Posts Tagged ‘Café’
We’re really pleased to announce that we’ve an Autumn/Winter of live music coming up at the View Cafe Bar, free for everyone.
The Avenue, a four piece covers band, will be playing live concerts at the View Cafe Bar, Chepstow on the following dates:
• Sat Sept 7th
• Sat Oct 12th
• Sat Nov 23rd
Sat Dec 14th. Unfortunately the December Date has been cancelled. The band will return to the NDAC in April 2014.
They will be great shows and the perfect way to spend the evening after a day of diving or activities.
If you want to make a weekend of it, overnight accommodation is available at our Wigwam Village.
The View Cafe Bar has been awarded the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme’s highest standards rating of five stars by the Forest of Dean District Council – Environmental Health department.
To achieve a rating, The food safety officer inspecting a business checks how well the business is meeting the law by looking at:
• How hygienically the food is handled – how it is prepared, cooked, re-heated, cooled and stored
• How the business manages and records what it does to make sure food is safe
At the end of the inspection, the business is given one of the six ratings. The top rating of ‘5’ means that the View Cafe Bar was found to have ‘very good’ hygiene standards.
We are really pleased with the 5 Star rating awarded to our View Cafe Bar and it is testament to all the hard work carried out by the staff and the support from our customers.
Along with the Stunning views and great food this official seal of approval reinforces that the View Cafe Bar a great place to eat and drink.
• we served 24,900 cups of coffee
• 9,850 cups of hot chocolate
• 22,890 cups of tea
That’s around 57,640 hot brews had by visitors to the National Diving & Activity Centre over the past 12 months!
We have been delighted by all the supportive comments and feedback and we will continue to work hard and invest in the centre to ensure that we are the most forward thinking and friendly dive and activity centre in the UK. – judging by the increased visitor numbers month on month we must be doing something right!
If you have any comments of suggestions we would love to hear from you
On Thursday 30th May, we have alternative rock covers band Cherry Rebels playing a FREE concert at Chepstow’s View Cafe Bar.
Cherry Rebels are a four piece Alt Rock cover band based in the Rhondda Valleys. They play a wide variety from rock classics and new smash hits!
Their aim is to please the crowd and get
everyone up singing and dancing by bringing you a versatile
set ranging from ACDC, Rolling Stones, Beatles to
Foo Fighters, the Strokes and Kings of Leon, plus many more.
This is a free event and everyone is welcome.
Some of the bands Cherry Rebels cover:
• Foo Fighters
• The Beatles
• Black keys
• Rolling stones
• Kings Of Leon
• The Strokes
• Thin Lizzy
• T Rex
• Black Sabbath
• Kaiser Chiefs
• Billy Idol
• David Bowie
Plus many more……..
Watch the Cherry Rebels in action
The View Cafe Bar can be found on the A48, just outside Chepstow at the National Diving & Activity Centre.
We look forward to seeing you
We have been really pleased with the increased number of visitors to the National Diving & Activity Centre this year. We think this is due to the continuing investments we make to improve the site whilst still being one of the most cost effective dive sites anywhere in the UK.
And were getting bigger thanks to your help!
We have been listening to your comments about the National Diving & Activity Centre and have decided to improve things further with a new and updated EPOS (Electronic Point of Sale) Cashless Swipe System.
We are launching a new Cashless Swipe Membership Card system for all our in-date NDAC Members at the start of August this year. This will mean that NDAC Members can pay for their entry, air fills, mixed gases, and food & drink from the View Cafe Bar, all with the swipe of a new NDAC Membership Card. You can even buy those little extra goodies from our dive shop with an ever-increasing range now being stocked.
So there’ll be no more having to carry your wallet or purse with you, instead just charge your card and pay at the end of the day. You can even dive with your card!
This system is not just for the divers though, visitors staying in our Wooden Wigwam Village will also be able to have a swipe card for the duration of their stay.
The Swipe Cards are just one of the many benefits our members enjoy – so why not take this opportunity now to go cashless at the National Diving & Activity Centre and become an NDAC Member today.
22nd June – 1st July 2012
19th – 28th October 2012
The first Monmouthshire Walking Festival in 2012 runs from Friday 22nd June to Sunday 1st July. From the highest point in Monmouthshire, Chwarel y Fan to the new Wales Coastal Path, from high moorland to wooded glades, from secluded countryside to busy market towns, the Monmouthshire Walking Festival has walks to interest and challenge you. If you are looking for local history, flora, fauna, churches, lost villages, hill forts, rivers, castles and gardens, then Monmouthshire Walking Festival has some of the best that Monmouthshire has to offer.
Starting at 10am Walk Leaders Clare Scutts and Sue Rawle will be your guides for the day. Starting at the National Diving & Activity Centre you will pick up the Gloucestershire Way and then Offa’s Dyke path as you follow the course of the Lower Wye valley. Diverting via the Lancaut Circular walk you’ll enjoy the woods below the impressive limestone cliffs, an area protected as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). After you reach the chapel of St. James, you’ll return along the Offa’s Dyke path to once again pick up the Gloucestershire Way and return to the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow.
Deep Trouble is a crime fiction novel set in a scuba diving club based in the Forest of Dean and the storystarts in the National Diving & Activity Centre near Chepstow. It is unusual in that the crime scene is at the bottom of the sea on a wrecked submarine. There are a number of murderous motives including an illicit love affair, an inheritance and suspects include an irascible drinker and a manipulative philanderer. Sue Rawle is a diver herself but the story is entirely fictional as all her diving buddies in Forest Pirates are lovely people! Sue used to be the Overlooking the Wye Scheme Manager so the walk will also mention a couple of the sites which benefited from conservation works recently.
