Pembrokeshire Farm B and B Quality Holiday Accommodation in Pembrokeshire, Wales Thu, 23 May 2019 12:30:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The best things to do in Pembrokeshire Thu, 23 May 2019 12:30:14 +0000

See the puffins on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire has a pinch of everything that makes Wales unique. Here you’ll find vast, lonely beaches, tucked-away coves looking out across stormy seas, and hedgerowed lanes swinging to one-pub hamlets and ridiculously pretty harbour towns. Reaching inland, heathery moors and hills are sprinkled with medieval castles, Iron Age hill forts and standing stones.
St Davids, birthplace of Wales’ patron saint, makes a terrific base for striking out. And when you tire of the road or trudging along coastal paths, you can ramp up the adventure coasteering and kayaking around wild headlands, or seeing how many puffins, seals and dolphins you can spot on thrillingly remote islands. Daily Telegraph 22nd April 2019

If you are coming to Pembrokeshire and looking for a luxurious yet informal, peaceful and relaxing place to stay, look no further than Pembrokeshire Farm B&B near Narberth. We are centrally located to visit all of Pembrokeshire’s attractions, have superb reviews and specialise in top quality homemade, homegrown and local produce.  We have been inspected and selected by Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay so do give us a call on 01834 860338

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The Best Restaurants in Pembrokeshire Thu, 23 May 2019 12:14:35 +0000 Coast RestaurantCaught between the sea and the mountains, Pembrokeshire has access to some of the finest (and freshest) produce in Wales. Here distinctly season-driven restaurant menus sing with local seafood and farm-fresh cheeses, not to mention Preseli lamb and beef, all elevated to new heights with garden-grown vegetables and herbs.

In recent years the county has seriously upped its culinary game in a number of slickly modern restaurants, where bold, creative menus are often pepped up with foraged ingredients. And should you prefer a chilled fish shack by the sea or a good old-fashioned country pub, there is of course that too. – The Daily Telegraph 22nd May 2019

If you are coming to Pembrokeshire and looking for a luxurious but informal place to stay that specialises in homemade and homegrown food, then look no further that Pembrokeshire Farm B&B near Narberth.  We have superb reviews and have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay so do give us a call on 01834 860338.

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50 Best Secret Beaches in the UK Sat, 20 Apr 2019 09:30:09 +0000

Barafundle, Pembrokeshire – voted one of the best beaches in Britain

Once again, several of Pembrokeshire’s beaches feature in the list of the best beaches in the UK, along with a couple from Ceredigion.  Pembrokeshire has numerous wonderful beaches; both Blue Flag and Green Flag so something to suit everyone.  These range from the wild surfing beaches like Freshwater West, Whitesands and Newgale to sheltered bays like Barafundle, Freshwater East and Broadhaven South.

Skrinkle Haven, Pembrokeshire
Descend a long flight of steps to reach this sand and shingle beach dominated by a 50ft sea cave. The beach was off-limits until the 1980s because it was under an army firing range, now closed. Today it still feels largely unexplored. At the eastern end a rock tunnel leads to a little cove with two more caves.

Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire
This small but stunning bay, which is part of the National Trust-owned Stackpole Estate, often tops the best beach awards for its golden sands and clear waters, so it’s not exactly a secret, but it remains relatively quiet thanks to a half-mile walk to the nearest car park.

Watwick Bay, Pembrokeshire
Passing yachts often drop anchor for lunch at this idyllic, sheltered, sandy beach, which is only accessible on foot from the coast path. Children can spend hours looking for little creatures in the rock pools. The nearest café and pub are a mile along the coast path in Dale.

Penbryn Ceredigion
A tropical beach scene in the James Bond movie Die Another Day was filmed on this family-friendly stretch of unspoilt sand in Cardigan Bay, three miles east of Aberporth. The most scenic route from the car park (where there’s a café serving cream teas) is via a woodland path down Robber’s Valley, a nod to the area’s smuggling history.

Mwnt Ceredigion
If you’re lucky you might spot bottlenose dolphins, basking sharks and seals from the headland above this National Trust beach, a few miles north of Cardigan. Children will love playing in the stream that runs along the sand at the bottom of the 139 steps (not for the fainthearted).

