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A Foraging and Dining Experience

From £134 pp

Pembrokeshire, Wales

1 day

Small group up to 6

A Foraging and Dining Experience

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What You'll Do

Immerse yourself in the natural landscape like never before, as you explore the stunning coastline and learn to forage for edibles, before enjoying an incredible meal made with the freshest possible local ingredients.

You’ll meet at a prearranged point with your guide Matt, who will start the day by leading you to the shoreline, characterised by wild beaches and dramatic cliffs, to search for the edibles that hide in rock pools and along the strandlines of the beach.

Reconnect with a way of life that our ancestors would have known in the past, as you learn about and search for the ingredients you would never have thought of in the past. This is a wonderful way to appreciate the ecosystems that surround us, as well as the delicate balance that exists within them that must be protected by living with them in a sustainable, responsible way.

After exploring the coast, head inland up a local estuary to gather edible plants, before stopping for a break, some lunch, and a cup of tea.

For most of the afternoon, you will explore the woods and the hedgerows that conceal edible fungi, and discover your appreciation for the natural landscape changing as you uncover the rich variety of life that it supports.

After a wholesome day collecting fresh ingredients from this corner of Pembrokeshire, you’ll head back for dinner where your spoils will be paired with wonderful local ingredients, for a totally unique dining experience.

Prepared and served by Matt Powell, who has experience in some of the best Michelin starred establishments in the UK and Europe, expect dishes that have real meaning, a real sense of place, and that are, of course, of the highest quality.

Experience
Highlights

Enjoy a completely unique dining experience with ingredients you've foraged for.

Get back in touch with nature and get closer to the fragile ecosystems all around.

Explore the pristine landscape of the Pembrokeshire coast with your guide.

Your Local Host:

Matt

My name is Matt Powell. I am a chef and forager. I am also a fully qualified and insured bass angling guide and I am the first and only qualified saltwater angling guide with Natural Resources Wales and the Wild Fishing Wales Guiding qualification scheme. I want to share with you the places in Wales where you can really escape and leave behind the hardships of the fast-paced lives which most of us face in today’s modern, sometimes crazy and hectic world. The places where you can truly get away from it all and reflect and relax.

Reviews (3)

Angelika

Thursday 10th December, 2020

One of the most memorable days and meals ever. Our foraging day started with the best weather Wales has to offer. We met with another couple at Matts cottage and the 4 of us went on a real foraging adventure. Being keen cooks and budding foragers we...

One of the most memorable days and meals ever. Our foraging day started with the best weather Wales has to offer. We met with another couple at Matts cottage and the 4 of us went on a real foraging adventure. Being keen cooks and budding foragers we were very keen to increase our knowledge of sea and saltmarsh plants and their uses. We were not disappointed. Matt really cares about the environment and teaches how to harvest in an ecological sound way without damaging the delicate plants and their habitat . The seaweed harvest was enough for a memorable meal and the different flavours truly astonishing. The saltmarsh plants were an eye opener with intense and unexpected flavours. Everything was rounded off with one of the most memorable meals we ever had. 10 courses of absolute delight focusing on local ingredients. We loved the sometimes unexpected ingredients and combinations that will lift the most jaded palate. I can truly say that we have rarely enjoyed a meal as much as this one. We are already planning to be back for spring next year to see what nature has to offer in different seasons. Thank you Matt for a brilliant foraging day and incredible meal.

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Jane L

Tuesday 3rd September, 2019

An exceptional guided foraging experience. Matt met us at the beginning of the day and was immediately warm and welcoming, as he explained what we'd be experiencing through the day. We visited coastal areas and woodland gathering a variety of wonderf...

An exceptional guided foraging experience. Matt met us at the beginning of the day and was immediately warm and welcoming, as he explained what we'd be experiencing through the day. We visited coastal areas and woodland gathering a variety of wonderful wild produce along the way. Throughout he was keen to inform and teach us about the foods available from the sea and land. Who'd have thought that seaweed could taste so good.

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Chris

Friday 15th June, 2018

After our day foraging we went back to Matt's "outdoor" restaurant where we were able to get warm and enjoy the fruits of our day's work along with other ingredients that Mat had sourced locally, including a beautifully dressed lobster each! Matt's s...

After our day foraging we went back to Matt's "outdoor" restaurant where we were able to get warm and enjoy the fruits of our day's work along with other ingredients that Mat had sourced locally, including a beautifully dressed lobster each! Matt's skill in the field is matched with his skill in the kitchen. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. I would highly recommend this foraging experience. We will be booking for another day next year.

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Location Information

Your foraging and dining experience will take place in the heart of Pembrokeshire, in the south-west of Wales.

Exact foraging locations will depend on the time of year but the meeting point for the experience is at Furzehill Farm, Martletwy.

Exact location and directions will be provided upon booking. Due to its rural location, you will need to travel by car.

  • Full foraging experience
  • Dining experience
  • Transport for up to four (most guests usually drive themselves)

FAQs

- A packed lunch
- A flask of tea or coffee
- Bottled water
- Suitable outdoor clothing including a raincoat and a pair of wellington boots.

Depending on the time of year we now head either into the hedgerows for edible plants or into the woodlands for a fungi hunt. The fungi days are best from July to November.

Exact meeting times depend on the tide.

Depending on the number of people booking on the same day as you, you may join another group. The maximum size of the group is 6.

Yes, you can book children on to the experience for just £25.

Children's ages are 12 and under.

You'll start the day at Matt's house before heading out about 10:30am. The day will finish with dinner around 7pm.