March 31, 2016

Places to eat & drink

In St Davids…

Cafes which serve breakfast and lunch

  • Oriel y Parc – just at the top of Caerfai road, in the visitors centre, Oriel y Parc café caters for carnivores, vegetarians, children, dairy free diets and gluten free diets. There are normally daily specials with freshly caught local seafood often available
  • The Sound café – in St Davids, opposite the St Davids food & Wine you’ll find the Sound café, a relaxed informal café which offers tasty food at affordable prices and places an emphasis on local, sustainable and fair-trade products.
  • The Pebbles café – at the bottom of the Cross Square in the centre of St.Davids. This lovely café with seating upstairs and outside serves a selection of Italian coffee, smoothies, homemade cakes and soup together with panini, pittas, wholemeal sandwiches and salads. Downstairs is a gallery of Jackie Sime photography and a treasure trove of local handcrafted jewellery and ceramics
  • The Refectory – set in the Cathedral grounds in the renovated cloisters, the refectory offers homemade food with local ingredients. Disabled access to the refectory is by stair lift for wheelchair users
  • Bwythyn Y Bwyd – just before the Cross Square, down New Street Bwythyn Y Bwyd (“the food cottage”) this little café tearoom serves up good quality home cooked food at reasonable prices. Heard good reviews about the cream teas and looking forward to sampling soon!

Pubs which serve lunch and dinner

  • The Bishops – in the centre of St Davids at the bottom of the Cross Square this pub serves a selection of local produce and freshly caught fish for lunch and dinner. Dog friendly. Beer garden overlooks the Cathedral.
  • The Grove – a Brains pub just off the top of Caerfai road. Serves a selection of lunch and dinner options. Has a fantastic “secret garden” area for little ones (and older) to run around in.
  • The Farmers Arms – just off the Cross square, down Goat Street you’ll find “the farmers”. Serves proper pub food at decent prices, the pub garden overlooks the top of the cathedral. Enjoy a fantastic sunset whilst polishing of “an angry dog” – it’s a burger. Dog friendly.

Restaurants

  • St Davids Kitchen – a brilliant restaurant, cafe and bar, with a strong local “Farm to Fork” ethos. An excellent selection of locally sourced meats, vegetables and general welsh goodness, with one of the best gin lists in Pembrokeshire. You can even sit on a table named after our gorgeous view – Caerfai
  • Grub Kitchen – just slightly out of St Davids, grub kitchen offers the opportunity to experience creative and delicious edible insect sides, fully-fledged entomophagic dishes, or traditional fare. Food is always seasonal, sustainable and local
  • The Cross Hotel – on the Cross Square, redeveloped and under new management as of 2015. Serves a selection of local produce. Has a large dining area bookable for larger family gatherings.
  • The Cwtch – anyone can hug but only the Welsh can Cwtch. An award-winning restaurant, serving British classics with a contemporary twist focusing on quality locally sourced seasonal produce. Lunches available during the holidays
  • Saffron – our local Indian restaurant. Always good food and great service. Provides a takeaway service – handy for those rainy days.
  • Ty Bach Twt – just off the Cross Square down Nun Street. Good food and budget friendly. Also serves lunch in the school holidays.

Eateries further afield

In Solva…

  • The Royal George – overlooking the Pembrokeshire Coast, at the top of Solva. A friendly pub and restaurant, with live music playing every Saturday. Pub quiz on a Sunday and during the summer months enjoy the Sunday sessions from 2pm on the patio overlooking Solva. Games rooms for children.
  • Café 35 – overlooking Solva Harbour. Light snacks to local seafood specialties, all local fresh ingredients, all cooked and prepared to order. Also serves coffee, homemade cakes and local ice cream. Open Late Thursday and Fridays for Fish & chips.
  • The Harbour House – a dog friendly, coastal pub overlooking the picturesque Solva Harbour.
  • Cambrian Inn – in lower Solva opposite the Raul Speek gallery. Serves both lunch and evening meals, sourced from some of the best local produce.
  • The Ship Inn – traditional pub food served every day, special offers/nights throughout the week.

Heading towards Fishguard…

  • The Shed Bistro – a beautifully situated restaurant overlooking Porthgain Harbour. Serves a fantastic selection of freshly caught fish and seafood dishes.
  • The Mill, Trefin – a cosy relaxed cafe with lots of local art work and family friendly food options.One of the best breakfasts in Pembrokeshire
  • The Ship Inn – nestled in the little village of Trefin. A traditional cosy welcoming pub with great food, music and lots of local ales/ciders. Lovely beer garden to back overlooking the Pembrokeshire fields – great for bird watchers too.
  • The Atramont Arms – on the cross roads in Croesgoch. Traditional pub and a fish and chip shop.
  • The Sloop Inn – in Porthgain. A cosy traditional pub offering hearty pub grub and serves locally caught fish specials.
  • The Square & Compass – just of the road in Square and Compass. Very popular for Sunday carvery.
  • The Farmers Arms – at the top of Mathry Hill. Serving hot food and real ales.

Heading towards Haverfordwest…

  • Newgale Sands Cafe -Just off the beach, an excellent cafe with lots of tasty breakfast and lunchtime treats to refuel after some swimming/surfing.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh – set back from Newgale beach
  • The Rising Sun Inn – situated on the left, just before you reach Haverfordwest.