If you would like to explore some of these beaches and are looking for a luxurious yet relaxed farmhouse B&B where you can enjoy delicious homemade food, then give Rayner and Carol a call at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B on 01834 860338.  We have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s for their “Special Places to Stay” Guide and have superb TripAdvisor reviews.

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Michelin Starred Chef for Pembrokeshire Hotel Tue, 05 Mar 2019 10:38:19 +0000

The Grove (pic-The Grove)

The Grove, Narberth have appointed Michelin starred Douglas Balish as their new Executive Chef from on May 1st. Douglas will take over the reins from Allister Barsby who is moving to Kent to open his first solo restaurant venture in Hythe in June.

Born in Scotland, Douglas began his career in Ayrshire before gaining a wealth of experience in some of the top ranked restaurants in the UK including Bohemia and Whatley Manor, as well as the world-renowned Quay restaurant in Sydney. He joined The Tudor Room in 2014 and was first awarded a Michelin Star in 2016 which he still holds. The restaurant was also awarded 4 coveted AA Rosettes in 2018.

General Manager of the Grove of Narberth, Thomas Agius Ferrante said: ‘Dougie is an exceptional talent and a lovely chap to boot. He was the perfect fit for our business and has the proven ability to inspire the team to progress the quality standards here at the Grove. His desire to be working with us in Pembrokeshire and his palpable enthusiasm for our product was sincere and refreshing.’

Pembrokeshire is blessed with some superb places to eat, from the more formal like The Grove, to wonderful beachside eating like sister restaurant, Coast, and The Stone Crab in Saundersfoot or The Shed at Porthgain to informal riverside cafes like The Quayside, Lawrenny.

If you would like to sample some of the delicious food Pembrokeshire has to offer and are looking for an informal yet luxurious Bed & Breakfast where you can relax in peaceful surroundings, then give Pembrokeshire Farm B&B a call on 01834 860338. We have superb reviews and have been inspected and selected by Alistair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay.

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Wales – One of the Most Beautiful Countries in the World Fri, 11 Jan 2019 12:36:34 +0000

Carew Castle, one of the many Norman Castles in Pembrokeshire

Rough Guides asked travellers to vote for the countries they believed to be the most beautiful in the world and Wales was voted in the Top 10.

The guide says of Wales: “There’s a lot of love for this country amongst our readers – and many of us have nostalgic memories of summer holidays along the coast of Wales”. 

“With beaches that could rival the Mediterranean (on a sunny day at least), plus a slew of historic castles, mountains to climb, coast paths to walk, and of course buttered Welshcakes to eat, there’s a host of entertaining ways to spend your days”.

“Twitter user @Dylan1969 recommends visiting for the castles and history, while we think a walk along the Pembrokeshire coastline, followed by a hearty lunch in a cosy coastal pub is quite hard to beat”.

Pembrokeshire’s beaches are amongst the best you will find anywhere in the world with many such as the stunning sandy Barafundle Bay, Whitesands, Freshwater West and Tenby regularly winning awards.

Wales is, of course, renowned for its castles and among some of the best you can visit are Pembroke, Manorbier and Carew.  As well as taking in our history during tours, the bigger castles have a year-round programme of events, including music gigs, festivals, outdoor plays, re-enactments and even film screenings.

The top 20 most beautiful places in the world

1. Scotland

2. Canada

3. New Zealand

4. Italy

5. South Africa

6. Indonesia

7. England

8. Iceland

9. The United States of America

10. Wales

11. Slovenia

12. Mexico

13. India

14. Finland

15. Switzerland

16. Peru

17. Norway

18. Ireland

19. Croatia

20. Vietnam

If you are thinking of holidaying in Wales and looking for an informal yet luxurious farmhouse bed and breakfast, look no further than Pembrokeshire Farm B&B.  We specialise in homemade, homegrown and top quality local produce and, with prior notice, are happy to cater for gluten free, dairy free or vegetarian diets.  We have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay and have won the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence ever year since opening.  Do give Rayner and Carol a call on 01834 860338.

