News and events from the Harbourmaster

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New Year events

The new year is fast approaching, what better way to look forward than with our new year events.

Phone to book – 01545 570 755


Christmas Opening Hours


Dine in the Dark

Join us for our special Dine in the Dark dinner. 4 course tasting menu created by Ludo with wine to accompany each dish. Diners are asked to wear blind folds to heighten the dining experience. Tickets are £55 per person with money going towards the Guide Dogs Trust.

Please phone or email to book  01545 570755 –


St David’s Day

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Come and celebrate St David’s day with a 3 course lunch and company from Huw Llywelyn Davies.

(Welsh language event)

Please call us or email to book – 01545 570 755 –

Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours

Here are our Christmas opening hours during the festive period.

Merry Christmas

xmas open times 2015 

Fairyhill wine tasting – December 14

Fairyhill wine tasting – December 14

A fun night with Andrew and Paul of Fairyhill, Gower – sharing their favourite Christmas day wines.

Ludo’s Menu du Jour £13.50

Ludo’s Winter month bargain lunch £13.50 for 2 courses…Monday to Friday in the bar.12-2.30 until December 4.

Good Hotel and Good Food Guide 2016

Good Hotel and Good Food Guide 2016

We are delighted to be included in the Good Hotel Guide and Good Food Guide for another year running.

Here are a couple of complimentary comments from guests who have stayed and eaten with us:

“very friendly staff” with “a real buzz about the bar, and it was good to hear Welsh being spoken by so many”

“the menu is built on fresh local ingredients, including excellent seafood”

Christmas Parties 2015 at the Harbourmaster

Christmas Parties 2015 at the Harbourmaster

Come and enjoy the pre festive season at the Harbourmaster with our great Christmas group menu’s. Whether it be for work, with family or friends we’ve got a great selection of dishes to choose from for parties of 6 or more. Find our menu’s on our Bar/Restaurant page. Please call 01545570755 or email to book.

Gym access for guests

Gym access for guests

We have membership of a local gym with complimentary access 24 hours a day for hotel guests at Sion Evans Fitness, The Bridge, Aberaeron.

Here is a link to Sion’s website –

Just ask at reception for a pass and more more details.

Sea Food Festival – another year over!

Sea Food Festival – another year over!

Despite the rain the crowds still came down to the harbour to sample our Sea Food Festival chefs delights and local producers wares! The sun came out in the end and there were lots of Oysters and Champagne enjoyed by all.

Here are a few pictures from the day with Mayor Tom Williams and chefs opening the show, our Oyster gang and the HM bar boys settling in for a long day….

See you next year.

July 5th – Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival – Aberaeron harbour

We can hardly wait! One of the highlights of the year for us….the 18th annual Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival. We’ll be surrounded by fish, great chefs and even more fish! Come to Aberaeron to savour this great day. July 5th. starts from 11am – late afternoon.

Longboat Rowing

Longboat Rowing

Great to see so many boats out for Aberaeron’s hosting of the regional competition. A lovely harbour and bay spectacle.

April 12th

A date for your diary: July 5th and the annual Cardigan Bay Seafood Festival. The best chefs in Wales will again be cooking great seafood dishes. This year has probably the best line-up ever. We have four Michelin starred chefs and others who are at the forefront of their trade. All this takes place on the quay in front of the Harbourmaster. More information at

April 8th

April 8th

At last the boats get craned back in the harbour. For us it’s a sign that summer is around the corner. Hours of fun watching the crane doing its work with the nervous boat owners looking on. Best observed from your room or from the bar as agitated owners are known to use language that should only be used after the watershed!

March 23rd Wine Tasting ‘5 Shades of Grenache’

March 23rd Wine Tasting ‘5 Shades of Grenache’

So winter is coming to an end and so is our monthly wine tastings. In tonight’s finale Brian Howells will show examples of red and white Grenache from South of France, Spain and Australia. Sold out as usual – and the last one till September.


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