One of the main events of any holiday in the UK should be the Sunday lunch - an age-old tradition where you can enjoy good food and drink with friends and family all year round.
The only downside, for some of us, is the mountain range of dishes we leave in a roast’s wake. After some thought, we’ve come to the conclusion that this is one of the reasons (yet not the top one) why a Sunday lunch down the pub has become something of an institution – who needs dirty plates to clean? Not us.
When we are at home, we all have our favourite local to visit for a slap-up roast dinner, but when we are on holiday it’s more of a gamble. Well, we’ve done some of the research (and some of the eating) for you and compiled the top 10 restaurants, pubs and hotels across West Wales where you can find a memorable Sunday lunch.
We have some lovely holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Ceredigion. Stay in beautiful towns and villages such as Tenby, Saundersfoot, St Davids and Narberth. Some places even offer roast dinner all through the week, so you can visit more than one of these establishments during your holiday to West Wales.
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1. Carew Inn | ££
Location: Carew SA70 8SL | Tel: 01646 651267.
Head to Carew just outside the seaside resort of Tenby for excellent home-cooked food prepared using fresh local produce selected by the chefs.
Hearty portions and homemade desserts swell the menu with a choice of poultry, beef, pork or vegetarian options.
A leisurely walk around Carew Castle and Mill after lunch should add a nice finish to your Sunday lunch outing to The Carew Inn.
2. The Orangery at Trefloyne Manor | ££
Location: Penally, SA70 7RG | Tel: 01834 842165.
Enjoy a classy Sunday lunch at the terrace restaurant in Trefloyne Manor in Penally.
Named The Orangery, it’s well-loved in the local area for its delicious, lazy-style, home-cooked Sunday lunch served from 12.30pm to 5pm.
Both carnivores and herbivores are well-catered for here and the menu goes far beyond the carvery/roast options.
Please book ahead to avoid missing out because The Orangery is popular all year round.
3. Bramley’s Tea Room | £
Location: St Florence, SA70 8LP | Tel: 01834 871778.
This award-winning tearoom at the Grandiflora & Bramleys Garden Centre in St Florence is renowned for its fabulous Sunday lunches, hearty home-cooked food and homemade desserts.
In the week, it’s a pleasant diner to enjoy a coffee and a light lunch before browsing the beautiful, landscaped surroundings of the garden centre.
Booking is essential for Sunday lunch!
4. The Mulberry | ££
Location: Saundersfoot, SA69 9HG | Tel: 01834 811313.
The Mulberry is a cosy bistro-style restaurant close to the picturesque harbour of Saundersfoot.
It’s a great choice for a laidback meal, in the summer and springtime you can dine outside and enjoy the views.
Perfect for a relaxing Sunday lunch, light lunches and evening meals, the friendly service and location make this a superb choice when in Saundersfoot.
5. Billycan | ££
Location: Lower Frog Street, Tenby SA70 7HS | Tel: 01834 842172.
The shiny, boutique restaurant of Billycan is close to the heart of the buzzy, seaside resort of Tenby.
They offer a super-relaxed dining experience with a casual atmosphere. Their hearty Sunday lunch is fantastic and comes with all the trimmings – there’s also a bold menu full of pub classics and an innovative menu to choose from.
You can also enjoy a cool drink at the bar, which offers an amazing array of craft ales and a diverse gin list.
6. The Stackpole Inn | ££
Location: Stackpole SA71 5DF | Tel: 01646 672324.
A lovely traditional, award-winning village inn set in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
When visiting The Stackpole Inn, you can explore the Stackpole Estate, The Lily Ponds of Bosherston and the amazing Barafundle Bay and Broadhaven Beach, all of which are within walking distance or a very short drive.
Traditional Sunday lunch plus a vegetarian option is offered for everybody and it’s absolutely scrumptious.
7. The Brewery Inn | £
Location: Cosheston SA72 4UD | Tel: 01646 686678.
Enjoy a cosy Sunday lunch at the charming, ivy-clad Brewery Inn. Tuck into some delicious, home-cooked food and a good selection of gorgeous puddings.
Choose from some great Sunday roast options bolstered by tasty stuffing and massive Yorkshire puddings. The beer garden is a fantastic suntrap and a great spot to enjoy some outdoor dining when the sun is cracking the flags.
It’s also dog-friendly inside and out, so bring the hounds!
8. Tudor Lodge | ££
Location: Jameston, SA70 7SS | Tel: 01834 871212.
Relax and enjoy a scrumptious Sunday lunch at this cosy county inn just a few miles outside Tenby and close to Manorbier with its imposing castle and a pretty beach.
The Tudor Lodge will tempt you in with promises of quality pub cuisine with a modern twist.
Produce is provided from a local Pembrokeshire butcher, and the Sunday roast options are also joined on the menu by seasonal seafood specials.
9. Waves | ££
Location: Lydstep, SA70 7SG | Tel: 01834 870085.
Have you ever had a Sunday roast at an Italian restaurant before?
Well, in Lydstep you can. Enjoy a delicious, home-cooked Sunday lunch at this lovely Italian-style, cliff-top restaurant with superb views over Carmarthen Bay.
Vegetarian and gluten-free menus are available at Waves too. In good weather, you can enjoy your lunch out on the large patio!
10. The Harbourmaster | ££
Location: Nelson Quay, Milford Haven, SA73 3AZ | Tel: 01646 695493.
A modern restaurant with a large veranda overlooking Milford Haven’s buzzing marina.
Sunday lunches are freshly cooked using Pembrokeshire produce and local meats, the menu is also packed with juicy seafood options.
All the fish and shellfish served at The Harbourmaster is landed in West Wales, so it will be extra tasty.
The bar has a great choice of beers, ales, spirits, and wines to choose from too. Vegetarian options are also available.
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Book your ideal holiday in West Wales today, we have self-catering properties in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Ceredigion.
You will be able to try out a number of these fabulous dining establishments during your holiday and there are many other places to eat and things to do in West Wales too.
Take a look at our guides to Tenby restaurants, places to eat in Saundersfoot, and pubs in St Davids for even more delicious inspiration. For even more delicious inspiration, take a look at our full guide to Pembrokeshire restaurants.
Browse our collection for romantic hideaways, rustic farmhouses, sea view apartments, and more to find your perfect self-catering accommodation in Tenby, Saundersfoot, Goodwick, Carmarthen, St Davids, and across West Wales today.
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