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Saundersfoot Set to Become Major Marine Destination Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:06:56 +0000

Saundersfoot’s new National Events’ Deck

Saundersfoot harbour in Pembrokeshire, which has been operating since 1954, is set to become a major marine destination after opening The National Events Deck, a 20,000 sq ft multi-purpose decking area.

The National Events Deck is due to open this month and will be used as an events space at Saundersfoot Harbour for up to 4,000 people. The space will include an amphitheatre that can be used for local and national-scale events, ranging from theatrical and musical performances to food and craft festivals.
The National Events Deck marks the beginning of the second phase of the ongoing multi-million regeneration project of the Wales International Coastal Centre, which is due to complete in March 2020.

To celebrate the completion of the National Events Deck, the harbour will host an inaugural event, which will be open to the public, on 15 September 2018, including live performance of popular sea-themed movie scores by the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra, coinciding with the Year of the Sea.

The first phase of the project saw new outside mooring and racking facilities, redevelopment of a pontoon and enhanced disabled access to the area.

Saundersfoot is a pretty little fishing village with some excellent restaurants including The Stone Crab on the harbour, The Mulberry and, of course, the fabulous Coast round in the next bay.
Bradley Davies, Commercial Manager of Saundersfoot Harbour, said: “We’ve seen a huge increase in footfall to the area since the completion of the project’s first phase, so we look forward to bringing something completely new and different to visitors and locals alike.

If you are coming to Pembrokeshire on holiday, for a short break or just a weekend, and are looking for a luxurious yet informal B&B set in lovely grounds which are a haven for wildlife, then give Pembrokeshire Farm B&B a call on 01834 860338. We have superb reviews and have been inspected and chosen to be included in Sawday’s Special Places to Stay

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Pembrokeshire Beaches in Sunday Times’ List of the Best Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:07:38 +0000

Whitesands Bay – Best beach in Wales according to The Sunday Times

Whitesands Bay in Pembrokeshire has been named as the best beach in Wales 2018 by The Sunday Times. Two other Pembrokeshire beaches, Tenby’s Castle Beach and Solva, also featured in the top 5.

Pembrokeshire is renowned for its wonderful beaches. Protected by their National Park status Pembrokeshire’s beaches have some of the cleanest waters and sands with many awards to show for it; eleven blue flags; twelve green coast, eleven seaside, and twenty one rural seaside awards! The only other county in the UK with as many blue flag beaches is Devon.

The Blue Flag beaches are: Amroth, Newgale, Saundersfoot, Dale, Whitesands, Coppet Hall, Tenby North, Tenby South, Tenby Castle, Poppit Sands and Lydstep. The Blue Flag award is high prestigious and only given to beaches with the highest standards in water quality.

There are a further 23 beaches which won Seaside Awards and Green Coast; Awards – the latter celebrating ‘hidden gems’ along the coastline – recognising excellent water quality and unspoiled environment.
They are Broad Haven (north), Abereiddy, Barafundle, Broadhaven (south), Caerfai, Cwym yr Eglwys, Druidstone, Freshwater East, Manorbier, Marloes, Martins Haven, Penally, Priory Bay on Caldey Island, West Angle Bay, West Dale, Good wick, Gelliswick, Little Haven, Newport, Nolton Haven, St Brides, Sandy Haven and Wisemans Bridge.

If you are coming to Pembrokeshire on holiday and are looking for a luxurious yet relaxed bed and breakfast which specialises in homemade, home grown and local produce, then give Pembrokeshire Farm B&B near Narberth a call on 01834 860338. We have superb reviews and have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay. We look forward to welcoming you here.

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Pembrokeshire Pub Named Best Pub in England & Wales Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:46:33 +0000

The Stackpole Inn
(pic from Sawday’s)

The prestigious, Sawday’s Travel Guide has announced the winner of its best pub in England and Wales Award  for 2018.

The Stackpole Inn in Pembrokeshire was declared the best overall pub in its 2018/19 awards, which also handed out gongs for best pub with rooms, best pub for seasonal and organic produce, best community pub, favourite newcomer and most authentic pub.

The Sawday’s judges were simply bowled over by this stunning pub.

They said that it’s ‘a dreamy Pembrokeshire inn just a short walk from glorious Barafundle Bay’ and added that ‘The food is tasty, the bedrooms are super, kids and dogs are welcomed. You won’t want to leave and it really wasn’t difficult to choose our best all-rounder.’

