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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January is over – FINALLY we hear you say! From the 12th of February to the 24th, Silver Bay has a whole range of action-packed activities for you and the whole family to make your February Half Term one you’ll never forget.
PARENTAL WARNING: A laughter-filled and fun-ensured stay guaranteed! Take a look at our newsletter below for even more information.
Pancakes, romance, and a whole load of fun!
Shrove Tuesday has créped up on us, and it can only mean one thing: PANCAKES! Don’t worry about perfecting the dreaded pancake flip, down at The Deck House our amazing chefs will be cooking up a storm on the 13th of February. We’re offering both traditional crépes and fluffy American-style pancakes with a whole range of delicious toppings.
We’re always feeling loved up on Valentine’s Day. Check out our amazing Valentine’s Spa Offer: 30% off our couples’ ELEMIS full body massage OR an ELEMIS facial. An amazing gift for your partner for optimum relaxation. Alongside of this, we also have our fabulous Valentine’s Day Special on Wednesday 14th of February down at The Deck House. Enjoy a beautiful three-course meal with your loved ones. There’s romance in the air!
The fun continues straight into 2018 with a whole host of activities for your Busy Bayers this half term.
Whether you have the next Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood or Anna Wintour in the family, there’s something to keep them entertained at Silver Bay. We have messy fun in the name of biscuit baking, where they’ll be able to add extra sweetness by using the honey from our resident bees. You won’t BEE-lieve the fun the kids will have on a Saturday morning!
And for your fashionistas, we have hair braids and tattoos as well as a face and nail painting session. Who said February couldn’t look fabulous?
Witness the Fitness
For those of you who are sticking to their New Year resolutions and keeping fit in February, on Monday 12th February we open our pool doors at 9:30 am for adults-only, so you can enjoy swimming the lanes in peace and quiet.
If peace and quiet isn’t your thing we have a BRAND NEW exercise class, Splash! which is ideal for working up a sweat as well as having fun with all the family. Please call our Spa and Leisure Complex at 01407 862049 to book your place.
We’re also bringing back some all-time favourite fitness classes such as H.I.I.T and Pilates – hustle for that muscle by strengthening your core and mind.
When one Half Term closes its doors, another is soon to open… We’re looking forward to the Easter break when we’ll get the chance to relive the fun all over again.
Whether on a budget, wanting something quick, a family meal or an evening of romance, there’s a meal for everyone all on Holy Island.
Holy Island is located on the western side of Anglesey and is connected by the Stanley Embankment and 4 Mile Bridge, making it easy to access and explore the amazing sites all within walking distance!
Named due to its high concentration of standing stones, burial chambers and other religious sites on the small island.
If mouth-watering restaurant and cafe’s is what you’re pining for, this top 10 restaurants list features some of the finest eateries in the area. So go ahead, collect your appetite and feast your eyes on our top 10 recommended restaurants on Holy Island, Anglesey!
The Deck House
Set within a grade 2 listed farmhouse with an extension that has been recently refurbished to take in the stunning views of Silver Bay and the Llyn Pensinsular beyond.
The Deck House has a classic and contemporary menu suited for individual tastes. Take fresh, carefully selected, seasonal ingredients and creates a delicious and memorable dining experience. If you enjoy a nice, relaxing drink after spending a day on our private beach, The Deck House is the ideal way to wind down and grab your favourite beverage in the perfect setting.
Watch your afternoon slip away without stress; our Busy Bayers keeps your young ones entertained within the close-by lounge area so there’s more time to enjoy your visit at the Deck House. Whether it’s a family day out or a quiet catch up with friends, you can make The Deck House’s lounge whatever you want it to be.
Located near the very southern tip of Holy Island (Holyhead Island) on Anglesey and is just west of Silver Bay beach, the White Eagle is either a 20 minute walk or a five minute drive from Silver Bay.
You’re walking down the beautiful sandy Rhoscolyn beach, breathing in that fresh sea-side air and drinking in the fantastic views of the coastal path. What better way to top it off than resting your weary legs at the White Eagle? You can also bring your furry friends with you too, as the eatery is pet-friendly!
