Some of the best and most unique places to eat in our county
There’s nothing like an Autumn walk on the beach to blow away the cobwebs, and in Pembrokeshire we have more than 50 beaches for you to choose from. Most of which are of golden sand just perfect for the children and the dog to run freely on, and once you’ve rambled around the beach making sand castles, rock pooling or throwing the ball umpteen times, you’ll probably be glad of a rest. Whilst many of our wonderful beaches are off the beaten track many will have small villages or towns close enough that you can walk to.
So what better to do than find yourself a lovely cosy pub or restaurant where you can kick off your wellies and enjoy a local pint or sample the local produce in front of open fires. So here are a few of our favourites to tempt you.
The Plantagent Restaurant in Tenby, is located just off the Harbour, and close to the North and South Beach. Its cosy, warm and friendly atmosphere in it’s restaurant and historic character filled Quay rooms make it the perfect retreat after your walk, open fires, local wines and award winning food (Trip Advisors certificate of Excellence three years running) make it an ideal stop for you.
The Stackpole Inn in, wait for it…. Stackpole. Truly picturesque and locations don’t come much more exciting than this. Recent finalists of the National Welsh Tourism awards, the Stackpole Inn has also won Pembrokeshire’s ‘Best Place to Eat’ title. Set within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and just 15 minutes walking distance of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Stackpole Quay and Barafundle Bay – described by the Sunday Times as “…a desert island dream beach in Wales.” Close by are the Stackpole Trust Centre https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stackpole-outdoor-learning-centre, the Lilly Ponds of Bosherston and the stunning beach – Broad Haven. Once inside you won’t want to leave this cosy little place.
The Sloop Inn, Porthgain is on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path between Fishguard and St Davids. It welcomes families and is open for food on 364 days of the year, the only exception being Christmas Day. It’s popular amongst locals and is welcome relief for visitors walking the coastal path. The food is locally sourced and fish forms a main part of the delicious and fresh menu. Worth a visit for a real Pembrokeshire dining Experience.
Wisemans Bridge Inn, Wisemans Bridge near Amroth. One of the only pubs located actually on the beach, serving traditional meals and a hearty Sunday lunch. Only a few minutes walk through the old miners tunnels brings you to Coppet Hall beach and onto Saundersfoot. Sit outside and enjoy the views out over Carmarthen Bay, even let the kids play in the sand whilst you enjoy a cuppa.
The Swan Inn, in Little Haven is a quaint and well-placed pub, looking out across all of Little Haven’s beautiful bay. The next stop over from Broad Haven, don’t let this little pub lull into a false sense of security. They produce amazing food in a calm and warm atmosphere, and the staff are extremely attentive, with a good attention to detail. Hearty food, to warm the cockles, and all based looking over the first beach in UK to be named as ‘smoke-free’.
Autumn is a wonderful time to visit Pembrokeshire, the crowds have gone, the weather is usually dry, with the temperature crisp and cool, and the scenery still as stunning. So grab your coat, boots, hat and scarf and get on one of Pembrokeshire truly stunning beaches in the Autumn, then relax in cosy surroundings in one of lovely these quaint eateries.