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Places we’ve delivered to recently
It’s been a busy few weeks for us in the build up to the Easter holidays and we’re belatedly pleased to announce that our products are now available for sale in more shops across the county and further!
Our recent deliveries have taken us on a Grand Tour of Pembrokeshire to some great local businesses in amazing locations. Along the north coast our salts and salted caramel are stocked in our fabulous local shop – Kiel House Stores, Dinas Cross; the great deli and cafe in the heart of Fishguard that is The Gourmet Pig; Cafe on the Quay in gorgeous Lower Town; Melin Tregwynt, deep in the countryside at Castlemorris; and a bit further along the coast you can find us at The Perennial Gardens Cafe & Shop, near St Davids, the wonderful St David’s Food & Wine on the high street, and at the new cafe Mamgu in lovely Solva. We also supply chef Simon Coe at Twr y Felin, who is a particular fan of our sea salt with sichuan pepper. Further south we are stocked at Lobster and Mor, tucked away in Little Haven, and at Vincent Davies in Haverfordwest, where we’re looking forward to seeing the new local products display that will be coming soon. In Narberth and Pembroke you can find our products in Wisebuys – great shops to while away some time exploring their myriad of quality products.
Our Pembrokeshire Sea Salt Co. and Cwtch Body & Sole products are also available on the sunny seafront in Saundersfoot at Periwinkle, and in that area we also supply chef Tom Hines at Coast – if you go there you will get to taste our spectacular black squid ink, which he serves atop the butter for the bread, as well as the sea salt with sichuan pepper and coming soon our green wild garlic salt.
The Cwtch products are now available from the lovely Pembrokeshire Creations gift shop at the Post Office in Fishguard and Elements in Newport, who have just moved to a fantastic new shop right on the square; they also have our cute ‘Taste of the Sea’ salt sampler pack and our delicious salted caramel sauce.
Outside of Pembrokeshire, (although only a stone’s throw, or maybe roll…!) you can find the sea salts at Crwst, the new cafe recently opened in Cardigan. We’re pleased to say that our brand is also getting known further afield, and our recent deliveries have gone out to Wrights Food Emporium, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, Arthur Neave in Swansea, the Gower Seafood Hut on the Mumbles, Elephant & Bun in Cowbridge and Wally’s Delicatessen in the Royal Arcade, Cardiff. We are also very proud to supply chef Stephen Terry of The Hardwick, just outside of Abergavenny and local lad chef Tom Simmons, at his Tower Bridge restaurant.
Cwm-yr-Eglwys is a small hamlet, located to the south-east of Dinas Head in North Pembrokeshire. It is recognisable for its ruined church, which lies just above the beach in this small cove. The beach has earned a Seaside Award and a Green Coast Award (similar to the Blue Flag Award but for rural beaches), and has safe swimming, which make it a popular haven in the summer months. There is a narrow slipway for launching small boats, or in our case for collecting seawater. Sheltered from prevailing winds, Cwm-yr-Eglwys has its own microclimate, often being a few degrees warmer, and drier, than other parts of the Pembrokeshire coast. This wasn’t the case today though, as you can see!
Cwm-yr-Eglwys is our nearest beach, and its award-winning coastline and microclimate make it a perfect seawater collection point, for our salt. The iconic image of St Brynach’s Church forms our logo, which has been modernised recently for our rebranding exercise.
The church of St Brynach suffered storm damage in 1850 and 1851 when the chancel was destroyed and the graveyard severely damaged by the sea. It was the great storm of October 1859, known as the Royal Charter Storm that wreaked havoc however, removing the church roof and damaging its walls. The church was abandoned immediately, and left in ruins until 1880 when the walls were demolished, leaving only western end that can be seen today; a new sea wall built to protect what was left of the graveyard. Another storm in 1979 caused damage to the sea wall but caused no further damage to the church or graveyard.
New Branding and Christmas Orders!
