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The best beer gardens in North Pembrokeshire

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It’s that time of year again when it’s light enough and warm enough to sit outside until at least 9 pm, and when better to do that than when you’re having a relaxing holiday and you don’t have to go to work in the morning? And with a long Jubilee weekend coming up, there’s no better place to spend your evenings than in one of the best beer gardens in Pembrokeshire. And, believe us, there are quite a few gorgeous ones! From sea views to local beers, bustling ancient inns to remote pubs where you can enjoy your pint in peace, take your pick of some of the best beer gardens in Pembs…and let us book your taxi back to Newgale holidays!

The Victoria Inn, Roch

While it doesn’t quite have a sea view, we kick this list off with our local pub, the Victoria Inn.  We’re very fortunate to have such a great little pub just a few hundred metres from our campsite and cottages. Serving great bar meals and with their own microbrewery on-site, this is a great spot to relax and enjoy local produce right on our doorstep. The pub garden is a good size and you’ll get a lovely sea breeze right from Newgale beach on warm summer evenings while sipping a gorgeous ale brewed on-site. Perfect!

The Sloop Inn, Porthgain

Porthgain is only a 20-minute journey north of Newgale and is a delightful fishing village with impressive industrial ruins dominating the tiny harbour. Nestled quietly in place since 1743 is The Sloop Inn, a popular gastropub that was renovated extensively in 1997 but has retained the original 18th-century pub as the main bar. This characterful building is known for outstanding meals, great local beers, and a fantastic view across the harbour and out to sea from the extensive front seating area. 

The Harbour Inn, Solva

As the name suggests, the Harbour Inn, a mere 10-minute trip from your holiday cottage or campsite, sits alongside the lower harbour in the beautiful village of Solva. This quaint fishing village is known for bobbing boats, a beautiful quayside, narrow, cobbled streets, and a fair few tales of smugglers from years gone by. In late summer, you may even catch a curious seal making its way around the natural curve of the deep harbour, looking for fish. The outside seating isn’t spectacular but the view is – this is why we think you’ll agree that this is one of the best beer gardens around.

The Old Sailors, Pwllgwaelod

This tiny inn is a 30-minute journey from your accommodation, but it’s well worth the trip. Down a steep valley, you’ll find the pub sitting on its own beside a small beach, with some of the tallest cliffs in Pembrokeshire all around. This beer garden is outstanding – nowhere else in Pembrokeshire can you sit having a pint and a meal while almost being on the beach itself. And there certainly aren’t others that look right at the ferry that connects Wales to Ireland! If you haven’t been here, it won’t disappoint – it has one of the best beer gardens around, as well as great pub food.

The Royal George, Solva

Although this is more of a local’s pub, the views from the two rear terraces look right down across the harbour towards St Bride’s Bay and back towards Newgale holidays. On a clear day, you can see the south of the county…depending on how many drinks you’ve had! This is also a dog-friendly premise, meaning you can have a good old walk first, then bring your furry friend with you for a post-walk refreshment.

The Bishops, St Davids

Affectionately known as “The Bish”, this pub sits in a convenient, central location within the heart of the smallest city in the UK, St Davids. This warm, charming pub serves decent bar meals and a great selection of drinks, but you’re not here for all that. You’re here because it’s one of the few pubs in Britain that has its own view over a cathedral. That’s right, the cathedral of Wales’ patron saint, David, sits just below this fine establishment. You won’t get a backdrop to a great night out like this anywhere else. 

The Castle, Little Haven

A short trip south brings you to the fantastic seaside village of Little Haven. It really is little – the steep, narrow roads lead to an equally narrow harbour whose beach is barely visible at high tide. The Castle sits right in front of this beautiful cove, giving you front row seats to the power of the waves and the sea birds above. This deserves its place among the best beer gardens in North Pembs.

The Griffin, Dale

A 30-minute journey south and you’ll reach Dale, a village best known for its privately-owned castle, sailing, and The Griffin. The owners have won many awards for their exquisite seafood menu, and, sitting in the limewashed dining room, you have a great view of the harbour wall. However, this pub was extended in recent years to include a rooftop patio area with incredible views across the water and village. It’s a small space but, if you’re lucky enough to get a seat on a warm summer’s day, you won’t want to leave!

While we encourage everyone to support local pubs while on their holidays with us, we do not encourage anyone to drink and drive. If you’d like for us to arrange taxis for you, we can do so at the site office. Alternatively, hop on the Puffin Shuttle (bus number 400) during the summer months, but be sure to remember what time to get back on it!

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