Pembrokeshire Fish Week, a celebration of the county’s fantastic seafood, spectacular coastline, wonderful beaches and maritime heritage, returns this year between 25th June and 3rd July. One of the best festivals in Wales, it attracted nearly 30,000 visitors last year.


This year’s festival includes more than 250 events, with some exciting novelties lined up, such as ‘Cook your Catch’, a seafood cookery masterclass with five top British chefs.


Mark Hix, Valentine Warner, Mitch Tonks, Bryn Williams and Anthony Evans will all be cooking inspirational fish and shellfish dishes at the Torch Theatre on 29th June. But there’s a catch! Earlier in the day, they will all go fishing off the South Pembrokeshire coast and they must cook their own rod-caught fish or shellfish in their demonstration – whatever it may be.


Other new events include a beginners’ kayaking course, with mackerel fishing and a fishy barbecue. You learn the fundamental skills within the shelter of Porthclais Harbour, then head out for a gentle paddle along the coast. Organisers TYF Adventure of St Davids will share their knowledge and fishing lines to catch mackerel for dinner, returning to St. Davids with the bbq ready to go.


New events ideal for families include beach explorer sessions at Goodwick, discovering and identifying shells, seaweed and live creatures, or marine wildlife explorer days at Broad Haven including seine netting, environmental art, and a beach comb clean. There’s also a river walk for youngsters in Solva – a chance to get in close and really find out about river life – and a family-friendly beachcomb at Tenby.


Foodie events include a lobster and champagne evening at the Harbourmaster, Milford Haven or a fish supper with live music at the Lavender Café in Solva. There’s a special fish tasting evening at the Ocean in Broad Haven with fish from around the world and a fish-themed quiz night. Or you could try a Friday fish feast at Whitesands Café, St Davids, with hot seafood platters a speciality, as well as a fish and chip night with a glass of wine at Newport Links Golf Club.


There’s lots more information at on the website