Sue Rawle will sign copies of her book Deep Trouble at the end of the walk. Alternatively for the intrepid why not try The Wire – the longest zip wire in the country which operates at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow!
Start & finish point
National Diving & Activity Centre
The National Diving & Activity Centre is located 1.2 miles east of Chepstow on the A48.
Approx 7 miles
Time to walk
Approx 4.5 hours
One steep descent and ascent. One central section crosses loose boulder scree near the shore, not safe for small children or the unfit.
For your rucksack
A packed lunch or alternatively food and drink can be purchased at the View Cafe Bar at the National Diving & Activity Centre.
£5 per ticket
Sponsored by Cotswold Outdoor, Monmouthshire Walking Festival are able to provide a great offer.
Purchase any ticket for the June Walking Festival and you will get a voucher giving you a cool 15% off current Cotswold Outdoor stock! Cotswold Outdoor have stores throughout the country and the voucher is valid at any store and on-line!
Tickets for Monmouthshire Walking Festival can be bought through the tickets page on the Monmouthshire Walking Festival website. Tickets may also be purchased at Abergavenny, Chepstow and Monmouth Tourist Information Centres (fee applies).
We are extremely pleased to announce that The View, our new Café Bar complex, will open at the National Diving & Activity Centre in Chepstow on Friday 6th April 2012 (Good Friday) at 7am, with the licensed bar open from 11am to 11pm.
With breathtaking views overlooking our Chepstow quarry, the View Café Bar will serve an extensive range of hot & cold meals as well as a wide selection of beers, wines and soft drinks from the licensed bar. We also have two very posh coffee machines that make a lovely freshly ground coffee, perfect to prepare you for a morning dive.
The construction works have taken around 22 weeks to complete and, we’re sure you’ll agree from the images, the results look amazing.
The View Café Bar will be for everyone; Divers and visitors alike will be able to sit inside or out on the decked veranda. When you sit at one of our tables with the stunning views across the water you’ll see why we’ve named our Cafe Bar ‘The View’!
As a little thank-you for your support, We are offering all residents staying in our Wooden Wigwam Accommodation a 10% discount on all food for the duration of your stay. So after a long day of activity at the NDAC you will be able to relax into the evening with a cold beer and a delicious meal.
We are working hard and continuing to invest in the site to provide you all with a superb facility and what we feel is the best inland dive site in the UK.
We have big plans for the future and a number if new activities will be coming to site over the next few years, kicking off later in the month with The Wire, one of the UK’s longest Zip wires!
Thanks to all our visitors for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in The View Cafe Bar very soon.
2012 is panning out to be a very exciting year for the National Diving and Activity Centre. We have continued to make a considerable investment into the centre and the final phase of our £750K investment should be complete by May 2012.
To thank you for your continued support we are putting on some inflation busting deals for the New Year that cannot be beaten by any other dive centre for ALL of our divers
2012 Price Freeze
NDAC entry fees will remain unchanged throughout 2012, despite the credit crunch and inflation we are still operating at the same entry prices as we were in 2010!
NDAC membership prices will remain unchanged throughout 2012. Our Membership prices have been frozen since 2007!
NDAC Opening Hours
This Summer season (from April 2012) we will operate even longer opening hours you will be able to dive till 8pm on Saturdays, daylight permitting.
The View Cafe Bar
The View, our new Cafe Bar, with Licenced Bar, will be open and ready for the Easter weekend.
The Wire, the UK’s Longest Zip Slide opens Saturday 21 April 2012.
More on this to come shortly, watch this space . . .
Wooden Wigwam Accommodation
Our onsite wooden wigwam accommodation has been developed recently to include a toilet & shower block and a water treatment plant. We have also expanded the Wigwam Village to 19 wooded wigwams.
We will continue with the seven days a week opening times throughout 2012 following their success over 2011.
Thanks for all your support over the last year and we look forward to seeing you in 2012.
Commencement of Phase 2 & 3 Works
Wigwam Accommodation & The View Café Bar at NDAC
We would like to apologies for any inconvenience the site works may be causing to you on your visits to the National Diving & Activity Centre. We are working at quickly as possible to be the first Inland Dive Site in the UK to offer on affordable low cost on site accommodation, purpose built Café Bar and improved diver facilities for 2011.
The £250,000.00 investment shall be split into two phases Wigwam Accommodation (completed April/ May) the planning permission has been submitted. It is anticipated the units will be available as soon as planning is granted on or around 07 April.
Phase three The View Café Bar will yes serve alcoholic drinks and on site Café with a wide choice of hot and cold food available throughout the day. Planning has already been granted and on site works will start in the next few weeks. It is anticipated that works shall be completed around Aug of this year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members and divers for there continued support so please keep on supporting us so we can in turn invest in you.
Many thanks Darren & Kaye
Work on a new Café Bar at the National Diving & Activity Centre will start in the next few weeks with a four month projected turnaround planned.
We will keep disruption down to a minimum while the enabling works are conducted and would like to thank you in advance for your understanding and patience.
Sadly we will have to get rid of the old catering unit that you have been used to over the past few years, but we think you will be more than happy with our new café and bar!