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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It doesn’t seem that long ago since you were all here enjoying our summer holiday activities, but October half term is just a week or two away now. The temperatures may be dropping and it’s getting dark earlier but we’ve got all sorts of amazing activities planned for you over the holidays; keep reading to find out more.
On Saturday 27th October we’ll be throwing our annual owners’ Halloween party again so make sure to get your spookiest costume at the ready. Doors will open at 5pm for games, face painting, tattoos and nail painting followed by food for the little ones served from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The hot and cold buffet for the adults will then be served from 7:30pm followed by dancing until midnight. Tickets can be booked using our online booking system and are limited to eight tickets per holiday lodge.
The chefs take great pride in providing an amazing buffet for the Halloween party and this year we’re giving the children the opportunity to design the cake, from the filling to the decor. All you need is a blank piece of paper and a creative imagination. Make sure to include your name, age and plot number on your entry and you can post it to Reception, Silver Bay Holiday Village, Pentre Gwyddel, Rhoscolyn, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 2RZ or email email@example.com. Entries close on Friday 19th October and the winner will be made and revealed at our Halloween party. Good luck to all taking part!
October Half Term Activities
We’ve got some great new activities available this October half term including mother and toddler ballet, construction kits, willow sculptures and cake decorating skills plus we’ll be welcoming back rookie lifeguard, snorkeling and scuba diving. We’re also thrilled to be putting on a few more meet the bees sessions before we tuck them in for the winter, taking place at 10:30am and 1pm on Thursday 25th October and Thursday 1st November. To book on to a session please visit our online booking system; when booking an activity please make sure that your child is in the age group as stated in the activity description to avoid disappointment. Take a look at the full timetable below.
From the 20th October to 4th November we’ll be changing The Deck House opening hours so Sunday to Thursday we’ll be open from midday to 11pm and Friday and Saturday we’ll be open until midnight. Please remember that last orders on Friday 26th October will be at 10pm to allow us time to prepare for the Halloween party. We’ll also be serving up our delicious Sunday lunch carvery every Sunday from 12 to 9pm so make sure to book a table by ringing our friendly team on 01407 860860.
Treat yourself over the half term with our October spa beauty offer. This month we’re offering the ELEMIS Body Nectar Nourishing Wrap for just £40 (was £55). The 55 minute session is perfect for dehydrated, dull or tired skin and leaves your skin feeling hydrated and moisturised while also being deeply relaxing. If this sounds like the treatment for you, give our friendly spa team a call on 01407 862049 to book.
Our next open day
On Sunday 28th October we’ll be opening our gates again for visitors to take a look around our luxury holiday lodges, including the brand new lodges on our new development Bay View, and our award-winning facilities. Keep an eye out for more information on the open day and if you or someone you know would like to know more please feel free to contact us, request a callback or take a look at our brochure. We look forward to seeing you there!
Summer has officially begun! And there’s no better way to enjoy the summer months than enjoying a glass of gin and tonic whilst taking in the stunning views of the Llyn Peninsula and beyond. We’ve introduced a whole new gin menu to The Deck House bar for you to try; of course you’ll need to find your very own favourite but here’s a little information about each one.
We, of course, have the classics such as Gordon’s, Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick’s and Plymouth Original. If you want to branch out a bit but still want that classic taste we have a range of London dry gins, including Bloom, Bulldog, Opihr and 6 O’clock Gin.
London Dry Gin
For a smoother, sweet flavour Bloom gin and 6 O’clock Gin are perfect. Bloom consists of three different flavours; chamomile, honeysuckle and the citrus fruit pomelo. It’s best served with an Indian tonic water and finished off with fresh strawberries. 6 O’clock Gin has a fine balance of botanicals, including coriander, orange peel and elderflower which gives a balanced but smooth flavour. It’s best served with tonic water and garnished with lemon, lemon zest or lime.
For more of a dry finish, Bulldog is a multi-award winning gin that has been handcrafted in an English distillery for over 250 years and its dry flavours give a crisp finish. It’s best served with a premium Indian tonic along with fresh ground black pepper.
Or if you’re looking for something with more exotic flavours, Ophir has a wide range of flavours including spicy Cubeb berries from Indonesia, black pepper from India and coriander from Morocco. It has been distilled to a high quality since 1761 and is best served with Indian tonic water garnished with lime, black pepper or cardamom.
Something a Bit Different
If you want something a bit different to the London Dry, Edgerton Blue Spice, Brecon, Monkey 47 or Rock Rose could be the one.
From London we have Edgerton Blue Spice, a follow on from the popular Edgerton original pink gin, offering an earthy flavour consisting of 17 botanicals and coriander notes. It is best served with Fever Tree Indian tonic water and garnished with fresh blueberries.
