March 31, 2016

Places to eat & drink

In St Davids…

Cafes which serve breakfast and lunch

  • Pilgrims Café at Oriel y Parc – just at the top of Caerfai road, in the visitors centre, Pilgrims 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 Pebbles Yard Gallery and Espresso Bar – 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.
  • Cathedral House, Tŷ’r Eglwys Gadeiriol – the Cathedral’s new cafe and gift shop in the centre of St Davids. Serving light lunches and homemade cakes.

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 off “an angry dog” – it’s a burger. Dog friendly.


  • St Davids Gin & 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
  • St Davids 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.
  • Saffron – our local Indian restaurant. Always good food and great service. Provides a takeaway service – handy for those rainy days.
  • The Mill Café – just off the Cross Square, on Nun Street. A cosy relaxed cafe with family friendly food options. One of the best breakfasts in Pembrokeshire.
  • Blas Restaurant at Twr y Felin Hotel – at the top of Caerfai Road. Two Rosette fine dining.

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 Inn – 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 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 at the back overlooking the Pembrokeshire fields – great for bird watchers too.
  • The Artramont 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 off 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…

  • The Duke of Edinburgh – set back from Newgale beach
  • The Rising Sun Inn – situated on the right, just before you reach Haverfordwest.