05/12/2019 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Premier Park caravan park restaurant wins Best of North Wales award

542adf0e-013e-4efe-9567-b98cfc7ac086

Nineteen.57 Restaurant and Bar, based at Islawrffordd Caravan Park, Talybont, near Barmouth, has been named Best of North Wales in the Restaurant Awards 2019 - Welsh Edition.

Members of the team collected the award at a ceremony held at The Exchange Hotel, Cardiff. Chef Sion Wellings, who took over the lease of the restaurant with his mother, Iola, confessed to being surprised when he was told the restaurant was one of 10 in North Wales shortlisted for the award.

“Someone had nominated us for the award which came as a big shock to be honest,” he said. “We haven’t tended to enter awards or to seek recognition with stars. We have just focused on serving good quality food. It’s the first award we have won and we were not expecting it. I am due to leave in January to concentrate on working on my house, so it’s nice to finish on a high.”

Sion and Iola have run the restaurant for five years and he was previously sous chef at Portmeirion for eight years. The restaurant has held successful themed evenings, charity events, parties, weddings, afternoon teas for baby showers and numerous black-tie dinners over the past five years.

In a joint statement, the directors of Islawrffordd Caravan Park, Gwynfor, Dylan and Geraint Evans and John Billingham, congratulated Sion and Iola for their award success. “We would like to thank them for achieving everything we hoped our £750,000 investment in the restaurant and bar would bring,” they said.

Located on the Cambrian Coast, Islawrffordd Caravan Park has 201 holiday homes, 75 fully serviced, hardstanding touring caravan/motorhome plots and luxury facilities, including a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. The park was named Best Campsite in Wales by the AA in 2012 and was a finalist at the inaugural Mid Wales Tourism Awards in October. The site is one of 100 high-quality Premier Parks that have been inspected and rated by the editorial teams behind MMM and Caravan magazines.

News

05/12/2019 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

As ever, this has been an exciting year for caravanners–there’s an increasing amount of choice out there to suit just about any family dynamic you ...


Best of Caravan 2019: Your top ten posts!

With 2019 almost done, it’s time to look back at what you’ve read most over the year on our website. What did ...


2020 Show Bookings Are Now Open

Bookings are now open for all Warners shows – Reserve your pitches and save £10 per pitch. ...


Buying your first caravan OUT NOW!

Caravan’s sister publication Buying Your First Caravan is now available to buy on the shelves of WH Smith, ...


Other News

Here’s one use for a pre-loved caravan – RSPCA Danaher has created a new doggy hangout: The Canine-avan! ...


Yorkshire Caravans welcomes its first storage customer

Bawtry-based Yorkshire Caravans opened its new, 10-acre caravan storage site on 22nd October and welcomed ...


Welsh holiday park gets gold for being green

Family-owned Plassey Holiday Park in Wrexham recently won the 2019 David Bellamy Conservation Award for their ...


Plan your 2020 adult-only motorhome, campervan and caravan holidays with Tranquil Parks

Choose from over 40 high-quality parks, exclusively for adults, and perfect for a motorhome, campervan or ...