Things to do in
Pembroke

A Little About Pembroke...

Historic Pembroke, its wonderful riverside location and its stunning Castle are all set at the very heart of South Pembrokeshire’s beautiful beaches and attractions. 

Pembroke’s mill pond is a wonderful base for leisure opportunities as are the beautiful beaches of Bosherston, Broad haven and West Angle Bay, which are all less than a fifteen minute drive away, through a series of pretty country lanes. Pembroke is an ideal location for those interested in exploring the Pembrokeshire National Park and Coastal Path.
A walk, train or bus ride or a short drive in any direction will reveal numerous areas worth exploring.

The town’s showpiece is its magnificent Norman castle, birthplace of Henry Tudor, it stands proudly at the head of its rocky crest and is encased on three sides by its swan sprinkled mill pond. Pembroke Castle really is one of the most handsome and best preserved castles in the country.

Pembroke’s main street, which stretches the full length of the old town, is laced with local craft shops, gift shops, a traditional greengrocer, a florist and a very popular butcher, good pubs and lovely restaurants. Whilst you wander the streets or drive around the town, take time where possible, to look up and notice the several interesting Tudor and Georgian houses along with the two historic churches.

Places to visit in Pembroke...

Corn Mill Cafe

Corn Mill Cafe is located off the A477 between Pembroke Dock and Milton. The Kenniford family have been farming in Pembrokeshire for 4 generations. The farm shop and cafe is set in lovely grounds with stunning views over the duck pond and surrounding countryside. The farm shop sell home grown meat, seasonal vegetables and locally sourced quality produce which they use in their homemade dishes in the cafe. All the pork, beef and lamb comes direct from our farm.

 



Fishing & Foraging Wales

If you are interested in Fishing and Foraging during your stay in Pembrokeshire, look no further than Fishing and Foraging Wales.

Fishing - The goal here is to put you onto some of the best Bass Lure Angling off the shore of Pembrokeshire, Wales. Matt Powell is a fully qualified and insured fishing guide under the Wild Fishing Wales scheme set our by Natural Resources Wales. Perhaps you're a keen angler who is just looking for a little advice and a simple day out fishing? To learn all about the way these fish hunt, where they hunt, what lures to use and when to use them, Fishing and Foraging Wales is the place to go. You can also learn about watercraft and bait-fish behaviour as well as gaining some professional tackle advice. Catch and release is practised for all the bass caught. 

Transport and equipment can be supplied if necessary, dogs are not permitted. Prices range from £95 to £550 with multiple day options available. 

Foraging - Learning foraging skills brings you closer to your surroundings and closer to understanding the fragile Eco-systems that are all around us.

Together with Matt, you will gather in a sustainable way and in harmony with this precious environment. Matt will then create dishes with what you have picked, pairing it with local food goods for you to enjoy after the foraging. Parties of up to six are welcomed to enjoy this wonderful foraging and dining experience; larger parties need further notice. Booking forty-eight hours in advance is essential for prior food preparations.

This is a dog friendly activity. Baskets and mushroom knives are provided. Prices range from £100 to £460.
Flying Boat Centre
Pembroke Dock's Flying Boat Centre is unique to the UK. Learn about the RAF Pembroke Dock, the worlds largest flying boat station and the famous Sunderland and Battle of the Atlantic.
Freshwater West Beach
Freshwater West is a huge sandy beach backed by sand dunes and has a rocky reef at the southern end of the beach. It is a haven for surfers, who are drawn to the area by the big Atlantic rollers, so it seems only natural that the beach should be the setting for the Welsh National Surfing Championships. The water here is in pristine condition and home to many species of bird life, seals and fish. However please note, it can be dangerous to swimmers because of strong undertows and hazardous quicksands, so families with young children should be on their guard. In the main season there are lifeguards patrolling the beach.
There is a large car park above the beach with W/C. Look out for Cafe mor parked here too- an award winning food outlet with a menu focused around local seafood dishes. Cafe Mor is available from Easter until the end of the summer season.
Freshwater West has featured in two huge films over the not so distant past - Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and also Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where it was used as the back drop for Dobby's Shell Cottage.
This lovely Pembrokeshire beach is also dog friendly all year around.
Hibernia Inn
The Hibernia Inn is a seaside pub with a friendly atmosphere and is ideal for families. It has excellent choice of varied menus, children's menus, vegetarian meals and house specialities. Please Note: Dogs are welcome in the bar area and outside beer garden only.
Pembroke Carvery
Pembroke Carvery is a Chinese carvery restaurant in the heart of Pembroke town. Eat in or take-away options available as well as special Cantonese meal deals.
Pembroke Castle
Built in 1093 with timber, before being rebuilt in 1189 with a stone structure, this castle is ovular in shape and surrounded by a mill pond. This castle has a gated house with a circulated keep, and has been extensively restored. Please Note: Dogs must be kept on leads.
Pembroke Farmers Market

Pembroke Farmers Market is held from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays at Pembroke Town Hall. There is a wide variety of produce on offer - fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers, crafts, home-made cakes, pies, jams, local honey and free range eggs.

South Pembrokeshire Golf Club
South Pembrokeshire Golf Club has a wonderful 18 hole course which presents a tough, but fair challenge to golfers of all abilities all year around. Its setting on the Barrack Hill in Pembroke Dock, offers some superb panoramic views of the Cleddau Waterway, Preseli Hills, and surrounding area. It welcomes visitors and member's guests.
The Coach House
The Coach House is a lovely restaurant with a friendly pub atmosphere. Whether it is just a drink or a nice meal with friends or family, The Coach House is a great choice. On a warm summers evening, head out to the terrace overlooking the main street of Pembroke for a drink.
The Cornstore

This quayside Café is famed for its Italian coffee, light lunches and delicious homemade cakes. You can either sit inside or outside with views overlooking Pembroke castle and estuary.

The Ferry Inn, Pembroke Dock
The Ferry Inn is a popular bar and restaurant situated just underneath the Cleddau Bridge in Pembroke Dock, overlooking the Cleddau estuary. It offers quality meals, specialising in local produce highlighting fish on their specials board regularly. They also offer Sunday lunches, patio barbecues on warm Saturdays as well as pitchers of beer!
Watermans Arms
The Watermans Arms is open all year round and located directly overlooking the Mill Pond in Pembroke. With views of the Castle, swans and wildlife that live on the pond, it makes it a great location to sit back and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat. The pub has both lounge and bar areas and serve a good selection of snacks and traditional pub meals throughout the day and evening. Please Note: Dogs are welcome Notice is needed to prepare dishes which are diary and gluten free.
Y Cerrig Glas
Y Cerrig Glas is one of the popular string of Marston's pubs throughout the UK. They offer two for one meal deals, traditional pub classics, lighter meals such as jacket potatoes and sandwiches, a children's menu and a whole range of mouth-watering desserts!
01437 765 765