When Pembrokeshire is basking in sunshine (which is a great deal of the time), there are countless things to do from walking, sailing, golf, riding, wildlife watching, exploring the islands or the Preseli mountains to painting or just lying on the beach and chilling but what if it is raining? What is there to do then?
The answer is a huge amount. There are numerous art galleries to visit throughout Pembrokeshire such as the Oriel-y-Parc gallery (currently showing Peter Blake’s Under Milk Wood Llareggub exhibition); the Oriel-y-Felin gallery, St Davids Studio Gallery and the Goat Street Gallery all in St Davids which, combined with a visit to the wonderful cathedral and lunch at The Cwtch, The Refectory at the cathedral which also holds exhibitions, or perhaps a bowl of mussels at the harbour in Solva, make an interesting day out.
Another option may be a visit to Fishguard to see the Last Invasion of Britain Tapestry, have a coffee and cake at the new café, Ffwrn, then travel down to beautiful Lower Fishguard, the location for Richard Burton’s film of Under Milk Wood and where Gregory Peck starred in Moby Dick and have a drink at The Ship Inn. From there take the Gwaun Valley Trail, detouring to Dyffryn Fernant Gardens, Penlan Uchaf Gardens, Pembrokeshire Candle Centre, and experience Bessie at The Dyffryn Arms. For beer lovers a visit to the Gwaun Valley Brewery is a must.
How about a visit to Pembroke Castle, the birthplace of Henry VII, which was defended by Colonel Poyer (an ancestor of mine) against Cromwell who then had him taken up to Covent Garden and shot? This may be followed by a pre-lunch drink at the wonderful, unspoilt, Cresselly Arms at Cresswell Quay and then continue on down the river for lunch at The Quayside Café at Lawrenny.
For shoppers, Narberth is a gem of a town with wonderful individual shops and galleries. Lunch at The Peppercorn or Diablos or, for a real treat, why not go to The Grove, a luxurious boutique hotel serving delicious food just outside the town. It’s newly opened beachfront restaurant, Coast, at Coppet Hall is also well worth a visit but perhaps save this for a sunny day when you can sit on the terrace and admire the spectacular view out over the bay to Gower.
Pembrokeshire has something for everyone; whatever the weather so, if you are looking for a peaceful, relaxed and informal place to stay, Pembrokeshire Farm B and B is the place for you. Do call us on 01834 860338. We would be delighted to welcome you and suggest places for you to visit.