Hello there! We are Oscar & Alfie, two Old English Sheepdogs whose humans run Pembrokeshire Sea Salt Co. They’re crazy busy at the moment getting Christmas orders ready to send to Santa, and with lots of events. So, we’ve decided to help out with their social media posts, just to keep you up to date with what’s going on. Obviously I (Oscar) am the brains behind this operation, but as I’m a big gentle giant, my paws are a bit big for this keyboard thing, so I’ve delegated the typing to Alfie, as he’s a lot smaller than me. Anyway back to the task in hand (or paw! ). The news from Pembrokeshire Sea Salt Co. and it’s fragrance division – Cwtch Body and Sole is that we have new branding, which we all love. Thank you to the lovely people at Monddi Design Agency in Pembroke, for that. Your next chance to see it is in Newport tomorrow for the Newport Christmas Festival, 2pm ’til 8pm in Market Street, with a train to see Santa in his Grotto. We might come along too! We’re also having a new website which should be up and running soon. In the meantime you can order gifts online; www.pembrokeshireseasalt.co.uk/shop. Order by 20th December for dispatch by post or collect from Dinas by noon on Friday 22nd. That’s it for now. Happy shopping love Oscar & Alfie xx
Upcoming Events August 2017
Now I’m back from my lovely holiday, its time to let you know about our upcoming events throughout August. We’ve got a fair few events around the region, plenty of opportunity to see us, but remember we are always available online.
9th – Nevern Agricultural Show, Newport
12th – Cardigan River & Food
13th – Aberystwyth Sea2shore
14th – Newport Local Producer’s Market
15th – St Dogmaels Producer’s Market
19th – Aberystwyth Farmer’s Market
21st – Newport Local Producer’s Market
22nd – St Dogmaels Producer’s Market
27th – St Dogmaels Producer’s Market, Lazy Sunday
28th – Newport Local Producer’s Market
29th – St Dogmaels Producer’s Market
Upcoming Events July ’17
Now we’re into July we thought it best to keep our faithful customers and followers informed of our upcoming events incase we forget to mention them while we are so busy! There are going to be some limited editions and special products made for some of these events, so come along and see us to be sure not to miss out. Links to the respective events are included below:
9th – Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival, Aberaeron
10th – Newport Local Producers Market, Newport Pembs
11th – St Dogmael’s Producers Market, Cardigan
15-16th – Grand Prix of the Sea, Milford Haven
17th – Newport Local Producers Market, Newport Pembs
18th – St Dogmael’s Producers Market, Cardigan
22-23rd – Gower Chilli Festival, Port Enyon
24th – Newport Local Producers Market, Newport Pembs
25th – St Dogmael’s Producers Market, Cardigan
29-30th – Lampeter Food Festival, Lampeter
31st – Newport Local Producers Market, Newport Pembs
If you can’t make it down to any of these events, then check out the online shop, or just get in touch (phone, email, message).
London and more
No, we’re not the best at keeping our blog updated here at Pembrokeshire Sea Salt Company, but that’s mostly because we’re always busy processing seawater, drying salt, making salted caramel or helping Cwtch Body and Sole with their excellent sea salt body scrubs.
So here’s a little update of what’s been going on. Mid-February, we were at the London Welsh Centre’s Welsh Emporium event, a great day was had by all, we were privileged to get to show off and sell our products in London, and we’re already looking forward to the next one! We’ve been at St Dogmael’s market every Tuesday this year so far (even the cold and rainy ones), so thanks for all of you that have been along to support us and of course all the other stallholders. Another first in February was taking part in the St David’s Day event at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales, Llanarthne, where we will be for their Mother’s Day event later this month. We’ll keep Facebook up to date with any other upcoming activities that we have planned, as we do them!
Everyone is in a mad rush in the run up to Christmas, us included(!) with our attendance at Christmas Fairs each weekend, plus the usual Monday morning Newport market, and now our guest appearance at St Dogmael’s market each Tuesday up until Christmas. During these busy times it is easy to let things get the better of you, and to be caught up in the festive hype. Our salt is a quality product, and it takes a long time to get those cubic crystals to form perfectly. So we’re trying really hard to keep up with all our orders and our customers, to deliver the high quality products and service that you have come to expect from Pembrokeshire Sea Salt Company. Thank you for your custom, loyalty and patience.
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With the summer food festival season now over, we’re back to the serious work of ramping up production in time for xmas. We still have our regular spot on the Newport Monday Market, and will be out a few local events through October and November. Be sure to keep your eye on our Facebook and Twitter feeds to keep up to date with our latest news and offers.