I canít help with any places to stay in Milford or Neyland but these are the places we like to go and places we like to eat.
Not water related and not quite in Pembs but the National Botanical Gardens are good and worth a visit if only to have lunch at Y Polen (Y Polyn
) which is nearby and very, very good.
From North to southÖ
Newport Pembs is also worth a visit either via land or sea. Pretty (although touristy in summer) and quite a few good places to eat Llys Meddyg (Llys Meddyg | Restaurant with Rooms, Newport, Pembrokeshire | Wales
) has got to be up there as one of the best places in eat in county. The Golden Lion pub is also nice and has a good atmosphere.
Fishguard isnít probably worth a visit in itself but if you are passing the Lounge is supposed to be good food and there is a new cafť that I canít remember the same of
Porthgain is next, as already mentioned very pretty and well worth a visit. Stunning coastline either on foot or by sea and close to Abbereidi/blue lagoon. Although the carpark is now all but gone the walk from Abbereidi to Porthgain and back is a fantastic walk and just the right length to get a thirst on for a pint at Porthgain. Eating wise, the sloop (The Sloop Inn, Porthgain
) isnít what it was ten years ago but it is hard to beat a beer on its sunny terrace. The Shed (The Shed Fish and Chip Bistro Porthgain Pembrokeshire
) is better in my opinion, especially their beer batter fish and chips
St Davids is next, the city itself is well worth a visit with the cathedral and shops. Not as many places as you would expect to eat though. The cwtch (cwtch* Restaurant St Davids - Pembrokeshire
) is good although I havenít tried it since it has changed hands. Crug Glas (Crug Glas Country House Boutique Hotel, St Davids, Pembs
) is probably the cityís best place to eat at the moment. Nice coastline to explore with the boat, some exceptionally pretty beaches that you can access with your rib, Ramsey Island, the bitches, wildlife, cliffsÖ.
If you come up this way by boat, drop me a line as I would be more than happy to meet up and go for a blast as my boat is kept in the water at Porthclais.
Solva is next, pretty harbour and pretty coastline. Nice places to eat but nowhere exceptional.
Everything south of here should be in easy reach of Milford or Neyland, Druidstone hotel (DRUIDSTONE
) is quirky place to eat with good food and good views. Little haven as already mentioned is pretty, I agree other, the Swan isnít as good as it was.
Nice coastline all the way to the entrance of the haven though with Skomer, Jack sound, Gateholm and Skolkholm. All well worth exploring as are the smalls as all ready mentioned.
South of the Haven is also very pretty with cliffs around St Govens and pretty coastline all the way to Tenby. Barafundle bay is lovely as are the lilly ponds at Bosh. I havenít really eaten down that way much so canít recommend many places. As per Milford and Neyland, I think it is fair to say that they donít exactly exude the beauty that pembs is famous for .
Here is quite a funny and apt quote from Is Milford Haven Britain's Strangest Town? - Sabotage Times
ďI grew up in the Welsh equivalent of Freeport, a former fishing port that Iíve always assumed was Godís idea of a practical joke, played on those unfortunate enough to have to live there. No-one quite as famous as Lou Reed grew up in Milford Haven but thatís not to say itís a been a complete dead loss in birthing celebrities. The 17th Century pirate Howell Davis was born there. Not that he was much cop at pirating, his career lasting only eleven months before the Portuguese lured him into an ambush, plied him with cheap wine, and shot him in the nuts. George Winter, who had a small part in 1979ís Scum, was also born there. Not forgetting the contralto Helen Watts who made a name for herself singing opera and who was awarded the CBE in 1978. Milford Haven folk often claim best-selling lesbian novelist Sarah Waters as one of their own although Waters was actually born and raised in nearby Neyland, a place even more deadly dull than Milford Haven.
If a visitor was to ask a resident of Milford Haven to describe the place he would most likely be told, ďItís basically a few square miles of sweet fuck all, with quite a nice beach attached.Ē Truthfully, you could spend a night there and it would feel like an entire year. Great God, itís an awful place.Ē
There are not really many places of any merit to eat. The Indian in the marina, Bucci Bar is good and I have heard good things have been said about Halen Mor also in the marina.
One last place, not costal but Narbeth is probably worth a visit if you are travelling with your better half. Really good independent shops and Ultracomida (ultracomida delicatessen in Narberth
) a really, really good deli with bistro out the back.
Well thatís it. Sorry for the novel but hope there some bits that help.