Top-rated TripAdvisor takeaway leaves its Pembrokeshire seaside spot

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Dirty Bang Bang Caulifower Burger is a fine example of Cŵlbox's cuisine. Picture: Cŵlbox, Facebook
Dirty Bang Bang Caulifower Burger is a fine example of Cŵlbox's cuisine. Picture: Cŵlbox, Facebook

A quirky takeaway with top ratings on TripAdvisor is reluctantly leaving its Pembrokeshire beach location.

For the past four years, Cŵlbox – housed in a converted horsebox - has been delighting customers in Saundersfoot where it parked up alongside the slipway at the main entrance to the beach.

Famed for its seafood – including bang bang prawns, crispy squid and local lobster – as well as dirty fries and good coffee, Cŵlbox is currently ranked second of 24 Saundersfoot eating estasblishments on TripAdvisor, with a five star rating.

Western Telegraph: 'Epic little foodie on the beach'. Picture: Cwlbox, Facebook
Western Telegraph: 'Epic little foodie on the beach'. Picture: Cwlbox, Facebook

'Epic little foodie on the beach'. Picture: Cwlbox, Facebook

But Cŵlbox has now said farewell to the 'beautiful beach that gave so much to us.’

A Facebook post on the Cŵlbox page earlier this week stated:
"It is with a heavy heart that we’ve decided that we cannot continue at Saundersfoot Beach.

"Unfortunately, the beach power supply is no longer available to us and we’re not prepared to use a generator when it would have such a detrimental impact on the environment and on that beautiful beach that gave so much to us.

Western Telegraph: An enviable ocean location. Picture: Cwlbox, Facebook
Western Telegraph: An enviable ocean location. Picture: Cwlbox, Facebook

An enviable ocean location. Picture: Cwlbox, Facebook

"So for now, Cŵlbox is closed but we will update you when we’ve found a new home.

In the meantime, you can find us @thebigretreatfestival in Lawrenny from June 3.

"Saundersfoot Beach was a wonderful place to start our new little business & we’re so grateful to you for all of your support over the last four years. Diolch o galon i chi gyd a chariad mawr."

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Dozens of Cŵlbox friends and fans have reponded to the news with praise for the eaterie's offerings and encouragement for a new location to be found.

"Epic little foodie on the beach, will be missed," said one supporter.

Another posted: "Nooooooo! no more fish finger sandwiches. It's what beach days were for. You will be missed."

While others wrote: "Gutted. I’ll miss the halloumi and dirty fries."

"No more bang bang prawns - that's my summer ruined! Hope you guys find another lovely spot to set-up."

Western Telegraph: Tables on the sand as well. Picture: Cwlbox, Facebook
Western Telegraph: Tables on the sand as well. Picture: Cwlbox, Facebook

Tables on the sand as well. Picture: Cwlbox, Facebook

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