If you’ve left it a bit late, don’t worry as we have a few local ideas for gifts just in time for this Sunday!
Dad may think he’s tried it all but this oceanic concoction might surprise him. This NEW organic seaweed gin is distilled alongside herbs and spices that are typically chosen to compliment seafood, and once brought down to drinking strength (using their own spring water) it is infused with seaweed gin handpicked from New Quay – a sort of ‘Gin and Sea’ if you will…
Bottles from £4.95
If Dad is a bit of a cheese fanatic (particularly the lesser known varieties) this is his chance to learn the art of real cheese making with a Supreme British Champion Cheese maker and Seaweed Gin Connoisseur (see above), John Savage at Teifi Farmhouse Cheese. The course will only have 3 people maximum to ensure a high quality learning experience (and more for Dad to nibble on)
£150.00 for 5 hours with donations to Slow Food Cymru
There are 18-hole courses within Ceredigion, most of which are located near or on the coast, which makes for some absolutely stunning views while playing. Here are a few courses to send Dad to:
1. Penrhos. Launched in 2001, the course is set within the countryside park at Penrhos. It was designed by one of the UK’s leading course architects, David Williams. The park is also home to numerous cabins and lodges, so this could prove a good base for the duration of your stay.
2. Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth was one of the courses designed by the legendary six times Open Champion, Harry Vardon. Situated above the Mid Wales coastal town, it is blessed with stunning views over Cardigan Bay. From Snowdonia and the Lleyn Peninsula to the Preseli Mountains in Pembrokeshire, there is hardly a comparable view from any golf course, anywhere!
3. 4 miles outside of Aberystwyth is Penlanlas, a 9-hole 4119 yard course, which doubles as an ideal habitat for natural wildlife, including Red Kite. A possible addition with more great views.
4. Borth and Ynyslas. This is one of the oldest golf clubs in Wales, and was established right the way back in 1885. The traditional links course was designed by Harry S Colt in 1945, offering a great test of golf all year round as one might expect of a Golf Union of Wales championship venue.
5. Cardigan Golf Club. Situated high above the shores of Cardigan Bay on the Teifi Estuary, this course offers stunning sea views including the distant Preseli Hills, Bardsey Island and the Lleyn Peninsula. The course consists of a mix of links and parkland, and has also hosted Golf Union of Wales Championships.
For more ideas, why not check out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide?