We were lucky enough to enjoy another stay at Bluestone Wales at the end of July, and were so happy to have lots of lovely sunshine too.
We want to share with you some of the fab places where we enjoyed lunch and snacks.
You must talk a walk down to Camp Smokey. You can take one of the Nature Trails from near the lake walking through the woods and alongside the stream to reach Camp Smokey or you can walk down the boardwalk to reach it. The Nature Trail (Green Route) is a bit bumpy for a pushchair, but we were ok as mine has lovely air tyres. The boardwalk is completely pushchair friendly.
The treats that await you at Camp Smokey are Smores – delicious biscuits with melted marshmallow and chocolate in between, topped with cream. Super YUM! They are only £2.50 for 3. You can also buy marshmallows to toast yourself on the open fire outside at £1.75 for 10.
There are also meals offered here from £6.50 – £10 including burgers, hot dogs, lamb steak, chilli, fajitas and other deserts.
We have had lunch several times at The Wild Wood Cafe, it is in the Adventure Centre upstairs. The meals are good quality and good value. Children’s meals are £4.95 and quite generous. We have also had baguettes, soup, burgers and jacket potatoes and all were lovely. Prices are from £3.50 for soup to £7.95
The cafe is fab, we sat upstairs – we had to climb wooden stairs and it felt like a den. There are different nooks and levels to sit and eat – or have a drink – it is a bit like a big treehouse.
We love Millers Bakery for the yummiest cakes including muffins and welsh cakes and we also enjoyed ice cream and delicious milkshakes as well as Mummy loving the nicest coffee! Indoor seating is a bit limited, but there is plenty outdoors.
We had a treat of lunch at The Knights Tafarn one day, a medieval style pub with plenty of seating indoors and out. Nana and Luke had sausage and mash. The children’s one doesn’t come with vegetables. Mummy and Lea had a jacket potato each at £6.50 and they said the were yummy. Grandad had home baked ham and eggs with bubble and squeak.
We tended to have our evening meal in the lodge, with a mix of some food we brought with us, and some bought from the small mini market shop in the Bluestone Village.
There are several other places you can eat including the Oak Tree Restaurant, The Farmhouse Grill, Caffi Mor and The Chippy – a new chip shop serving traditional chippy food – including gluten free chips! This hadn’t opened when we stayed, we were looking forward to fish chunks and chips at The Blue Lagoon Fish Shack, but despite us arriving when they should have been serving hot food, they weren’t and we had to make do with a very plain small hotdog for £3 each! No chips, nothing else
Full menus and current prices are shown clearly on the Bluestone Wales website.
Have you visited Bluestone Wales? Can you add any eating out recommendations?