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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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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.


11/Dec/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!


11/Dec/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

 

 

 


11/Dec/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.

 


11/Dec/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.

 


11/Dec/2018
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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.
If you would like to get in touch with Laura Hyden of LC Interiors, you can find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also visit www.lcinteriors.co.uk to discover more about this up and coming British designer.
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Be sure to share your photos inside Silver Bay’s new bar and bistro using hashtag #SilverBayDays too!