Or why not get a taste of the Brecon Beacons with Brecon, a traditional gin which is laced with hints of spicy cinnamon and coriander. The characteristic flavours go well with tonic, ice and lemon or lime zest.
Head on up to the most northerly county of Scotland for Rock Rose, a handcrafted Scottish gin which gets its flavours from local and traditional botanicals chosen for a perfect taste. It is best served with Fever Tree Indian tonic water and finished off with orange zest.
Take a trip overseas with the Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin, consisting of 47 handpicked ingredients sourced from the Black Forest. It is perfectly served with tonic water and garnished with blackberries, a wedge of lime, a slice of orange or orange zest.
If you fancy something more flavoursome then one of these flavoured gins could be perfect for you.
If you want one with a bit of colour the Edgerton Original Pink gin is made from 15 exotic ingredients, including pomegranate. It is a delightful and complex gin which is perfectly served with Fever Tree Indian tonic water and garnished with a strawberry.
Or if you want a drink that tastes like an English summer the Cucumber Gin has a clean aroma and taste of fresh cucumber along with a delicate taste of coriander, citrus and cracked pepper. It can be served neat or with Fever Tree tonic water and finished off with fresh mint leaves.
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary then we would recommend the Marshmallow Gin with Madagascan Vanilla; a premium gin with an infused flavour produced using copper pot stills. It’s best served over ice for a refreshing and cool taste.
If you’d like to find out more about The Deck House bar or would like to get in touch, take a look at The Deck House page.
We’re just over a week away from the May half term and that can only mean one thing – we have lots of fun activities planned to keep the whole family entertained. Take a look at the timetable below and keep reading for more information plus an update on the latest news from Silver Bay Holiday Village.
May half term activities
This month we’re welcoming the bees back! We’ve decided not to move the hives so they return to familiar surroundings. Jonathan will be running ‘Meet the Bees’ sessions as well as planting bee-friendly flowers to enhance their environment. Please remember to only visit the hives when Jonathan is present.
Luke’s football sessions proved to be a huge hit in the Easter holidays so we’re bringing them back for the May half term, along with a multi-sports session. Both will be held in the new Multi Use Games Area and will be available to anyone aged six and above.
Also this half term we have Andy from B-Active running a three day kayaking course for anyone aged 10 and over. The course will aim to teach the core skills needed for safe kayaking finished off with a kayak trip along the coastline.
Planning on getting out in your boat this half term? We’ll be receiving a visit from the lifeboat crew at RNLI on Sunday 27th May to carry out life jacket checks and chat to you regarding safe boating.
Booking is essential for many of our half term activities and this time we’re making it easier and more convenient with our new online booking system. Activities will be released 24 hours in advance with sessions for the following day released at 10am every morning. This new system will allow you to book and pay for your activities as well as amend and cancel them, all from the comfort of your holiday lodge. You can find our online booking system here.
The Deck House news
Plastic straws take up to 200 years to decompose and around 100,000 marine animals die every year from ingesting plastic. That’s why we’re joining the #refusethestraw initiative and will no longer be serving drinks with plastic straws. However, if you still require a straw we will be happy to provide you with a paper one.
The Deck House will also now be serving low fat/low sugar drinks as standard; if you wish to have the full fat alternative, please request this when ordering your drinks.
Join us on Sunday 27th May for another of our famous roast carveries, make sure to book in advance by calling a member of our friendly staff on 01407 862046. After you’ve enjoyed our delicious carvery, why not stick around for the return of Kiani, the ever-popular acoustic guitarist and singer, who’ll be joining us at 9pm.
Spa and beauty offers
Get your skin summer ready with our exclusive owner’s beauty event on Friday 1st June and sample our brand new treatment, the geneO+ 4-in-1 Super Facial. Join us for refreshments on arrival and a chance to sample the treatment with an Advanced Aesthetics representative on hand to answer all your questions. To book please contact the spa and leisure team on 01407 862049.
We look forward to seeing you all here in the May half term and we’re already planning for summer, make sure to keep the 21st July free for the next Owner’s Summer Party!
Journey to Spain this summer without the queues and exhaustion of flying because Silver Bay is bringing Spain to you! Last week we launched our new tapas menu at The Deck House so you, your family and friends can now experience the Spanish way of dining while enjoying the views of Silver Bay. Does this tickle your tastebuds? Then keep reading to find out more.
As we’re by the sea it’s fitting that we offer some seafood options. Go for something spicy with the chilli and lime squid with garlic aioli dip or why not try something a bit different with the fennel, peppercorn and garlic king prawn mango shooters?
