A Little About Begelly...
Begelly is an undeviating village that stretches out just off the A478 and is home to the well-known and fabulous Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo.
Begelly and its larger neighbouring village of Kilgetty have a long mining history. In the late 1500’s numerous workings were happening in Begelly, on the nearby highway from Tenby to Haverfordwest, no local dared to pass over it with their horse and carriage or work cart because of the undeniable danger of subsidence.
In 1834 the railway was opened to take the coal from the Begelly pits down to Saundersfoot. This meant that Begelly became a crucially important little village that housed many of the railway and the pit workers.
A great pub worth a visit is The Begelly Arms, which sits on the edge of the village, providing music evenings, excellent food and a lovely welcome to locals and visitors alike. In addition to the pub, there is a quaint family run bakery which offers an in shop and delivery service, providing home-made breads, cakes, pastries and sandwiches.
Just across the roundabout you have access to Kilgetty village. Kilgetty grew up around the railway with a station opening in 1866. This parallel village has a number of pubs, a couple of takeaways, a supermarket, a cafe, a restaurant, plus a great little sweet shop.
Places to visit in Begelly...