Connect with us
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

Welsh restaurant in NYC, owned by Milford Haven brothers, to close

Published

on

A RESTAURANT in America, which is owned by two brothers from Milford Haven, and proudly serves Welsh food, is to close its doors next month.

The Sunken Hundred is located on Cobble Hill, 276 Smith Street in Brooklyn, and is named after the legendary sunken kingdom of Cantre’r Gwaelod, which is said to have laid between Ramsey Island and Bardsey Island and has been described as the “Welsh Atlantis”.

Two brothers from Milford Haven, Dominic and Illtyd Barret, had planned the restaurant since 2008 and finally opened it in September 2016.

However, today (Feb 18), it was announced that the restaurant is to close.

On the Facebook page the owners said: “With very heavy hearts, we have to announce that on March 3 2018, we will be serving our fabberluss Welsh food and cocktails for the last time. We’ve worked so hard over the last two years to bring a taste of Wales to New York, and the incredible reception our little bar in Brooklyn received was as unexpected as it was overwhelming. Unfortunately, despite all the great reviews and fantastic feedback from our customers, we just don’t see a realistic way to make Sunken Hundred a profitable business. So, regrettably, we’ll be closing our doors and looking forward to new adventures.

“We are immensely proud of Sunken Hundred and what we’ve achieved. None of it, of course, would have been possible without our fantastic staff, many of whom have been with us from the very beginning. Our love and heartfelt thanks go to Ashaun, Freddie, Tori, Charles, Sarah and Ashley; Tom, Terri, Clemmie, Hugh and Jeff; Jon, Annalyn, Kim and Serena. You bought into our seaweed-tinged vision and made Sunken Hundred a very special place, with great food, natty cocktails and superb service. We will miss working, arguing, laughing, crying and scoffing seaweed snacks with you so much. You are simply wonderful.

“We’d also like to thank all the people who’ve supported us – New York Welsh, especially Ty, Marc, Rhodri, Sioned and Gwillim, Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company, Penderyn Whisky, Craig, Stifyn Parri, Heyer Performance, Shana Sokol, Fran Evans, Hong-An and Aidan, Amanda Schuster, Tiny Rebel, the Welsh Government in USA (especially Efe), Chris, Matthew Rhys, Eryn Richards, Hywel and Chloe; our teacher and her students in our weekly Welsh Class: Katie Phillips, Richard, Leigh, Lauren and Kathryn; Mike and Rachel Barry; all our amazing locals, regulars and not-so-regulars and, of course, all our family and friends in the neighbourhood, back home and around the world.

“We have two weeks of Welsh seaweed-munching left, and we would love you to join us to enjoy Cantre’r Gwaelod in the way us Welsh know best: scoffing, singing and maybe just a little bit of swilling. We want to celebrate, not be sad. And we want to celebrate with those closest to us.”

News

Drone guide to limit wildlife disturbance

Published

on

THE PEMBROKESHIRE COAST NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITY has released new drone guidance for recreational users that seeks to limit the disturbance the aerial devices can cause to protected wildlife.

As well as reiterating general safety advice from the Civil Aviation Authority’s Drone Code, the guidance will help recreational users of drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to understand the impact their use could have on rare species and on other people’s enjoyment.

National Park Authority Biodiversity Officer, Sarah Mellor said: “While the Drone Code focuses on safety, we have produced this simple guide to help protect the array of wonderful wildlife that attracts many people to Pembrokeshire.

“Species such as seabirds and seals are particularly vulnerable when they are breeding or nurturing their young and even low levels of disturbance can impact on them and can lead to reductions in populations.

“The guidance also highlights how livestock can be easily startled by drones, including the sheep, cows and horses that graze the coastal slopes alongside the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

“We want everyone to enjoy their visit to Pembrokeshire, so being aware of the impact drones can have on other people and the area’s peace and tranquillity is also important.”

The guidance has been prepared in collaboration with partners including commercial drone operators, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, National Trust, Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, Natural Resources Wales and Pembrokeshire County Council.

The information will be updated as more rules and research findings are released. The document, which is available from the National Park Authority’s website, can also be printed as a reference guide.

You can download the guidance by visiting www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/filming.

Continue Reading

News

Milford Haven: Cabins to appeal to glampers

Published

on

FOUR new arrivals are in place at Milford Waterfront offering visitors a unique on-water ‘glamping’ experience.

The Floatel Cabins were transported from Amsterdam to Pembrokeshire by road before being lifted into the marina by crane yesterday. The self-contained cabins measure 9m x 4m and feature an en-suite shower room, private balcony, WiFi and locally sourced works of art. Each will sleep two people, with one designed to cater for disabled guests in comfort and another that’s dog-friendly.

Over the next few weeks the cabins will be connected to the necessary utilities before fixtures and fittings are installed. Once ready, the accommodation will be managed by Quality Unearthed – a Pembrokeshire based holiday lettings agency that specialises in unusual properties.