If you fancy something a bit meatier then maybe the bacon and halloumi bites with a chilli and bacon jam could be the ones for you, or we also have chicken, olive and sundried tomato meatballs with a wild garlic dip. Tapas wouldn’t be complete with some chorizo so we have two different dishes to choose from, including sautéed chorizo in a deep red wine, honey, garlic and sesame glaze or patatas bravas with chorizo and a chilli, tomato, garlic and paprika sauce.
We’ve also got some veggie dishes to perfectly complement the meat and fish, including cauliflower cheese and jalapeno croquettes served with a sweet chilli dip or our Canarian potatoes. For those of you new to Canarian potatoes, also known as “wrinkly potatoes”, they’re small, salted potatoes boiled and served with mojo rojo sauce.
To make the most of this amazing selection of dishes we’ve got a great offer for you: buy five tapas plates and we’ll give you a dish of Canarian potatoes, mojo rojo style, on the house! We’ve also got more exciting developments coming to The Deck House, make sure to keep an eye out for more blogs in the coming weeks.
To book a table at The Deck House, call a member of our friendly team on 01407 862 046.
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.
Christmas was well and truly welcomed in at Silver Bay on the last weekend of November as we celebrated our annual Christmas party!
From festive games to fantastic dancing, and even a visit from the big man himself, Father Christmas, the festive mood was contagious. Everyone had a wonderful night creating perfect, Christmas memories that they’ll remember for a long time.
As usual, we’ve gathered some images from the night together in one place for you to peruse at your leisure.
Christmas is such a special time because it’s about coming together, spreading the love and appreciating one another’s company. So it really was magnificent to see our lodge owners gathering around and having festive fun with one another!
We’re now directing our attention towards the NYE extravaganza we have planned on the 31st of December. This year, we’ll be celebrating with a Great Gatsby 1920’s theme, and we’ll also be welcoming back the ever-popular Runaway Babies tribute band!
All of this will be rounded off with a stunning themed menu and lots of fizz. To secure tickets, call us on 01407 860 860. Prices are £25 per adult and £10 per child. Under 3’s go free.
As we wave a fond farewell to Halloween and Bonfire Night, it’s time to look towards the end of the year. A joyous Christmas and New Year’s Eve are on the cards here at Silver Bay, and we’ll be hosting our annual Christmas and NYE celebrations as well as a range of other festive events to get the Christmas spirit flowing!
Below you’ll find all the exciting details of everything that’ll be happening at our luxury holiday park during the final few months of 2016.
You’ll be full to the brim with festive excitement by the end!
We have two big weekends during November and December that will sate your appetite for partying and magical Christmas fun!
Our highly anticipated annual Christmas Party will be held from 6:30 pm until midnight on the 26th of November.
There’ll be a special, festive, VIP visiting us (we hope your little ones have behaved themselves this year!) and everyone will have the opportunity to have a photo take with our guest! We’ll also be hosting a festive disco for the children from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm, and then the adult disco will kick in. But the fun doesn’t stop with dancing.
There’ll also be some exciting games and face painting to keep the children entertained, as well as plenty of prizes to be won for both adults and children alike.
We’ll also have a scrumptious buffet on offer from 7:30 pm with lots of wintery treats and festive warmers for all ages – be sure to look out for Charlotte’s spiced mulled wine, too!
Tickets are required for the Christmas event, so please call reception on 01407 860 860 to avoid disappointment. Prices are £8 per adult and £6 per child. Under 3s go free.
Our second big weekend will be held between the 30th and the 31st of December. Once more, the Silver Bay community will come together and celebrate NYE 2016 in style with a glamorous Great Gatsby themed party!
The evening will feature an indulgent 1920’s menu created by our fantastic chefs, as well as the return of the popular cover band The Runaway Babies. Tickets are available from the 15th of November and will be £25 per adult and £10 per child. Under 3s also go free.
And remember… the fun doesn’t stop with our parties for lodge owners. We also have a range of activities running from Water Polo to Adult-Only Swims during the aforementioned weekends.
Take a look below for the precise dates and times these activities will be taking place.
Please remember to book in advance for all the sessions marked with a *
Furthermore, we’re excited to announce that there’ll be a range of brilliant special offers available at the Spa at Silver Bay, offering the perfect opportunity to relax and recharge those batteries before the party season gets in full swing!
Finally, there will also be a few changes to our opening times across November and December. Take a look below to ensure your stay over the Christmas period is planned to perfection for a flawless Christmas and New Year break.
If you have any questions or queries about our Christmas and NYE events, be sure to call us on 01407 860 860.
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!