Why you should check out Milford Fish Festival

Crowds to kick off Pembrokshire Fish Week at Milford Haven
Crowds to kick off Pembrokeshire Fish Week at Milford Haven

PEMBROKESHIRE’S fish week opens on Saturday with Milford Fish Festival.

Visitors to the event at Milford Fish Docks between 10am and 6pm will learn how to prepare and cook fish with filleting and chef demonstrations, enjoy fishy feasts from caterers, soak up the atmosphere at the music stage with acts including Saundersfoot’s X Factor finalist Jay James Picton, and find out about the Milford Fish Docks developments for fishermen.

X Factor finalist Jay James Picton
X Factor finalist Jay James Picton

There will also be a ‘Chowder Trail’ where you can put local eateries to the test and enjoy activities including kayaking and pavement painting.

Standard Entry is £3, children (under 12’s) go free. Chowder Trail entry is £5.

Exhibitors will include:

Good & Proper Brownies – Baked chocolate goods – brownies, cheesecakes, flapjacks, chocolate tarts for vegan, gluten free and diabetic also.

Caws Teifi Cheese and Da Mhile Distillery – Artisan Welsh cheeses and organic spirits/liquers.

Bluestone Brewing Co. – Selection of hand crafted real ales by bottle, 1/2 pint and 1 pint.

Pieroth – Importer of a selection of international wines.

Marine Conservation Society – Handing out their new Pocket Good Fish Guide and answering any questions people have.

Urban Jungle Coffee – offering a choice of gourmet coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

The Bean – Mobile Espresso Bar – Serving freshly ground coffee plus a selection of teas, hot chocolates, cold drinks and pre-wrapped snacks.

Port of Milford Haven – Find out about Port operations and the latest plans for the Milford Dock Master Plan.

Milford Fish Docks – Find out about the latest improvements made for local fishermen.

Darwin Centre / Silent World – In partnership with SW2U there will be hands on workshops linked to local coastal organisms (in aquaria) and plankton experience using microscopes.

Chantler Teas – Pre-packaged, ethically sourced loose leaf tea and tea accessories including Welsh blends.

SJ’s Pig Roast – Pork rolls with apple sauce, stuffing and onions. Teas and coffees.

Sugar Rush Pembs – Freshly made hot crepes and waffles with a selection of toppings.

Caws Cenarth Cheese – Pre-packed locally made Artisan cheese.

Bas y Tir –  providing samples of our Blas y Tir Pembrokeshire early potatoes for visitors to try, along with displaying other Blas y Tir products (potatoes and vegetables).

Shore Seafoods – Ready to eat shellfish products.

Beelief Botanics – Handmade therapy and skin care products.

The family focused, fish-themed event is being organised by the port with the support of Pembrokeshire County Council so that businesses in the town don’t lose out on the massive increase in tourism revenue that is generated by the thousands of people who normally attend the opening day of Pembrokeshire Fish Week.

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