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Planning to eat out in Pembrokeshire? Just add water

Pembrokeshire Tourism - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Summer has arrived in style and what better way to enjoy it than with a touch of Al Fresco dining overlooking the wonderful cool waters of Pembrokeshire! We’ve chosen some of our favourite spots to enjoy fantastic food with amazing views, so if you’re trying to decide where to eat in the sunshine, why not take your pick from these fab places by the sea or riverside?

If you’ve seen the film ‘Their Finest’ recently, then you may well recognise the view you’ll see when you’re sitting down outside The Sloop. Situated in the harbour village of Portgain, There’s a Bar Menu for lunchtimes and evenings, as well as a monthly menu, which changes to take advantage of the fresh, locally available ingredients.

Staying in the village of Porthgain, you’ll find The Shed Bistro. Offering both a Fish & Chip and an Á La Carte menu, there’s plenty to choose from with a definite emphasis on fish! Wherever possible locally caught fish is used, along with other local produce, and seasonality is again a feature of the menus. Don’t worry if fish isn’t your preferred choice, The Shed Bistro also offers meat and vegetarian options too.

Coast Restaurant overlooks the golden sands of Coppet Hall beach, just a few minutes walk from the village centre of Saundersfoot. Award winning chef Will Holland and his team offer a selection of menus including a Market Menu, and Vegetarian Menu, as well as special events throughout the year. In common with many of the restaurants in Pembrokeshire, the use of local produce is an important feature in the menu choices.

Overlooking the Cleddau Waterway, the Ferry House Inn is a great location to unwind at the end of a busy day, or for a family meal out at the weekend. Diners have the choice of a bar menu, lunch menu and Chef’s Specials (changed daily), whilst enjoying the panoramic views across the river. Locally sourced ingredients feature in the home made, freshly cooked menu options.

The Jolly Sailor in Burton is another establishment situated on the banks of the Cleddau Waterway. With views of Neyland, and Pembroke Dock and mooring points for diners choosing to arrive by boat, it’s a lovely spot to enjoy along summer’s evening. The Jolly also has a large beer garden, restaurant and kids play area too. Pembrokeshire sourced ingredients are widely used across the vegetarian, meat and fish menus too.

Situated right next to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and beautiful Poppit Sands beach, this lovely café is a great spot for refreshment. Offering homemade food, hot and cold drinks and award winning Welsh ice-cream, you can opt for a sit down meal at the café or opt for a takeaway to enjoy on the beach or whilst walking on further along the Coast Path.

At the Southern start point for the Pembrokeshire Coast Path you’ll find the seaside village of Amroth. The Temple Bar is just 20 metres away from the Path, and has room for up to 200 people (handy for those big family holiday get-togethers!). The menu features seasonal additions, as well as family favourites, and the bar has a great selection of drinks to choose from, all served with fantastic sea views! Eat in or out to soak up the sun and bustling atmosphere.

Just along the road from Amroth, you’ll find Wiseman’s Bridge. The Wiseman’s Bridge Inn is right on the beach, with fabulous views across Carmarthen Bay – on clear days you can quite literally see for miles! The Inn offers bar snacks and evening meals, along with a range of real ales too. A great choice for a romantic seaside meal, or a family gathering, it is a lovely place to enjoy the seaside views.

Tenby Harbour is a scene that often pops up on holiday adverts for Pembrokeshire, and at the Ocean Restaurant, you can enjoy a great meal whilst enjoying that very same view! The menus offer a range of international cuisine, again prepared where possible using local, seasonal produce, and a dedicated kids menu is also available.

Photo credit: National Trust Pembrokeshire
Nestled in amongst the soaring rocks and majesty of Stackpole Quay, the Boathouse Tea Room is a perfect spot for some rest and relaxation whilst exploring the local coastline, the open spaces of the Stackpole Estate, or on your way back from Barafundle Beach. Menu choices include jacket potatoes with a range of fillings, soups, sandwiches and cream teas, with a strong emphasis on using local produce.

The Cove at Llanion Cove is a balconied waterside restaurant, café and bar overlooking the Cleddau Waterway on the outskirts of Pembroke Dock. Situated next to a small boatyard, the view is accented by the gentle clinking of fittings on the boats rippling in gentle breezes, making this a lovely spot to relax and unwind away from the hustle and bustle of town and village centres. For the more adventurous, Llanion Cove itself offers a range of activities and waterports, so you could always combine the two (activity booking is required).

Whilst not quite next to the sea, The Mulberry Restaurant is so close to Saundersfoot Harbour and seafront, and when you enjoy a meal sitting outside, you’ll certainly be able to smell the sea air! Menus include a tapas selection, lunchtime and evening options, all home cooked on the premises. For those with four legged friends in the party, dogs are welcome by prior booking.

After a busy day on the beach at Freshwater East, or perhaps as a lunchtime start to an afternoon of beach based fun, Time Flies at the Longhouse is a great venue for food and drink. A short walk from the beach, Time Flies is also dog friendly, and there are a range of bookable activities available for those looking for something more adrenalin fuelled than building sandcastles!

Enjoy views with a difference from Foam in Milford Haven! With the Marina on one side, and the sweeping views of the Milford Haven Waterway on the other, Foam is well placed to help you make the most of a day out in the town. Serving everything from breakfast to evening meals, there’s plenty to choose from on the menu with seating available inside and out too.
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