The peninsular west of Pembroke might seem remote and uninhabited, but we’ve a surprising number of cafes:
Ye Olde Worlde Cafe, Bosherston
This is one of Pembrokeshire’s best-loved institutions. Ye Olde Worlde Cafe is a step back straight into the 1930’s/40’s. It used to be presided over by Auntie Vi, who was one of a series of veteran Pembrokeshire business ladies. The menu is short and simple but all homemade. In warmer weather, eat out on the lawn or in their converted signal box. Or opt for what was clearly their own front parlour. It comes complete with vintage family photos, furniture and knick-knacks. The essential stop-off after a walk around the lilyponds.
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 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 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.
We also recommend popping along to the Way Out West Gallery if you’re making the trip to the Walled Gardens. You may be lucky enough to catch the two artists in residence at home.
Other places to try
Also try Castlemartin Community Cafe, the cafe at Stackpole Quay and, of course, our all-time favourite: Cafe Mor down at Freshwater West. We’ve heard rumours that there might be somewhere else to try soon, with renovations underway at the Old Point House in Angle.
You can also try the cafes in Pembroke.