The Stackpole Inn is on Pembrokeshire Farm B&B’s list of recommended places to eat whilst staying with us and also features in one of our recommended days out:

Drive to Stackpole Quay and walk over the cliffs to the glorious Barafundle Bay, frequently named as one of the top 10 beaches in the world. From there continue on to Broadhaven South beach and walk round the beautiful Bosherston lily ponds keeping a keen eye out for otters. Explore the Stackpole estate and then back to Stackpole Quay for lunch at the Boathouse Tearoom. In the afternoon visit the incredible 6th century hermit’s chapel, St Govans, set into the cliff face and then enjoy a cup of tea at Ye Olde Worlde Café, which opened in the 1920s. Enjoy a drink and dinner at The Stackpole Arms on your way back to Pembrokeshire Farm B & B at Caermaenau Fawr.

If you are visiting Pembrokeshire and looking for a luxurious but informal bed and breakfast where you can relax with a cup of tea and slice of cake in the garden or curl up with a good book in front of a blazing log fire in the Autumn, give Pembrokeshire Farm B&B a ring on 01834 860338.  We have superb reviews, have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay and specialise in homemade, homegrown and local produce.

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Walk in the Preseli Mountains Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:23:49 +0000

The Preseli Mountains

Pembrokeshire is renowned for its superb sandy beaches, wonderful coast path and fascinating wildlife but less well known is the beauty of the Preseli mountains (they are very insulted to be referred to as hills as in this article in The Times!)

From the top on a clear day there are stunning views of both Ireland and Devon, the wide expanse of moorland is dotted with small farms and the beautiful Welsh mountain ponies and sheep graze unhindered by fences. The Preseli mountains is where the Bluestones of Stonehenge originated and recent research has suggested that Stonehenge was actually built by workmen from Pembrokeshire too. Neolithic cromlechs and standing stones are prevalent in the area such as Pentre Ifan in the Preselis just above Newport.

After a long day walking on the mountain a visit to enjoy the “hwyl” or welcome at the wonderfully idiosyncratic Tafarn Sinc at Rosebush, the highest pub in Pembrokeshire, is a must. This pub was once the railway station and has refused to bow to the ‘whims of modernisation’ and steadfastly maintains its nostalgic originality. Welsh is spoken here (as well as English) and, when the publicans who had run it for over 25 years retired, the community got together a syndicate to buy it. This included the actor Rhys Ifans who spread the word and soon people from all over the world heard about the “little tin pub” and purchased shares from as far away as Texas and Canada.

If you would like to visit Pembrokeshire and stay at a luxurious but informal Bed& Breakfast, give Rayner and Carol at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B near Narberth a call on 01834 860338. We specialise in homemade, homegrown and local produce and have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s Special Places to Stay. – The Times May 2018

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Narberth – The Place for Foodies Fri, 10 Aug 2018 11:14:44 +0000

Narberth – the place for excellent food

Wales has long been known for the quality of its produce; from salt marsh lamb to fish and shellfish to cheese and other dairy products.

The little town of Narberth in Pembrokeshire has award winning butchers, greengrocers, delis and numerous cafes and restaurants serving not only local fare but cuisines from around the world – from Spain to the Middle East.  Narberth is also twinned with Ludlow, also known for its foodie reputation.

Each September crowds from all over the UK, and indeed the world, flock to Narberth’s annual Food Festival.  This year the Festival takes place on 22nd & 23rd September and will be jam packed with stalls selling delicious produce and food related products plus demonstrations by local and celebrity chefs.

Local residents are quite rightly proud of the lovely town of Narberth which is full of wonderful, small, independent shops and bucks the trend with its thriving high street.
A winner of the gold award for Best Event in the Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards (twice), Narberth Food Festival promises a weekend of food and fun, in an around a magnificent marquee.

If you wish to visit the Narberth Food Festival and would like to stay in a luxurious but informal, relaxed B&B where you get the feeling you are staying with friends in the country, do come and stay at Pembrokeshire Farm B&B at Caermaenau Fawr. Call us on 01834 860338, email us at or take a look at our website at

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