I came here once with a friend in 2008 or 2009, and until today, I hadn't been back. The reason is that I felt back then that the food wasn't worth the price. Although there was nothing at all wrong with the food, both my friend and I felt that it wasn't worth the price tag. It wasn't cheap, and for that price, we expected more. I was passing through Aberaeron today at lunchtime on my way home from North Wales, and decided to call in for lunch at the Harbourmaster as I was aware that Ludo is now head chef there, and having tasted Ludo's food many a time at the establishment he owned in Newcastle Emlyn, I knew I could expect high quality food, and I was not disappointed! The food was absolutely delicious - definitely worth the price! And there was a good choice on the menu too. Something to suit everybody I'd say. Nice as well to have Halen Mo^n on the table - it's the best salt EVER, and went so well with the chips (which, by the way, were beatifully presented in a blue and white mug, typical colours at the Harbourmaster, and 'chip shop' paper). I refused vinegar when offered as I felt vinegar would have spoilt it - all it needed was some Halen Mo^n. :) Also, the service was excellent. The waitresses were very friendly and helpful, and the all spoke Welsh too, which is something I value greatly, especially as I feel more comfortable communicating in my native tongue rather than my second language. Another trip to North Wales is on the cards soon, and I shall most certainly be calling in at the Harbourmaster on my way back home, and on many more trips after that!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Harbourmaster on the quayside in Aberaeron offers you comfort in the most idyllic of locations. This listed landmark building reopened in June 2002 after extensive renovations. We have 13 individually-designed rooms in three historic buildings - all with harbour views. In 2008 the warehouse was opened, providing a further 4 rooms. A harbour facing suite with panoramic views, two west facing sea view terrace rooms and a town view room suitable for disabled use. (lift access to these new rooms) The Restaurant and new warehouse bar specialises in fresh local produce. Come and stay for a relaxing time and watch the tides wash in and out and the sun set over the bay! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Harbourmaster Hotel Aberaeron, Wales