Where to buy Local Produce
Sample some of Pembrokeshire's tastiest local produce
With such an incredible array of local produce available in Pembrokeshire, it’s difficult to know where to start when recommending places to buy. Along with a sprinkling of Farmers Markets throughout the county, there are a number of great butchers, farm shops and other retailers filling our towns and villages with a wealth of opportunities to buy some unforgettable products.
Pembrokeshire is famous for our “Pembrokeshire Earlies”, frequently recommended as the best new potatoes around. They are available across Wales in a number of local stores as well as well-known retail stores including Marks and Spencer. These potatoes are brought to us from Blas Y Tir (aka taste of the land), a collective of local growers. Make sure to pick up a bag in late spring and enjoy piping hot with just a bit of butter - simple but perfect!
Wisebuys is a wonderland of local and Welsh products alongside more exotic items. With stores in Narberth and Pembroke, this family-run business offers everything from fruits and vegetables, cheeses and meats, sweets, preserves, biscuits and beverages – including a range of local beers and Welsh spirits. Come Christmas, you can even get yourself a real Christmas tree from this store.
For ice cream, try out Gianni’s Ice Cream Parlour in St Davids where you can try gelato-style ice cream made with local milk. At Pointz Castle near Newgale, you will find more delicious ice cream flavours from this family run ice cream parlour, where the ice cream is made by the dairy herd onsite - you'll even spot the cows in the sheds or surrounding fields. Alternatively, head to Whitland for some Cowpots where you can sample up to 20 flavours on the site of their dairy farm. Also on site is their Cowshed Bistro where you can enjoy a handmade wood-fired pizza before something sweet.
In Haverfordwest and Milford, you’ll find branches of The Welsh Bakery offering a selection of sandwiches, cakes, bread and hot food. You may recognise them for their famous “Dragon Bread” as seen on ITV’s 2014 series, Britain’s Best Bakery. Each location now also has a cafe where you can tuck into their tasty snacks and enjoy a cuppa.
Tan Y Castell's best-selling and award-winning Welshcakes can be purchased in most local grocery stores and major supermarkets through Wales, you can even find them in most Sainsbury's and Waitrose stores in England if you need a fix between holidays to Pembrokeshire! For a freshly made welsh cake and a warming cup of tea, call into MamGu Welshcakes in Solva - a delightful cafe just steps away from the harbour.
Another fantastic place to purchase local produce is Mannings Cafe and Grocers in Fishguard, They sell local fruit and veg as well as a large amount of organic food that has been locally sourced. Here you can also buy milk and orange juice fresh each morning, delivered to Mannings straight from the farms in glass bottles! Mannings aims to source locally where ever possible.
We also have a number of small breweries throughout the county offering a selection of delicious beers and ciders - most of which can be sampled in various pubs, restaurants and shops in the area. Harbwr Brewery make a range of ales and Tenby Brewing Co. make a range including porters and IPA's; both of which can be found throughout Tenby's eateries. Gwaun Valley Brewery and Bluestone Brewing are both situated in the Preseli Hills, plan a free visit to explore Gwaun Valley's microbrewery or keep an eye out for one of Bluestone Brewery's special events.