The Ship Inn Tresaith.
The great thing about this pub is the view. I’ve stayed all over the world but this has something unique about it! This was one of the only times you hear the waves as you lay in bed and you can actually look out over the beach to the sea. And that was actually my Google search: “pub with rooms overlooking the sea in Wales”. It was the second time we stayed here. The first time being about five years ago. On my Internet search this time it once again only returned the Ship Inn Tresaith. But I was happy to come back here. If you want to book, click here.
As usual on these reviews, we were not paid to do it, we paid for our own food and drink out of our own pockets and the staff had no idea we were reviewing! Therefore, I feel our review is exactly as you would experience when visiting the pub.
The pub itself is pretty much right on the edge of the beach. But raised slightly above the beach, it makes for some fantastic views! Parking can be tricky but as we found when we arrived we could park in the ‘keep clear’ bay and because we were staying at the pub the landlord could find us if he needed access. Then when things quietened down we managed to put the car into a designated parking spot, of which there are only a few.
The rooms we found to be great. I don’t know about you but I never spend a great deal of time in the room when I’m on holiday. Okay, I might spend 10 hours a day in the room but for eight of those, I’ve got my eyes closed.
As you can see by the photos, the rooms are decorated in contemporary style with all that you could wish for. Including cushions! Now, don’t get me started on cushions! It’s a typical blokey thing, but cushions on the bed are unnecessary. Yes, they do make it look nice but I’m very much a function over form kind of chap. How many cushions does one man need? I would argue that one is more than enough!
But as I say, they did look nice.
However, what you will notice in the pictures, is the fantastic view out of the windows!
There was a small balcony in our room which gave us amazing views of the sea. It would appear all of the rooms had a sea view but I think it would be worth specifying when booking that you are after a room with a balcony.
The bathroom was more than acceptable and the shower had good pressure behind the water. It was clean and we had everything we needed.
And yes, it’s a West facing beach. That means you get to see the sunsets! Whether sitting on the deck outside the pub, on the beach or indeed even in your room you can watch the sunset.
The portion sizes were fine. They were not massive, thankfully. I’ve stayed at some places where the portion sizes are humongous! And I always feel obliged to clear my plate. But here I could clear my plate and still actually walk afterwards!
If you have an allergy do tell them. I did but I still got tomato on my plate. I watched the waiter write it down so it must have been some kind of communication breakdown in the kitchen. So perhaps, it might be worth emphasising it in the nicest way possible.
There are several areas to dine in inside The Ship Inn Tresaith. The conservatory area which has wonderful sea views, I noticed filled up very quickly. Of course, it would! With a view like that, a nice dinner inside you and a glass or two of wine we spent quite a while sitting there trying to keep an eye out for the local dolphins. Yeah I know, dolphins! Unfortunately, we didn’t see any, but it did keep us amused trying to spot them.
The pub is very family orientated. So there were children all about. However, if you think this will be a problem for you, you could always eat later in the evening as they disappeared pretty quickly as time got on.
As we were staying at the Inn, breakfast was included in the price. I always look for that because, as usual on these adventures, I went through Booking.com to make the reservations at The Ship Inn. In the morning there were several choices for breakfast and I went for a standard full English, once again sans tomato. It was a fairly long wait for breakfast, about 25 minutes. Whether there were kitchen problems on the day I was staying I don’t know so I can’t say whether this is typical. But, when it did arrive it was a perfectly fine breakfast.
But the beach was the thing I was here for mainly. I spent an excellent evening on the beach watching the sunset taking some photographs. A few of which I have distributed throughout this blog. I love taking photos of sunsets. And with the rocks in the water and a slow shutter speed I was able to make the sea look almost misty. If you’re interested in photography and how to achieve these shots check out my Photography Tutorials. There is a Sunset Tutorial and also there is a Blurring Water Tutorial which is ‘slightly’ relevant to the photographs I have taken here.
And yes, as you can see by the photograph, there is actually a waterfall on the beach! It’s almost like a natural shower after you’ve been swimming. When you’re on the beach walk to the right, climb over a few rocks at the base of the cliff and you’ll see it.
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