Enjoy the outdoor terrace and soak in the views overlooking the stunning Anglesey coast while enjoying one (or two pints) of their guest ales on draught. There is great food on offer with seasonal menus as well. The White Eagle’s critically acclaimed Steak Pies are to die for, and their home-made fish and chips are amongst customer favourites.
And if that wasn’t enough, indulge yourself in Rhoscolyn history (where the pub is located) which is famous with the patron saint St Gwenfaen. We won’t give too much away though, you’ll have to discover it for yourself!
Enjoy local food and beer while retreating in the warm glow of a roaring open fire, The Seacroft provides the perfect resting place for the whole family. Stocked to the brim with universally loved Timothy Taylor’s ale, you may hear an adventurous tale or two echoing from the barstools at the front of house.
On the menu, locally sourced ingredients from Anglesey suppliers means that you get the freshest and most tastiest meals on offer. Oh, and if you’re around the Anglesey area in winter, The Seacroft offers a ‘buy one, get one free’ deal on most dishes. The Seacroft steals the show on making number 2 on our top 10 restaurants in Anglesey!
The Harbourfront Bistro
Just as the name suggests, the Harbourfront lies on on the idyllic Newry Beach of Holyhead. A hidden gem, this bistro is a family run business with family-orientated values; bring the kids down for a scrumptious meal or simply enjoy the picturesque scenery of the sunset disappearing over the horizon.
There’s something for everyone at the Harbourfront Bistro, its perfect location and contemporary British cuisine ensures that this eatery features on our top 10 recommended restaurants!
The Valley Hotel
“This is Anglesey.”
The Valley Hotel’s motto rings loud and proud. They’re thrilled to be from the Welsh island of Anglesey, a quality that resonates through their restaurant. Their recently refurbished main bar features welsh slate, rustic charm and perfect real ales to match! Don’t forget to enjoy one of the best Sunday Carvery restaurants in Anglesey! You won’t regret it!
Whether you’re just passing through for a refreshing pint or looking to experience the delectable homemade cooking, the Valley stands out as a strong contender to make it on our list of recommended restaurants in Anglesey.
For one of the best breakfast restaurants in Anglesey, shimmy on down to the Sea Shanty! Fill your sea boots with eggs benedict, a hearty bacon butty or sit down and order yourself a latte and watch the world go by.
Inside the Sea Shanty is just as impressive as the outside – its interior resembles the inside of ship from years gone by. Your maritime food voyage begins with the greeting “It’s always sunny in here” etched on the dining room entrance, and it’s a welcoming gesture that continues through to the friendliness of the staff. Make sure you visit the Sea Shanty for fantastic locally-sourced seafood!
The Driftwood features on our list of restaurants in Anglesey as it stands out as a hidden gem. Good food, local cask ales and a famous traditional carvery on Sunday – and it doesn’t stop there. You can watch your favourite sports team with Sky Sports and BT, providing all the action while you sit back and enjoy your pint. If you’re struggling to think of where to celebrate Christmas, birthdays and wedding celebrations, let The Driftwood plan your social event with a function room that can hold up to 70 people! Well worth the visit!
The Black Seal, Trearddur Bay
If you’re yearning for a restaurant that provides a modern, contemporary eating and drinking experience with British Cuisine, look no further than The Black Seal. Boasting a dedicated Gin Bar, drinks lovers with a taste for craft alcohol can find their haven within the walls of this bar restaurant.
If sinking a Bombay Sapphire doesn’t float your boat, there are more than enough traditional dishes to satisfy your hunger. You can also test your tastebuds at international dishes from Welsh Rump Steak to Philly Hot Pizza.
Catch 22, Valley
Catch 22 are like the cool kids on the block. Their modern style, both from inside and outside the restaurant, seems effortless. Their slick interior decor is complemented by their sophisticated menu and cosmopolitan drinks. Large venue space also makes Catch 22 ideal for hosting events like parties and meetings.
When you’ve devoured your Pan Fried Stone Sea Bass and ready to whistle for the bill, make sure you grab a drink and explore the balcony – perfect for unwinding and soaking in the fantastic views of Holy Island in all its glory!
Enoch’s needs no introduction as it remains a familiar stopping place for passing travellers and locals to enjoy! This stylish, traditional British restaurant embraces the coastal culture of Anglesey and its adoration for Fish & Chips by sustainably sourcing and passionately making your favourite seaside dish.
Did you know, Enoch’s were the first fish & chip shop in Wales committed to using the MSC ecolabel to contribute to the health of our own & the world’s ocean! So there you have it, tasty and morally appetising!
So what are you waiting for? Collect your appetite, leave your worries at the door and enjoy our top ten recommended restaurants in Anglesey. If you find any more great places to relax and unwind with food and drink, don’t forget to let us know!
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There’s no meal on Anglesey quite like one at The Deck House, Silver Bay. Our brand new restaurant is the heart of great food, fantastic company and unbeatable cheffing talent. Indulging at whether for lunch or dinner is a real pleasure, and we cater for all tastes, providing both vegan, vegetarian and free-from dishes, and hearty favourites too. So no matter what you’re craving, we’ll have the dish for you.
As spring bounces into season, we’ve launched a new seasonal menu featuring some of our best plates s to date. Journey with us as we explore the seasonal culinary fare below.
Starters & Nibbles
Our succulent starters and tasty nibbles set the precedent for any meal at The Deck House. Brimming with only the finest seasonal ingredients on our island, our dishes whet your appetite for what’s to come.
Feast on crisp, yet tantalisingly soft, locally baked bread with our Focaccia with Balsamic and Virgin Olive Oil dip, or make your taste buds dance with our Homemade Chicken Satay Skewers. Whether you’re vegetarian, gluten-free, or can’t wait to eat everything in sight – we have a starter for you.
Because our menu is super fresh, we also offer a stunning Pâtéplus a different Soup of the Day, every day. Our chef’s expert knowledge of flavour combinations and how to make the most of the season’s produce is at the heart of both these dishes. . You’ll be more than glad that you indulged!
Mains & Pizzas
If you’ve done your homework on The Deck House, then you’ll know we’re great believers in supporting local businesses – and why wouldn’t we be? Their quality is second to none, and from local Anglesey butcher to the artisan bakers on our island, we know we’re going to receive an exceptionally high standard of produce that feeds straight through into our sumptuous dishes.
Pizzas are one of those items, and are a staple point of our menu. Great for all ages and lunch or dinner, our classic Margarita is filled with gooey mozzarella and a fine tomato sauce.
Fancy something a little more daring? Opt for our Hot One and experience spicy ground beef, jalapenos, pepperoni and juicy onions. We serve vegetarian options on our pizzas too, so make sure you peruse the menu to find the perfect dish for your dietary needs.
Pizzas aside, we have a range of main courses that you’ll want to devour. Our Pie of the Day is a Deck House classic and changes dependent on the best local ingredients we have. This is served alongside chunky chips and fresh vegetables, offering a balanced, hearty meal.
Provided by local butchers, our Jones of Bodedern Gammon Steak and Jones of Holyhead Sirloin Steak are hard to refuse. Each dish is served with fluffy, golden chips and a range of veggies that’ll slice right through the rich meat – perfection on a plate.
We believe vegetarian dishes are some of the tastiest around – providing you know how to do them right. Luckily for meat-avoiders we’re big fans of creating innovative vegetarian dishes that will make your dinner pop with flavour.
Our Vegetarian Special Curry is a lovely addition to your table and features seasonal veggies and a classic Indian poppadom, mango chutney and a choice of rice or chips. Or if you fancying bringing a piece of Italy into your Deck House dining experience, why not order the vegan-friendly Homemade Aubergine Meatballs? They’re served in a balsamic and basil sauce on a bed of supple linguini. You’ll feel like you’re in the heart of Rome with the sun on your shoulders as you dine on this Italian, vegan dish.
We like to make sure your little ones get some goodness in them with a meal at The Deck House, so we endeavour to do our best and serve up a balanced meal for children.
Beef burgers are a popular choice, and because they’re locally sourced and 100% beef, you can rest assured that you know exactly what your children are eating.
