Fishguard (Fish Town), previously a Viking settlement, is small and friendly coastal town, which comes to life on Market Day (Thursday). The small shops, galleries and restaurants are of a particularly high quality and Fishguard hosts an annual international music and arts festival in July, and The Spirit of Youth Festival during the October half-term.
Fishguard’s events appeal to large audiences and offer excellent concerts and workshops attracting festival followers from all over the world.
Fishguard Bay & Lower Town celebrated the bi-centenary of the last invasion of Britain recently and have been used as a set for many major films, including Under Milkwood and Moby Dick. Lower town is still active and is always popular with kayakers and sailors.
A mile inland from this area and separated from the coast by Dinas Mountain, lies the Gwaun Valley, an area designated in its own right for its unspoilt natural beauty. This area is a paradise for walkers.
The sea skirts three sides of the town, dividing it into small harbours and beaches, regattas and sailing races are a weekly event during the summer months and there are usually classes for enthusiastic amateurs of all ages.
Fishguard offers a range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, pubs and the famous Pembrokeshire Coastal Path - all within a short walk. A short drive will take you to many of North Pembrokeshire's best sandy beaches and a little further afield again you will find the tiny city of St Davids with its famous Cathedral- a picturesque place that is certainly worth visiting!
Barfive is to be found in a Grade 2 listed four storey Georgian town house. The bar is spread over three floors and has a variety of areas in which you can eat drink chat and relax. Recently refurbishment with a contemporary and traditional design offering a wide range of drinks and cocktails complimented by a wonderful casual dining offer. Please note: They are unable to accommodate large groups or “Stag” parties, unless by prior arrangement.
Dogs welcome on the outside terrace area only.
Dyffryn Fernant Garden is a six acre garden nestled in the Preseli Hills near Fishguard. With a bog garden, a fernary and courtyard full of exotic plants, this is the perfect place to go for a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of life. Stroll along the stream and take in sights of the wild marsh and ornamental grasses.
Guide dogs only allowed in the gardens.
Situated on Main Street, Fishguard, Ffwrn is a popular bar and cafe as it boasts freshly made food courtesy of its bakery. You can even buy their pastries to takeaway! It also hosts special events such as live music nights, and has a good selection of wines, beers and spirits.
Head to Fishguard's Town Hall every Saturday morning for the popular Farmer's Market where you'll have a chance to sample and buy a range of local produce such as eggs, cheeses, breads, jams and chutneys.
Please Note: Dogs are welcomed but please make sure to keep them under control at all times.
Penlan Uchaf Gardens differs to most other gardens you might visit, as its landscaped gardens are set around an everyday working farm. With approximately three acres, Penlan Uchaf Gardens are situated in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park in North Pembrokeshire promising breathtaking views across the Preseli Hills.
Peppers strives to have a creative and unique food and drinks menu showcasing lots of local produce in their dishes. In addition to their restaurant, Peppers hosts live music nights with jazz, classical, and folk music performed for all to hear, as well as holding exhibitions in their art gallery.
There is no set Children's Menu but Children's Portions are available.
Vegan food is not available.
Strumble lighthouse, erected in 1908, is actually situated on the small island of Ynsmeicel, reached by a small footbridge on the North West tip of Pembrokeshire, 5 miles west of Fishguard. The circular stone tower is 55ft high and still contains the original lantern.
Please Note: The Lighthouse is automated so unfortunately there isn't any access onto the island.
Learn all about the last British Invasion which occurred in February 1797 with a 30 metre award-winning tapestry at the library in Fishguard Town Hall. Added storyboards and artefacts are used to help guide your learning, and you can even learn all about the making of the tapestry in their audio visual room!
The Lounge is a modern Italian influence restaurant with stripped floors, leather chairs and relaxing vibe. Home-cooked dishes freshly prepared to order, from pasta, pizza, meat and fish and using the best local and Mediterranean produce. They also have a great selection wines, spirits and beers.
Situated right on the High Street in Fishguard, this pub is a popular one with locals and holidaymakers alike. As well as offering a range of delicious pub meals, they host regular live music nights every Tuesday and Sunday, as well as curry nights on Wednesdays.
The Pendre Inn is a traditional pub situated at the top of Fishguard town. A welcoming pub, it retains many original features such as beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace. They have a beer garden, as well as a pool table and darts board. They serve a range of food from Sunday Lunch, to classic pub meals such as ham, egg and chips, as well as serving lighter options such as sandwiches, baguettes and jacket potatoes.
Theatr Gwaun is a theatre and cinema venue situated in Fishguard. First a cinema in the 1920's, Theatr Gwaun is a multi-arts venue showing new cinema releases as well as live theatre performances and events such as talks and workshops.