The iconic pub, which is reached via a tidal causeway in Angle, Pembrokeshire, specialises in fish, seafood and seaweed harvested off the Pembrokeshire coast or grown in its Secret Sea Garden.
Jonathan Williams took on the Old Point House last year after years serving award-winning food from Café Môr, a street food outlet made from a former fishing boat. He took it on the road to festivals and served loyal customers from its regular spot at Freshwater West Beach.
The Old Point House has been extensively refurbished to make the most of its original features. It serves food in its restaurant, and, in the summer, in its garden where Café Môr is now permanently located.
Typical dishes cooked up by Head Chef Charlie Cowgill-Pang include flaked haddock and cockle chowder, kale and baby potatoes with house focaccia; a Welsh beef and laverbread burger with home-made pickles, Welsh Sea black butter and seaweed sauce; and laverbread Welsh cakes with ice cream.
“I opened The Old Point House because I wanted a permanent base from which to champion Welsh food from the sea,” said Jonathan. “This historic pub – a former pirates’ haunt, set right by the sea – is the perfect location: beautiful, atmospheric and as close as possible to our Secret Sea Garden where many of our ingredients are grown.”
The Good Food Awards, known as the Blue Ribbon for Delicious Dishes, champion and support local, independent eateries that craft delicious food. The awards are only given to those who excel in food quality, service, and value. The judges make their decisions based on customer feedback, votes, and online reviews to ensure that the awards are based on merit and accurately represent the opinions of real diners.
Jonathan said he is delighted to have The Old Point House listed as a winner.
“It is amazing to receive this award so soon after re-opening during extremely difficult times for the hospitality sector, we have always been a little different and champion local seafood and seaweeds from the wonderful Pembrokeshire coast,” he said. “We have a fantastic hard-working team here and it is great that they have been recognised this way.”
Lead image: Jonathan WIlliams (holding the award) with some of the Old Point House crew_ (L-R) Clare, Luke, and Miska (Image: Owen Howells)
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