The best of Pembrokeshire’s Local Shops
You’ve sampled the stunning scenery, tasted the seaside flavours, and probably got sand absolutely everywhere! Now you want to find a unique memento of your trip to beautiful Pembrokeshire. Luckily, we have a fantastic array of local shops offering the best of local crafts, foods, art, clothing and plants for you to purchase. Take a little bit of your happy holiday home with you to from one of these fantastic local shops.
St Davids Food and Wine
Where: High St, St Davids, Haverfordwest SA62 6SB
Opening times: (Summer) 8:30 am – 5 pm Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm on Sundays
Why: St Davids Food and Wine prides itself on being the finest deli in Pembrokeshire. It has an outstanding variety of Welsh produce with something for everyone. Visit during your stay to stock up on picnic items at the generously stocked deli – choose from local Caerfai Farm Organic cheese and fresh olives, or freshly stuffed local crab rolls. Or take a taste of Pembrokeshire home with you, with a pack of Caffle or Mantle Ales or a bottle of Da Mhile Gin for after the long drive home. With over 20 Pembrokeshire suppliers to choose from, this is one of the finest local shops for food and drink around!
The Golden Sheaf Gallery
Where: 25 High Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7AR
Opening times: 09:30 am – 5:30 am Monday to Saturday
Why: Narberth is the mecca of browsing beautiful things, and The Golden Sheaf is its epicentre. This handsome Georgian building is as luxurious as the treats within its fine golden walls. This is not just a shop; the owner is an art collector with an eye for design and style. Choose from original paintings by local Welsh artists such as Chris Neale, Jackie Morris and John Knapp Fisher. Take home a rug from Solva Woollen Mill, or a retro poster print of your favourite picnic spot. Browse the local book collection, or stock up on birthday presents with an extensive array of gorgeous things. Stepping foot into local shop The Golden Sheaf is a pleasure in itself – we dare you not to walk around wide-eyed like a kid at Christmas!
The Gourmet Pig
Where: 32 West Street, Fishguard, SA65 9AD
Opening times: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday to Friday, 09:30 am – 4:30 pm Saturdays
Why: We love a good deli, and we were delighted when the Gourmet Pig opened its doors in 2011. This tiny space is a little corner shop of multinational luxury, offering Italian-inspired lunches and Spanish hot chocolate. Another excellent spot for picking up picnic supplies if you’re heading north towards Ceredigion for the day, or you just want a really good coffee to fuel your drive homewards. Run by a local farming family, this delicious local shop is the perfect blend between lunch hotspot, deli and produce shop, stocking produce from local suppliers as well as the best food from across Europe.
The Perennial Nursery
Where: Llanrhian Road, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6BD
Opening times: 11 am to 5 pm Tuesday to Sunday
Why: Drive the phenomenal coastal road, past cairns and kites, to this little garden haven. The Perennial Nursery is one of our favourite local shops, where it’s not just stunning local flowers on offer (although there are plenty of those, too!). Take a browse around the beautiful gardens, followed by fresh local lunch produce, including salads grown on site. Their tiny shop offers an array of locally sourced goodies, including jams and chutneys, local beef products and, of course, gardenalia. While walking around this scent-filled site, you’ll notice pieces from local craftspeople dotted around for sale. Could you find your Pembrokeshire memento amongst the blooms? This fantastic place is more than the sum of its parts – you’ll feel better for having visited.
Window on Wales
Where: 24- 30 Main Street, Solva and 3 Nun Street, St Davids.
Opening times: 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 4 pm on Sundays
Why: It’s not often you get not one but two fantastic local shops run by the same family. Window on Wales has stores in stunning Solva and St Davids – doesn’t that just go to show that you really should pop in and have a look? This is the perfect place for that gift to take home to a loved one, or for the perfect reminder of your week’s adventure here. From Welsh cards and gifts to local pottery, painting, jewellery, clothing and much more, these shops are popular with locals as well as tourists for unique gifts and artisan offerings.
Where: Melin Tregwynt, Castlemorris, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5UX
Opening times: 09:30 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturdays, from 11 am to 4:30 pm on Sundays
Why: Why would you need a reason to visit Melin Tregwynt, other than the fact that it’s one of the best-known wool manufacturers in the world? Tregwynt blankets are sought after all over the globe – you’ll see a few of their patterns in our holiday cottages, too! In case you’ve not heard of them, this has been a working mill producing traditional Welsh blankets since 1912. Their coastal location is almost as intriguing as the buildings themselves, and you can learn the history of the mill and watch the weaving at work. Add to that the beautiful cafe and the mill shop, stuffed full of cushions and blankets and trinkets galore, and this is the perfect afternoon out!
Harbour Lights Gallery
Where: Porthgain, Pembrokeshire, SA62 5BL
Opening times: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, and 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday. Sundays by appointment only.
Why: You shouldn’t need a reason to visit the astonishingly beautiful tiny harbour of Porthgain, but if we have to give you one, this is it. Harbour Lights Gallery is a delightful surprise addition to what is a traditional fishing village, set to the backdrop of sepia red brick industrial ruins. This part of Pembrokeshire is no stranger to artists who flock here for the dramatic scenery and beautiful coastal light. Harbour Lights Gallery collates the best of this Welsh art in its delightful cottage-style gallery, highlighting the area’s local talent. This is the place is the perfect place to find great local and national art, as the owners have a real eye for stylish and sophisticated art. Why not take a piece of Pembrokeshire home to hang above the mantelpiece from this fine example of Pembokreshire’s best local shops?
The Mill Cafe
Where: 37, Ffordd Y Felin, Trefin, Haverfordwest SA62 5AX
Opening times: 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Sunday
Why: This may be the only cafe for miles around the small hamlet of Trefin, but what it lacks in competition it more than makes up for…it’s the best cafe in Pembrokeshire, according to Trip Advisor! And they’re not wrong. The Mill Cafe is as busy off-season with locals as it is when tourists flock to the coast. This might have something to do with the best breakfasts in the West or the cakes and cream teas that owner James produces fresh each day. Whether you’re a sweet or savoury person, there’s one thing we know…you’ll want to book to make sure you get a chance to savour the mouth-watering menu. As well as being a top-rated eatery, this building, named after the ancient ruined Mill nearby, doubles up as a local shop for art. Local artists display their work on the walls of this popular spot, meaning you can have a hearty breakfast before your drive home AND collect a unique keepsake of your stay to boot!
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