A staycation in St Davids at any time of year isn’t complete without a trip to a pub. Spend an afternoon sunning yourself in a beer garden, or cosy up over a board game. Here are some of the best pubs in St Davids and the surrounding area!
The Farmers Arms (known locally as The Farmers) is a fantastic country pub whatever the weather! Its beer garden is unrivaled, a real sun trap with views sweeping across the Cathedral to the sea beyond. The outside bar is a hit in the summer months, which is also when they serve their menu full of delicious pub grub. There is nothing quite like sipping on a Pimms in the mid-afternoon sun with a bowl of chips after a coast path walk. During the chillier season, the Farmers is a great option to while away an afternoon. Board games adorn the shelves so grab the scrabble and a pint and settle in!
The Bishops sits on the Cross Square, so is one of the most central pubs in St Davids, and the ultimate cosy haven all year round. In winter the fire roars and creates the perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner or family lunch. Food is served all year round, and there’s a beer garden with views of the Cathedral, and convenient steps onto the lane that leads you there if you fancy a wander after your pint!
Nestled at the bottom of Solva next to the river and as close to the sea as you can get, is the Harbour Inn. Serving cheerful grub and cold pints with an outdoor area that takes in views of the harbour as it bathes in sun, and is sheltered from the wind. It’s perfectly placed for you to end a walk here or use it as a halfway point!
The Royal George is well-liked locally for its friendly atmosphere and incredible views of St Brides Bay. It sits halfway up the hill through the village, so is the perfect stop off as you explore Solva’s twists and turns. In the summer the pizza oven is on the go on the patio. During the winter it’s a great space for a no-fuss pint with friends.
The Sloop sits in the tiny harbour village of Porthgain, and is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. It’s maritime decor and stunning views make this a must-visit on a visit to the St Davids peninsula. So bask in the sunshine with a bowl of mussels and a glass of white wine, or snuggle up in a nook with a shepherds pie and a pint. It’s perfect, whatever the weather!
The Ship Inn is tucked away in Trefin, a sleepy coastal village about a 15-minute drive from St Davids. Sweeping countryside views make a cold pint enjoyed outside this lovely little pub special! The coastline near Trefin is particularly stunning, so take a walk after your visit!