There’s nothing quite like perching on a harbour wall gazing out at the sea with a portion of local, golden fish and chips on your knee. It’s what coastal holiday dreams are made of!
Pembrokeshire has a thriving fishing industry, and there are restaurants all around this corner of Wales that take daily delivery of fresh seafood caught a few miles (or sometimes a few metres!) from the door. It’s one of the best places in the country to eat spectacular British seafood, and whether your idea of heaven is a battered monkfish tail or grilled lobster, you’ll find it here.
Here are our top 5 places in Pembrokeshire to get your fish and chip fix!
The streets of Tenby are lined with foodie delights, and particularly during summer months, the air is filled with the smell of fish and chips from the independent restaurants that abound here. Our favourite is D Fecci & Sons. The friendly atmosphere makes visiting here a joy, and it’s one of the few places that caters so completely for allergies and food preferences, making sure no one misses out on their sustainably caught fish and locally grown potato chips. Try their wheat-free batter, made from ground rice and potato!
If you choose to holiday in Porthgain, this is bound to become your favourite restaurant! Serving up seafood freshly caught from their very own boat, this characterful seaside restaurant/cafe serves refined dishes alongside their much-loved fish and chip menu. Booking is essential at most times of the year if you’d like a table, although we love ordering a takeaway and walking the few metres to the harbour wall for a sunset alfresco meal. Careful though, the homemade cakes will tempt you even after a healthy dose of fish and chips!
Frequently included in lists of the best fish and chip shops in the country, this unsuspecting takeaway in the centre of Fishguard is simply divine. As well as their savoury menu which often includes guest appearances from quirky items such as battered mushrooms, they make their own Pembrokeshire Ice Cream on the premises too, so make sure you save room for pudding! We recommend collecting your food and taking the short drive to Lower Town, Fishguard to enjoy it looking out at the Bay.
With a takeaway and large, traditional restaurant area that’s perfect for families, Something’s Cooking has been the go-to for fish and chips in Pembrokeshire for as long as many of us can remember! The takeaway is perfectly situated for the short drive to the coast, or head here after a day on the beach with tired kids to enjoy fantastic food in an easy going atmosphere. The menu is extensive and full of comfort food that everyone will love.
Nestled next to the river in Lower Solva is 35 Main Street, a fantastic cafe serving fish and chips among other imaginative dishes. Vegetarians ought to try the battered halloumi! Sit out on the terrace on a sunny day and enjoy the view of the sunshine glistening on the river as it flows into the harbour beyond. In chillier months cosy up inside where fairy lights twinkle and the hot chocolate flows. Dogs are very welcome, and there’s sometimes a resident schnauzer snoozing in the corner.