March 31, 2016

Places to eat & drink

In St Davids…

Cafes which serve breakfast and lunch

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mamgu Welshcakes at the Refectory, St Davids Cathedral – set in the Cathedral grounds in the renovated cloisters. Mamgu offers delicious coffee, yummy welsh soul food and fully loaded welsh cakes. Disabled access to the refectory is by stair lift for wheelchair users.

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 Marston’s 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.


  • Grain St Davids – Nestled in the courtyard in central St Davids. Serving delicious pizzas and craft beers.
  • St Davids Cross Hotel – on the Cross Square. Serves a selection of local produce. Has a large dining area bookable for larger family gatherings.
  • Saffron – local Indian restaurant. Always good food and great service. Provides a takeaway service – handy for those rainy days.
  • Blas Restaurant at Twr y Felin Hotel – at the top of Caerfai Road. Two Rosette fine dining.
  • The Really Wild Restaurant – on High Street, a small rustic restaurant to enjoy ‘Really Wild’ food and drinks. A unique dining experience, a taste of the wild. Fresh, Local & Wild products are mainly foraged or come from local Pembrokeshire producers.
  • 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 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

Eateries further afield

In Solva…

  • The Hats & Barrels – New bistro pub/restaurant in the coastal harbour village of Solva, in the scenic Pembrokeshire Coast.
  • 35 Main Street – 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.
  • 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…