Located on the St Davids peninsula, Twr y Felin is a former windmill, which has been restored…
“Assured cooking in a converted windmill.” - AA Inspector
ST DAVIDS, PEMBROKESHIRE
Meaning 'Taste' in Welsh, Blas at Twr y Felin embodies the very essence of the hotel’s vision. Blas is not only a haven for food enthusiasts, but a restaurant that offers the warmest of welcomes. Located in a former windmill dating back to 1806, stepping into Blas, guests are enveloped in an ambient mood, illuminated by striking artworks, creating an environment that stirs emotions and encourages engagement. The whole experience at Blas is designed to stimulate the senses, inviting patrons to immerse themselves fully in the culinary journey. Mood lighting, bespoke handcrafted furniture and specially commissioned artworks contribute to the elegance of the dining room. The dishes reflect the interior - creative, flavourful, and presented like works of art. Blending contemporary dining with the spirit of the season and locality, Blas echoes the beauty of Wales and its bountiful produce. Drawing from the rich landscapes of Pembrokeshire and Wales, head chef Sam Owen carefully sources fresh, high quality ingredients from the surrounding countryside and coast. Daily catches of lobster, crab and fish from the nearby seas grace the menu, alongside Welsh farmed beef and fowl. Not forgetting Wales' renowned lamb, which frequently takes centre stage. The chefs’ foraging expeditions yield hidden gems like samphire and wild garlic, adding delightful nuances to the culinary creations. Start with crab, lemon, celery, sea purslane and buttermilk and move on to an exquisitely prepared pork collar, broad beans, brassicas, turnip, and walnut main course. Like the preceding courses, desserts celebrate the seasons with summer options including buttermilk pannacotta with strawberry, honey, elderflower or lemon crémeux, meringue, pistachio, and pickled lemon. Guests can gaze upon lush green fields embracing Caerfai Bay, where a herd of dairy cows graze contently. The milk from these cows goes towards making Cheddar and Caerphilly organic cheese, two highlights of the cheeseboard.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 54
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 18
- Wines over £30: 14
- Wines by the glass: 14
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
Wales meets the Atlantic Ocean in spectacular fashion at Pembrokeshire. Unlike the West Country, Pembrokeshire can offer the coast without the crowds, and quaint fishing villages without those huge coach parks. Volcanic eruptions and earth movements have left a tortured rocky coastline of some 160 miles, whose beauty and drama have been recognised by National Park status.
Sometimes known as ‘Little England Beyond Wales’, the county has held a fascination for English visitors ever since the first Norman warlords forced their way in 800 years ago, leaving a string of 50 fine castles in their wake. The anonymous author of The Mabinogion, an 11th-century collection of Welsh folk legends, started it all. His description of the old Celtic kingdom of Dyfed (which encompasses Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire) as ‘the land of magic and enchantment’ was perhaps the earliest written attempt to sum up the outstanding natural beauty of this wonderful westernmost outpost of Wales. This is a county where you can take it easy on the sandy beaches, make sport out of those Atlantic waves, or discover the mysteries of St David’s or the ancient Preseli Hills.
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