Narberth is situated in the heart of a beautiful and historic part of east Pembrokeshire known as the Landsker Borderlands and has grown around the walls of its medieval stone castle.
This vibrant and busy little town is scattered with colour washed Georgian houses and unique independent gift shops and has gained a reputation as a centre for artists and crafts people.
Narberth is a gorgeous little market town which many locals and visitors alike refer to as ‘shoppers heaven’. After a day spent wandering the winding streets, there are an array of award winning cafes, pubs and restaurants that allow your weary feet a well-earned rest and ensure that you get to savour every mouthful of Pembrokeshire’s finest produce.
Narberth’s Queens Hall is renowned as a venue for music and arts and has been at the heart of the community for over 50 years. It hosts a wide range of shows and musical events and usually has something coming up that will appeal to all age groups.
Narberth Civic Week takes place on the last week of July. During Civic Week, there are various activities organised for children, families and visitors to the town. The peak of Civic Week is the annual Carnival Day Parade, a tradition that has been taking place for over 100 years. The final big festival of the calendar is Narberth's Winter Carnival, held every December.
A short drive will bring you to large local attractions such as Folly Farm and Oakwood Theme Park, along with the natural beauty of The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, bountiful beaches and historical castles and relics.
Narberth is one of those rare and nowadays fast dissolving Welsh villages that will sit fondly in your memory forever.
Hidden away in Martletwy, you'll find Pembrokeshire's only vineyard which is open all year round. Offering lunch seven days a week, and evening meals on Fridays and Saturdays, the team at Cwm Deri strive to make quality home-made meals using as much local grown produce as possible. So local, they grow their vegetables themselves! Take the children along to their Pet Corner where you can see their chickens, rabbits and ponies. Take a walk around their 2 and a half acre vineyard, or sample some of their home-made wines with their tasting trays!
Try your hand at fishing, or improve on your hobby whilst on holiday! Why not fish at your leisure, or have a few lessons to improve your skills with a coarse fishing champion. This coarse fishery in Pembrokeshire is one of the best in Wales. They provide the perfect spot for both the experienced angler and the novice.
There are three lakes on the site - all easily reached from the road which circles the site. They are well stocked with carp and tench, as well as crucians, bream, golden orfe and golden tench. The pretty fisheries are bordered by the Eastern Cleddau River (you are also able to fish on this river too), where sea trout and salmon can be found.
Llawhaden is a 12th Century fortified Bishop's Palace, which was first built as a ringwork castle. If visiting, make sure to check out the ruined chapel of Llawhaden Hospital nearby. Entry is free.
Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.
Market Square Chop House specialises in Prime Dry Aged Steaks all cooked on a charcoal grill. They have a large range of starters including several light dishes as well as some delicious old time favourites. Main courses include classic dishes, such as Barnsley Chop of Salt Marsh lamb, Double Celtic Pride Pork Chop and ample choice of Vegetarian and Gluten free dishes.
First recorded as a Norman Castle in 1116, Narberth Castle bears the legend that it was once a palace described in the mythical tales of Mabinogion. Unfortunately, very little of the stone structure remains but you can see that it was once rectangular in shape with circular towers. By the end of the 20th Century, Narberth Castle was derelict and so in 2006, renovations took place and it was opened to the public.
Narberth Museum is a great visit for all the family, learn all about the history of Pembrokeshire's little market town. With it's own bookshop and cafe, you can easily spend an afternoon here learning all about local history.
Known to be one of the best days out in West Wales, Oakwood has a range of rides and attractions for all the family. Be brave and feel the adrenaline buzz on rides such as Megaphobia, Speed and Vertigo or get went on Hydro! Circus Land and Mini Golf are perfect for the little ones. If spooky is your thing, you're definitely in for a treat with Spooky 3D. Head to the newest attraction at the park, Neverland where you can visit Skull Rock, the Jolly Roger and Tink's Flying School, or go on a Neverland Chase, a Crocodile Coaster or even a Lost Boys Adventure!
Make sure to keep updated with Special Events they offer throughout the year, such as their Oakwood After Dark where the park stays open til late, all the rides are illuminated and they put on a fantastic firework display!
Please Note: Dogs are not permitted into the park, but there are free holding kennels available on a first come first served basis. They do ask for a refundable £5 deposit, and advise you bring along a bed/blanket plus a bowl and water. You are allowed to leave the park as many times as you wish to check on your dog.
Enjoy a meal at the Boars Head Inn in Templeton. Families are welcome. This pub has highchairs and childrens menus available. There are also baby changing facilities. There is an outdoor eating area and a playroom where the children can play. There are set menus available as well as a specials boa.
Dogs are welcome to the outdoors eating area only where there are dog bowls available.
The Bush Inn is a particularly popular local pub situated in the rural village of Robeston Wathen, near to Canaston Bridge. They offer quality home-cooked meals with a children's menu and a senior citizens menu, as well as a carvery option every Wednesday and Sunday lunch time. Booking is advised for the carvery. For those with a sweet tooth, you'll be drawn to their home-cooked desserts on display!
Create your very own masterpiece in their Narberth studio. Just choose your piece, sketch your design and get creative and paint. Leave your pieces with us, we will glaze and fire them for you and you can collect in 1-3 days or have them posted.
Their Cafe offers coffees, teas, homemade cakes, fresh baguettes and toasties . There's something for everyone.
Can host children's parties and adult groups, and also offer fingerprint jewellery in solid silver to capture your little ones prints, ideal gifts and keepsakes
The Grove's restaurant is surrounded by trees and meadows making it a peaceful setting for a meal whatever time of year. The menu offers a variety of fresh local produce and varies through the seasons with lunch and dinner menus available. Have a cosy afternoon tea next to real log fires, or enjoy an alfresco meal on a warm summers day.
The Peppercorn Restaurant & Grill is a family steakhouse based in the bustling market town of Narberth. They are located on the high street behind the clock tower, on Water Street.
They offer quality meat and steak dishes, gourmet burgers, vegetarian dishes, real welsh ciders & ales. They also do a great Sunday lunch which are served between 12 -3pm.
Please note: Only guide dogs are allowed in the restaurant.
The Queens Hall is a live gig venue. All genre of music is covered and is the venue is home for their very successful Comedy Club. The Queens Hall host a vast amount of events that happen daily, monthly and weekly and depending on the time of year.
It also has a film club and cimena listings as well as a cafe and gallery that displays works from Pembrokeshire artists and further afield.
The Snooty Fox serves food daily, making the most of local produce within their menus. Head to this traditional pub for classic pub meals such as fish and chips, or maybe visit for a light lunch? Take the children along to have a play in the outside play park, or maybe make use of their large function room.
Phoning ahead for lunch opening times is recommended.
Dogs allowed in the outside seating area only.