Monday, November 22, 2010

Pier House Cafe, Beaumaris, Wales

Beaumaris Castle in Wales is a must see. It was built by Edward I, Longshanks, in 1295 to help form a ring around his kingdom. He stopped construction when those pesky Scots decided to stage an uprising and he had to divert his attention north. When visiting you may get hungry and I recommend The Pier House Cafe for a bite.

Located on the waterfront, the Pier House is bright and friendly. Four of us stopped by and we had the traditional Welsh breakfast and coffee. First I have to say that that was the best cup of coffee I had in the UK. It was a French press and they left the pots giving us each almost three cups of good coffee. Now for the breakfast. Scrambled eggs, thick slab bacon (rashers), baked beans, sausages, toast, a tomato, black pudding (not my favorite) and a fried seaweed puree (not bad). All were delicious and very filling, especially on one of those rare days that it rains in Wales. It only rained twice while we were in the UK, once for three days and once for four days.

Visit the castle and stop by the Pier House to eat. You won't be disappointed.

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