There are some lovely places to eat out and take a break from self catering. Here are the cafes, pubs and restaurants that we enjoy and frequent. Meat and Seafood couldn’t be fresher here and Pembrokshire’s reputation for wonderful vegetables (particularly our potatoes!) is well known. All in all it’s a recipe for good food and great eating out.
Llys Meddyg Restaurant, Newport
It is such a treat to sit in a wooden booth in Llys Meddyg’s beautiful ‘Secret Garden’ and enjoy the relaxed boho atmosphere while sipping an unusual cocktail. The menu champions local foraged ingredients from shores and hedgerows. Incredible fresh ingredients from passionate local producers, prepared simply on the wood fired oven and chargrill. Celebrating what is in season and nurturing the senses this place is really special.
Fantastic fish restaurant, fishmonger, Kitchen and Wine Bar. Enjoy oysters and champagne sitting in the sunshine! Lunch menu, gluten free and vegetarian friendly. The £50 set evening menu is a real treat for the taste buds with locally caught seafood served beautifully and imaginatively.
The Ferry Inn, St Dogmaels
Always our first choice for a relaxed evening out with delicious food and friendly service. Located on the edge of the River Teifi, offering extraordinary estuary and countryside views, which can be seen from multiple outside terraces and restaurant dining areas. Everyone is welcome: couples, families, dogs, muddy boots, etc!
Excellent gastropub fare in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
Bara Menyn Bakehouse, Cardigan
The lovely crew at Barn Menyn make the best pizza in town. Run by the Wild family their freshly made sourdough based pizza is to die for. Their bread is exceptional too, and their croissant and pain au chocolat. Heck, try one of everything. Open Thursday to Saturday you need to arrive promptly at opening during the Summer to have a choice. When it’s gone it’s gone. Take away only.
The Yacht Club Cafe, Fishguard
This picturesque cafe serves the best crab and lobster rolls as well as fresh mackerel and salads. Sit outside quayside and watch the kids crabbing if the weather is fine. Open 10am – 4pm every day during the Summer months. Park in the small car park set beside the road rather than on the quay itself.
We just love this artisan café, cool enough to be in Bristol or Cardiff and in a spacious ex car showroom! Run by local entrepreneurs and loved by locals. Open for brunch and lunch, coffee and cakes, bread, welsh spreads and edible gifts, the best sourdough loaves, doughnuts and Portuguese tarts we have ever tasted! We buy their Honey Butter to give to friends as a local souvenir.
Yr Hen Print Works, Cardigan
This is a lovely, newly converted, restaurant with small plates/tapas style and great cocktails. The food is delicious and service is good. Can work out pricey if you have a hungry family! Cool interiors and garden seating too. Open Tuesday to Saturday 4.30-11pm
Pizza Tipi, Cardigan
Started by 4 brothers and their band of merry friends, now run by a motley crew of young locals. Serves Stonebake handmade pizzas, breads, delicious apertisers & sweets. Great coffee, welsh craft beers and wine. Eat in a covered huge Tipi or in booths along the river Teifi. Lovely atmosphere in pretty riverside courtyard. Fun for families. Open June – Sept outdoor dining by the river.
The Shed, Porthgain
You couldn’t ask for a more dramatic setting than The Shed at Porthgain and the Fish & Chips are famously delicious. The menu is simple and well cooked – all local and fresh. There are only a few tables so if you’d like to sit inside you need to book ahead. Fish & Chips can be eaten on the tales outside along with other food from the cafe. There are lovely walks in both directions – we like to walk to The Blue Lagoon and back before lunch – see our favourite walks…
Pasta a Mano, Newport
This delightful pasta van pops up every Summer serving delicious fresh pasta right on The Parrog by the Boat Club. With a Welsh-Italian chef serving up fresh pasta every day in the Summer months. Fresh crab linguine is a family favourite and the cannoli are legendary – simply delicious….
Crwst Café, Poppit Sands
Just 10 minutes drive from Cwm Connell, by the entrance to Poppit Sands, this café is a ‘sit in’ or’ take away’ offering fantastic coffee, ice cream, sandwiches, pizza slices and cakes made fresh every morning and brought from Crwst in Cardigan.
Think double scooped Conti’s ice cream, brioche doughnuts, delicious filled rolls and Bay Coffee Roasters plus sustainable beach toys for children and dogs.
Penrallt Garden Centre Cafe, Moylegrove
It is a lovely walk to the garden centre by the footpath or along the back entrance and past the viewpoint. There is ample seating both indoors and out, and a dedicated Canine Cafe seating area which is always popular.
Lovely cooked breakfast & lunch, delicious cakes and coffee. Plants and gifts to browse while you are here and an outside play area Takeaways.
The Canteen, Newport
Fantastic Pizza with the best Gluten Free and Vegan Pizza’s we have ever tasted. Mackerel and Goats Cheese Pizza’s! Also, great salads, desserts and craft beers. We love to order ahead and take our Pizzas to Newport Sands or to the Parog (the beach the town side of Newport) to watch the sunset over the bay.
The Teifi Waterside Hotel near Poppit Sands
With a newly extended restaurant and plenty of outside seating The Teifi Waterside enjoys panoramic views over the Teifi estuary and towards Poppit Sands. Lovely place for a pint after walking from Poppit Sands while spotting sea birds in the estuary. The menu is fresh and seasonal from local markets and fishermen.
Mor Ffein Fish & Chips, St Dogmaels
Very handy for our guests just 10 minutes drive away. Lush fish and chips, sausage, chicken, pie or lobster and chips if you are lucky! We often get take-aways from here and you can sit in as well if you like. There are lots of extras: sauces, mushy peas, coleslaw, pickled eggs and home made tartar sauce!
The Golden Lion Pub, Newport
Located in one of the most attractive villages in North Pembrokeshire, The Golden Lion lies within the shelter of the Preseli Hills and only minutes, on foot, from Newport Bay with its estuary and wide sandy beach. This 17th Century pub has a relaxed restaurant, cosy bar, spacious garden area and a marquee in the summer. Lovely local and seasonal food which caters for GF, vegetarians and vegans too.