Halloween and the Christmas party to look forward to! This year, the New Year’s Eve party is going to be the best one yet! I’m already planning lots of different things that are going to make the night extra special! The Deck House has just introduced a new wine list with lots of special wines and we will be hosting a wine tasting evening during October week for our Silver Bayers.

If you would like to experience all that Silver Bay Holiday Village has to offer, and also sample the delights of The Deck House, call Jamie on 01407 860 111 to book a site visit and take a look around our luxury lodges too.

 


15/Oct/2018
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A huge Silver Bay thank you to all of our owners for a wonderful summer. It was fantastic to see so many of you enjoying the activities and events over the holidays. The Silver Bay team (and we hope you as well!) made some incredible summer memories including amazing dancing at the Summer Party, Mr Booth & Mr Wright we were watching you! Take a read of our latest newsletter and transport yourself back to summer at Silver Bay. There’s also some important dates for your diary so make sure you take note!

If you haven’t done already, submit your photos for the #SilverBayDays photography contest – you might win £50 in Deck House vouchers if you do! You need to raise those all-important votes to be crowned Silver Bay’s Photographer of the Summer, so be sure to share them on social media with your friends and family too!

Here’s a round-up of some corkers that have been submitted so far…

Silver Bay Holiday Village Summer Days photography

Silver Bay Summer Photography 2016

 

 


15/Oct/2018
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Anglesey has a wealth of organic farmers’ markets, artisan producers, food festivals, and award-winning restaurants, ensuring the taste of Anglesey is one to really savour…

We’ve collated some of Anglesey’s most loved local delicacies, from Welsh Cakes, to Halen Môn sea salt there’s something that all palettes can appreciate.

Whether you’re looking to taste your way around the island or perhaps collect a selection of local specialities to make a hamper for loved ones at home, there’s something for everyone in our Part 1 round-up.

Disclosure: This blog may cause serious stomach rumbles.

 

Anglesey Eggs

Image sourced from WhatToHaveForDinnerTonight.com.

This dish is a true Anglesey classic. Made out of eggs, potatoes, leeks, breadcrumbs, cheese and nutmeg, this tasty treat makes for the perfect Anglesey influenced dinner time treat.

Want to make this dish yourself? The nation’s favourite duo of bakers The Hairy Bikers have an Anglesey eggs and bacon recipe on the BBC food website. Why not pop on your chef’s hat and apron and prepare something unique for dinner? We’re sure your loved ones will appreciate it!

Welsh Cakes

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A classic all over Wales, Welsh Cakes are also a culinary highlight of Anglesey. This fruity flat bread dates back to the 19th century, and they’re cooked on a griddle like a pancake as opposed to being baked in an oven. They can be served both hot and cold, and if you’re feeling indulgent you can also top them with jam or butter.

Made from flour, sugar, spices, butter, lard, baking powder, currants, eggs and milk, you’ll love this Welsh cake – and it makes for a wonderful snack after a day of fun at Silver Bay!

To find a local eatery that sells Welsh cakes on Anglesey, take a look here.

 

Anglesey Wine

Did you know we have our very own vineyard on Anglesey? And it’s home to some amazing wines that any wine lover is sure to adore. Anglesey is actually the perfect climate for grape growing, and Wales Online reported that it’s actually proving more fruitful than Bordeaux, France.

Known as the Ty Croes, the Anglesey vineyard stretches across two and a half acres of Anglesey land, and can be found on the southern part of the island.

Starting back in 2003, the vineyard offers tours as well as tasting experiences. To find out more about this lovely attraction and their wines, take a look at their website.

 

Anglesey Oysters

When you’re an island, you benefit from tasty seafood – and nowhere is this more obvious than with our beautiful Anglesey oysters.

You can indulge in these fishy treats on a wide range of places across the island. The Menai Oysters and Mussels Ltd are a popular place with locals and tourists and have their very own shop – and we also serve them in our recently refurbished Deck House.

Other restaurants on the island that serve up this Anglesey classic are Dylan’s, The Oyster Catcher, The Lobster Pot and many more. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to enjoying this dish so be sure to indulge wherever you are!

 

Halen Môn – Anglesey Sea Salt

The sea doesn’t only provide us with fresh seafood here on Anglesey, it also gives us some wonderful salt, too.

This is cultivated by none other than the Halen Mon Sea Salt company – a favourite with locals and tourists alike. As a family company, there’s an extra level of dedication and care that other salt suppliers simply cannot provide – and it makes for the perfect seasoning option for any dish you’re preparing.

You can visit their online shop to buy some salt or another tasty treat with their ingredients incorporated such as salted chocolate and sea-salted Welsh fudge. Salt is such a versatile ingredient, and Halen Mon are certainly making the most of it!

 

Anglesey Vinegar

What’s another great accompaniment alongside salt? Well, that’d be vinegar, of course! So in the name of keeping these two ingredients together, we thought we’d discuss Anglesey’s vinegar offering.

Vinegar on the island is sold by Amanda Janes of Anglesey, and the owner of which began by experimenting with turning wine into vinegar whilst working on a vineyard.

Now, Amanda buys the vinegar bases and adds her own unique flavours. She sells 12 stunning vinegar offerings, all flavoured in different ways. Fancy some Raspberry vinegar? Or how about some Minted Cider Vinegar? See the full list here and see if anything takes your fancy!

 

Anglesey Marshmallows

Image sourced from Bonny Confectionery

We can’t take credit for the creation of marshmallows here on Anglesey, but we do have our very own confectionary company specialising in this squishy treat!

Bonny Confectionery are experts at creating amazing gourmet marshmallows – and they’re gluten-free too!

There are all sorts of items for sale in their online shop including Marshmallow boxes and Marshmallow Melts specifically designed for hot chocolate. Explore everything they have on offer here.

Anglesey Foods and Silver Bay

Anglesey really is an experience for all the senses and it’s hard to find a better place for food lovers. Due to its fertile land, the island makes the most of its climate and luscious environment, such as offering the freshest of fish straight from the sea, seasoned with delicious Halen Môn sea salt extracted  from the crystal clear waters of the Menai Strait.

Like this? Then why not explore part one and part two of our Anglesey’s best restaurants blog?

If you’d love a holiday home on our beautiful Anglesey island, then be sure to get in touch with us here at Silver Bay. We have amazing holiday properties, and you can explore them in more details in our free eBrochure.

Any questions or queries? Give our helpful team a call on 01407 860 111 to find out more.