The peninsular west of Pembroke might seem remote and uninhabited, but we’ve a surprising number of cafes:
- Ye Olde Worlde Cafe, Bosherston (http://www NULL.tripadvisor NULL.co NULL.uk/Restaurant_Review-g2643162-d4414007-Reviews-The_old_world_cafe-Bosherston_Pembrokeshire_Wales NULL.html) – one of Pembrokeshire’s best-loved institutions, Ye Olde Worlde Cafe is a step back straight into the 1930’s/40’s. Presided over by Auntie Vi (one of a series of veteran Pembrokeshire business ladies), the menu is short and simple but all homemade. Eat out on the lawn, in their converted signal box, or in what was clearly their own front parlour – complete with vintage family photos, furniture and knick-knacks. The essential stop-off after a walk around the lilyponds.
- Wavecrest, Angle (http://www NULL.wavecrestangle NULL.co NULL.uk/) – on the beach at West Angle Bay, this is a sister cafe to the tearooms at Cresswell Quay. Lovely food with lots of local produce, but as it has the same menu as Cresswell Quay, we don’t recommend trying both on the same holiday unless you *really enjoyed the food!
- Cawdors (http://www NULL.stackpole-walledgardens NULL.co NULL.uk/facilities/cawdor-tea-rooms/) at Stackpole Walled Gardens, Stackpole Estate – The Stackpole Walled Gardens have always been a favourite destination for us, made even better when they opened the cafe a few years ago. Homemade food and cakes, good coffee, and the chance to wander around the gardens (free admission) – what’s not to like? The gardens themselves are managed by Mencap and feature a mix of landscaped areas, vegetable & flower plots tended by adults with learning difficulties and the remains of glasshouses & other buildings from Stackpole Court’s heyday, including pineapple houses. Cawdors uses lots of local produce, including vegetables grown on site. You can also buy produce & plants to take home.
(If you’re making the trip to the Walled Gardens, we also recommend popping along to the Way Out West Gallery, if you’re lucky enough to catch the two artists in residence at home)
Also try Castlemartin Community Cafe, the cafe at Stackpole Quay and, of course, our all-time favourite: Cafe Mor down at Freshwater West.