Nine Pembrokeshire eateries have been listed in this year’s prestigious Good Food Awards, announced this week.

Six establishments have been awarded a prestigious Good Food Award Blue Ribbon, while three have been awarded the esteemed Gold Seal.

The Good Food Awards uses customer feedback, votes and online reviews to ensure that the awards are based on merit and reflect the opinions of actual diners.

They are conferred upon those who excel in food quality, service, and value.

The Blue Ribbon recognises the hard-working teams who strive for culinary excellence within their field. Chosen for their food quality, service and value, the Blue Ribbon is bestowed upon those with high customer ratings/votes and is known as – the Blue Ribbon for Delicious Dishes.

The highly esteemed Gold Seal is bestowed upon establishments achieving consistently high customer ratings or votes over three years, making it a marque of distinction.

The three Pembrokeshire establishments to get a Gold Seal in the 2023/24 Good Food Awards were:

Western Telegraph: Madtom

Madtom Seafood Cafe Bar in Narbeth. This restaurant and guesthouse at 5 Market Square offers dishes made with fresh and locally available ingredients and actively changes its menu, sometimes daily, to take advantage of the freshly caught fish and seafood on offer in Pembrokeshire.

Head chef Tom Hunt creates innovative and exciting food, including meat, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Also awarded with a Gold Seal in the gastropub category is JT Abergwaun Hotel on Fishguard Square.

Western Telegraph: JT Abergwaun

JT Abergwaun won the Outstanding Restaurant of the Year award at this year’s Food Awards Wales and owner and head chef Dan also won Pub Chef of the Year at the International Salon Culinaire awards last year.

Pembrokeshire’s third Gold Seal, also in the gastropub category went to the Ferry Inn in St Dogmaels.

Western Telegraph: Ferry Inn

The Inn, which is located on the edge of the River Teifi offers estuary and countryside views from its outside dining terraces and restaurant.

Everyone is welcome, including dogs and muddy wellies, to enjoy gastropub fare in a relaxed casual atmosphere.

Pembrokeshire’s Blue Ribbon winner for restaurants and fine dining was the Boat House at Saundersfoot.

Western Telegraph: The Boat House

This family run restaurant offers food from the grill, Sunday lunches as well as coffee and cake. The menus offer Italian, Greek and Indian food as well as gourmet burgers and treats from the grill.

In the café category Angle’s Cafe Môr and The Old Point House was awarded a Blue Ribbon.

Western Telegraph: Cafe Mor

The award-winning Café Mor specialises in seaweed-based food such as lobster rolls with seaweed butter or Welsh brekky rolls filled with bacon, egg, and laverbread patties while The Old Point House’s indoor restaurant also focusses on seaweed dishes, ranging from house seaweed pasta to seaweed Welsh cakes.

Red Onion Garden Cafe at Glasfryn Farm, just outside Fishguard also won a Blue Ribbon. A favourite with locals the café offers homemade freshly baked cakes and desserts. A great selection of hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, along with a small light lunch menu. It is runs popular themed evenings.

Western Telegraph: Red Onion Cafe

In the Fish and Chip restaurant category, Tenby’s Fecci and Sons was listed for a Blue Ribbon.

Fecci and Sons has been in business for over 100 years, co-owned by brothers Delmon and Charles Fecci. Delmon was born in the shop 65 years ago.

It was named as one of the best chippies in Wales in the 2021 edition of the Official Guide to the UK’s Quality Fish and Chip Shops.

Western Telegraph: The Box by Ben Gobbi

The Box by Ben Gobbi won a Blue Ribbon in the Takeaway category. The Box, based in the Withybush Trading Estate, offers delicious food made with locally sourced ingredients by chef Ben who has 20 years’ experience in the industry.

It offers takeaway lunches including Bao Buns, gastro sandwiches, poke bowls and salads as well as a dine at home menu.

Pembrokeshire’s third gastropub to win a Blue Ribbon is The Angel at Narberth which offers a varied seasonal lunch and dinner menu, with traditional and modern dishes prepared in-house using the freshest, highest quality local produce.

Western Telegraph: The Angel

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available.