Because we know everyone’s tastes are different, we provide a varied menu for little ones that includes Southern Fried Chicken, Haddock Goujons and even Quorn and Bean Chilli Con Carne to cater to vegetarian children. Crafted by our chef talent, t, each dish is a song on the palate and is sure to keep them quiet (for a while at least!)
The Deck House Restaurant at Silver Bay Holiday Village
We’ve recently been awarded 5-stars on our hygiene rating here at The Deck House, and that’s because our quest for perfection goes beyond our dishes and towards the care of our kitchen overall. It’s this attention to detail that enables us to create flawless, delectable meals time and time again, ones that will ensure you’ll want to come back for more.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
We were over the moon when Laura Hyden of LC Interiors teamed up with Silver Bay Holiday Village for our new bar and bistro interior design project. Laura has worked her magic and created a family-friendly, beautifully presented space filled with creativity and charm. Open exclusively to Silver Bay residents, our bar and bistro refurbishment promises ultimate style and relaxation in stunning surroundings which captures the spirit of Silver Bay Holiday Village.
We caught up with Laura about the design process and thinking behind her clever design and why she was so excited to get stuck in with this project for Silver Bay. Warning, reading this article may inspire you to get in touch with Laura for your own design project, keep reading and find all contact details below!
Silver Bay: “Tell us about your career journey with interior design, Laura…”
Interior design has always been my passion; from a young age, I have had an eye for design detail and have had experience working alongside one of the leading show home and commercial interior design companies in the UK. After gaining an extensive understanding and knowledge of the profession, I decided to start my own company. I have always had huge amount of satisfaction in my occupation, although working for myself has taken it to a whole new level.
Silver Bay: “Which styles and influences do you draw inspiration from?”
English Country, contemporary, and manor house styling are my personal favourites. Although dependant on the project at hand, it would depend on which style I would draw my influences from.
Silver Bay: “How did you tackle Silver Bay’s brief for the bar and bistro refurbishment?”
Silver Bay gave a brief outline for both phases of the development, I then went and researched the surrounding area, the local history and spoke with owners on the park as to their expectations and requirements for the new facility.
Silver Bay: “How did you create a design that would fit the lifestyle of Silver Bay residents?”
The design needed to reflect the aspirations of the park owners, matching their expectations and putting Silver Bay on the map meeting and exceeding other UK luxury holiday parks.
Silver Bay: “How did Silver Bay’s ethos influence your design?”
Silver Bay’s ethos has been upheld with my new design, concentrating on a love of the countryside and the ancient history of Anglesey and the Farmhouse itself, opening a new chapter in its long life.
Silver Bay: “Tell us what Silver Bay residents can expect from the new design?”
A comfortable place to meet and eat with friends and family whilst enjoying the pleasant, coastal surroundings of Silver Bay.
Silver Bay: “Do you have a signature touch with your designs?”
I will say animals as they always manage to put in an appearance somewhere!
Silver Bay: “What textures and furniture pieces do you love the most about the new bar and bistro design?”
The wallpaper textures have added a 3-dimensional feel to the walls upstairs whilst the book wallpaper downstairs has given the feeling of a relaxed peaceful area tucked away from the bar. The neutral colour scheme makes for a relaxing feel in all areas, as far as furniture goes, I love the high back chairs in the inglenook fireplace downstairs, along with the numerous carefully chosen ornaments.
Silver Bay: “What do you love about being a designer?”
From brief to completion, it’s been great witnessing Silver Bay’s reaction to seeing their thoughts and aspirations brought to life with my interpretation of their requirements… my ultimate satisfaction is their favourable response to the design!
Silver Bay: “Describe your style in three words…”
Eclectic, Individual and bespoke.
Silver Bay: “What should we expect from LC Interiors in the future?”
I will endeavour to create and deliver one-off designs for any task I am given, I love to explore and discover new, innovative ways to enhance any building that needs to strengthen its identity.
Silver Bay: “Do you have any hot tips for interior design trends in 2016 and beyond?”
2016 will see the use of outside materials, inside, such as wood, stone, brick or pebbles, whether in the form of textured wallpapers or the real thing!
Thank you for taking the time to discuss your interior design expertise with us, Laura! We’re absolutely thrilled with the end result and we’re sure our residents will be more than impressed with their new space.