Welcoming the arrival of the Floatel Cabins is Clare Stowell, Director of Property and Tourism at the Port of Milford Haven. She said “This is a fantastic milestone for us and I’m delighted to have a really unique attraction right here at Milford Waterfront. We plan to use high quality furnishings from local suppliers to create a quirky yet quality feel with a strong Pembrokeshire identity which I’m sure will be very popular with guests.”

“Milford Waterfront is fast becoming a busy, vibrant destination with attractions to suit people of all ages and interests” Clare added. “As such, the Port is investing millions of pounds into the development over the next 5-10 years to create new hotel, retail, leisure and residential facilities to complement the existing offering”.

The Floatel Cabins are part-funded by the Coastal Communities Fund. The Coastal Communities Fund is funded by the Government with income from the Crown Estate’s marine assets. It is delivered by the Big Lottery Fund on behalf of UK Government and the Devolved Administrations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

It is anticipated that the accommodation will be ready for letting by the end of the year. More information can be found at www.milfordwaterfront.co.uk/floatelcabins

Continue Reading

News

Martletwy: Cat’s leg shattered by air gun

Published

on

RSPCA CYMRU is appealing for information after a cat’s leg bone was shattered by an air gun pellet in Martletwy.

Trilby made her way back into her owner’s house with a broken leg, and after taking her immediately to a vet, it was discovered that she had been shot with an air gun.

The incident happened in the small village of Martletwy on Monday, September 10.

Following the incident, which shattered the central joint in her front leg, Trilby, who is around five years old, endured a gruelling three-hour operation in a bid to save her leg and avoid amputation.

Her owner Laura Hayden said: “We had a brilliant surgeon who carried out the very complicated, three-hour long operation on Trilby. The vet intended to do a pin and plate operation but the pins and plates they would have ordered in were all too big as Trilby is a small, delicate cat.

“The vet had to improvise with pins he had in stock which were small enough and wires in two figures of eight to hold the bones together. During the operation he found a destroyed blood vessel and because this had supplied blood to a bone, with no blood flow to it, that bone had to be removed.

“We have since been quite concerned about her because she has been very low, but since her splint has been taken off she has been a bit brighter.”

Laura said they have lived in Martletwy for 20 years and nothing of this nature has ever happened before.

She added: “Everyone in our road is very concerned about the safety of their animals and we will be holding a residents tonight (Monday 24 September). It is just shocking that this has happened in our small community.

“What happened to our cat is horrendous enough but this cat is a rescue cat – as are our other two cats and our two dogs – and to further blight the life of a previously badly treated innocent animal makes this even worse.

“The treatment and operation have cost us £2,000. We are lucky in that we have been able to afford this, but it frightens us to think that someone else might not have been able to. It has been, and continues to be, a traumatic, stressful and deeply upsetting experience for us. It has changed our cat’s life and has had a deeply disturbing effect of our lives that I would not wish on anyone.”

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben said: “Trilby and her owners have been through such a distressing ordeal and it is just horrifying to think that someone may have have done this to deliberately inflict pain on this poor defenseless cat.
“We don’t know exactly where or when this happened and if this was a deliberate attack, so we are appealing for information to try and find out what happened to Trilby. If anyone has any information, they are urged to call the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018, which is in confidence.”

If you wish to help RSPCA Cymru look into incidences such as this, you can donate online. The RSPCA is a charity and rely on public donations.

Continue Reading
News21 hours ago

Martletwy: Cat’s leg shattered by air gun

RSPCA CYMRU is appealing for information after a cat’s leg bone was shattered by an air gun pellet in Martletwy....

News22 hours ago

Swan killed by dog, police now appealing for witnesses

DYFED-POWYS POLICE has released photos of a swan which has died after being attacked by a dog in Angle, north...

News1 day ago

Clarbeston Road: Fire on train was false alarm

FIREFIGHTERS responded to a false alarm of a fire on a train at Clarbeston Road this morning (Sept 24). The...

News2 days ago

Heroin addict pleads guilty to spree of thefts

A HEROIN addict used taxis to take him to shops across Pembrokeshire, where he carried out a series of high-value...

News2 days ago

Pembroke Castle excavation completed

THE TWO WEEK archaeological excavation of Pembroke Castle has finished, with much information and material gathered to be analysed. Dyfed...

News5 days ago

Victim speaks out about the impact knifepoint robbery

THE VICTIM of a knifepoint robbery has spoken out about the impact the incident has had on his life as...

News6 days ago

Over £24,000 worth of fines handed out in first enforcement week

IN the first week of new enforcement officers working across Pembrokeshire, 161 fines have been handed out, worth a possible...

News7 days ago

Former AM charged with child porn offences

SIMON THOMAS, the former Plaid Cymru AM for Mid & West Wales has been charged with three offences of making...

News1 week ago

Critical and serious injuries following taxi and ambulance crash

DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating a serious RTC on the junction of Upper Nash and the A477, between Milton and Pembroke...

News1 week ago

Train passengers left behind at station due to ‘farcical’ toilet situation

TRAIN passengers were left stranded on a journey from Haverfordwest to Cardiff after none of the toilets were working. Passengers...

Popular This Week