Burgers that'll make you sing like Shirley - Llangennith, Wales
Back in those heady days of expectation, when the sunshine seemed to stretch forever and England were yet to kick off against Germany, I had lunch at Eddy's over Llangennith beach. Eddy's could be lazy. It has a captive, hungry audience of real surfers, faux surfers walking purposely with their wetsuits half rolled down, surf widows, campers, walkers, serious dogs wearing kerchiefs, paragliders and "OK, I'm outside, now can I sit down and have some cake"'ers. It also has a soaring view that glides over the sand dunes, beyond the wide, clean, empty beach to the Celtic Sea framed by the distant blurs of Pembrokeshire and North Devon.
Eddy's could be lazy, but it isn't. It serves simple, reasonably priced, carefully cooked local food in pleasingly large portions.
Welsh cows contribute to the bay burgers and the black beef curry, the sea serves up tasty looking fish and chips and the local hens are very busy creating Eddy's Cooked Breakfast.
The hearty lunch on the patio accompanied by Taffy Apples Cider with ice was no doubt a contributing factor to a later incident involving four slightly tipsy ladies, a two mile walk back to the campsite, a medley of Shirley Bassey songs and ignorance of the fact that sound carries a long, long way on a clear, welsh night.
- Eddy's Bistro is part of Hillend campsite (01792 386204) but open to anybody.
- You can't book Hillend which is risky if you have a long journey. Kennexstone is a great, bookable option further inland. Just be very, very quiet as you walk home!
- The Kings Arms with a fun apres-surf atmosphere, outdoor seating and more great food, must also take it's fair share of the blame for "Shirleygate"!