It’s that time of year, isn’t it? Evenings are drawing in, log fires are lit and Sundays are for muddy coast path walks and a roast. Here’s our pick of the best places for Sunday lunch in Pembrokeshire.
The Druidstone will capture your heart, with its cosy nooks and fascinating bits and bobs. Think lamps made of bicycle parts and you’re on the right track! The view out over the bay is simply magical. Sit outside with a glass of wine watching the seagulls glide out to sea on a sunny autumn day, and on chillier afternoons gaze out of the window while enjoying the warmth of a log fire. Afterward, walk it off on the beautiful beach that nestles just below the hotel.
The Cambrian Inn in Lower Solva is less quirky but just as cosy. A comfortable lounge bar with chesterfields will greet you before you’re shown to a stylish yet traditional dining room with original beams and exposed stonework for a scrumptious roast dinner. After lunch, head across the road to the Bluebell Woods, which make a lovely riverside walk even without their springtime carpet of bluebells. No Sunday lunch in Pembrokeshire is complete without a walk apres-lunch!
A little way up the hill, The Royal George is a friendly and vibrant pub with lots going on and is a favourite among locals. After a homely Sunday lunch here, head up on to the terrace to take in the panoramic views of Solva and St Brides Bay. Take a stroll down to the harbour and across to Solva beach on a low tide.
A long-standing hotel on St Davids’ Cross Square now incorporates a sleek bar and restaurant that is popular with tourists and locals alike. They don’t limit themselves to just the usual on Sundays, and so a lunch here can be a traditional roast, their famous club sandwich – or anything in between! After you’ve eaten wind down with a cocktail, or a wander to St Davids Cathedral.
You will often hear The Mill talked about in regard to its frankly incredible breakfast offering, and that is definitely worth checking out, but they do a lovely Sunday lunch too! The Mill has recently relocated from the small village of Trefin to the centre of St Davids. Their roasted meats remain locally sourced and marinated to perfection! After lunch, why not indulge in some retail therapy? The Mill shares a street with lovely independent shops like Basalt & Dune and The Peepal Tree.
A little further afield but worth the journey, The Swan Inn is a pub serving amazing food any day of the week! A Sunday lunch here can be taken in the cosy bar area downstairs or in the comfortable dining area upstairs. Either has a view of Little Haven beach which, you guessed it, is perfect for an after-lunch stroll!
Crug Glas is a country house tucked away just outside Solva. With rolling grounds and wooded area, it’s a lovely place to walk around before or after a Sunday lunch there. The ingredients are all sourced locally, some from the grounds of Crug Glas themselves, and so the menu changes each week depending on what is available. As well as the delicious food, highlights include the fantastic gin selection and the dessert menu, which is full of homemade delights that will see you heading back to your holiday cottage to recline and reminisce on a truly scrumptious lunch!
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