North Wales is somewhere I've been going on holiday since I was a kid. So what's the general level of food like on the coast? Not too good to be honest, in my experience anyway. Certainly in comparison with Spanish seaside towns, perhaps an unfair comparison. But why should that be? They're no more affluent.
There are always exceptions of course, I'm just talking here about the average standards of cuisine in pubs and the like, if I was to enter somewhere at random. (We have had some good meals though in recent years at the Hotel Portmeirion and The Royal Sportsman, Porthmadog). I'm sure there are many others you could mention.
However, most people when I asked on twitter indicated that there wasn't much in the way of really good eating in Llandudno, where we were going for the day to walk on the beach and pier.
A fellow blogger North West Nosh suggested I try Tribells Fish and Chip Restaurant, she reckoned there may be free chips involved, so obviously we were in. You can tell straight away that they're aiming for something a little different. The recent refurb works a treat, it's not too posh either, so it won't alienate their traditional clientèle.
We had Whitebait and Calamares to start.
We were so full in the end, that after a walk on the pier we parked the car up overlooking the sea and fell asleep. You can't get much more typically British than this and there's certainly nothing wrong with that.